THIS weekend's North West Billiards and Snooker Association Championship in Lautoka will serve as the trials to pick the western team for the annual South versus West challenge.
The top players from Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and Sigatoka will compete in the two-day NWBSA tournament which is sponsored by Fiji Gas and Shop n Save Supermarket.
Mahend Deo of Nadi is the favourite for the title.
Deo the Fiji number three dominated the NWBSA events last year.
Ali Boy will spearhead Ba Central Club's campaign together with Raymond Reddy.
Vinesh Prasad, Pita Tevita, Vinay Madhwan and Navneel Maharaj will carry the hopes of the host club.
Rimal Narayan and Vineel Nand are top contenders from Nadi with Sigatoka's Shalend Scotty.
NWBSA president Suresh Chauhan said non-affiliated club players were welcome to enter the event.