British Universities and Colleges Sports Snooker Championships 2024…

British Universities and Colleges Sports Snooker Championships 2024…

THE BRITISH UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES SPORTS snooker championships were held at Woking Snooker Centre for the past four days since Thursday – and concluded Sunday for the second time.

Up to 30 different institutions took part as it was in conjunction with the Universities Pool Council, and BUCS, who have been doing these snooker modern events since 2018/19.

This was the second time that up to 200 players had descended on the Surrey-based club as players competed in three categories of events, including the Individual Championship, the Team Trophy, and the Individual Trophy.

Romania’s Matei Rosca, a familiar name on the university’s snooker rostrum, was in the winner’s enclosure once again for the Individual Championship as the 24-year-old from Manchester ousted Rouyan Liu of Edingburgh in the final 3 – 1.

SnookerZone’s Chris Gaynor designed a poster which received  under 400 views and counting for making people aware of the event being LIVE on the Woking stream on Youtube.

Woking LIVE STREAMED the event and the event was sponsored by SnookerZ.co.uk.

Rosca had won a title last year.

2018/2019 – Callum Browne, of Exeter

2019/2020 – Lennard Cripps, who also scooped the 2021/22 trophy

2022/2023 – Matei Rosca

Imperial College London scooped the Team Championship Trophy for the first time, defeating  Leeds 6 – 1.

On the Imperial College website, it reads about Pool and Snooker: “Great socials, great people and great potting. It doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a cue or are already an experienced player, all cue sports enthusiasts are welcome at our club! The top floor of the Union Building is home to two full-size, recently refurbished top quality snooker tables. Members can play at any time between 9 am and 11 pm every day, including weekends and throughout the summer. In the past, we have organised Internal Leagues (both snooker and pool), catering for players of all abilities. We also play American and English pool during fortnightly sessions at the local Rileys on a Wednesday afternoon, all members of all abilities are welcome to join for no extra cost! With a yearly membership fee of just £15 and no additional playing costs, the snooker tables at the union are the cheapest in Zone 1 – you would be foolish not to join us!”

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Warwick University first won the Team Championship in 2018/19 season.

The Team Trophy was won by Edinburgh defeating Nottingham in the final.

In a previous post on this website, this writer/journalist reported that the older runnings of the tournament before the Universities Pool Council was first won in 1983 by Glasgow.

Its last staging of the event before the UPC got involved was won by Southampton in 2017/18.

Thanks to Ben Hubbard of the UPC for providing some information for SnookerZone’s Chris Gaynor and for BUCS allowing media to come along to REPORT on the event.

Thanks to Jodie Lawrence from BUCS for her help as well in connecting to the relevant people.

However, due to M25 Closures at the weekend, it was not possible for this writer/journalist to attend the event.

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Photo credit: The Universities Pool Council’s Facebook page…

 

Chris Gaynor

Chris Gaynor is a writer with 10 years' experience writing for the web. He loves snooker, CSI and loves cycling off tiramisu!