NORTH West snooker champion Mahen Deo will lead the host team Pacific West Builders Limited Nadi Sports Club during the TropicX Design Studio sponsored three-player team tournament today.
Deo who recently won the North West Billiards and Snooker Championship title is the number one seed in the tournament.
His side includes Rimal Narayan and Shalend Gounder.
Lautoka champion Nitesh Chand will team up with HFC business finance officer Navneil Maharaj and Vinay Madhwan to lead the Sugar City charge.
Brothers Husmukh and Suresh Chauhan will join up with sharp shooter Isireli Kaci to make a formidable combination.
Suresh who is the tournament controller said a total of seven teams had registered for the daylong event.
He said two teams would be travelling from Sigatoka.
"We have revived this three player team format after a long time," Suresh said.
"Each team will include a maximum of two super premier players. This tournament was initially supposed to have been played last month but was postponed."
"The matches will be played on a two frame aggregate format. It will be on a knockout basis. We will do the draws in the morning. It is hard to predict an outright favourite because the teams are evenly matched. But the home team with Mahen in good form will be the one to beat. " The tournament will start at the Nadi Sports Club at 9am.