TWENTY FOUR players will compete in the North West Billiards and Snooker Association Six Reds Championship at the Lautoka Club on Saturday.
The top six players from four clubs — Ba Central, South Seas, Nadi Sports and Lautoka Club — have entered the one-day event. Players have been drawn into four pools.
A new champion will be crowned with defending champion Tony Cen away in China.
Favourite Mahen Deo is in a tough pool with Ismail Wali, Navneil Maharaj, Shaneel Kumar, Philip Gock and Simon Reddy.
Association vice president Raymond Reddy said the top four from each pool would qualify for the eliminations.
"Majority of the committee members opted for the top four qualifiers so we will hold the pre-quarters," he said.
"We are still to decide on how to slot players from the pools into the round of 16. This will be announced during the briefing at the start of the tournament.
"The best of three frames will be played during the pool stage and eliminations. It will be best of five frames for the quarter-finals and semi-finals. The final will be best of seven frames. Full dress code will apply."
Pool A: Ali Boy, Raymond Reddy, Ajesh Chand, Munesh Kumar, Divesh Patel, Salesh Kumar; Pool B: Nitesh Chand, Rimal Narayan, Suresh Chauhan, Vikrant Sharma, Atish Charan, Raj Mani Pillay; Pool C: Vinesh Prasad, Rajinesh Nand, Mohan Singh, David Reddy, Mohammed Imran, William Lee; Pool D: Mahen Deo, Ismail Wali, Navneil Maharaj, Shaneel Kumar, Philip Gock, Simon Reddy.