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SPORT & LEISURE - BILLIARDS

Bright future for UAE snooker as Khalid Kamali wins gold

Posted on 24/09/2012

As the curtain fell on the prestigious 7th Arab Snooker Championships 2012 on Saturday, the UAE left the arena with a respectable haul of one gold and one bronze medal and a realisation their baize future is bright. Young cueist Khalid Kamali was the toast of the Emirates as he earned the top honours in the youth competition as he edged past talented Ahmed Al Jalaad of Jordan 4-3 in the title showdown on Thursday. The pinnacle of his fairytale run in the tournament came when he completed 130 ...  >>MORE

UAE’s top cueists advance to Snooker Championship last 16

Posted on 17/09/2012

Impressive victories saw leading UAE title contenders Mohamed Shehab and Mohammed Al Joaker through to the knockout last-16 stage of the 7th Arab Snooker Championships 2012 at the Dubai Snooker Club. However, there was dejection in store for young Abdulrahman Saif who was crushed 4-0 in his last Group C encounter by on-song Bahraini Habib Subah. UAE veteran Eissa Ali Sayed, who despite a 4-1 loss to reigning African champion Wael Talat of Egypt, however succeeded in booking himself a place in ...  >>MORE

UAE's Shehab battles through Snooker Championship opener

Posted on 16/09/2012

UAE snooker star Mohamed Shehab's form nosedived as the Seventh Arab Snooker Championships 2012 kicked off at the Dubai Snooker Club on Saturday, but he still managed to douse a spirited challenge by Qatar's Mohsen Bukshaisha and score a 4-2 victory. Meanwhile, Mohammed Al Joaker, the other leading UAE title contender and the No. 2 seed, blazed on all guns as he routed Qatar's top bet for this year's top honours Ahmed Saif 4-1 in Group E. Al Joaker was undaunted by the fact that his Qatari ...  >>MORE

Kamali takes off in high spirits

Posted on 03/08/2009

Top UAE junior snooker player Khalid Ali Kamali was in a buoyant mood ahead of flying out to Iran for the 2009 IBSF World U-21 Championship which starts today. Kamali will fly the UAE flag at the 12-day tournament. The tournament is Kamali's third international outing as an individual and the 17 year old hopes to return having bettered his international performance. Kamali has never got past the group stages of a tournament before. With 47 other top juniors from around the world lining up ...  >>MORE

UAE extend lease over GCC title

Posted on 03/01/2005

The UAE have done it again in the snooker tournament that has become their own over the last twelve years. Played to a gripping finish in Al Karama's Dubai Snooker Club, the 12th annual GCC championships were played to an end in the match that featured the UAE with challengers Bahrain biting at their heels. Four gold medals were up for grabs in the various disciplines, and it was the UAE who eventually walked away with an unprecedented haul of three gold medals in addition to another hat ...  >>MORE

Al Ketbi keeps good work going

Posted on 11/10/2004

Abu Dhabi's Saif Al Ketbi continued with his fine run as the first four places were decided for the quarterfinals of the 22nd Sharp Cosmos UAE Open Snooker Championship. Al Ketbi beat Pakistan's Salah Khan, travelling companion of Mohammad Shehab, by the narrow margin of 4-2. The match never seemed to get off the ground at Dubai Snooker Club, yet it was Al Ketbi himself who remained grounded enough to play just the simple shots and easy options. This approach awarded him with openings he ...  >>MORE

Fujairah set to host World 8-Ball Pool championship

Posted on 12/07/2004

Preparations for the World 8-Ball Pool Championship 2004 to be held in Fujairah from September 24 to October 1 moved up a gear with the organising committee signing an ambitious Dh1 million sponsorship agreement with Don Rite Media Advertisers. Khalid Al Mazroui, General Manager of Fujairah International Airport and Chairman of Organising Committee, thanked Don Rite for their sponsorship and said: "We are delighted to have secured the support of Don Rite and are confident that they can ...  >>MORE

UAE gear up for historic feat

Posted on 03/09/2003

The battlelines are drawn. Five other member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) now want to take over the mantle of being the best snooker nation in the region. The 11th GCC Snooker championship will be held in Doha from September 6-11, and the committee has decided to alter the format for the annual competition to that end. In addition to the team competition, the organisers have added an individual, doubles and junior contests in an evident attempt to bring more competitiveness ...  >>MORE

UAE players gearing up for Asian championship

Posted on 26/03/2003

A better and more enlightened UAE snooker team will leave in the middle of next month for the Asian snooker championship, to be held in Kolkata, India. The two-member national squad, consisting of Mohammed Al Joker and Mohammed Shehab, will be richer in experience after completing their training camp with the two stars from the UK at the Dubai Snooker Club. Al Joker and Shehab have been practicing against UK's Michael Holt and David Roe at the DSC for the past four days in preparation for the ...  >>MORE

World championship in billiards gets underway

Posted on 10/03/2003

Major General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief, yesterday inaugurated the UAE leg of the World billiards championships at the Dubai Police Officers Club. The championship is being organised by Accounts Middle East in an attempt to promote the game at all levels in the UAE. The first part of the competition, meant for players from the UAE, will start simultaneously at 5.30pm on March 12 at various venues all over the UAE. Over 1,500 players will be in action over one month to choose the ...  >>MORE

World billiards championship opens today

Posted on 09/03/2003

Major General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief, will inaugurate the first World billiards championships at the Dubai Police Officers Club later tonight. The organisers of the three-tier competition have managed to attract some of the best cueists in the world for this championship, which is scheduled to conclude on April 25 in Fujairah. The third and final tier of the competition will see the best eight in the UAE and another eight in the Middle East region compete with the world's best ...  >>MORE

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