Cue Slam is a unique cue-sports league initiated by SportzLive and Billiards & Snooker Federation of India (BSFI). It is a first-of-its-kind franchise-based Indian league featuring top names and the most promising talent from the world of cue sports. The competing franchises are based in different cities of India, with each team featuring a combination of Indian and international (male/female) players who will compete against each other during the competition to win the Cue Slam title. Each match-up will feature exciting and innovative games of Snooker & 9-Ball (Pool).
The league will showcase cue sports in a different light with some off-beat concepts like a shot clock for each shot. The players shall be using hot microphones to allow “soft sledging” while the crowd and fans will be allowed to cheer, hoot or distract the opposition player (within defined and permissible limits). With such innovations in the sport, Cue Slam is expected to be a premium sporting league in the calendar year.
Why Cue Sports
Cue Sports is one of the most popular indoor sports played in India. More than two million amateurs are believed to play one or more forms of the sport regularly. The popularity of the sport, even as a pastime, is high in Tier 1 cities of India and the game is cherished in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well. Moreover, the sport enjoys a rich history in India with legends like Wilson Jones (Padmashree), Michael Ferrara (Padmabhushan) and Geet Sethi (Padmashree & Khel Ratna) passing the baton to champions like Pankaj Advani (Padmashree & Khel Ratna). Cue Sport is television friendly as well, and promises to be even more so in its new avatar in Cue Slam.