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Almaty to host Asian Pool Championship

27 june 2011, 15:55
"Pyramid". Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
"Pyramid". Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Annual Asian Open Pool Championship in Pyramid Pool category will be held in Almaty from June 30 to July 3, Tengrinews.kz reports citing press-service of Kazakhstan Billiards Federation.

Over 60 sportsmen from 19 countries (including Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan) will try to win a $20-thousand prize pool of the 10th Asian Championship. Kazakhstan will be represented by a triple World Champion and Asian Champion Kanubek Sagyndykov, World and Asia Champion Alikhan Karaneyev, World Champion and Silver-winner of the Asian Championship Auez Yelyubayev and incumbent World Champion Yernar Chimbayev. Their main competitors will be Aleksandr Palamar from Ukrain, Kanybek Sagynbayev from Kyrgyzstan and last-year winner of the Championship Andrey Freize from Russia.

The winner of the 10th anniversary Championship will receive $5,000, while the second prizewinner will get $2,000. The total of 16 people will receive monetary prizes. One of the main candidates, Kanubek Sagyndykov, recently won the prize in another sport: poker. He became one of the six winners of Kazakhstan's biggest poker series with a prize pool of $250 thousand and won $30 thousand.

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