Calcutta: The 2nd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship gets underway at the Hindusthan Club, here, from Wednesday.
Pankaj Advani would be seen in action only in the two-day Pro-Am doubles to be played on Monday and Tuesday. The five-day main event will have a total prize money of Rs 6 lakh, with the winner taking home Rs 1.25 lakh.
THE GROUPINGS (MAIN EVENT)
Group A: Aditya Mehta (PSPB), Kamal Chawla (Rly), Laxman Rawat, Rohit Rajgarha and Ravi Goenka (both Bengal).
Group B: Manan Chandra (PSPB), Shivam Arora, Dharminder Lilly (Punjab), Siddharth Parikh (Rly) and Abhishek Kedia (Ben).
Group C: Brijesh Damani (PSPB), Yasin Merchant (Mah), Vijay Nichani (TN), Sundeep Gulati (Del) and Rajesh Tulsian (Ben).
Group D: Alok Kumar, Saurav Kothari (both PSPB), Aamir Hussain, Ankit Kariwala, Shreevardhan Poddar (all Ben) and Faisal Khan (Rly).