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National Snooker Championship from 12 February

52 cueists will participate in the 43rd National Snooker Championship being held at Karachi Gymkhana from 12th to 21th February.

The 43rd National Snooker Championship being held under the supervision of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF). Total 52 cueists will participate in the mega event eight in which qualifiers apiece from Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while six qualifiers from Balochistan, three from Islamabad, four juniors under-18, four under-21 and three wildcards. 

The wildcards includes former Pakistan No.1 Imran Shahzad, Asif Toba and Mohammad Majid Ali while the Islamabad trio comprised Musaddiq Malik, Noman Javed and Raja Rashid.

The event carries total prize money of Rs 2, 72,000 with winner getting Rs 100,000 and runner-up Rs 50,000 while the cueists will earn Rs 2,000 per century break.

Participants are divided into eight groups and top two of each group will propel into knockout pre quarterfinals on completion of league matches. The winner and runner-ups of the event will qualify for the 34th Asian Snooker Championship being held at Tabriz, Iran from April 22 to 28.


A: Asjad Iqbal (Punjab), Sheikh M. Mudassir (Punjab), Mohammad Jahangir (Balochistan), Mohammad Imran (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haider Ali (Punjab), Ian Mark John (Sindh).

B: Mohammad Asif (Punjab), Umer Khan (Punjab), Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Punjab), Raja Rashid (Islamabad), Haris Nadeem (Sindh), Srabuland Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

C: Mohammad Bilal (Punjab), Usman Ahmed (Punjab), Agha Bilawal (Sindh), Tariq Ali (Balochistan), Amir Sohail (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdul Javaid (Punjab).

D: Shahid Aftab (Punjab), Mohammad Shahbaz (Punjab), Musaddiq Malik (Islamabad), Akash Rafiq (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Farhan Noor (Punjab), Umer Butt (Sindh).

E: Mubashir Raza (Punjab), Mohammad Ishtiaq (Sindh), Bahadur Baloch (Balochistan), Mohammad Faizan (Sindh), Mohammad Abdullah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Qadeer Bhatti (Punjab), Mohammad Majid Ali (Punjab).

F: Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh), Mohammad Ahsan Javaid (Punjab), Rambel Gul (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Awaisullah (Punjab), Saeed Ahmed (Balochistan), Umer Alam (Sindh), Mohammad Asif Toba (Punab).

G: Khurram H. Agha (Sindh), Abdul Sattar (Sindh), Sohail Shahzad (Sindh), Amir Shahzad (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab), Ahmed Shah (Balochistan), Imran Shahzad (Punjab).

H: Babar Masih (Punjab), Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab), Haris Tahir (Punjab), Noman Javed (Islamabad), Sultan Mohammad (Sindh), Samiullah (Balochistan), Sharjeel Mahmood (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

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