PAU launches Pool Queen, King countrywide qualifiers

The Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) have launched the highly anticipated 2024 Pool Queen and King Championship countrywide qualifiers.

This year’s event marks a significant milestone for the sport, with the introduction of countrywide qualifiers kicking off on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd across eight regional centers.

64 men and 32 women will play in the grand finale that will be held on the weekend of June 21st -22nd , 2024 at Paradise Spot in Jinja.

The Pool Queen and King Championship boasts a rich history, dating back to the inaugural women’s championship held in 2009.

Mansoor Bwanika etched his name in history by claiming the first-ever Pool King title in 2021 when the men’s version was introduced.

Ibrahim Sejjemba then reigned supreme, securing the championship title in 2023.

This year’s edition promises even more nail-biting competition as players from across the nation vie for the coveted crowns.

The Pool Queen and King Championship will feature qualifiers held across eight regional centers for the first time.

This exciting development opens the door for talented players nationwide to showcase their skills and compete for a spot in the grand finale in Jinja City.

The nationwide qualifiers represent a crucial step in the PAU’s journey towards becoming a full-fledged federation.

By expanding the championship’s reach, the PAU is fostering a vibrant pool scene throughout Uganda, attracting new players and elevating the sport’s profile.

The nationwide qualifiers will unearth hidden gems, providing a platform for aspiring players to compete and hone their skills.

This, in turn, will fuel a robust national pool scene, propelling Uganda to greater heights.

Prizes: Men

Winner: UGX.3M, gold medal and trophy

First runners-up: UGX.1.5M and silver medal

Second runners-up: UGX. 750,000

Third runner-sup: UGX.400,000

Quarterfinalists: UGX.150,000

Prizes: Women

Winner: UGX.2M, gold medal and trophy

First runners-up: UGX.1M and silver medal

Second runners-up: UGX.500,000

Third runner-sup: UGX.250,000

Quarterfinalists: UGX.100,000

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