2016 Christmas Pool Championship winners:
Men: Sula Matovu
Women: Lukia Naiga
Sula Matovu wrapped up a remarkable year in the Pool fraternity by winning the 2016 Christmas Championship at Club Lumas.
Matovu, also winner of the most prestigious Pool tournament in the country, the National Pool Open held his nerves to defeat Amos Ndyagumanawe 7-6 in a thrilling finale.
The CKI pool player won a cash reward of Ug.shs 2M having come top of over 120 players leaving behind casualties as Simon Lubulwa at the quarter final stage (5-2) and former Skin Samona clubmate Fahad Ssewankambo 6-2.
In the ladies’ category, Lukia Naiga outwitted Aisha Madondo 6-3 in the final to take the ladies crown.
This was the last event on the Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) calendar.
An excited Matovu hailed fellow players for the rare show of character throughout the season;
I am so happy for the victory but it would not have materialized without my fellow players. The competition was healthy.
PAU publicist, Michael Mawanda is delighted about the successful events and the leagues played throughout the year.
We had a great year where all the events on the calendar were honoured.
From the individual championship, leagues and the national teams at the All Africa Pool Championship, 2016 remains a year to forget.
Focus now turns to the year 2017 where the Association will once again release the activity work plan.
2016 Christmas Pool:
Finals: Lukia Naiga 6-3 Aisha Madondo
Aisha Madondo 5-4 Brenda Akiror
Lukia Naiga 5-1 Sharon Mirembe
Aisha Madondo 4-1 Carlo Kanzira
Maria Nanyonga 0-4 Brenda Akiror
Rehema Nanyondo 0-4 Lukia Naiga
Sharon Mirembe 4-1 Zaimat Nabafu
Final: Sula Matovu 7-6 Amos Ndyagumanawe
Sula Matovu 6-2 Fahad Ssewankambo
Amos Ndyagumanawe 6-3 Humphrey Nsubuga
Simon Lubulwa 2-5 Sula Matovu
Fahad Ssewankambo 5-3 Meddie Kalanzi
Hazard Lukomwa 4-5 Humphrey Nsubuga
Amos Ndyagumanwe 5-2 Dan Mubiru