Kohima, September 13: Pool houses in Kohima have come together to constitute Cue Association of Nagaland (CAN) with the objective of bringing about quality in the game of snooker in the State.
Briefing media persons at Club 147, main town here today, Cue Association of Nagaland (CAN) president Yangertemjen said the five snooker clubs in Kohima district – Club Area 51, QLounge Club, Club 147, Atou Snooker Club and Baulk Line Club have came together and formed the Association on August 11 last.
He said that the prime objective of the newly constituted body is to promote the game of snooker by bringing in quality and also to uplift the players in order to participate in higher level of tournaments.
In this, he said, CAN will soon be bringing coaches from the main land to mould the local players, most of whom have raw talents.
He said that in order to improvise the game, CAN will be hold season tournament, which will grant ranking to the players, at Club Area 51, Jail Colony from September 26. It is open for all the club within the state and a club can send eight of its top players to compete in the ranking tournament. The last date of confirmation is September 24.
He said that a player will have to participate in all the three seasons of the ranking tournament, which will be conducted in September 2019, January and May 2020 in order to be granted a rank for the first cycle.
Players of not registered with any club would not be able to participate in the tournament, he said.
He said that the top two players and the highest break point winner of every season will be awarded with cash prizes while the final ranking of the players would be announced after conclusion of the three season tournaments.
Yangertemjen also informed CAN will sponsor the top ranked players to participate at the higher tournaments outside the State.
Meanwhile, the newly formed CAN also has Seyiekhrielie Rame as the general secretary, Medoletuo Keyho as treasurer and Neidilhou Suohu as advisor.
Further, Yangertemjen also informed that CAN is making approaches with the clubs of other district to have a bigger circle of snooker players.
(Page News Service)