Snooker: Six-reds state ranking tourney kicks off; 97 compete for title

With the league matches of the Men's Six-red tournament drawing to a close, the competition heats up.

The first ever edition of 6 Red Snooker Men’s State Ranking kicked on 25th August, at Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA) hall near Vasanthnagar. The Women State Ranking will be played from 27 to 30 August 2011. The games are being played under new International Billiards & Snooker Federation(IBSF)/ Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports (ACBS) rules.

A total of 97 entries were received and matches will be played on a knockout basis to identify top 16, who will then form four leagues to compete for quarter finals.

The top two players will represent the State in the forthcoming 6 Red Snooker Nationals at Chandigarh from 17th to 25th September 2011.

Rules of the game are as follows

The normal rules of the Game of Snooker (15 reds) will apply, but with the following changes ONLY for the 6 Reds Snooker Game.

1. Delete the "Foul and a Miss" rule.

2. After any foul:

a.     The Referee shall immediately state Foul, Free-Table (only if snookers are not required as the result of the stroke).

b.     The non-offender player has 3 options: 

i.     Play from where the balls have come to rest

ii.     Ask the opponent to play again from where the balls have come to rest

iii.     Play the cue-ball from anywhere on the table, except when snookers are required.

3. A player cannot snooker behind a nominated ball after potting a ball on.

Schedule of the remaining matches of the Men’s tournament

30.08.2011 – 1 pm – Quarter Final

30.08.2011 – 5 pm – Semi Final

31.08.2011 – 5 pm – Final

 This info was provided by KSBA

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