Champion Chand Sets New Zealand Snooker Record

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Teenager Louis Chand won the 2016 New Zealand National Snooker Championship title at the Gore Town and Country Club last weekend.

Claiming it for the first time, the 17-year-old set a new record as the youngest winner of the championship, eclipsing former professional Dene O’Kane’s previous benchmark by 17 days.

Chand began the 40-player tournament by finishing top of his group and qualifying for the knockout phase. He came through a further four matches to face the previously undefeated Matthew Scarborough in the final. An encounter that lasted seven hours, Chand emerged victorious, 8-5.

Earlier this year, Chand was successful at the Oceania Under-21 Championship in Australia.

Written and published by Michael Day on the 29th July 2016.