King Kenny does it again, BC Open 2024 Champion

Tournament Results


For the group stage,

For the final stage,


In a tournament that saw 52 players competing, and with a waiting list to boot, snooker in BC is going in the right direction.


It looked like it wasn’t going to be this way as the defending champion was in tough with his quarterfinalist opponent John Robertson.  Robertson who was up 2-1 in the best of 5 match was looking poised to knock out the champ, but Kenny found some of that snooker mojo that we know he possesses and crawled back in this match to achieve victory.  From there it was no turning back as he defeated the young Alvin Chan 3-1 in the semi finals.


Mehran Maneshgar, Kenny’s finalist opponent, had a bumpy road in the quarters as well.  He had a quick 2-0 lead on Charlie Brown, but Brown battled back to force a decider and unfortunately wasn’t able to complete the comeback as Maneshgar took the final frame.  Maneshgar dispatched his semifinalist opponent Albert Lam rather easily with a 3-0 victory.


It set up a final with a player who had been there before and a player that was on foreign land in such a big tournament.  Kenny was in good, but not great form, and his opponent Maneshgar was struggling to find some form.  Was it the first final jitters for Mehran, could be.  As well he mentioned after the match he was feeling 100%.  Kenny, who was unaware of this, still jumped at every occasion he had and took a 4-0 win to achieve back to back BC Open Snooker Championship!!  Well done Albert Kenny and to all the players that came out and gave it their best!!




Big thanks go out to Jonathan Sun and the crew at Top 147 for making us all feel at home in the room, and raising up the standard by getting the tables into tournament ready conditions.


Many thanks go out to Eric and the crew at Star Snooker Club for opening his doors so we could use his tables, and getting his tables into tournament ready conditions.


Many many thanks to Rob Johnson and the AAA photo crew who put together a great program, so players and spectators will have a keepsake for the years to come.  In addition, they do wonderful work on the posters all season long to get the word out about all the events here.


Lance Brommeland, we could have not done the tournament without your great set of skills.  Ranging from tech support to tournament director to making sure everything ran smoothly and effectively.  Personally, I couldn’t do it without him.  Thanks Lance!!


Sam Tonning, with his great work behind the scenes.


Patrick Guigui for his work to continue to grow the game in Canada.


Wendy Brown, with her wonderful work at to get everyone registered.


Thanks to the Referees: Dalton Roy, Reed Unger, Hanna Lisovenko, Anton Fediushyn, Gary Spence, and Gary Wallace.


Thanks to the Scorekeepers: Duncan Banks, Baltej Atwal, Vinit Dassani, and David Fisher.


Thanks to the Commentators: David Puddy, Gary Spence and Ray Sznadel.


Big thanks to our advertisers that made the program a possibility:

Home Billiards, Billiards Plus, OX Billiards, Red Cat Records, Windsor Plywood, Delta Billiards, ANAVETS Unit #100, Larry Anderson, Victory Trophies, Art Parts, DeRoo Cues, Red Tree Dental, Bradsen Bookkeeping, Cypress Hill Contracting, Home Hardware, Fraser Valley Billiards, Biocan Diagnostics and a big thanks to Snooker enthusiast Godfrey Chan.


Thanks to Street Hawker, and Puff Pipes for their donation to the high break prize.

Jason Cox at White LES for providing chairs for the spectators to sit on.


Thanks to all the players that came from near and far to participate in the tournament, and to all our spectators in the room and viewers online.


I hope you all enjoyed the 2024 BC Open Snooker Championships, and let’s continue to raise the bar and grow the wonderful game of Snooker.


Upcoming Events


We will be having a qualifying tournament for the Seattle Snooker Open.  The dates for that event are looking to be on Apr. 20-21, 2024.  Registration is open and the details of this event will be sent out soon in an email.


The Seattle Snooker Open is planned for June 22-24, 2024.  Head over to to see how you can get into this event if you don’t want to play in the qualifier.


In addition, while you are on OX billiards’ website, take a look at the link for the newly announced USSA National Tour.  I believe these events are open to any player north or south of the border, but it is always good to check out the website to make sure.


That’s it for now.  Lots of great Snooker action coming down the pipe.  Let’s keep the momentum going!!

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