Wiraka M1 Championship Table
During the month of July, Wanderers Snooker Section saw the installation of a Wiraka M1 Tournament Snooker table, bringing the total number of tables that the snooker section now has to 11. This will facilitate better tournament planning less waiting time and give our members and visitors the opportunity to practice and play on a world-class table that is the same, as what is used on the professional snooker tour.
It will also give our resident protea players the chance to practice under the same overseas conditions for international events. In the past, our protea players arrived at international tournaments and had to acclimatise to the tables used at these events. The Wiraka M1 comes with heated slates and steel block cushions and Led lighting, an innovation not found on our local club tables due to their age.
A vote of thanks must be given to Wanderers Snooker Section Chairman Mike Hines, and Central Gauteng Snooker Association’s Chairman and South African Billiards and Snooker Vice-Chairman Faraad James for making this possible.
Some Table specifications
- Table Sizes: 12ft x 6.5ft
- Table Colour: Gold
- Table Cloth: Strachan Gold Tournament
- Table Frame: Selected Good Timber and Hand-Picked Exotic Hardwood.
- Rail Cushions: Steel Block
- Lighting: LED Tournament Light 3 Rows – 9 Panels
2020 Snooker Calendar, Tournaments and COVID-19
South African Confederation of Cue Sports (SACCS) and the South African Billiards and Snooker Federation have cancelled all National and Provincial Tournaments for the year. Updates will follow with regards to how and when play will resume.
Internationally, Snooker’s biggest tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic but following discussions with key stakeholders including Sheffield City Council, the BBC, Eurosport and Sheffield Theatres, new dates for the World Snooker Championship have been agreed, The World Championships start on the 31 July 2020
Matches can be streamed live from: https://matchroom.live/sports/snooker
Stay Safe and Remember: Observe all the Covid Protocols