Top female pool players will all take part in the 2017 Pool Queen championship at Club Klein in Nyendo, Masaka Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

2017 Pool Queen Championship

  • Saturday, 11th November
  • At Club Klein, Masaka
[/media-credit] Top female pool players will all take part in the 2017 Pool Queen championship at Club Klein in Nyendo, Masaka Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

The local pool fraternity will swiftly turn the attention to the biggest women event of the year, the Pool Queen championship.

The tournament is set for Saturday (today) at the Nyendo based Club Klein in Masaka, barely a fortnight after the Pool Association of Uganda (PAU)’s most prestigious event, the National Pool Championship at Lugogo.

A total of 64 ladies have registered for the day long event, arguably the biggest on the PAU calendar in the women’s category.

Defending champion and the reigning Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) Lady Pool Player of the Year, Victoria ‘Vicky’ Namuyanja faces a stern test of character, endurance, skill and mental toughness before hundreds of intimidating spectators with the ultimate goal of defending this famous and coveted crown.

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Victoria Namuyanja (left) and Ritah Nimusiima are overwhelming favourites

Other top dogs to watch out for are; Ritah Nimusiima, last year’s losing finalist, 2015 winner Angella Busingye, Jacinta Kajubi (2011 and 2012 champion), Carol Kanzira (winner in 2013), Justin Nampebwa, Brenda Tendo (2010 champion), Uganda She Cranes Captain Zaimat Nabafu, Lydia Ayebazibwe, Vivian Kagoya Musiitwa and Damallie Nakato.

Unlike the previous editions where the winner walked away with just Shs1M, the sport’s mogul Bobby Tamale has amplified this year’s edition by injecting more cash into the championship.

A brand new Super League Pool table has been placed as the winner’s purse together with the trophy, Gold Medal, crown and One Million Ugandan Shillings.

Bobby who also owns of C.K.I Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Pool Club has also boosted the first Runners-up slot with Shs 1.5M and silver medal.

The Second Runners- up is expected to pocket Shs1M with a medal whilst the third runners up will earn Shs500,000 and a bronze medal.

All the losing quarter finalists will each smile with Shs200,000.

Fauzah Namuganza, the PAU Secretary for women affairs predicts a competitive field of players;

This Saturday will witness the biggest pool event in ladies category.

The stakes have been increased thanks to our main sponsor Bobby Tamale and Club Klein in Masaka.

We expect a very competitive race with at least 64 competitors this time and 6 of the 7 past winners all confirming participation

The tournament was also held at Club Klein in Nyendo, last year.

Past Winners:

  • 2016 – Victoria Namuyanja
  • 2015 – Angella Busingye
  • 2014 – Victoria Namuyanja
  • 2013 – Carol Kanzira
  • 2012 – Jacinta Kajubi
  • 2011 – Jacinta Kajubi
  • 2010 – Brenda Tendo
  • 2009 – Winnie Tushabe

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

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