BY SPORTS REPORTER
THE Carling Black Label National Pool Tournament, which returned to the scene last month after a long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, is set to reach its climax with the national finals set for Reserve Bank Sports Club in Harare on Saturday.
The road to the national final kicked off on June 11 and boasted a series of regional competitions, leading up to the national event, where the 2022 champions will be crowned.
“We have seen this Carling Black Label property growing in popularity as the sport resonates and is a passion point of many of our consumers. This year they have rallied behind the brand they love to drive an amazing participation rate which is 58% above the prior tournament,” said Delta Beverages Lager Beer marketing manager Kundayi Mawema.
A total of 1 927 champions made up of 1 760 men and 167 women competed in the regional games which were held in 24 outlets across 10 different regions, and from there, 64 males and 32 females have qualified to play in the Carling Black Label National Pool Tournament finals.
Previous male champion Tendai “Inspector” Mubaiwa and the ladies champion, Simangele Flatta Moyo will be defending their titles as finalists battle it out for a pool table and $700 000 each. The Carling Black Label National Pool Tournament has been running for 10 years under the sponsorship of Delta Beverages in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Pool Association.
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