KARACHI: A document variety of fifty six cueists from everywhere in the nation, together with 5 juniors, can be in motion on the forty second version of the Jubilee Insurance coverage Nationwide Snooker Championship 2017 which will get underway right here on the Karachi Gymkhana on Sunday (at this time).
Defending champion Mohammad Bilal, Babar Masih, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sajjad, Sohail Shahzad, Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir, Shahram Changezi and Asjad Iqbal are the eight seeded cueists with the trio of Sultan Mohammad, Mohammad Saqib and Mohammad Ahsan Javed being the wild card entrants.
In response to the attracts made out there by the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Affiliation (PBSA) right here on Saturday, the fifty six members have been divided equally in eight teams for the preliminary rounds on the finish of which the highest two cueists from every group might be advancing to the knockout part, beginning with the pre-quarter-finals.
Prime seed and defending champion Mohammad Bilal has been positioned within the Group A alongwith Umar Farooq, Aakash Rafique, Musaddiq Mahmood, Zahoor Ahmed, Mohammad Majid Ali and Mohammad Ahsan Javed, whereas second seed Babar Masih has been drawn in Group B within the firm of Mohammad Rafique, Khurram Hussain Agha, Fawad Khan, Asif Toba, Saeed Ahmed and Mohammad Saqib.
The Group C includes third seed Mohammad Asif, Haris Khan, Bahadur Khan, Imran Shahzad, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Imran and Sultan Mohammad, whereas Group D accommodates fourth seed Mohammad Sajjad in addition to Mohammad Naseem Akhtar, Mohammad Naeem Jaffer, Farhan Khan, Mohammad Ishtiaq and Zeeshan Raza.
Fifth seed Sohail Shahzad leads the pack in Group E within the presence of Abu Saim, Shaikh Mohammad Mudassir, Mohammad Faizan, Nadir Imran, Abdul Raziq and Fazal Umar Butt, whereas Group F options sixth seed Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir alongwith Mohammad Ijaz, Shah Khan, Hunain Aamir, Ahmed Shah, Abdul Sattar and Sarbuland Khan.
Seventh seed Shahram Changezi heads Group G additionally having Shahid Aftab, Agha Bilawal, Umair Zulfiqar, Aamir Shahzad, Mohammad Afzal and Shahid Shafiq, whereas Group H consists of eighth seed Asjad Iqbal, Sharjeel Mahmood, Farhan Noor, Allah Noor, Mohammad Umair Aziz, Aamir Sohail, Mubashir Raza and Abdul Rahim.
The league matches might be better of seven-body contests, whereas the pre-quarter-finals and quarter-finals might be better of 9-body duels. The semi-finals will probably be better of eleven-body matches, whereas the ultimate can be better of 15-body conflict. As up to now, each the semi-finals and ultimate shall be telecast reside on Geo Tremendous.
The prize cash at stake can be Rs 272,000 with the winner to take house a handbag of Rs one hundred,000 whereas the runner-up will acquire Rs 50,000. The dropping semi-finalists might be getting Rs 20,000 every, the dropping quarter-finalists can be receiving Rs 10,000 every and the dropping pre-quarter-finalists shall be compensated with Rs four,000 every, whereas the very best break award can be value Rs 10,000.
There are added incentives for the winner and runner-up of the occasion, who will qualify to symbolize the nation within the thirty third Asian Snooker Championship 2017 scheduled to be held at Doha, Qatar, from April 22 to twenty-eight.
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