THE 33rd edition of Asian Snooker Championship will begin at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) Hall on April 22.
Thailand’s Kritsanut Lertsattayathron is the defending champion of the tournament, which will conclude on April 28.
Lertsattayathron had defeated the UAE’s Mohamed Sehab 6-2 in last year’s final.
Incidentally, Thai players have triumphed in 15 of 32 editions of the championship.
India’s Pankaj Advani, who clinched the Asian billiards title last week by beating compatriot Sourav Kothari in the final at Chandigarh, is another star attraction for the Asian Confederation of Billiard Sport (ACBS)-sanctioned tournament.
Advani, who had lost to Lertsattayathron in last year’s semifinal in Doha, will be be keen to make amends this time. The winner of the ACBS tournament is also expected to get a two-year professional Tour card from International Billiards and World Snooker Federation.