Swift Cur­rent hosts Saskatchew­an Snooker Cham­pi­onship

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Once again the Swift Cur­rent Snooker Club, now known as ‘The Room,’ hosted the Saskatchew­an Snooker Cham­pi­onship on April 20-22.

‘The Room,’ lo­cated in the up­per lounge of the Stock­ade build­ing in Ki­netic Park, was the scene of some se­ri­ous snooker play as 16 play­ers vied for the cov­eted Saskatchew­an Snooker Cham­pion Tro­phy. Play­ers from Saska­toon, Regina, Gull Lake and Maple Creek, as well as Swift Cur­rent, took part. Play be­gan Fri­day evening and went on through to Sun­day with a dou­ble knock­out for­mat.

The fi­nal matchup fea­tured Terry Love­stone of Swift Cur­rent and Denis Cha­pado of Regina. Cha­pado took the cham­pi­onship four to two in a best-of-seven play­off. Cash prizes were paid out to the top four play­ers, first place to Cha­pado, sec­ond place to Love­stone, third place to War­ren Mun­roe of Regina, and fourth place to Swift Cur­rent’s Joseph Hyde.

High run com­pe­ti­tion, spon­sored by South­west Paving and Car­pet One, was won by Terry Love­stone with a run of seventy-five. Other tour­na­ment spon­sors were Prairie Gold Pre­mium Bot­tled Wa­ter of Gull Lake who sup­plied bot­tled wa­ter for the tour­na­ment play­ers, Marty Flicek Polled Here­fords Ranch, who sup­plied the beef for the tour­na­ment, cash do­na­tions from Sushi’s Plumbing and Heat­ing and Azaria Foam Solutions were greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Thanks also to Mon­ti­cello Graph­ics for sup­ply­ing the ban­ners and draw board for the tour­na­ment.

Huge thank you to all the vol­un­teer help for cook­ing and tend­ing the con­ces­sion ta­ble through­out the week­end. Big thank you to An­nalee Hyde who looked after us through­out the week­end.

Tour­na­ment chair Joseph Hyde said, “This tour­na­ment would not have been suc­cess­ful with­out all the vol­un­teer help and hard work of the tour­na­ment com­mit­tee, thank you to all those in­volved.”

A size­able gallery en­joyed the whole week­end of snooker.

‘The Room’ has grown over the past few years, with the ad­di­tion of three more snooker ta­bles, five in to­tal now and four nine foot ta­bles this past year has made this fa­cil­ity one of the best in Saskatchew­an.

Terry Love­stone, one of the found­ing mem­bers, said, “We are grow­ing, but we are tak­ing it slow, we want to make sure we do this right. The club is try­ing out dif­fer­ent ideas, we just fin­ished up Thurs­day nine ball league for the sea­son, this Wednes­day we are go­ing to try a ten ball league and see how that goes. We are plan­ning to get our younger gen­er­a­tion in­volved with the game also.”

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Joseph Hyde pre­sented the sec­ond place and high run prize to Swift Cur­rent’s Terry Love­stone (left) at the 2018 Saskatchew­an Snooker Cham­pi­onship.

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