The Ken Shaw Open Championships was played at Wanderers during April, with the finals happening on the weekend of 13-15 April 2018. Over the last number of years, this premier event on the Highveld Region Snooker calendar has been extremely competitive. This year proved to be no exception and after some high-class snooker and some very tough matches, it was Munier Cassim and Kiashan Moodley who met in the final match, in a repeat of last year’s final.
Our very own Rafique Limbada and Mike Hines narrowly lost in the Semifinals to Kiashan and Munier respectively. The final produced an exhibition of spectacular potting and all-around good snooker, but it was Kiashan Moodley who ended up beating Munier Cassim 5-1 to retain the title.
In the Plate event, it was Yougash Pillay from Wanderers and Lucas Venter from Easterns who reached the finals and it was Yougash who walked away with the Plate title, winning it by three frames to one.
Congratulations to all these players on performing so well in this extremely competitive event and well done to Wanderers and the Gauteng Cue Sport Federation for hosting yet another superb event in conjunction with the sponsors, Union Billiards.
I am looking forward to bringing you more news in the next article and some updated league results.
Yours in Snooker