Good News for
More Cue Sports
Medals in 2009 Asian Indoor Games @ Vietnam
is a strong likelihood that the number of Cue Sports medals will be
increased at the 2009 Vietnam Asian Indoor Games.
The third episode of the Olympic
Council of Asia (OCA)-governed Asian Indoor Games is tentatively
scheduled to take place early November next year in the major
Vietnam cities of Hanoi and Ho Chin Minh.
According to recent communications from
Vietnam, the host country has recommended to OCA that Cue Sports
should have 10 medal events - two more than the 2007 Macau Asian
Indoor Games. A decision in this regard was reached following a
recommendation by the ACBS President Sindhu Pulsirivong to His
Excellency Dr. Nguyen Thanh Thai, the Vietnamese Minister for Sports
and Chairman of the countryís National Olympic Committee.
Most importantly, 6-red snooker that
made a very impressive debut at the 2007 Korat South East Asian
(SEA) Games is likely to feature for the first time at an Asian
multi-sport event. According to the initial draft of the Cue Sports
technical handbook for the Games, which is in the process of being
edited, two 6-red snooker events will be contested in Vietnam. These
are menís and womenís 6-red snooker singles.
Moreover, the traditional menís singles and team contests have also
been retained on list of the medal events.
Another addition to the list is menís
3-cushion carom singles. At the 2007 Asian Indoor Games in Macau,
only battles for the menís 1-cushion singles had taken place with
players from Vietnam winning the gold and silver medals. Menís
9-ball pool singles and womenís 8- and 9-ball pool singles have also
been retained on the list to complete the list of 10 medal events
Friday 31 October 2008