|Bengal Premier Snooker League
Aritra Singha, Kolkata | 14th June 2017 |
The much awaited Bengal Premier Snnoker League will be taking place next week from 20 to 25 June at Saturday Club, Kolkata. The series is being organized by West Bengal Billiards Association.
The Press Conference was addressed by Pradip Saragoi, President, the West Bengal Billiards Association. Anil Poddar, Convenor, Bengal Snooker League; Brijesh Damani, Asian Games Silver Medalist, World Team Bronze Medalist and Sourav Kothari, Arjuna Awardees and World No. 2 in Billiards were also present at the occasion.
The first edition was held last year and that was a grand success. Having seen the over-whelming response, new adages have been incorporated like last year there were nine teams, and now one more team added to make it perfect 10. Addition of one more marquee player to make it two marquee players per team and each team will be having total 6 players.
Total Prize money for winner team Rs. 5,00,000.00, runner up team Rs. 3,00,000, players of Winning team Rs. 1,00,000, players of runner up team :Rs.50,000.00 and total Prize money Rs.9, 50,000. Ten teams participating in the league are Alpha Cueists owned by Dheeraj & Dhiren Baid, Black Panthers owned by Piyush Bhagat,City Knights owned Rajesh Tulsian & Ravi Goenka, Cue Magicians owned by Kingshuk Saha, Green Warriors owned by Pradyumna Mimani, Pappu Penguine owned Manas Swaika & Siddharth Casyab, The Rockets owned by Rishabh Dugar, RKG Snooking Champs Ravindra Gupta, Shooting Stars owned Sunil Saraogi & Chetan Mehta, Snooking Shooters owned Manoj Agarwal (Defending Team).
Top players participating in this league are Kolkata based Sourav Kothari, Brijesh Damani, Shahbaaz Khan and Manish Jain; whereas the outstation top players are Alok Kumar, Manan Chandra, Dharminder Lilly, Kamal Chawla, Siddharth Parikh etc.