Megarama Ain Diab, Casablanca – 9 April 2016
The exhibition first part was a match, best of five, between Morocco and England , each country represented by 2 players. England won 3-1 but the Morrocan team did itself proud, Choouki even took a frame off Jimmy with an excellent 60+ break. A lot of credit goes to the Sheffield Academy in Casablanca that provides excellent facilities – they have three star tables – and support to its players, and who were the hosts of this event, the first of its kind in North Africa.
The second part was a challenge match between Ronnie and Jimmy, a best of seven which Ronnie won 4-1. The players agreed to play a 6th frame, which Jimmy won with a great 128. Ronnie had 3 centuries during the evening.
It was a great night and the Moroccan fans and organisers made everyone feel wonderfully welcome. Thank you!
Here is the facebook album with all pictures of the evening
Ronnie tweeted yesterday:
I love Morocco, and the Arabic culture, what an amazing place this is heres my view from my hotel room
And today, his friend Mike, who was with him here tweeted:
Ronnie was clearly impressed by the hospitality, and rightly so, but maybe there is another side of the city he didn’t get the opportunity to witness. I took a long walk in Casa yesterday, and here is my “tourist” picture album on facebook. A contrasting city, where splendour mixes with sheer poverty and misery.
Pictures of the Ronnie v Jimmy match