Some 48 Vietnamese billiards players will join four world class competitors from Japan and Indonesia , including ex-world champion Arai Tatsuo, in an international tournament which will open in the southern province of Binh Duong on August 15.

Organised by the Binh Duong Television, the 2013 International Three-Cushion Carom Billiards Tournament, aims to create opportunities for participants to sharpen their skills in preparation for the 27th SEA Games held in Myanmar this year, according to BTV Director Do Van Trung.

Players at the three-day event are expected to compete in men’s single three-cushion billiards with the application of one set elimination.-VNA