One of Manitoba Club’s proudest traditions is that of its snooker league and English billiards. Six, antique, regulation, snooker tables that are over 105 years old make-up the finest cue sports lounge in the Province of Manitoba, and arguably the country. From the century-old raised banquettes that adorn the south wall, the rich oak panelling, the private members-only cue storage room, and the portraits of the club’s Past Presidents—this is Manitoba Club’s premier historic lounge.
Snooker League & Practice Night
The club’s Billiards Professional is responsible for organizing the billiards leagues (including seasonal sweepstakes and the final awards dinner) as well as provide instruction and private lessons to the members. The club operates four separate billiards leagues throughout the year and hosts open practice with the Billiards Professional. For more information regarding our snooker & English billiards programs, please contact our Snooker & English Billiards Professional, Mr. Donnie Chomiski, by email or at 204.942.5438, ext. 3104.
Monday Evenings--Open Practice with Billiards Professional
Each Monday the Billiards Lounge is available for members to practice their game. During this time, our Snooker & English Billiards Professional is available on-site to recommend specific drills and provide casual instruction. On many occasions members have the opportunity to pick-up a game during this time.
Tuesday Evenings--Singles Snooker League
The Tuesday Evening League operates with fall and winter sessions and is a very active singles league for competitive and novice players.
Wednesday Evenings--Singles Snooker League
The Wednesday Evening League operates with fall, winter and spring sessions and offers singles play for both competitive and novice players.
Saturday Mornings--Doubles Snooker League (2 Sets)
The Saturday Morning League operates with fall and winter sessions and offers doubles play for competitive and novice players. Saturday morning sessions include complimentary continental breakfast.
Private & Corporate Events
The Billiard’s Lounge offers an exceptional casual venue for networking with colleagues or celebrating special occasions and can be reserved for private, corporate and social events for 12 to 48 participants. The club’s Snooker & English Billiards Professional is on-site to help with tournament formation and rule enquiries on these occasions. To discuss the particular details of your event or to request a copy of our Catering Package, please contact Manitoba Club's Corporate & Private Events Manager, Danica Marincil by email or 204.946.3501.
In-House Snooker & English Billiards Professional
The club’s rich cue sports history is currently lead by Donnie Chomiski. Donnie is a native Winnipegger who spent many years tending bar, playing snooker competitively and teaching at Toronto’s Centre of the Spherical Arts--at the time Toronto’s premier public snooker/billiards centre.
Donnie's cue sports credentials are impressive:
1989 Manitoba Snooker Champion
1993 Easter Canadian Snooker Champion
1993 and 2001 Ontario Championship Finalist
2006 Canadian Snooker Championship Semi-Finalist
Represented Canada at:
2006 IBSF World Snooker Championship (Amman, Jordan)
2006 IBSF World Snooker Team Championships (San Jose, CA)
2007 IBSF World Snooker Championship (Korat, Thailand)
Participated in 13 Canadian Snooker Championships