Maltese snooker player Alex Borg will be heading for Columbia on Monday to compete in the World Games.

Sunday, July 21, 2013, 12:36
Leading snooker players including Joe Perry, last edition’s gold medalist Nigel Bond and Dechawat Poomjaeng will all be taking part in this event which runs from July 25 to 30 in Cali, Columbia. It will feature snooker as a major sport, giving 16 players the chance to battle for a gold medal in a straight knock-out event. 

The World Games is an international multi-sport event for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. It is organised and governed by the International World Games Association, under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee.

Borg will be playing on Saturday 27 July at 18:30 (Columbian time) against Brazil’s Igor Figueiredo.

 Full Schedule (Best of 5 frames):  


Friday July 26th 11:00 13:30
Session 1 Brendan O Donoghue (Rep. of Ireland) v Joe Perry (England)

Friday July 26th 13:30 16:00
Session 2 Saleh Mohammad (Afghanisthan) v Aditya Mehta (India)


Friday July 26th 16:00 18:30
Session 3 Omar Al Kojah (Syria) v Dechawat Poomjaeng (Thailand)


Friday July 26th 18:30 21:00
Session 4 Ajeya Prabhakar (USA) v Pankaj Advani (India)

Saturday July 27th 11:00 13:30
Session 1 Peter Francisco (South Africa) v Nigel Bond (England)


Saturday July 27th 13:30 16:00
Session 2 Noppon Saengkham (Thailand) v Liang Wenbo (China)


Saturday July 27th 16:00 18:30
Session 3 Lu Haotian (China) v Hossein Vafaei Ayouri (Iran)


Saturday July 27th 18:30 21:00
Session 4 Alex Borg (Malta) v Igor Figueiredo (Brazil)

The final will be played on Tuesday 30 July.

Alex Borg’s participation was made possible through the assistance given by the Malta Olympic Committee.






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