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Former main tour professional Bob Chaperon won the first annual USA-CAN Snooker Championship on Sunday evening.

28 players from across North America traveled to the Prince Snooker Club in Brooklyn, New York for this new, innovative event that boasted over $12,000 in prize money. Split into groups of seven, the top four players from each pool qualified for the last 16 knockouts.

Chaperon, the 1990 British Open champion and a part of the successful World Cup winning Canada team in the same year, topped Group A after 6 wins out of 6. He also made the tournament's highest break of 108 during this phase.

In the last 16 he defeated the current and four-time USA National Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed 4-2. Chaperon then got the better of Cheuk Yin Kwan, Carter Gao and fellow countryman Edward Ling, 5-0, in the final to claim the title and a $6,000 top purse.

The picture above is courtesy of Markus Noe from www.cuesportnation.com

Article written and published by Michael Day on the 12th November 2018