SUVA-BASED businessman Yogendra Prasad will be out to maintain his number one spot in the A Grade when he participates in the Fiji Bitter National Snooker Rankings Championship in Lautoka this weekend.
Yogendra over took Praneel Singh for the number one spot after claiming the second rankings event.
With this weekend's rankings championship being the final for the season, Yogendra is keen to finish on top.
His son Sahil is a top contender to claim the number one spot in the B Grade.
Sahil is tied in first position with Raman Lal of the Defence Club.
It will be history in the making if Yogendra and Sahil claim the top spot in their respective categories.
Yogendra said he started practising this week.
He said the tournament would go down to the wire with all the players striving to better their rankings.
"In the last rankings tournament we saw David Reddy of Nadi come out of nowhere to win the A Grade title," Yogendra said.
"My two sons have been doing well in the lower division. Both have a good chance to become the number one this year."
Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji president Riffat Bhatti said second-placed Singh and third- placed Jitendra Prasad would provide the challenge for Yogendra.
"There is a seven-point difference at the top so we expect a close tussle," Bhatti said.
"We would like to thank Fiji Bitter and our co-sponsors, Coca-Cola and Carz n Carz for all their support."
Top 15 ranking points:
A Grade: Yogendra Prasad 144, Praneel Singh 137, Jitendra Prasad 109, Pritesh Khatri 82, Mahendra Deo 82, Rimal Narayan 80, Deepak Ram 76, Ali Hussein 73, Shalendra Gounder 70, Viliame Umu 69, David Reddy 69, Virendra Prasad 67, Nitesh Chand 65, Esala Talebula 61, Suman Lal 57, Vineel Nand 57.
B Grade: Sahil Prasad 139, Raman Lal 139, Hazel Naidu 130, Rahil Prasad 119, Ravi Narayan 95, Raymond Reddy 88, Abdul Masood 88, Avneet Maharaj 76, Francis Ram 70, Shavneel Prasad 61, Isireli Kaci 59, Anjuman Khan 57, Jack Cox 51, Simon Reddy 49, Rajiv Prasad 44.