State champion Arundas Singh wins Ukhrul .’s first snooker tournament

Ukhru: ‘Break Free’, a three-day Open Pool and Snooker tournament, concluded on Wednesday at SAM Food Court, Viewland at the 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 took the snooker championship title with Mayarshim Shimrah in second.

24 players from across the district and some players from the capital Imphal took part in the tournament.

The closing ceremony was graced by MCS Chunglenmang Kipjen, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul, as the Chief Guest with Raimeson WS, Informatics Officer, Department of Information Technology, Ukhrul District, and V Tunzasiam, Manager, UCO Bank, Ukhrul Branch, as special guests.

During the closing ceremony, Kipjen expressed his great encouragement for the local youth organizing the event. He also praised T-Coleve’s efforts and extended his support for community empowerment initiatives.

Kipjen further elaborated on the name of the tournament ‘Break Free’, an appeal to young people to break with antisocial behavior and substance abuse.

Speaking of the event, T-Coleve’s event director Rinlungso ZAS said that while cue sports are a relatively niche sport in the district, we’ve been seeing local pool and snooker enthusiasts for a few years now.

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