Indian Open: Advani, Mehta ready to take on world's best

Oct 14, 2013, 01:15 IST | IANS

Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will be carrying Indian hopes as they pit their skills against the world's best in the five-day inaugural World Snooker Indian Open professional ranking tournament commencing here today, offering a total prize-money of 300,000 pounds.

India’s richest and biggest snooker tournament has attracted as many as five former World Champions with No 1 ranked Neil Robertson of Australia, the 2010 winner, heading the pack.

Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta
Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta

The other former World Champions include John Higgins (1998, 2007, 2009, 2011), Mark Williams (2000, 2003), Ken Doherty (1997) and Peter Ebdon (2002). 

Advani faces 27th-ranked Marcus Campbell in his first round match on Tuesday while Mumbai’s Mehta is up against 43-year-old World No 30 Ebdon. 

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