In Summary

  • The biggest pool challenge coming to Kenya with local and International players set to grace.
  •  The event has been organized by The All Africa Pool Association and The Kenya Billiard Federation.
  •  2.25 Million shillings is up for grabs.

Kenya is set to host the biggest pool challenge with local and international players set to grace.

Dubbed “The Grand Mchana Open” It will feature two segments with Kenya’s 64 players battling in the “Shujaa Wa Kenya” category.

The 1st prize is 200k, 2nd 130k, 3rd 80k, 4th 50k with 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th pocketing 10k each.

The main event will see Kenyan players face off with international players from Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Sudan, South Africa and Luthuania.

The first prize is 750k, 2nd 375, 3rd 225k, 4th 120k, 5th-8th 37,500 and 9th-16th 15k each.

The show piece will take place at Mchana Pub $ Grill  along Ngong Road on the 21st to 24th September 2023.

According to the Vice President All Africa Pool Association and Secretary General Kenya Pool Billiard Federation, Doreen Wandia who’s also a local champion shared that she was ready and up to the challenge.

She also revealed that the draw was over and had learnt of her match opponents.


“Mimi huchezea ‘Team Kenya’ nimechezea team Kenya kutoka the year 2014 na hata hii last national team qualifiers nilimanage bado kuingia team so niko so excited nalook forward kucheza kwa hii Grand Mchana Open tuko tu madame wawili mimi na dem anaitwa Christine kutoka Zimabwe na hata draw ishafanywa…Nalook forward kuchapa hao machali juu uzuri wa pool si ati tunapimana strength hii ni mind so naplan kuwamix” she stated partly.

Some of the pool players representing Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Luthuania and Zimbabwe PHOTO Courtesy


Doreen further appealed to pool enthusiasts to come out in large numbers for an experience like no other.

Growth Of Pool As A Sport

The current World Champion Senzo Gumedex and The African Pool Champion Aden Joseph have also confirmed their participation.

The aim of the challenge is to promote the growth of pool as a sport in Kenya.

September 20, 2023

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