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Geet Sethi, Alok Kumar for Masters snooker

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Forty players, including former World Billiards champion Geet Sethi, have confirmed their participation for the Master's National Snooker Champion to be held here from August 16.

The thirdMasters National Snooker Championship 2019 is being organised and hosted by MIG in suburban Bandra, a media release issued here said on Tuesday.

Leading the field is Sethi (Gujarat), a multiple times national snooker champion and former World Billiards champion, along with defending champion, Punjab-based Alok Kumar (PSPB), and former Asian Games gold medalist, Rafath Habib (Railways), S A Saleem (Tamil Nadu), Sarang Shroffand Cherag Ramakrishna (both Maharashtra).

A total of 40 players from all across India have confirmed their participation in this tournament, it said.

The players have been divided into 10 groups and the format will initially be played on a round-robin league.

Two players from each group will qualify for the knockout rounds.

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First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 20:05 IST