The Brunei Darussalam Cue
Sports Association is
currently holding a clinic
to introduce the sport to
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The Brunei Darussalam Cue Sports Association held the first day of their clinic for 21 secondary teachers yesterday.
The teachers will be taught the basic knowledge of the sport over three days of training on Saturdays, including yesterday.
The lessons will range from explaining the rules and differences of 8-ball pool, 9-ball pool, 10-ball pool to learning how to contact the ball for their desired choice of shot.
A second and final group of teachers will take on the course at the Billiards and Snooker Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas, following the completion of the clinic.
The Department of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education have three main aims for the clinic.
They are looking to publicise and popularise the sport in Brunei.
It is specifically targeted towards the physical education teachers and they will be taught the basics according to the latest rules and regulations at an international level.
Their final aim is to provide knowledge and experience to the teachers so they can bring it back to their respective schools to teach their students.
National cue sports coach Lim Tat Hwe told The Brunei Times, "Basically our first lesson turned out to be really great."
"Some of them are new to the game but most of them wanted to get to know more about the game.
"In the long run we hope to see younger athletes join the national team," he said.
"This will help bring in more challengers to raise the standard for the local players," added Lim.