Elders Pool League gets leadership

Fungai Muderere

THE newly established Bulawayo Elders Pool League has ushered in a new executive that will be chaired by one of the city’s renowned billiards players and bankrollers Tongai Mukahiwa.

The league has 10 clubs and it is meant to accommodate players aged 40 and above, the feeling being that they have always found it difficult to match young players’ cue stick skills pound for pound.

According to one of the league’s organisers Archie Scholtz, who will work hand in hand with Tapera Shumbanhete, Mukahiwa will be deputised by John Mangore.

“We are happy to announce that the establishment of the inaugural Bulawayo Elders Pool League has also seen the coming in of an executive that will be led by Tongai Mukahiwa who will have John Mangoye as his vice chairman. Tafadzwa Muguyo was elected secretary-general. We look forward to a fruitful league that will keep the elders entertained and occupied during their spare time,” said Scholtz.

The 10 clubs that have been affiliated to the league so far are Queens Academy, Nketa 8, Dragons, Entumbane, Chillers, Skittle Palace, Raylton, Exchange, Marula and Nkulumane Police.

Meanwhile, the fifth edition of the Zimbabwe Women’s Pool Association (ZWPA) will be held at Bindura’s Shamva Country Club amid revelations that 45 players have so far registered to take part.

“This time around we will gather at Shamva Country Club. Registration is pegged at US$10 per player. So far, 45 players have registered to take part. We expect a huge turnout,” said ZWPA secretary and publicity secretary Flatta “Heavy” Moyo.

Now based in Harare, celebrated Christine Sengwe is the reigning  champion of the monthly tournament.

She got the better part of 44 other female pool players at the fourth edition of the tournament that was played at Palace Hotel a fortnight ago.

In the first edition of the competition, Marondera’s Maria Mubata was crowned the winner.

The second instalment saw seasoned Sengwe, who is now based in Harare, conquer all and sundry to emerge the champion.

Bulawayo’s Petronella “Queen Petty” Sibanda won the top  prize in the third edition of the monthly event before Sengwe, who is fondly known as Killer C, summoned all her cue stick skills to reclaim her crown.

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