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Advani Aims to Retain Crown in CCI Billiards Classic, Sitwala, Kothari, Gilchrist, Causier Among Other Contenders




CCI Billiards Classic: Advani aims to retain crown; Sitwala, Kothari, Gilchrist, Causier among other contenders

Defending champion Pankaj Advani is all set to compete at the CCI Billiards Classic 2024, starting on Tuesday at CCI’s Sir Wilson Jones Billiards Hall. With 27 World Championship titles, Advani aims for another victory after clinching the CCI Classic Snooker title.

Facing tough competition from top Indian and international players, Advani will battle against the likes of Peter Gilchrist, David Causier, and Rob Hall. Former World Champions Rupesh Shah, Ashok Shandilya, and Devendra Joshi will also compete, making the tournament highly competitive.

The tournament boasts a prize purse of Rs 10.15 lakh, making it one of the most lucrative events in the country. The winner will receive Rs 2,50,000 and a trophy, with cash prizes awarded to runners-up, semifinalists, and quarterfinalists. A prize of Rs 25,000 awaits the player with the highest break.


With 24 seeded players and eight qualifiers in the main draw, the tournament format includes round-robin league matches before moving on to the knockout stage. Billiards fans can expect high-quality action as cueists battle for the prestigious title and cash prizes at CCI Billiards Classic 2024.

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