3 Tamil Nadu cueists for world snooker championship,Vidya Pillai to referee
In a development that could be seen as a fillip to the flourishment of the cue sports in the state, Tamil Nadu's Rafath Habib, former Asian Gold Medalist and Nadeem Ahmed, the current state champion and no. 2 Vidya Pillai, former no.3 World Ladies Snooker Champion and former Ladies Snooker National Champion will represent India in the world masters snooker championship to be held at Sofia in Bulgaria from November 24 to December 2.
The two cueists qualified for the event in the selection camp conducted at Karnataka Snooker and Billiards Association (KSBA) in Bangalore earlier this month, according to a communique from Tamil Nadu Billiards and Snooker Association (TNBSA) here today.
In addition, M Baskaran and Sesu Edward Kennedy, also from Tamil Nadu,will officiate in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) World Snooker Championship 2012 that includes world snooker championship, world ladies snooker championship, and world masters snooker championships, TNBSA Secretary R Madusudhanan said in the communique.