CARROM: U.S. OPEN UPDATE

CARROM: U.S. OPEN UPDATE

Post by Billy and Toni Steve » Sun, 11 Feb 1996 04:00:00

The U.S. Carrom Association is planning the first International Carrom
Federation event ever to be held in the United States. The U.S. Open
International Carrom Tournament will be held July 11-14 in the
Raleigh/Durham, NC, area, home of the USCA. Participants are expected from
India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany,
Switzerland, Holland, U.K., Italy, Australia, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A. and
Canada.

The ICF has been conducting international tournament since 1988 and
recently held the Second World Carrom Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
As usual, the Indian team took all the top positions. For a full report,
check out our "Carrom Board" homepage at
http://www.radonc.unc.edu/~aziz/home/carrom.html

One of the goals of the organizers of the U.S. Open is to attract major
media coverage of the tournament. We are in touch with Doordarshan,
Rupavahini, Star TV/Prime Sports, ESPN, ABC Sports as well as all the
Indian, Indo-American, and local print media. We are trying to attract
corporate sponsors who could benefit from the exposure that world-class
sports coverage of a carrom tournament might create. Any suggestions,
recommendations or referals would be appreciated.

Anyone interested in competing, networking, organizing or attending the
tournament should contact us at this address. We are creating a nationwide
carrom database so please include your mailing address, phone and FAX
numbers. We will be help you find other carrom enthusiasts in your area
and assist in your organizing efforts.

You can also get information on where to buy carrom boards at the above
homepage. Tournament quality boards are now available in the U.S.