Thursday, July 30, 2009


The game of pool (snooker) is suddenly generating a lot of interest among the youth in Ghana. The game is currently enjoying a high patronage among the youth today especially in the pubs, restaurants, and spots. The first ever pool tournament is a Y FM initiative involving 9 pubs in Accra and Tema.
The objective of this tournament is in line with Y FM’s desire and commitment to encourage sports among the youth. Sports, undoubtedly is a number one unifier in the world over today and pool certainly plays a major role as an interesting sporting activity. Y FM therefore wants to take the game to a higher level by mobilizing all interested stakeholders – players, organizers and spectators who just watch the game for the fun of it.
“The rationale behind the tournament is to inculcate in the youth, the qualities and virtues that come with participating in sports, including discipline, determination and team spirit” said Mr. George Laing, General Manager of Y FM during the launch of the tournament yesterday at CoolWorld.
The Y FM-Stone Pool Tournament kicks off on the 8th of August at 8-Ball Pub in Tema. There are 9 clubs made up of both men and women participating in this competition. The clubs will play each other in interesting knock-out stages which will be culminated with a grand finale on the 22nd of August, 2009.
This first tournament is sponsored by Stone Strong Lager, a product of ABL, and CoolWorld who have kindly donated a range of their Haier Thermocool products as prizes for the winners. These products include a a 42” Plasma screen, home theatre centre, a laptop, a pool table and many consolation prizes including mobile phones, cinema tickets and Stone Lager which will be given out on-air on Y FM 107.7
Y FM 107.7 is the only youth-dedicated channel in Accra and barely after a year’s operations, it has come to change the radio listening habits among the youth in Accra and its environs. Today many young people have made radio a part of their daily lives because of the interesting programming carefully designed for and targeted exclusively at them. Y FM - Radio for the young and the young at heart is proud to be associated with this initiative as it complements the station’s commitment to encourage and help young people have fun and lead meaningful lives. Thus through fun and cheer, young people should also develop talents and skills while also generating some wealth for themselves.
For further enquiries, listen to Y FM 107.7. You can also log on to and register to be a part of this phenomenal event.

Source: Global Media Alliance/ Brooke Nuwati


selikem said...

am so pleased to know that such a competition is coming to light in ghana. its high time such tournament be given an opportunity to avail to others what other countries call a profession. Profession snooker Players. Let Billard be known also amongst us cos we got talent. not to brag but am also one of them. God bless.

selikem said...

am i the only one interested int his topic of pool and snooker. gosh. i have big dreams for this game if only some one would help me unbirth it.