Richler Cup Recap – Expectations Exceeded

The 2015 Richler Cup has come to a conclusion and has exceeded expectations in terms of quantity and quality.
With a starting field of 77 registered players, Canada’s largest snooker tournament proved to be very competitive. It had a combination of 4 former Canadian Champions, a few former Quebec Champions, a few former Ontario champions, 1 former U.S. Champion, and a host of other talented players from all over the country.
After 4 days of battling, the last 2 men standing was a man from Sudbury named Bob Chaperon and another man from Markham, Ontario, who most people were not as familiar with, Cheukyin Kwan.

Cheukyin Kwan and Bob Chaperon
Cheukyin Kwan and Bob Chaperon

Last man standing? Bob Chaperon. With a brilliant break of 92 in the final frame, Bob showed his class and professionalism, and reminded everyone why he was the 1990 British Open Champion. (among many other accomplishments).
A big thank you goes out to the Rogers crew for coming to produce the finals and we look forward to watching the finished product at a later date on their television channels.
It was also an honor to see Mrs. Florence Richler, Mordecai’s wife, attend the event, accompanied by family friend and attorney, Michael Levine, who’s speech reminded us of 2 things, how impressive Mordecai Richler’s writing is, and how wonderful our game of snooker can be.
Thank you to Humber College for hosting the event and looking forward to moving forward with more things snooker.

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