Snooker More Than Just A Game - See How
The game of snooker in Nigeria has its ups and downs, with various suburbs having a board or two and in most cases more than necessary.
The game prides itself by having local talents across the Country with few established champions mainly because the players are self-thought and perform basic tasks based on assumptions.
Few individuals host competitions and most of the time it is poorly organized; in situations where victory in group stage is determined after just a game. This in my opinion is very wrong, having watched how it’s done on the global stage, even when it’s not a grade A tourney.
However, the need for a national league is needed to boost the popularity of the sport and make known its champions. The game itself differs from state to state in terms of rules, as there is no unifying factor. These rules are all based on the owner of the joints view of the game, this makes it very difficult for players to move from one spot to another tricky because of varying rules. At best one gets to ask for clarification of rules as regards to various determinant factor in the game such as foul, ball in hand, back shorts, jump shorts, penalty for fouls to mention a few.
Snooker game brings strangers together; who in turn become friends and even have a business relationship outside the sport. Nonetheless most of its local champions predominantly make a living from the game via gambling and other sort.
On the world stage my personal reigning champion is Rooney O’ Sullivan, seconded by Mark Selby, and not forgetting the amazing Efren who retired this year this players are gifted with the game from birth (if there is any sort of a thing).