Ukhrul: ‘Break Free’, a three-day Open Pool and Snooker Tournament, concluded on Wednesday at SAM Food Court, Viewland at Ukhrul district headquarters. The event was organized by Team Collective Events (T-Coleve) in collaboration with SAM Group.
Man Cave State Open Snooker Tournament Champion Arundas Singh teamed up with Atiboy Raleng, a local player from Hunphun village, to win the Open Pool Double. Singh also clinched the snooker champion title with Mayarshim Shimrah becoming the runners-up.
The tournament saw participation of 24 players from across the district and a few players from state capital Imphal.
The closing ceremony was graced by MCS Chunglenmang Kipjen, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul, as chief guest with Raimeson WS, Informatics officer, Department of Information Technology, Ukhrul District, and V Tunzasiam, Manager, UCO Bank, Ukhrul Branch, as special guests.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Kipjen expressed much encouragement to the local youths organising the event. He also lauded T-Coleve’s efforts and extended his support towards initiatives for community empowerment.
Kipjen further expounded on the name of the tournament ‘Break Free’ which is a call for youths to break away from anti-social behaviour and substance abuse.
Talking about the event, T-Coleve event director Rinlungso ZAS said that despite cue sports being a relatively niche sport in the district, we’ve been seeing local pool and snooker enthusiasts for a few years now.
So, it is an honour to be holding the first event of its kind in the district and we are proud of having brought this much-needed platform for the potential local talents in cue sports, he added.
T-Coleve is a collective of enthusiastic individuals from diverse fields who’re banding together for ‘Break Free Pool & Snooker Tournament’ and for more purposeful events in the future. Whereas, SAM Group is a private venture based in Ukhrul whose portfolio, in a span of just over a year since its establishment in 2020, has branched out to several sectors namely Food & Beverage, poultry services, HoReCa, entertainment and B&M services.
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