BILLIARD SOUTH AFRICA How Kyle Akaloo became the best pool player in South Africa. 2 months ago Fahad Luyzburg Post Views: 239 Kyle Akaloo took a deep breath and carefully plotted his next move with the South African National Blackball title on the line,The 29-year-old, who is nicknamed Viper, knew exactly when to strike sinking the black in the deciding game with the score tied at six-all at the sport’s premier tournament which was held in Bloemfontein. Akaloo’s victory over defending champion Aden Joseph handed him the national crown and sees him become the top ranked player in the country. “My name will forever be etched in history. It’s the greatest feeling ever,” said Akaloo, who hails from Malvern. This literally means that I am the best pool player in South Africa, and no one can ever take that away from me. I am filled with pride to bring the title back to Durban. When he arrived in the City of Roses earlier, Akaloo, who finished as runner-up last year, said he felt confident and excited, I knew from the day the tournament started that I would win it. I was super determined to win, so I just wanted to play my game. I didn’t want to change anything in terms of tactics. Even when I was 6-5, I had cross double on the black, and I went for it, and it didn’t fall, that was to win 7-5. I was confident, however, that I would get another chance,” he added.” Akaloo’s dad, Mervin, introduced him to the sport at the age of eight. A decade on since he began competing on the national circuit, Akaloo said this victory ranks as his biggest achievement to date. “It is the title that has eluded thousands of players, and to be one of the few that has won it, just makes it so special,” Akaloo said. Hours and hours at work at the Ricochet’s Sports Bar, a Chatsworth based business run by his family, has finally paid off. I’ve had huge support from everyone. My coach Cuban Moodley and I have been working quite a lot, leading up to the championship. But out of everyone, my very good friend, Sandeep Deoraj, had unshakable faith and belief in me to win.” Fahad LuyzburgMy big wish is to be a specialist in betting matters. Now I have been associated with this industry for 8 years. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Billiards, South Africa Continue Reading Previous What is the Difference between snooker and pocket billiards / pool?Next The Legality of Betting in Southern African Countries More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Yggdrasil has a franchise partner in Africa through Intelligent Gaming 2 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA How to bet online if you live in South Africa? 3 days ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Industries With A Big South African Presence 4 days ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA SA government yet to budge on Online Casino Laws 5 days ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Pragmatic Play set for African expansion with intelligent gaming deal 1 week ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA SA Regulators has warned Binance is not authorized to provide Financial Service 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International closes Swaziland casino 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Evolution goes live in South Africa with SunBet 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Sun International reports 51% revenue growth 2 weeks ago Samuel BETTING SOUTH AFRICA South African Man Won 3 million Rand on Betway Jackpot 3 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA The Most Popular African Countries for Gambling 3 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Fraudsters target travel, gambling and leisure sectors – TransUnion 3 weeks ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.