CCI Snooker Classic 2024

17-Feb-2024 to 03-Mar-2024

Venue :

The Cricket Club Of India
Dishaw wacha Road , Churchgate , 400 002

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Event Report


    Advani tames Chawla to retain CCI crown

    Mumbai, March 3: Reigning champion Pankaj Advani reasserted his dominance and retained his crown as he produced another virtuoso performance to hand challenger Kamal Chawla a 8-3 defeat in the best-of-15-frame final of the Rs 12.5 lakh prize-money CCI Snooker Classic 2024, organised by the Cricket Club of India and played at the CCI’s Sir Wilson Jones billiards hall on Sunday.

    “I credit my opponent Kamal (Chawla), he played some fantastic snooker in this tournament. I think he also had a little tougher draw, so maybe I was just a little more fresh and relaxed before the final, but he played some amazing players all the way till the final. So congratulations Kamal,” a modest Advani said after collecting his crystal ‘Champions’ trophy and the winners’ cheque of Rs three lakhs.

    Chawla was presented with the runners-up trophy and a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh.

    On having retained his trophy and third title at CCI, Advani who had also won the CCI Classic Billiards last year, said “It’s never easy to defend a title, because everybody is gunning to get the better of you. As I said, I have been really comfortable playing at CCI and it probably brings out the best in me and I enjoy my game more than anything else. This time it was a little bit difficult as I had to dig deeper as some of the youngsters put me under pressure, in the initial rounds I was down 2-0, 3-1, but somehow I managed to find a way to get back.”

    India’s most decorated sportsperson, Advani showcased his prowess on the green baize as he potted with a high degree of accuracy and consistency. The dapper cueist Advani with some clever tactical play managed to quash the challenge from the tall lanky Chawla who put up quite a strong fight as he tried to match the Bengaluru based cueist, who seemed in no mood to take things easy.

    Advani made his intentions clear from the start as he rolled in a break of 76 to take the first frame before Chawla struck a half century effort of 50 points to level the scores. The articulate Advani playing fluently grabbed the next two to open up a 3-1 lead. But, a determined Chawla with some steady pots won the fifth to cut the deficit to 3-2 at the break.

    After the break, Chawla had a great opportunity to win the sixth, but squandered a substantial 49 points lead, as Advani clawed his way back to snatch the frame and extend the lead 4-2. Advani then compiled a break of 66 to pocket the next to swell the lead to 5-2 before Chawla with a neat break of 71 grabbed the eighth frame to cut the lead.

    Advani narrowly won the ninth, but then he killed the contest and dashed Chawla’s hopes of making a fight back as he produced two magnificent efforts of 122 clearance and a crafty 72 to wrap up the match. The champion cruised to a 75-12, 1-58, 64-39, 63-29, 7-75, 66-64, 94-5, 0-81, 64-47, 122-8, and 72-9 victory.

    Result – Final: Pankaj Advani beat Kamal Chawla 8-3 (75(67)-12, 1-58(50), 64-39, 63-29, 7-75, 66-64, 94(66)-5, 0-81(71), 64-47, 122(122)-8, 72(72)-9).

Last Date of Entry
Entry Form
Entries Recieved
10 Feb 2024


26th Feb - 3rd March 2024
17th - 25th Feb 2024

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Entry Fees

Rs. : 2500/-


Match Format & Rules

CCI Snooker Classic 2024
Rules and Regulations


Dress Code:
All participants (men and women) must wear formal clothing for their matches i.e. a CCI T shirt, formal trousers, socks and formal shoes. Any participant who does NOT adhere to the above dress code will not be permitted to play their match.

Rules for walk over:
A person coming 5 minutes late will lose one frame.
A person coming 15 minutes late will lose the match.
The CCI Club Billiards Room clock will be the official and final time keeper.

Draws and Match Schedule.
All the draws and the match schedules will be put up on the website well in advance. The draws will also be put up at the Cricket Club of India. All participants must check the website for their schedule match time and date well in advance. All participants must report for their match 15 minutes before their scheduled time. No participant will be notified of their matches... they need to CHECK the same on the above website. Matches once scheduled will NOT be adjusted.

Discipline and Decorum:
All participants are requested to maintain decorum in the club premises. Any participant or spectators failing to do so will not be permitted to enter the club.



Open Draw :

Initial Rounds Best of 5 Frames., Qualifying Round Best Of 7 Frames
Round of 64: Best of 7 Frames
Round of 32: Best of 7 Frames
Pre Quarter Finals: Best of 9 Frames
Quarter Finals: Best of 11 Frames
Semi Finals: Best of 13 Frames
Finals: Best of 15 Frames


Foul and Miss Rule :

Upto Round of 64 :

3 Foul and Miss Rule will apply. After which the incoming player will have the below options :
a. Ask the Opponent to play again  OR
b. Play from where the cue ball stops

A Genuine attempt needs to be made. Decision of the Marker/Referee will be final and binding.

On the colour balls (yellow onwards), a player needing 4 Snookers or more (40 points or more) will have to COMPULSORILY concede the frame to the player leading at that point.


From the Round of 64 onwards :

Unlimited Foul and Miss Rule as per IBSF will be applicable.

The Final Decision in all matters pertaining to the tournament will lie with the Tournament Committee.

Tournament Committee

1. Tournament Director: Mr. Sanju Kothari

2. Tournament Committee:

a. Mr. Behari Bajaj
b. Mr. Zulfikar Saria
c. Mr Sidharth Parikh
d. Mr Pranav Chikhal


Prize Money
₹300000 - Winner
₹150000 - Runner Up
₹150000 - Semi Finalists (75000 x 2)
₹160000 - Quarter Finalists (40000 x 4)
₹160000 - Pre Quarter Finalists (20000 x 8)
₹160000 - Top 32 (10000 x 16)
₹160000 - Top 64 (5000 x 32)
₹25000 - Highest Break