A player attempts a shot during the 15 red snooker singles event on Sunday. – FADHIL YUNUS
BY Fadhil Yunus
THE first day of the Brunei National Championship 2018 organised by the Brunei Darussalam Cue Sports Association (BCSA) started on Sunday with the 15 red snooker singles event at the Billiards and Snooker Hall II of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
A total of six sessions were completed on Sunday with players grouped in four accordingly finding out their pathway in the double elimination round.
The winners will move into the second round while the player who loses their match in the first round will be given another opportunity in the second round of the losers’ column.
Pengiran Md Basheer and Amir Hasan enjoyed resounding 3-0 victories over Mohammad Redzwan and Muhd Faez respectively in Group ‘B’ while Malique and Lim Young Wee scraped through with identical 3-2 wins over Md Adib and Md Haikal Qarin, respectively.
Md Haikal Qarin took full use of his second chance to move into the third round ladder in the loser column with a 3-1 win over Md Adib, who exited the competition.
Md Faez also ensured that his quest in the tournament will be extended after a convincing 3-0 victory over Md Redzwan.
Zairul Nazmi, Md Alias, Ahmad Taufiq and Abd Rahim were among the winners in the first round and will be looking for deeper runs in the competition.
Md Airwan and Sufri overcame their first-round setback by advancing in the third round in the losers’ column as the identity of their next opponents will be clear tomorrow.
The tournament will continue tonight with the second round of the winner’s bracket with Hasrijam facing Pengiran Md Basheer while Lim Young Wee will play against Khairul Azmee in Group ‘B’.
Muhidi will meet Zairul Nazmi while Abd Rahim will play against Lim Chiao Leong in Group ‘A’.
With a total of 40 runners vying for top honours, Sunday’s rounds also saw Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ matches being played.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin