Players hope to pocket $10,000
BOW ties, dark vests and snooker cues will be a pre-requisite at Club Banora this weekend when competitors take to the tables for the 12th annual Snooker Classic.
The tournament, which starts this afternoon, has attracted the second largest field in the history of the event, 108 players, all vying for a slice of $10,000 in prize money.
A quality field, including at least four previous winners, will take to the snooker tables in a knockout elimination format with each game played over the best of five frames.
A large number of locals will be putting their skills to the test with former winner Tom Lucas, who was runner-up in the Queensland championship at the club earlier in the year, leading the charge.
Lucas, who won the tournament in 2002, will be joined by the inaugural winner in 1998, Peter Watt.
They will face a challenge from one of the “young guns” coming to Club Banora - Kurt Brown from Capalaba who is the current Australian billiards champion as well as being the under 21 Australian snooker championship runner-up.
With $2500 to the winner, maintaining concentration over the weekend will be the key to success with a consolation pool also offering $1000 to the winner.
Action starts today from 1.30pm with rounds through the weekend with semi finals and final to play on Monday.