Nyaumwe, Chisoro Chine At Carling Black Label National Pool Championships
OBEDIENCE Nyaumwe and Priscilla Chisoro were the biggest winners at the Carling Black Label National Pool Championships held at Manicaland Motoring Club in Mutare on Saturday when they picked up the top prizes in the men and women.
Nyaumwe, who competed under Chitungwiza, defeated Paul Taderera 2-0 in the final. Gift Mutimwi beat Benjamin Mabhugu in the third-place playoff. Chisoro of Bulawayo came one nil down to overcome Emma Chirebvu 2-1 in the women’s final.
There was more joy for Bulawayo in the women’s third-place playoff when Carol Dube saw off the challenge of Someya Mlauzi 2-1 to pick up the bronze medal.
Nyaumwe walked away with $1 000, a trophy, cue stick and three cases of CBL. Taderera won $600 which was accompanied by a cue stick and two cases of CBL. Mutimwi got $300 which came with a T-shirt, cap and a case of CBL while Taderera’s reward was $200, a T-shirt, cap and case of CBL.
For the men in positions five to eight, they each received $100, T-shirt, cap and a case of CBL.
Chisoro smiled all the way back to Bulawayo with $1 000, a trophy, cued stick and three cases of CBL. Chirebvu took home $600, T-shirt, cap as well as a case of CBL.
Dube’s prize was $300, T-shirt, cap and a case of CBL with $200 finding its way to Mlauzi with the cash accompanied by a cap and case of CBL.
A total of 64 men and 32 women participated in the well-attended national finals. The matches were played in a competitive but yet friendly spirit with disputed quickly resolved.
Last year’s winners, Brian Chatoma and Charity Ncube were booted out in the early stages of the competition. The 2016 men’s champion Chatoma lost in the first round while Ncube, the women’s champion was eliminated in the second stage of the tournament.
The tournament was graced by senior management from the sponsors, Delta Beverages and the Zimbabwe Pool Association leadership.