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Big plans for snooker

Arin Kumar
Thursday, January 03, 2013

THE Southern Division Billiards and Snooker Association has laid out big plans for their 2013 season.

One of them is helping some of their players qualify for the 2014 World Snooker Championship.

SDBSA director Riffat Bhatti said at the moment none of their players were good enough to qualify for the event.

He said they had devised a plan that would be able to help some players lift their calibre to a new level and that would help players improve their international ranking.

"We want to bring in some international coaches to train our top players," Bhatti said.

"We want to train our players mentally and tactically for international competition and we think some international coaches will be able to do that," he said.

Firstly the SDBSA will have to identify their top players that could become champions in in the region.

"That is why the first event of the year, the Champion versus Champion tournament will be played on the 12 and 13 of January.

"This tournament will feature the top 16 players of 2012," Bhatti said.