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Cue sports clinic ends
Sunday, September 22, 2013

National cue sports coach Lim
Tat Hwe (6th R) with a group
of Brunei-Muara teachers who
completed a three-day clinic
yesterday. Picture:BT/Syarif

A three-day cue sports clinic conducted by national cue sports coach Lim Tat Hwe came to an end for the first group yesterday.

A handful of teachers within the Brunei-Muara district spent their last three Saturdays taking part in the course, where they learnt the rules and differences of 8-ball pool, 9-ball pool, 10-ball pool and how to contact the ball for their desired shot.

The second and final group will have their chance on October 12, 19 and 26 at the Billiards and Snooker Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas, with all participants set to receive their certificates on October 26.

The clinic was specifically aimed at teaching the basics to physical education teachers so that they can then teach the sport according to the latest international rules and regulations.

The final aim was to provide knowledge and experience to the teachers so they will be able to bring back what they have learnt to their respective schools to teach their students.

"They all showed a lot of interest and now I hope they will get the chance to introduce what they have learnt to their schools," Lim told The Brunei Times.

"From what I have seen, some have shown that they have played before but they still needed to learn more about the basic knowledge.

"Three days isn't enough for them to play good but it's enough to teach them the basics," said Lim, who went on to thank national cueists who helped assist him with the clinic as well as the participants for attending the sessions.

One such participant was Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School's Ho Wee, who told The Brunei Times that he enjoyed the course.

"It was fun and we got to learn the basics from having zero knowledge to a beginner's level," he said.

"I've played before but what we learnt here goes into detail. We definitely had enough time to learn the lessons," he added.

"I've played before but what we learnt here goes into detail. We definitely had enough time to learn the lessons," he added.

"Coach Lim was very helpful with all of us, and even though there was an advanced player in our group, he didn't forget about us.

"Hopefully there will be other sessions like these that we can join so that we can boost our knowledge of the game," added Suzila.

The training was held by the Department of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Curriculum Development Department and BCSA.

Courtesy from Brunei Times