http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/spor ... 125093.cms
Sonny wrote:Nothing has been announced yet however it appears Pankaj and Aditya will have to play their opening round match in Doncaster this month along with all the other professionals.
However I have heard that 6 local wildcards will play at the venue. Pankaj and Aditya are the biggest names in Indian snooker, can you imagine if they both fail to qualify for the event which was created because of them not in spite of them?
It sounds absurd doesn't it? But it could actually happen.
These claim that there will be 70 players, specifically says 64 will come from the qualifiers, and 6 from wild cards. So I dont think the Advani and Mehta matches will held over (although I think they should be).
Just looking at the draw... their matches have been scheduled for MON-12-AUG (2.30PM for Advani, 7PM for Mehta)
Looking at the finals format, 5 days, 4 tables, 69 matches... looks like there is going to be a lot of sessions each day, but the matches will only be best-of-7 (if the qualifiers are anything to go by)