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CCI Billiards Classic: Shandilya, Rupesh lead strong field

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Former world champions Ashok Shandilya of Railways and Rupesh Shah of lead a strong field of 32 cueists in the Cricket Club of Billiards Classic to be played here from tomorrow.

The other heavyweights who will be seen in action are of BPCL, former two-time Asian Champion Dhruv Sitwala of and his teammates and Saurabh Kothari, both of whom are also former winners of the Asian Championship titles.

The other stronger contenders include former world championship bronze medallists of Railways and Dhvaj Haria of Indian Oil.

The big guns will be joined by leading players from Mumbai, including Maharashtras top-four ranked players and junior number 1.

The 32 players will be drawn in eight groups of four each and will initially compete in a round-robin league. The top players from each group will qualify for the knockout phase starting from the pre-quarter-finals.

The tournament offers a total prize fund of Rs 3.8 lakh with the champion standing to pocket the top prize of Rs 125,000 while the runner-up would earn Rs 75,000.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 17:40 IST