Snooker aces score a hit for local school

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The Brasshouse bar by Lake Mabprachan was filled to capacity on the evening of September 3rd as world class snooker pro’s Jimmy White and Ken Doherty participated in an evening of pool, playing against the locals to raise money for a nearby school.

Local snooker and pool enthusiasts turned up with their custom cues to take on these two sporting heavyweights, with each player paying 1000 baht for a chance to test their skills against Jimmy & Ken.

Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White is a frequent and popular visitor to Pattaya.

The hundred or so people in attendance also enjoyed a fabulous buffet laid on by the Brasshouse.  The owner of the Brasshouse, Punyanuch Sripornhom, told our reporters that this was now an annual event as Jimmy White had played there before and it was also great to welcome the former world snooker champion Ken Doherty as well.

Former world snooker champion, Ken Doherty of Ireland, impresses the locals with his skill on the pool table.

The funds raised on the evening came from money pledged to play the snooker legends and also from a charity raffle, with prizes donated from local businesses.  The money was then donated to Wat Pong Mabprachan School, which is working on a project to build new facilities for the children.

Snooker legends Jimmy White (left) and Ken Doherty (right) pose for a photo with local schoolchildren from the Wat Pong Mabprachan School at the Brasshouse bar & restaurant, Sept. 3.

The director of the school, Thanachai Wonsaroj, and some of his students were also at the event to meet their snooker heroes and enjoy the food.

In total, over 38,000 baht was donated to the school along with a trampoline gifted by TBX Thailand.