Passing the Baton to the Next Generation
When you look around at the average age of a snooker player these days in Canada, it is quite obvious that most players are over the age of 40, if not more. Simple mathematics explains that the reason for this is that no efforts have been made in the last 20 years or so to develop our game here.
Like anything else in the life cycle, if a new generation does not get involved in something, eventually it just dies. To our knowledge, there are no Junior programs in this country at the moment, nor are there any other activities directed towards getting the young players actively involved.
Good news! The first Inter University Snooker Championships has been announced and it already has a few players registered. If you know anyone that is under 25 years old and has some interest in playing in it, please let them know about this event. Registration is minimal and this will be the start of a new evolution of the game here in Canada.
No man is an island and if everyone does a little bit to help grow the game that we love, we will one day sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor by possibly seeing our own Ronnie O’Sullivan or Judd Trump. They are out there, they are just waiting for us to pass the the baton.
If you would like to do your part in helping in any way, please contact us at 888-487-7506
When: August 25-29, 2014
Where: Monte Carlo Billiards 1590 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON
Prize: $5000 Total Prize Pool!