Adebayo and Waheed Are Event No 3 Winners At The Heyball Challenge Tour

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On Saturday, 9th March 2024, Nicon Town Recreational Centre, Lekki hosted another exciting Heyball Challenge Tour Event 3.

The Heyball Challenge Tour organized by the Snooker and Pool Players Alliance (SPPA) is a monthly multiple-match event that offers a maximum sum of N100, 000 per match in prize money. Each match is a challenge contest between two players with the allotted prize determined by the BPAv/Prize scale.

The challenge was between Adekunle Adebayo a.k.a Banty Cue and Lawani Nosayaba.

However, Adekunle maintained his unbeaten record by defeating his Challenger, Lawani 13 – 8 in the Race to 13 racks winner breaks main event that lasted for 4 ½ hours. The grilling match saw Adebayo sprint into a 6 – 0 lead after the first session before a capitulation in the second session.

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Lawani who was facing an uphill task recovered his confidence in a surprise comeback by responding with a similar fashion to level up the match at 6 – 6 at the rack 12 and into the third session. This feat thrilled visitors at the venue who were watching the match with such unexpected results that threw open the match.
At 6-6, the match entered into the energy-sapping and draining phase of the 3rd and 4th sessions with Adebayo showing some sign of fatigue as Lawani beam in self-confidence.

Before Lawani could fashion a proper response to his change of technical approach, Adebayo was determined to prove his rating as the player with the best BPAv rating which he showed to win the next 4 racks.

Adebayo was all fired up to coast home with a match victory by winning 4 out of the last 6 racks in the grilling contest while Lawani tried to repeat his earlier feat in the 4th session.

Adebayo recording another victory and remaining undefeated as the Match ended 13 – 6.

Lawani had a consolatory N5,000 to live to fight another day while Adebayo went home with a total cash prize of N25,000 from the monetary reward on offer for his efforts.

Nevertheless, in the supporting event of the day that lasted 5 ½ hrs, Afolabi Waheed beat Abiodun Christopher 9 – 8.

The match was a ding dong affair with both players playing the same tactical style and approach.

Waheed goes home with N15,000 as Christopher settles for the N5,000 consolatory prize.

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