BSAM State Senior Snooker to begin today

All the leading snooker players from Mumbai and across Maharashtra will be seen in action during the tournament

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The Billiards & Snooker Association of Maharashtra (BSAM) will be conducting the Senior men’s snooker event of the Maharashtra State Junior Snooker and Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg 1) Championship – 2019, which commences at the Bombay Gymkhana billiards room from today.

All the leading snooker players from Mumbai and across Maharashtra will be seen in action during the tournament.

The BSAM tournament will commence with the qualifying rounds to select 16 players, who will join 16 players seeded directly in the main draw on the basis of the previous years’ State selection ranking.

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The format for qualifying round will be best-of-5 frames direct knockout draw. Later, the 32 players (16 qualifiers and 16 ranked seeds) will be divided into 8 groups of 4 players each and they will play on a round-robin league. Matches will be of best-of-5 frames.

The top two players from each group will advance to the 16-player knockout draw and the matches would be played on the best-of-7 frames up to the final. In the Senior men’s snooker & billiards, there will be a play-off match to decide the third and fourth place and also play-off matches for classification from fifth to eighth positions.

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