by Elijah Lavett – EM TV Sport, Port Moresby
The Papua New Guinea Billiards and Snooker Association have announced their train-on squad for the 2016 Oceania Snooker Championships in Sydney, Australia next month.
Vice President, John Chan, said a training program has been prepared for the players to follow.
Players have been selected from all over Papua New Guinea.
The train-on squad will be trimmed to four men, four women, two juniors, and two referees.
The Oceania Snooker Championships will be held at Mounties, Mt Pritchard in New South Wales, Australia from February 25 to March 5 this year.
The men’s train-on squad consists of the Fong brothers, Arua Simoi, Kelly Yambi, Noel Ramos, Ralph Kaina and Willie Vaieke.
The women’s team consists of eight women including current women’s champion Geua John, Helen Samuel, Damita Bray, Madeleine Kaina, Waisina Chan, Hane Vaieke, May Vare and Dolly Berua.
Five juniors: Angelo Fong, Edward Lakae, Emmanuel Kapi, Kenny Onoma and Miria David, and six Referees also made the train-on squad.
Vice President Chan said this might be the only time PNG snooker players have the opportunity to represent Papua New Guinea on the world stage.