Snooker: Geet Sethi, Alok Kumar to participate in Masters Championships

The third Masters National Snooker Championship 2019 is being organised and hosted by MIG Club in suburban Bandra.

Geet Sethi at the Olympic Gold Quest gathering. (File Photo)   -  K . Bhagya Prakash

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

The third Masters National Snooker Championship 2019 is being organised and hosted by MIG Club in suburban Bandra, a media release issued 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.