The highest sporting award winner in India and 9-time World Champion, Iconic player Geet Sethi inaugurated the Manisha Asian Championships 2019 in Chandigarh, India. Geet Sethi was accompanied with ACBS Secretary General, Mr. Michael Alkhoury, ACBS Treasurer Mr. Joseph Lo, Commissioner of Chandigarh City, Mr. Kamal Yadav, President of Punjab Association Mr. D.S. Bains and other dignitaries. Geet Sethi in his speech motivated the young players and advised them to stay focused and enjoy the game. Mr. Michael thanked Billiards and Snooker Federation of India and Punjab Association for hosting the event. He also thanked our valuable sponsors i.e. Wiraka, Hainsworth and Saluc for their continuous contribution for our sport. Mr. Bains welcomed everyone for their participation in the championship and requested them to visit Chandigarh during their free time. Seven days long championships will see Asian Billiards, Asian Under-21 Snooker and Women Snooker. The women snooker matches shall start from 30th April and final of all three events will be played on 3rd May. Geet Sethi also played the inauguration shot and shown trick shots after the ceremony.