The Dhaka Club National Snooker Team Championship 2018 is set to kick off on October 6 at Dhaka Club. The club in association with Bangladesh Billiard and Snooker Federation (BBSF) organized the national tournament.
This is the first time Dhaka Club is hosting a championship of this format said Dr. Md. Zahirul Islam, Executive Committee Member, Dhaka Club, and Member-in-Charge of Billiard & Snooker Dhaka Club Ltd during a press conference at Bangladesh premier social club.
He said a total of 16 clubs, all affiliated with Federation, are participating this year’s team championship and Beximco Group is the title sponsor of the tournament.
Ashfarul Islam, Convener, Billiard & Snooker Dhaka Club Ltd, A A Ibrahim (Kaju), Head of Tournament Operations, Syed Mahbub, General Secretary, Bangladesh Billiards & Snooker Federation, Sabrina Zaman, Chief Executive, Impact PR, were also present at the press conference.
Press conference on the championship held at Bangladesh premier social club
“It’s very heartening to bring in the country’s snooker aces under one roof. In this city, provided with a little ventilation for sports and creativity, we have poised ourselves to make a difference through this tournament, which we would love to continue in the years to come,” said Dr. Md. Zahirul Islam.
“You have to stand in awe of the pace at which Bangladesh is advancing on the sports landscape. Our sports aptitude is appreciated by the world. We want snooker to climb the popularity ladder as it is a game requiring focus and perfection and expressing elegance. We want this initiative to be carried on,” said A A Ibrahim (Kaju).
The curtain will be brought down on the six-day tournament on October 11 through the prize ceremony. The champion and runner-up clubs will be entitled to trophies and cashes of Tk 1,00,000 and 50,000, respectively, while the Losing semi-finalists will receive Tk 25,000 each. Price giving followed by Beximco dinner night on 11 October.
The tournament is dedicated to late Afzal Rahman Sinha (Kaiser), former President of Dhaka Club, also former President of Bangladesh Billiards & Snooker Federation (BBSF), in whose remembrance a one-minute silence will be observed before the tournament kicks off.