Concluded

CCI Kekoo Nicholson BSAM Billiards League 2019.
Billiards

29-Apr-2019 to 26-May-2019

Venue :

Knock out venue: Cricket Club of India

 

Winners

    Rovin shines in Hindu Gym triumph; Sunil Jain’s fighting effort in vain
    Mumbai: P.J. Hindu Gymkhana cueist Rovin D’Souza who displayed a steady consistent showing and Elphinstone Cricket Club’s Sunil Jain who came up with solid determined fighting effort were the star performers of the day, but the former finished on the winning side as his team PJHG ‘Probables’  (combined team handicap -95 ) managed to get the better of ECC ‘Elfies Stars’ (handicap +75) 505-486 in an exciting final of the CCI Kekoo Nicholson BSAM Billiards League 2019, organized by the Billiards & Snooker Association of Maharashtra and played at the CCI’s Sir Wilson Jones billiards room, late on Sunday evening.
    The summit clash between two former champions turned out to be a closely contested affair. Elphinstone Club went into the match with an overall 165 points advantage, but Hindu Gymkhana’s Hitesh Kotwani and in particular D’Souza chipped away at their advantage and reduced it to just 40 points to give their team a winning chance. Hindu Gymkhana skipper Siddharth Parikh, the fifth ranked Indian, lived up to his and the team’s expectations as he completed the formalities, but not before going through a bit of anxious moments.
    Elphinstone’s talented youngster Rayaan Razmi (scratch handicap) played to his potential and did well to keep pace with his more experienced opponent Kotwani (-40) in the opening frame as the scores ran close and changed hand a couple of times. But, the seasoned Kotwani managed two late efforts of 39 and 26 to record a narrow 200-183 win. He had earlier compiled a 47 runs, while Rayaan had notable breaks of 41 and 26 to stay in the fight.
    Later, D’Souza (+15) who has been in impressive form was cool and composed and dished out another stellar performance against Cyrus Mistry (+45). He confidently went for his shots and consistently produced decent breaks to accumulate the points and gain complete control before cruising towards a 200-92 win in the second frame.
    D’Souza’s win by 108 points difference and Kotwani’s win by 17 points cut Elphinstone’s advantage to just 40 points and setting them a target of 160 points to win the third frame and the title.
    In the third frame, the former World Championship bronze medal winner Parikh (-70) had to score 200 points while his rival Sunil Jain (+25) had to get only160 points. But, Parikh an accomplished billiards pro stamped his class and authority as he neatly rolled in a substantial break of 68 and with a couple of other tidy efforts he established a sizeable 148-8 lead and then extended it to 192-41 and within distance of reaching 200 points.
    But, Jain not the type to throw in the towel without offering a fight came back strongly and with a well-constructed effort of 52 and another superb run of 37 closed the gap to make it an exciting finish as he was just 19 points away from titling the contest in favour of his team. However, lady luck smiled on Parikh who was doubled baulked but managed to fluke a red in-off and then scored the remaining points to clinch a tense victory and heave a sigh of relief.
    Hindu Gymkhana team received the winners’ trophy and a cheque of Rs 60,000, while Elphinstone CC team received the runners-up trophy and a cheque of Rs 30,000. The losing semi-finalists Shivaji Park Gymkhana and Central Railway Mechanical Institute received an award of Rs 15,000 each, while the losing quarter-finalists got Rs 7,500 each. Sunil Jain for his valiant efforts received a special prize of Rs 5,000 presented by the CCI Billiards Committee.
    Results – Final: PJHG ‘Probables’ (-95) beat ECC ‘Elfies Stars’ (+70) 505-486 (Hitesh Kotwani (-40) beat Rayaan Razmi (Scr) 200-183; Rovin D’Souza (+15) beat Cyrus Mistry (+45) 200-92; Siddharth Parikh (-70) beat Sunil Jain (+25) 200-141).


Last Date of Entry
Entry Form
Entries Recieved
22 Apr 2019

Draws

Date(s)
Draw
Result
22th - 26th May 2019
29th April - 18th May 2019

Articles & Press Clippings

Entry Fees

Rs. 3000/- Per Team
Entries will ONLY be accepted along with entry fees.
Last date for entry 22ND APRIL 2019 at 6 pm.
ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS can participate.
(Details on BSAM website)
Entry fee cheques to be dated April 1,2019 or later.
Entry without the entry fee paid will NOT be included in the draw.
Tournament start date : April 29TH ,2018.

Match Format & Rules

CCI Kekoo Nicholson BSAM Billiards League 2019.
BILLIARDS
29-Apr-2019 To 26-May-2019
Venue :
Knock out venue: Cricket Club of India
Rs. 3000/- Per Team
Entries will ONLY be accepted along with entry fees.
Last date for entry 22ND APRIL 2019 at 6 pm.
ONLY REGISTERED PLAYERS can participate.
(Details on BSAM website)
Entry fee cheques to be dated April 1,2019 or later.
Entry without the entry fee paid will NOT be included in the draw.
Tournament start date : April 29TH ,2019
First week ending 5th May 2019
Second week ending 12th May 2019
Third week ending 18th May 2019
CCI KEKOO NICHOLSON BSAM BILLIARDS LEAGUE 2019
ORGANIZED BY THE BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER ASSOCIATION OF MAHARASHTRA
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
Yasin Merchant
Siddharth Parekh
Dhruv Sitwala
Rishabh Kumar
Amit Sapru
LAST DATE OF ENTRY; April 22nd ,2019
TOURNAMENT START DATE: APRIL 29th ,2019

ALL ENTRIES HAVE TO BE SENT ACROSS WITH THE ENTRY FEE OF Rs 3000 PER TEAM. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT ENTRY FEE. ENTRY FEE CHEQUES TO BE DATED APRIL 1,2019 or LATER.
TEAMS WILL NOT BE PUT IN THE DRAW IF THE ENTRY FEE IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE LAST DATE.
ALL PLAYERS HAVE TO REGISTERED WITH BSAM.

ALL PAYMENTS PERTAINING TO THE PRIZE MONEY WILL BE MADE BY CHEQUE AND ONLY IN THE CLUBS NAME.
TDS WILL BE APPLICABLE ON PRIZE MONEY ABOVE ₹ 30,000.”

Rules and Regulations:
1.The handicap of each individual player will be decided by the Tournament Committee of BSAM which reserves the right to change the handicap of any player at any stage of the tournament. The Hamdicaps will only be revised upto the quarter finals.
2.The decision of the tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all matters.
3.Any objection/dispute/protest if any, should be put down in writing with a fee of RS 1000.
4.All are requested to play in the spirit of the game and all decisions in this regard shall be taken purely without bias and in the interest of the sport.

5. Every Player in a Group Of 4 teams needs to play the mandatory 2 games during the league stage (unless with Handicap is -40 & above )
Every player in a Group Of 3 teams need to play the mandatory one game during the league stage. ( unless with Handicap is -40 & above )


Match Procedure:
Bsam would like to inform all clubs that we do not encourage the serving of alcohol and dinner after the match. it is however entirely at the discretion of the home team how they would like to entertain their guests, however light snacks and soft drinks are recommended.
All the day to day matters concerning the league shall be attended by MR SACHIN MALI (ADMIN EXEC - BSAM) MOBILE: 9773568058
FORMAT:
The format will be race to 200.After the 1st and 2nd game, the last game will be played as per the total of team handicaps and the deficit to be made to win the match.
After the initial exchange of the names of the 3 players playing the match and their handicaps between the two captains, the home captain shall first write the name of the player on the board and thereafter the visiting captain shall will write his players name on the board. This will be repeated for the 2nd and 3rd games.
ALL PLAYERS MUST PLAY TWO GAMES DURING THE LEAGUE STAGE FAILING WHICH THERE WILL BE A DEDUCTION OF 2 POINTS PER PLAYER PER MATCH NOT PLAYED FROM THEIR OVERALL TALLY.
THE SAID PLAYER WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PLAY IN THE KNOCK OUTS.
THE ABOVE RULE IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR PLAYERS WHOSE HANDICAPS are negative.

No player can play two games in a match.
No player shall be allowed to smoke on the table while playing or in the billiard room.
The BSAM requests all clubs concerned to start their matches on time.
League matches should start at 6pm or at the mutually agreed time.
The home team shall fix the dates of the matches within the scheduled week in consultation with the visiting team.
In the event of any special circumstances matches can be played by mutual consent upto SUNDAY ONLY.
The club whose name appears first on the list of fixtures for a week, shall be considered the home team. The Home fixture ideally should be played on or before wednesday of the week specified,except by mutual consent.
All the arrangements connected with the match, such as refreeeing, lighting, cost of refreshments etc shall be borne by the home team. The home team must arrange for a referee to supervise each fixture.
All matches must be played on one table,only unless otherwise agreed by both captains.
Scorecards must be signed by Both Captains and should be Emailed to BSAM at  bsamah@gmail.com before Monday12 NOON of the following week.
In case the score cards are NOT emailed both the teams shall be deemed to have lost the match.
THIS RULE WILL BE RIGIDLY ENFORCED.
A team may consist Minimum of a 4 players or  maximum of a 6 players , with any 3 being chosen to play. The handicap of the  3 players chosen to play will be added and that will determine the overall team handicap.
The league shall be played with the baulk line crossing rule.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE THE DRAW IS UPLOADED ON THE BSAM WEBSITE, NO CHANGES WILL BE PERMITTED,HENCE CLUBS ARE REQUESTED TO FORM TEAMS WITH PLAYERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PERIOD OF THE LEAGUE.ALL EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.
No team shall give a walk over. Any team giving a walk over shall be fined a sum of Rs 3000 per walk over and may be debarred from the tournament and their points nullified.
The League committee serves the right to call for an explanation in writing from the club whose team has given a walk over and may at its sole discretion take further disciplinary action as it may deem fit, which may extend to barring the particular players concerned from one or more tournaments.
The winners from each match will get two points. Two teams from each section having the maximum no of points will qualify for the knock out stage.

All the clubs are requested to ensure that the tables for the tournament are in fairly good condition.
( without tears or patches or damaged cloth or holes or no nap )
if a particular clubs table is reported and is found unsatisfactory to the conditions of play, the league committee reserves the right take such action against such club it may deem necessary which may extend to debarring the club from one or more tournaments.
THE LEAGUE SHALL BE PLAYED WITH THE ARAMITH PRO CUP BILLIARD SET ( SPOTTED BALLS) ONLY.
The teams shall be at the discretion of the tournament committee, be divided into a number of sections depending upon the number of entries,the draw for the sections will be made by drawing lots.after the initial sections matches are over two teams from each group shall qualify for the knock out that will be played on the tables decided by the tournament committee.
2 points will be awarded against every win. any team in the group thats wins both their matches. home and away shall be awarded 1 additional bonus point.
if 2 teams are tied for 2 nd position the winner between the 2 teams in the league stage will qualify for the knock out stage.
In case the two teams have won a match each then there shall be a play off between the 2 teams to decide who goes through.
Thereafter all the group winners will be seeded accordingly by the TC and the the no 2 teams will be drawn by lots to play the group winners.
The Tournament Committee shall be the sole authority for the arrangements of these matches.
Winner of the League will be declared as the CCI KEKOO NICHOLSON BSAM LEAGUE Champions for the year 2019

The decision of the Tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all matters of dispute and differences.
All are requested to play in the spirit of the game and all decisions taken purely in this regard shall be taken purely without being bias and in the interest of the sport.
ATLEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE TEAM RECEIVING A PRIZE SHOULD BE PRESENT AT  THE PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY,FAILING WHICH THEIR PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.
PRIZE MONEY CHEQUES WILL BE GIVEN IN THE NAME OF THE CLUB.

RULES APPLICABLE IN CASE OF TIES:
For the 1st and 2nd positions
In case of a tie.
if there is a tie in one or more sections for the 1st and 2nd positions then the result between the two teams matches shall be taken into account.
The team that has won both the home and away matches shall be in 1st position and the other team shall be in the 2nd position.
if both the teams have won one match each then the 1st and 2nd positions shall be decided by the toss of a coin.
In case of a triple tie.
Chits will be made of all the three teams. The first chit pulled shall then play the winner of the other 2 teams to decide who goes through.
In case of a tie for 2nd position.
if 2 teams are tied for the 2nd position the team having won both their home and away matches between the two teams in the league stage will qualify.
In case both the teams have won a match each then there will be a playoff between the 2 teams to decide who through.

 

DRESS CODE

Knock-Out stage Collared T-Shirts will be allowed
Please note that proper dress code needs to be adhered to by the players visiting various clubs. Low waist jeans, trousers displaying undergarments while playing, chappals, sandals,caps,playing barefoot,shorts,3/4ths shall be strictly NOT ALLOWED.
However the tournament committee shall make an exception if a genuine medical report or doctors letter is produced.
A player shall not be allowed to play if the above dress code is not adhered to.
ALL INFORMATION SUCH AS DRAWS, FIXTURES, RESULTS SHALL ONLY BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE www.bsam.in
This will serve as the the only notice to all with regards to the league.
Thanking you for your cooperation.
Organizing Secretary
Yasin Merchant.

 

Prize

Winner : ₹60,000 ( TDS WILL BE APPLICABLE)
Runner up :₹ 30,000 ( TDS WILL BE APPLICABLE)

Losing Semi finalists: ₹ 15,000 each

Losing quarter finalists: ₹ 7500 each.

Past Winners