LOCAL top snooker player, Arjun Lavingia has been invited to South Africa to take part in an International Invitation Tournament scheduled for Johannesburg later this month.
Speaking to the 'Daily News' in Dar es Salaam, Lavingia said that he will be among top African players who have been invited for the event. Lavingia said he will use the tournament as part of preparation for the Africa Championship slated in Morocco later this year.
"I've been invited to play at the special invitation tournament which draws top players around Africa and other continents at the end of April. "I take this invitation seriously because I'll up against top African players who will definitely stretch my ability to the limits," he said, adding that he is now in an intensive training for the same.
The youngster is heading to South Africa with wonderful memory in a backdrop of clinching the March Mug title at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC). In the last month Mug tournament he confirmed his superiority after bouncing back twice to win the tournament by 3-2 frames against tough opponent US Dar-based Omar Balsara in a thrill finale.
This will be second time for Lavingia to participate in the South African tournaments. His first trip to South Africa was last year at the African Championship, where he posted his own highest break of 107 points.