India's No.2 player Pandurangaiah and reigning national junior champ S Shrikrishna will vie for honours among others in the R Murugesh & Chintamani Memorial All-India Open Snooker Tournament 2017 beginning in Erode tomorrow. Other noted players who will be seen in action include Railways' Rafath Habib, a former Asiad gold medalist, Kamal Chawla (MP), Faizal Khan, Laxman Rawat, Shabhaz Adil Khan, Ketan Chawla, Bharat Sisodiya, Anuj Uppal and Abhimanyu, Chief Referee R B Ganesh said. The tournament will be held on league-cum-knockout basis with the knockout phase set to begin on April 30. From Tamil Nadu, experienced Prem Prakash, R Girish, Dilip Kumar and Varun Kumar and talented youngsters S Shrikrishna, the current national under-18 billiards and snooker champion, and Peter Paul have confirmed their participation. The winner will receive Rs one lakh prize and the runner-up Rs 50,000, Ganesh said.
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