People have the chance to see New Zealand’s top snooker players in action in Gore this week.
The players are taking part in the New Zealand Billiards and Snooker Association (NZBSA) 2022 Mitre 10 National Snooker Championships.
The championships are being played at the Gore Town and Country Club and Gore and Districts Memorial RSA.
Championships organising committee member Evan Fricker said the snooker would be good to watch.
‘‘It’s a very a high standard — beautiful to watch.
‘‘All visitors are welcome and it doesn’t cost anything to come in and have a look.’’
There were players present who could score more than 100 points in one turn or break.
‘‘If you can get a century [break] in snooker you’ve done very very well.’’
Gore player Shannon Swain, who won the event in 2019, was part of the field.
The B grade championships were held on Monday and Tuesday and the A grade started yesterday.
There were 16 entries in the B grade and 20 in the A grade.
The semifinals and finals of the A grade would be held on Saturday at the Town and Country Club.
The event would be livestreamed.
There was a good prize pool, with the winner earning $2000 and a trip to Australia.