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Nand eyes top 4 finish

Arin Kumar
Friday, March 07, 2014

ROHEET Nand is eyeing a top four finish in snooker's first national ranking tournament of the year.

The event will be hosted this weekend at the Fiji Club in Suva, although games will also be played at the Merchants and Defence clubs.

The 31-year-old has never won a super premier ranking tournament but believes his time is now.

"I reached the quarter-finals in last year's ranking tournament and would like to compete in the semi-finals this time around," Nand said.

"I was introduced to this sport five years ago by former national champion Deepak Bala and I think it's time I started winning some competitions."

Nand says it's his aim to make the top four of the super premier grade at the end of the season.

"The biggest threats to my aim this weekend will be Jiten Prasad, Praneel Singh, Viliame Umu, Yogen Prasad and Deepak Ram.

"But I am confident of causing a few upsets."

Nand is the treasurer of the national body — the Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji — and the vice-president of the Southern Division Billiards and Snooker Association.

Southern association president Ravi Narayan said 24 players would compete in the super premier competition and 27 in the premier competition.

"There are four national ranking tournaments in a year and the top two at the end of the season represent the country at the Oceania Championships," he said.

"Jiten Prasad and Praneel Singh were the top two last season and will compete in this year's Oceania Championship at the end of this month."

Meanwhile, the first-ever Inter-Club Championship sponsored by Goundar Rentals will be hosted at the Tavua Club in two weeks.





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