NBP Ranking Snooker C’ship begins tomorrow


Karachi: The seventh edition of NBP Ranking Snooker Championship will be held here at NBP Sports Complex from October 7 to 13.

The championship offers a modest Rs 60,000 to for winner and 35,000 for runner up. The losing semifinalists will receive Rs 15000 each while the four losing quarterfinalists will get Rs 5000 each. The defeated pre-quarterfinalists will pocket Rs 3000 each. The player, who will score the highest break will cash Rs 5000.

Top ranked 31 players will be seen in action during the tournament. The players will be divided into eight groups. Two players from each group will qualify for Last-16 stage.

Qualifying rounds will best of seven frames affair. Last-16 stage and quarterfinals will be contested in nine frames. Semifinals will be contested in 11 frames while the final be a best of 13 frames affair.

This is an important tournament as the two top ranked players of Pakistan, which will be revealed following the results of the championship, will qualify to represent Pakistan in IBSF World Snooker Championship. The World Championship will be held in Hurghada, Egypt from November 10-21.