THE top 16 snooker players in both the A and B Grades will be invited to participate in the Champion of Champions next month.
These players were determined after the completion of the final rankings championship in Lautoka last weekend.
Nausori Club's Jitendra Prasad shot to the number one position in the A Grade after reaching the final, displacing Yogendra Prasad who dropped to fourth position.
Praneel Singh maintained his second position while Deepak Jai Ram moved to number three after winning the event.
Young Sahil Prasad finished as the number one in the B Grade after beating Isireli Kaci in the final.
Billiards and Snooker Association president Riffat Bhatti said it was good to see Ram making a comeback this season after a 12-month lay-off.
"We would like to thank the sponsors Fiji Bitter, Coca-Cola and Carz n Carz," Bhatti said.
"We had a new winner in the A Grade Deepak who made a comeback after taking a break. The rankings have changed because of this.
"The top 16 will be invited for the Champions of Champions.
"We are looking at selecting an elite squad to prepare for the international events.
"We have the potential here to win international competitions but we need to get these players into a program whereby they get enough practice each week and also work under good coaches to improve their skill level."
A Grade: 1st Jitendra Prasad 149, 2nd Praneel Singh 129, 3rd Deepak Jai Ram 126, 4th Yogendra Prasad 119, 5th Mahendra Deo 82, 6th Viliame Umu 76, 7th Rimal Narayan 74, 8th David Reddy 73, 9th Virendra Prasad Prasad 67, 10th Esala Talebula, 11th Eroni Vaka 59, Nitesh Chand 59, 13th Ali Hussein 54, 14th Shalendra Gounder 51, 15th Pritesh Khatri 50, 16th Anup Kumar 46, Vineel Nand 46, Mohan Singh 46, Ismail Wali 46.
B Grade: 1st Sahil Prasad 164, 2nd Raman Lal 139, 3rd Hazel Naidu 115, 4th Ravi Narayan 108, 5th Francis Ram 103, 6th Isireli Kaci 99, 7th Rahil Prasad 94, 8th Abdul Masood 88, Raymond Reddy 88, 10th Shavneel Prasad 76, 11th Simon Reddy 67, 12th Albert Maharaj 57, 13th Avneet Maharaj 51, 14th Alzumar Khan 42, 15th Alvin Singh 38, 16th Jack Cox 32.