Defending champion Pankaj Advani and Singapore's Peter Gilchrist will vie for top honours in the seven-nation Asian Billiards championship to be played here from Wednesday till April 15.
Veteran Geet Sethi, Devendra Joshi, Ashok Shandilya, Dhruv Sitwala and Rupesh Shah will form part of the Indian contingent in the nine-day event.
Bhagwat holds top seed
Talented youngster Tejas Ravichandran and seasoned Vinod Bhagwat hogged the limelight with impressive results on day one of the 12th Dubai International Open Chess Tournament which begins here on Tuesday.
The 2008 World junior champion Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta was amongst the first to finish his game when he accounted for Women Grandmaster Mona Khaled. Third seeded Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi also came good against Nargiz Umudova of Azerbaijan even though he was stretched a little bit.
ONGC beat Hindustan FC 3-0
ONGC FC continued their unbeaten streak with a convincing 3-0 win over the Delhi League champions Hindustan FC in the ONGC 2nd Division League 2009-2010 at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.
Indians off to a flying start in lawn bowls
India started their campaign in with wins in the men's and women's Triples at the 8 Nation Invitational Lawn Bowls Event being held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The men defeated Australia, while the women registered victory over the English. While in the singles section, New Zealand neat India in the women's while England did the same in the men's section.
Nitish, Parvesh shine
Nitish Rana and Parvesh Chikara helped LB Shastri beat Telefunken by 7 wickets in the Om Nath Sood tournament.
Brief scores: Telefunken 198 all out (S Aggarwal 50, P Chikara 4-43) lost to L.B.Shastri 199 for 3 (N Rana 86*) by 7 wickets.