Pool players from around Saskatchewan will be converging on the Estevan Legion this weekend for a pool tournament.
"This is our Legion Provincial 8-ball tournament," said Estevan Legion President Frosty Forrest, adding that the tournament is annual but this will be the first one since the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're really looking forward to seeing some old friends we haven't seen in a while and having a good tournament."
"Whoever wins this tournament will go on to the national dominion tournament in Alberta later this year."
Forrest said players are coming from Swift Current, Alameda, and there are also three local Estevan teams. There will be five teams total made up of four players each plus a spare.
Estevan has hosted the event before. The main tournament is on Saturday, and then there's a banquet Saturday night where the winning team will be presented with an award. There will be a singles and doubles tournament on Sunday, which is more of a fun event. There will also be another doubles tournament Friday night, where legion members can bring a non-legion member to play with them.
Forrest himself will be competing in the main tournament, and is a two-time provincial champion. He shrugged off the notion that he is a favourite to win.
"No not really," he said. "There's some pretty good players that come out to these now."
He said this weekend's tournament is about bringing Legion members together.
"Legion tournaments are really not so much about competition, it's about camaraderie with our people from our other branches and getting to know each other," he said.
"It's quite a social event really."