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PQQLK9
07-04-2004, 08:45 AM
Indians will dominate cue sport of pool, says Ferreira
Mumbai, July 3 (UNI) Former three-time World Amateur Billiards champion Michael Ferreira expressed confidence that Indian cueists though short on experience have made waves at the international level.

Mr Ferreira said Indians have very little experience of the game, but can dominate it at the global arena.

Mr Ferreira was, however, unhappy with the decision of the Maharashtra Government for introducing entertainment duty on gymkhanas having billiards tables at the rate of Rs 60,000 per table annually.

This move is uncalled for and would prove detrimental to the development of billiards and snooker, which have brought glory to the country, the President of the Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra told reporters here last night.

''We have tried to meet the collector on this issue, but he has not yet responded to our plea for hearing,'' Mr Ferreira said, adding, he would raise the issue during his meeting with Union Minister of Sports Sunil Dutt.
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Pelican
07-04-2004, 09:59 AM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif When I saw the title I thought you meant American Indians. I figured all the Indian Casinos were going to start holding massive tournaments. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gifHey, maybe I just gave them an idea.

Happy 4th /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif, Pel

RailbirdJAM
07-04-2004, 10:59 AM
I, too, thought it pertained to Native Americans. I am not familiar with the players from India, but I do know that Amar Kang and Tony Chohan are "American Indians," both very fine young players and close cousins. I'm looking forward to seeing them at the Open this year and would not be surprised to see either of them make it to the finals.

RailbirdJAM

Pelican
07-04-2004, 12:34 PM
Hey Railbird, do you mean they are cousins of yours? Happy 4th, Pel