Takudzwa Chitsiga Sports Reporter
THE annual Black Label Pool tournament provincial qualifiers will take place today, with all provinces selecting their respective representatives for the national final to be held next month.
This year’s edition of the premier pool tournament has drawn over 2 150 participants and seasoned campaigner Tendai “Inspector” Mubaiwa is likely to miss out.
Mubaiwa, who won the 2015 edition of the tournament in Bulawayo and went on to claim second place behind Blessing Chatoma in 2016 and went out in the semi-finals last year in Mutare, believes he is not ready for the competition although he will attend the Chitungwiza qualifiers today.
Mubaiwa said he is currently concentrating on his business of supplying pool accessories like tables, cue sticks, chokes and balls.
“I am not sure if I am to take part this year but if I am to take part then I expect a good outing.
“I think I am not in the right frame of mind considering that I was a runner-up at two national competitions this year.
“Everyone expects to improve from his last outing and I have to do that,’’ said Mubaiwa.
The CBL National Pool Championships have become a very successful tourney on the domestic front. This year has seen the tourney increasing its participants’ base by over 150 players.
Pool Qualifiers Locations
Mutare (Gaintz Sports Bar), Gweru (Tim Night Club), Victoria Falls (Chinotimba Tarven), Kwekwe (Musopero Night Club), Bindura (Hearts of Oak), Chinhoyi (Town Sports Bar), Harare 1 (Mindy’s Leisure Centre), Chitungwiza.