The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has taken a lot of initiatives for spreading the game in all parts of India, undertaking several promotional activities like holding training camps and organising national championships at the sub-junior level. It has also roped in great Indian Billiards players like Michael Ferreira, Geet Sethi, Ashok Shandilya, Yasin Merchant, as advisors on the present format of the National Championships. The BSFI has been instrumental in the formation of a large number of state Billiards associations in India that are working in collaboration with BSFI, for the total well being of Billiards in India.
Apart from billiards, the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) is also in charge of looking after the growth and development of other cue sports like Snooker, Pool and Carom in India. The BSFI has been identifying budding talent and sponsoring them for various regional, state, national and international events since its inception. The efforts of the BSFI have been paying off in recent times, and the game of billiards, long considered elitist, has attracted the attention of a far wider audience in India. Excellent performances by eminent Indian billiards players like Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani etc in the recent years have also helped in increasing the popularity of the game in India.
The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) has also earned recognition and accreditation from several international bodies. The Federation is currently accredited to national and international governing bodies like the Indian Olympic Association, the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports, the International Billiards and Snooker Federation, the World Confederation of Billiards Sports, the Asian Pocket Billiards Union, the Asian Carom Billiards Confederation and many others.
(Last Updated on : 05-03-2012)