In just over a week from now, the 2022/23 season will start with the 2022 ranking Championship League. There is still one main tour spot to be allocated: the Africa Nominated.
Here is a letter from Jason Ferguson, explaining the qualifying process:
The 20th of June is … today. At the time of writing I’m not sure if there is a way to follow these competions and I have no clue about the format. When Amine Amiri qualified for the main tour, the format was very short, and the field very “small”. There is no way Amine was ready for the main tour and he was a lamb for the slaughter. I want to hope that, this time, there will be a bigger field and that the format will be longer.
I went with Ronnie to an exhibition in Casablanca. If my memory isn’t failing me it was at that same club. If so, the venue is nice and welcoming. Some of the amateurs Ronnie played had a very decent level, but not high enough for the professional circuit.
About Ronnie … he’s left Singapore yesterday. He was extremely happy and thankful with the “RoSSA” experience.
Thank you to all the staff at @rossa147_ for making my first visit to Singapore a huge Success. I really enjoyed my time here. See you all soon.
The RoSSA academy shared more pictures …
I’m not sure what happened with the “Four Men Tournament”. I left a question on RoSSA’s FB page but got no answer so far.
You would expect Zhao to beat Mink and Ronnie to beat the local amateur.
In this series there are pictures of what is likely just of one frame, between Zhao and Ronnie and the sequence of pictures suggests that Zhao won it.
Big thanks to snooker155. We now have the results of the four men tournament and an explanation for the previously published video (see comment section)
Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan emerged the winner of a four-player tournament on Saturday (18 June) to launch his snooker academy at The Grandstand.
The defeated China’s world No.6 Zhao Xintong 4-2 in the best-of-seven final. He had earlier beaten Singapore’s Jaden Ong – who is one of the scholarship recipients at the Ronnie O’Sullivan Snooker Academy – while Zhao defeated Thailand’s reigning women’s world champion Nutcharut Wongharuthai to advance into the final.
And the videos shared by Gappa Gappa, including the one previously shared here but in a better quality.
24 june 2022 update …
… and now the 4-men pictures have been shared on RoSSA FB page
Mink beat Jaden for the “third place” too