Max Guan climbs the Mountain to become the 2022 BC Open Snooker Champion!!!
In a best of 7 match filled with nail biting action, Guan lost the first two frames to his opponent CC Yoo. It didn’t look good for Guan but he dug in and won the next three frames. Yoo stopped the bleeding by winning the sixth frame to force a decider. A decider that lived up to it and more. A see-saw frame, making it hard to predict a winner but with these matches it usually comes down to the colours and we saw Guan take the title on the last pink to achieve victory!!!
We had a great field of 32 players and there was a waiting list as well that needed to be created. It looks like Snooker is back and more and more people are wanting to get into the game. You can see an entire breakdown of the tournament at www.challonge.com/snookercanada2022bcopen
Thank you to all the players that came out and participated and all the viewers we had on the stream. As well it was great to see a lot of the Snooker community out at the BC Open showing their support of this wonderful sport.
Big Thanks to Gary Spence for his great refereeing skills throughout the tournament. Thank you to Gary Wallace for refereeing the semi finals and finals. Thanks to Baltej Atwal, Vinit Dassani and Blair Major for helping us keep score on the streaming table. In addition, thanks to Gary Spence, Rob Johnson and Ray Sznadel for joining me in the booth to provide great commentary work.
Thanks to Wendy Brown for helping us with registration. Also thanks to Whites LES, AAA Photography Inc., Cue Sports Live, FlyTom, and Larry Anderson at Sutton Group Realty. Thanks to Eamonn Burke for reclothing the tables at Top 147.
Big thanks to Jonathan Sun and the entire gang at Top 147 for providing the venue and helping us out with all our needs.
A huge thank you to Lance Brommeland for keeping the tournament going, having the stream up on the internet and dealing with any of the hiccups that can happen at these tournaments with a professional attitude.
Do remember that these people are taking time out of their schedules to make sure the tournament is a success, so please pay them respect when dealing with them in the room.
The next Snooker Canada tournament is the Alberta Championship running from April 16-17, 2022 in Red Deer, Alberta.
Ox Billiards will be hosting the first ever Seattle Open on March 19-20, 2022. The card is full but get in touch with Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list.
Hope to see you out there and in the meantime, keep practicing as more and more tournaments will start popping up. Make sure you always check out www.snoookercanada.ca for the latest news.