Rahil tops field in Nadi snooker event

RAHIL Prasad is the top seed for the Carpenters Finance-sponsored Nadi Sports and Social Club Open Championship which will be played this weekend.

The Fiji National University student is the current number one ranked player in the country.

The two-day event has attracted 56 players forcing the organisers to hold some matches in Lautoka as well. Nadi Sports and Social Club snooker co-ordinator Rimal Narayan said the players would be divided into 16 pools. Narayan said lucrative prizes would be up for grabs.

“The total sponsorship from Carpenters Finance for the vent is $5000,” he said. “The winner will get $700. It will be three frames games during the pool stage and five frames in the knockout stages.

“The final will be a seven frame fixture. Jiten Prasad who won the second national rankings championship is also amongst the favourites with Mahen Deo Yogen Prasad, Pritesh Khatri, Tony Cen, Nitesh Chand and David Reddy.

Narayan said the games would be played at Nadi Sports and Social Club, Nadi Club, South Seas Club and Lautoka Club.

“This is the biggest snooker event hosted by Nadi Sports and Social Club,” he said.

“There are cash prizes for the highest breaks. The highest break of over 40 it will be $1 per point. For the highest break of over 60 it will be $2 per point.”

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