ALL is set for the inaugural Matopos Sailing Club-sponsored Bulawayo Pool Association (BPA) two-day teamsa�� tournament set for Saturday and Sunday amid revelations that over 40 teams are set to take part.
a�?We have managed to get a positive response from BPA affiliates and we are looking forward to having over 40 teams taking part in the tournament. Registration closes on Saturday,a�? said BPA publicity secretary Farai Nyandoro.
Registration fee was pegged at $15 per club and teams were encouraged to register up to two sides.
Nyandoro also revealed that an all-ladies team that will have players that include experienced trio of Flata a�?Heavya�?Moyo, Christine Sengwe , Robin Gilgowere had registered to take part in the contest. They will face stiff competition from clubs that include the Donald Wadawu-led Munyoro Munyoro Community, The Lounge, Kings Entumbane, Raylton Archers, Exchange ,Maisons and Southwold.
With regards to the tournamenta��s format, Nyandoro said games would be played on a knockout basis race to four.
Frames would include two doubles, four singles and in the event of a draw the deciding sub would play the deciding frame. The score card would have one sub slot for doubles and two sub slots for singles.
He added that the two sub slots for singles would comprise a playing sub and a deciding sub. A playing sub can be used to substitute a singles player but cannot be used in the deciding frame in the event of a draw.
A deciding sub cannot be used to substitute a singles player and hence will only play in the event of a draw and play the deciding frame. In the event of a dispute, the umpires, team captains, club chairs and BPA officials would be consulted respectively.
Matopos Sailing Club manager Rogers Hove revealed last week that the first prize would be a cow.
a�?The first prize will be a cow, the team that will come out as the second best will go home with two goats while second runners-up will get one goat. Clubs that will come out in position four, five and six will each get a crate of beer as a token of appreciation for their two-day tireless efforts,a�? said Hove.