By Lawrence Trusida
PEARSON Nyasha is the new pool national champion after beating more than 50 athletes to land the Carling Black Label Trophy at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Sports Club.
After a three-year absence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carling Black Label National Pool Tournament returned with its biggest field since inception.
96 billiard players made it to the national finals, 32 of them being female all battling to walk away with the prize money and the coveted trophy.
Veteran Tendai Mubaiwa affectionately known as the Inspector in the pool circles, who was the defending champion and has three national titles to his name, could only make it to the last 16 before he was eliminated, leaving the door open for a new champion to be crowned.
With the dominant force no longer in the race, Pearson Nyasha was crowned the national champion after beating Nyasha Dombojena 5:3 in the final and walked away with ZWL700 000 and a trophy.
In the ladies category, Somaya Mlauzi clinched the winners’ trophy and her own ZWL700 000 after outwitting Erica Manyangadze 5:2.
In the speed and thrills of motorsports, Motor cross Zimbabwe held karting national sections at Donnybrook Park over the weekend.
Four karting classes battled for honours at the meet, the kids’ mini rock, mini rock, the 125 class and the open class.
Kart racing is a road racing variant of motorsport with open-wheel, four-wheeled vehicles known as go-karts competing on scaled-down circuits, although some professional kart races are also held on full-size motorsport circuits.