Paul Newman made pool cool in the movie ‘The Hustler’ but there’s a game that’s more challenging than pool.
The game of snooker has been around since the 19th century, but has recently been gaining in popularity.
While still not the most famous of games, the US championship is being played in the Bayou City for the first time ever.
Mani Hassan owns Snooker 147, the club that’s housing the championships. He’s getting to compete in the championships himself. He has done it the past few years, but for the past 22 years, the games have been played in Illinois, New York or California.
Tournament play will continue throughout the weekend until a champion is crowned on Memorial Day.
This is the first time Houston gets to host, but it sounds like it won’t be the last time.