UAE Billiards and Snooker Association (UAE BSA) in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council, announced the Kolluna Al Emarat – Kolluna Khalifa 9 Ball Open Championship and its on-schedule finals which will commence on July 1, 2012
The event that is being held under the kind patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai - Chairman of Dubai Sports Council.
The championship’s final leg will be a series of knockout games amongst the 128 players who have qualified during the sessions held across the UAE during the past two months. The finals are being held between July 2nd and 4th 2012 at the Gloria Hotel in Dubai.
The event is being organized by Pro9 who are UAE BSA’s management partners and Splash, GAC, Dubai Sports, Gloria Hotel and Interpool are the championship’s official partners.
“Besides the quality of turnout at the qualifiers, our greatest delight is the fact that the players involved come from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, making this a truly international affair. Entries from the neighboring nations are too of the highest caliber making the championship a true challenge to the last break ” said Sultan Al Joker, UAE Billiards & Snooker Association.
“The Dubai Sports Council congratulates UAE BSA and Pro9 for putting together an impressive rollout to a promising event and we look forward to more events related to the sport on a regular basis,” said Dr. Ahmad Al Sharif, Dubai Sports Council
“The past two months have been most eventful with back to back qualifiers and arrangements leading up to the finals. I would like to thank Dubai Sports Council and UAEBSA all our partners for their support which has ensured success on all fronts,” said Hesham Al Hindi, Pro9.
The tournament finals commence on July 2, 2012.