India to host 3rd leg of Asian Tour 10Reds Snooker in March
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.
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.
:: 02 January