Former national champion Clint Bachan came out of retirement for the recent National qualifiers and proved that class is permanent in winning the recent Open Invitational 10 ball tournament in Tobago on Tuesday evening.
Bachan, who hails from Caroni in central Trinidad, beat Vishaal Singh in the race to three final to lift the trophy and the $2,000 cash prize.
The tournament, which was organized to coincide with the visit of the Guyana National team was held at Big Dawg Billiards in Bon Accord, a venue which boasts two spanking new 9ft tournament style tables.
Veteran player Allan James of Tobago, the man behind the Tobago leg of the Guyanese tour, copped third place.
On Monday, a team tournament was held with the Guyana team taking on a representative Tobago team in a race to four matches.
The match consisted of six single games and one doubles game, each game a race to three.
The Tobago team was made up of Allan James, Ancil Pajotte, Rodney Thomas, Dexter Taylor aka Hypa, Keron Adams along with three invited players from Trinidad, Adrian Mora, Fidel Mohammed and Ayoub Mohammed. Damian Douglas and Everald Alexander, who were also part of the Tobago team, did not feature in the team tournament but played in the 10 balls.
Guyana also called the Pool Jaguars, bounced back from a 1-3 deficit, to seal the match 4-3. Kamil Hussain beat A. Mohammed 3-2 in the first encounter.
Mora then took out Steven Persaud in three straight, the doubles pair of Pajotte and Adams lost to Ryan Baksh and Ronald Bridgemohan 1-3, Rodney Thomas won his game against Abdool Salim 3-1, Taylor was swept by Guyana's best player on the tour, Sean De Souza, James beat Ryan Rambalak 3-2 and in the deciding game F. Mohammed went under to Anthony Xavier in three frames.
After the two days of competition, Xavier was named most outstanding player.
The Guyana team departed Trinidad on Wednesday.
Reporter: Keith Clement