2014 Nile Special Mini Pool Qualifiers:

Friday 13th June,2014: Drake Pub Masaka $ club Mubende

Saturday 14th June, 2014:

Luwero –  (Big up club Kasana)

Mukono –  (Cheers pub Seeta)

Wakiso – (Entebbe Red Roosters)

After the min – qualifiers that have spent one and a half month. The biggest pool championship has turned to another level – the mini qualifiers.

The Nile special National open pool championship that was launched late in April is now on Regional qualifiers and this time it’s going to start in Buganda.

 Buganda is having five (5) Regional qualifiers centers to include Masaka, Mubende, Luwero, Mukono and Wakiso districts.

On Friday 13th June,2014 Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) as this event organizers will be sending their official umpires to Drake Pub Masaka and to the club Mubende to witness where the first qualifiers in this year’s  grand finals that to be held on 6th September,2014.

 On Saturday 14th June, 2014 all roads will lead to Luwero, Mukono and Wakiso.

In Luwero, Big up club Kasana will be hosting the event, Cheers pub Seeta will host Mukono qualifiers and Red roasters Entebbe will host Wakiso qualifiers at Entebbe Red roasters.

 Solomon Nkwakira who plays for Volts the guys to watch at Red Roasters. Settumba Godfrey who plays for Gal’s pool club is also another big threat at Red Roaster.

In Mukono at Cheers all eyes will be at Ismail Mulindwa who surprised fans in 2011 Grand Finals after beating the current champion 5 to 2 in the best of nine quarter finals.

Mukasa Christopher a player for Gals pool club who qualified at Jit sports bar in the Min-qualifiers is also another big name in Mukono. He has been on the qualifiers list for the past 3years.

Salim Akankwasa  who is the senior pool league top score 2013 and scrappy and top gun had to look for smooth options when he went to Mubende. Akankwasa Salim says its better for him to play at his motherland and he is confident he is going to make it to the finals.

“This is my first time to play this championship and it has been my dream for a long time” Said Akankwasa who have failed to play this championship due to age problems.

For starters, the best three (3) players in the 40 regional centers will qualify and join the top 8 seeds to make the total number of 128 participants on the National finals. 320 outlets hosted the min-qualifiers, 40 outlets to host the regional qualifiers.

“We have witnessed the rise of participants from 1950 who played last year to 10240 this year” Said Mawanda Michael PAU publicist.

“It has been a challenge to reach all the 320 venues being the first time to host the min-qualifiers. But we are very happy because we have reached the ground” said Farouk Wamala Kisuze PAU chairman.

“We are going to see winners playing against winners at this stage and this predicts a very competitive grand finale”. Kisuze added.

Enjoy the mini qualifiers.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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