Former general secretary Ivan Brincat was confirmed as the new president of the Malta Billiards and Snooker Association (MBSA) as the same association announced its new committee on Friday evening during its Annual General meeting.
According to an MBSA statement, Brincat said there had been 60 out 80 voting members who had cast their vote in this presidential election and this showed the promise of the association.
Brincat won 78% of the votes and now stands in place of Frans Bugeja who stepped down from his position back in October.
Bugeja had been one of the cornerstones of the sport of billiards and snooker in Malta and has been involved in the governing body for over 50 years.
However, in a statement, the MBSA had said that after medical advice, Bugeja would not seek re-election. He was however, appointed honorary president of the association as thanks for his many years of involvement.
“After receiving medical advice, the president of the Malta Billiards and Snooker Association, Frans Bugeja, after over 50 years of service to this association, will not contest for this position.”
The new president said his main priorities will be the players and referees, in order for them to achieve even more success.
While Brincat will now be at the helm of the association, Joseph Zerafa will take the role of vice-president. Andrea Aquilina will be the secretary general while Lothar Mallia will be the financial director and Cameron Farrugia is to take charge of public relations.
Also during the association’s AGM, it was agreed that the term of the elected committee members would increase to three years, having been previously two years. Reason being that due to the covid-19 pandemic, the committee would have more time to work on its agenda.