SHYLET Musonho of Exchange Pool Club in Bulawayo was crowned the Carling Black Label National Pool women’s champion after beating Gweru’s Miriam Chiangakobvu 2-0 at Raylton Sports and Recreational Club on Saturday.
The tournament saw 16 women taking part in the competition which also had 66 men from across the country.
Musonho made it into the final after beating Kent Mlauzi of Kwekwe 2-0 in the semi-final.
Chiangakobvu had beaten Bulawayo’s Sithembiso Dube in the other semi-final.
Mlauzi won the third place play-off beating Dube 2-1.
Musonho was ecstatic after her victory which saw her walking away with $500.
“I have waited for this win for a Iong time! I had been waiting for this moment considering that I had made it three times to the national finals. I always had a feeling that the time will come,” she said.
Chiangakobvu got $250 while Mlauzi pocketed $150 with Dube taking $100 for coming on position four.
In the men’s section, Takunda Chauraya of Harare beat Tapiwa Chakwenya of Kwekwe 2-1 to walk away $1 000 richer.
Munyaradzi Nedziwa of Mutare came third beating Harare’s Elvis Madamombe 2-1. Chakwenya got $600, Nedziwa $300 while Madamombe got $200.
Donald Wadawu, Bulawayo Pool’s provincial publicity secretary hailed the tournament.
“The tournament was a success and it shows that Bulawayo is an organised province. Everyone is satisfied with the results,” he said.