Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

India to host 3rd leg of Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker in March

By Pti

Bengaluru, January 2: India is set to host the final leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker in March this year, ace cueist Pankaj Advani said.

"We have taken up the responsibility of conducting the third and final leg of the Asian Tour 10 Reds snooker in next two months. The competition will be organised in Bengaluru," Advani said here.

The first and second legs of the tournaments were held in Qatar and China, in September and October last year respectively.

The third leg should have been held last year itself, but Karnataka State Billiards Association sought time to conduct the event and hence it will be held this year, Advani informed.

Advani had reached the top spot in the Asian Tour 10 Reds Snooker 2018 after winning the finals held in China's Jinan. He was at no. 4 position after Doha championship with 121.7 points. But in the Jinan event, Advani secured 201.92 points and accumulated a total of 323.62 points to grab the top spot.

Doha championship winner, Muhammad Bilal of Pakistan, slipped to second place with total points of 306.18.

Advani said USD 40,000 is the total prize amount earmarked for the event, but hoped it could be raised in future. Many other countries are showing keen interest in organising the event, which would benefit players to make a living out of it, he added.

"Iran, Thailand and other Asian countries are showing keen interest to organise the event. So, if six such tournaments are held in the Asian circuit, it will give enough scope for players to make a living out of the sport," Advani said.

Advani had won the second leg of the event in Jinan after thrashing China's Ju Reti in the final.

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 19:41 [IST]
    Other articles published on Jan 2, 2019
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more