The Seventh Annual Bernie Russell Memorial Pool Tournament was scheduled to have the Grand Lucayan Ball Room filled with non-stop action this coming weekend.
However, with the threat of Hurricane Irma last weekend international participants were forced to cancel their flights.
According to tournament organizers, the players feared the potential impact may have been too “devastating.”
Hurricane Irma traveled across the Caribbean and Southern Bahamas as a Category 5 storm.
While the track of the storm could not be solidified until late last week, players decided not to take the chance. However, the organizers wished to let the public know that they are working on a date to still host the tournament.
October 17 was selected as the tentative date to host the tournament.
An official date was said to be coming within the next week.
The tournament is still expected to feature some of the top players from around the world, as well as around the country – Grand Bahama, Abaco, New Providence just to name a few.
The Vegas Style affair will have players compete in singles eight-ball and doubles 10-ball competition.
Sponsors of the tournament include Ministry of Tourism, BTC, West Star Convenience, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company (Sands) and Paradise Cove.