Mumbai: National champion Pankaj Advani and former Asian champion Yasin Merchant of Maharashtra will be the top two seeds in the all-India invitation snooker meet to be held at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) here from Friday.
NSCI chairman B. C. Chawla said the winner gets Rs 60,000 and the runner-up Rs 40,000.
The NSCI will also conduct an women’s invitation tourney for the top eight cuiests in Maharashtra on April 3, Chawla said.
THE SEEDINGS — 1. Pankaj Advani (Knt.), 2. Yasin Merchant (Mah), 3. Dharmender Lilly (Punjab), 4. Siddharth Parikh (Rlys), 5. Rafat Habib (Rlys), 6. Alok Kumar (Pnj), 7. Varun Taneja (Rlys), 8. Manan Chandra (Del), 9. Devendra Joshi (Mah), 10. Sarang Shroff (Mah), 11. Omar Balsara (Mah), 12. Sandeep Chawla (Mah), 13. Ashok Shandilya (Rlys), 14. Jatinder Dawer (Mah), 15. Siddharth Rao (TN), 16. Shyam Jagtiani (Rlys). (PTI)