The Article below is from the website of the American University of Armenia (AUA). It is about AUA ALUMNI BILLIARD TOURNAMENT
, that took place on March 25, 2006. I won the 1st place at the tournament and awarded a billiard cue. You may also download this Article in PDF format
On March 25, Saturday, the Alumni Association of the American University of Armenia, in co-operation with ARENA Bowling & Billiards Club, organized the first Alumni Billiard Tournament (Spring 2006). The tournament was sponsored by the Tufenkian Hospitality and represented by its Manager – an AUA alumnus and a participant – Hakob Hakobyan (MBA’1996).
10 participants (alumni from PS, MBA and IESM) were registered for the tournament that ultimately lasted 7 hours (!): Hakob Hakobyan, MBA’ 1996; Suren Ohanyan, PS’ 1998; Arman Hakobyan, MBA’ 2000; Mher Sahakyan, MBA’ 2002; Vahan Danielyan, MBA’ 2003; Khosrov Harutyunyan, PS’ 1998; Vigen Kesoyan, IESM’ 1999; Taron Petevotyan, MBA’ 2001; Erik Kostandyan, IESM’ 2004; and Karen Hakobyan, IESM’ 2005.
Suren Tonoyan, General Secretary of the Armenian Billiards Federation, who awarded each participant with a copy of his book titled "The Alphabet of Billiards", guided the tournament. Alumni First Billiard Tournament succeeded in achieving its goal of networking among alumni around a specific area of interest.
All three winners received free billiards and/or bowling hours and the rest of the participants were provided with 10% discount cards of the ARENA Club. Two non-smoker players were awarded special prizes: T-shirts with non-smoking slogans from Narine Movsisyan, Project Coordinator, Center for Health Services Research and Development, AUA. According to AUA AA's agreement with the Administration of the ARENA Club, they have invited Ruben Potikyan, a famous billiard master, who played with Taron Petevotyan, the runner-up.
The winners of this billiard marathon became:
1st place: - Suren Ohanyan (Prize: a billiard cue)
2nd place: - Taron Petevotyan (Prize: a week-end tour to Kecharis resort, Tsaghkadzor (provided by co-sponsor – Travelon LLC)
3rd place: - Karen Hakobyan (Prize: a book on billiards)