Zafar pockets his first Tour title at Prince Snooker Club
filed on Monday, November 23, 2015. 13:21 PT/USA
The Prince Snooker Club in Brooklyn, New York, has played host to Event 2 of the 2015-16 United States Snooker Association (USSA) Tour, sponsored by Aramith Billiard Balls, Sterling Gaming and the Tweeten Fibre Co., which resulted in a first Tour title for Ali Zafar this past weekend.
It was the first of two events to be contested on this season's Tour at the host of this year's United States National Snooker Championship back in May, and Zafar proved to be somewhat of a surprise winner after his 3-1 defeat of Leo Liang in the final.
In a full-field of players, Zafar completed a routine 3-0 win over Kashif Rashid to secure his passage through the round of 16, but then had tight 3-2 victories over Wilan and Jonathan Royalty in the quaterfinals and semifinals respectively.
Event 2 winner of the 2015-16 USSA Tour, Ali Zafar (left), pictured with runner-up, Leo Liang
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Liang caused a major upset on his way to the final as he scored a semifinal defeat of the favorite and Tour event 1 winner Raymond Fung 3-2.
The USSA would like to thank the proprietor of the Prince Snooker Club, Mr. Tommy Chen, for his continued and much valued support toward the USSA Tour, and much gratitude also goes to the Tour sponsors, Aramith Billiard Balls, Sterling Gaming and the Tweeten Fibre Co.
Tour Event 3 of the season is due to take place at 147 Snooker in Houston, TX, from November 27 - 29.
For the complete 2015-16 USSA Tour season schedule and entry details, please click on the link below:
» 2015-16 USSA Tour Schedule & Entry Details