Coral Suites Hotel Fujairah is the official Hotel Partner and Silver Sponsor of the men’s division Eight Ball World Pool-Billiard Championship 2012, scheduled to be held at the Fujairah Tennis and Country Club from February 11 to 17. Fujairah International Airport is the official organizer of the event.
According to Hotel Manager Vikram Rai, 96 of the world’s top-ranked players from 55 countries are expected to participate in the event that features AED 1,000,000 in prize money and will be telecast live from 2:00pm to 6:00 pm every day on Dubai Sports.
“We have always taken a keen interest in promoting sports, having been the official hotel for the ITF 4th Fujairah Junior Tennis Championships held earlier this year in January. Our objective is to promote the emirate as a business and leisure destination while positioning our hotel as the ideal location for social and corporate activities,” observed Rai.
Among the star attractions at the championship are Hall-of-Famer and two-time world champion Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes of the Philippines, aka ‘The Magician’, and former world champion Ralf Souquet of Germany, aka ‘The Kaiser’, who is currently ranked No 11 in the WPA men’s ranking.
Fujairah has been hosting the 8-ball championship, sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA), since 2004. Last year, current world No 1 Dennis Orcollo, also of the Philippines, was crowned champion, while Reyes was champion in the inaugural year and Souquet took home the top prize in 2008.
The emirate is scheduled to host the 9-ball Junior World Championship and the 9-ball Wheelchair World Championship later this year in September.
The 172-room Coral Suites Hotel Fujairah is a charming property strategically located in the heart of the city that has evolved into a popular destination for tourists and visitors, with its delectable mix of leisure, sightseeing and business opportunities.