The minor B Grade titles cues off on Sept 7-11 followed by the major A Grade titles from Sept 14-18.Papua New Guinea Billiard and Snooker Association (PNGBSA) vice president John Chan said 40 players are expected each for the minor and major titles.Chan explained that the winner of the minor title gets automatic entry in the major competition and tries for a double as well.He said apart from Moresby, players will be coming from Kavieng and Alotau as well to make this a really national championship.The tournament will be played at three venues namely Aviat Club, Dragon’s Den and Lamana Q Club.Champion Djorne Fong will be looking to retain the title after holding on to it for the past eight years.Fong resides in Kavieng has been nominated to defend his title for the 9th consecutive year while younger brother Monty will defend the minor title.Fong will again expect tough competition from last year’s runner up and Port Moresby Open winner Marcus Ng.Chan said last year’s finals in both the minor and major titles went down to the final frames and this year will be no exception with more young talent and exciting snooker to be displayed.Registration fees are K200 for the minor title and K250 for the major title.Chan stressed that if fees are paid on or before the deadline, K50 will be reimbursed. Registration closes on Sept 1 for the minor title and Sept 12 for the major title.
The important local assistance provided by the Donegal Volunteer Centre is to get a government funding support of €129,800, it was announced today. Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD has today approved an allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering across the country.Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed the provision of funding for the Donegal centre, saying: “Donegal Volunteer Centre plays a vital role in enabling volunteering locally, allowing them to give back to the community. “The Centre publicises opportunities and facilitates volunteers who want to feel connected to their community. It helps foster a sense of involvement and promotes good citizenship. Since 2008 they have helped 2,500 people to volunteer across a range of areas in Donegal.“Donegal Volunteer Centre provides good practice in volunteering and is a major asset to our county and our community. This funding of €129,800 will help them continue their incredible work in 2018.”Minister Seán Kyne said “Volunteering positively impacts every community across every city and county in Ireland with people contributing on a regular basis in all sorts of ways. Many organisations, projects and initiatives depend on volunteers to continue to make a difference.“I am also pleased to be able to approve an increase allocation of core funding for Volunteer Ireland bringing the total to €351,800. “Volunteer Ireland provides a number of important supports to volunteer centres including the I-VOL national volunteering database. A further €100,000 is being allocated to support the Volunteer Information Services which operates in counties not currently served by volunteer centres.” €129,800 funding announced for Donegal Volunteer Centre was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal volunteer centre