Top amateur pool players arrive in Penticton

Top amateur pool players are in Penticton for the seventh annual Canadian Cue Sports B.C. 8/9-ball championships.

  • Feb. 15, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Top amateur pool players are in Penticton for the seventh annual Canadian Cue Sports B.C. 8/9-ball championships.

Action hit the tables at the Penticton Lakeside Resort today and wraps up on Sunday. Tournament co-ordinator Subrina Monteith expects between 300 and 400 players participating. A lot of people returned Monteith said because Penticton is a vacation destination for them.

“It’s going to be amazing,” said Monteith. “Lots of familiar faces. There are rivalries with people coming back to beat each other. The players take this serious.”

Spectators are encouraged to take in the action as Monteith said the talent level is similar to TV. Players will have to be good to get into the championship games. Check the Penticton Western News for more coverage on the championship.