Canadian Puopolo Gets World Seniors Invite in 2023…

Canadian Puopolo Gets World Seniors Invite in 2023…

CANADIAN VITO PUOPOLO has scooped the Pan American Snooker Seniors Championship for 2022 and gets an invite to the World Seniors Snooker Championships next year.

The Canadian National Snooker Champion a few months ago in the height of summer, also recently played in the fast and furious Snooker Legends 900 where he was engaged in a dramatic first-round blue-ball shootout with none other than Woking snooker star Jasmine Bolsover on TV.

And then he went on to reach the final on the second day of week four.

He is arguably one of the best Canadian snooker players to grace the country since the likes of Cliff Thorburn and Kirk Stevens.

Puopolo beat last year’s winner Ahmed Aly Essayed 3-0 in the final. Vito will now represent the Pan America region in the 2023 World Seniors Snooker at The Crucible Theatre in May.

From the World Snooker Federation website in July:

In the National Canadian Snooker Championships, he defeated fellow Ontarian Alan Whitfield 5-3 in the final at The Corner Bank in Toronto to win his maiden Canadian National Snooker Championship last month. 

First held in 1969 and won by all the sport’s Canadian greats including 1980 world professional champion Cliff Thorburn on six occasions, the event was being contested for the first time since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 46 players participated across the five days with the competition featuring a round robin stage followed by the knockout rounds.

According to a fundraiser page, Puopolo and another player set up a GoFundMe page so that they could play in the Snooker Legends 900 event on TV, and raised over $4000 dollars in funds.

The 900 Snooker Legends continues this week in week six on Sporty Stuff TV and online…

Ant Parsons, a finalist in the 2014 English Amateur Championship, was Monday’s champion, seeing off veteran former pro Les Dodd in the final with both now having a crack at the weekly title on Wednesday.

In Tuesday’s edition of the exciting event, World Disability Champion David Church enters the fray…

Good luck to David Church from SnookerZone.

As usual, the show is presented by Rachel Casey, who will be joined in the studio by Neal Foulds, Lee Richardson, and current Scottish World Women’s Champion Reanne Evans – who scooped yet another title over the weekend in Glasgow.

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