KSBA’s initiative

BANGALORE: Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA), in its bid to popularise and promote cue sports, is taking the game to schools and colleges.

In one such initiative on Tuesday, the State Association presented a table to Mount Carmel College, having done the same at St. Joseph’s HS, earlier.

World and National champions like Pankaj Advani, Chitra Magimairaj, Umadevi Nagaraj and B. Bhaskar played some exhibition matches to inspire the students.

Principal Sister Albina aided by Pankaj Advani pocketed the inaugural shot and said later, “Karnataka, having produced so many champions, inspired the college with an open mind to take the sport.”

The response was instantaneous with as many as 22 girls signing up for further coaching, which will be provided by KSBA coaches. — Special Correspondent