The 2017 All Africa 9-Ball Championships were hosted by the Tunisian Association of Billiard Games (ATJB) in Hammamet Yasmine, Tunisia from 12th to 15th May 2017. It was encouraging to note that approximately 60 players from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia and Libya participated in the event.
Souheil Fatnassi from host federation was instrumental in organizing the event, while Mohamed Chakib from Algeria was the Tournament Coordinator. The event sponsors were Andy Billiard Cloth and Cyclops Pool Balls.
Mustapha Trabelsi (Tunisia) triumphed over Jeremiah Naidoo (South Africa) to become 2017 All Africa 9-ball Champion. Fekrash Amin (Algeria) was third and Besbas Feisal (Algeria) finished fourth. The champion, Mustapha, gained an automatic entry into the 2017 World 9-Ball Men’s Championships.
Play in progress at the Championships.
The Champion, Mustapha Trabelsi (Tunisia), flanked by Mr Mohammed Kammah (President of African Snooker), Mr Andy Lin (Billiard Cloth Sponsor) and Mr Saths Reddy (President of African Pool).
The Runner-up, Jeremiah Naidoo (South Africa), flanked by Mr Bouchamoul Ghazi (President of Tunisian Billiards) and Mr Saths Reddy (President of African Pool).
Mr Mohammed Kammah and Mr Adrian Wang (Cyclops Pool Balls Sponsor).
Medal Recipients with Officials and Dignitaries at the Championships