Mr. Ravindra Kumar Gupta
RKG Snooker in India is promoted by Ravindra Kumar Gupta for taking Cue Sports to greater heights in India and Abroad.
Ravindra Kumar Gupta has launched this world class Cue Sports dedicated website www.rkgsnooker.com which provides up to date news of the Cue Sports from around the World along with interesting sections like history of the week, player’s birthday article, blogs, latest ranking and other related data.
Mr. Gupta since early age of sixteen has intense desire for Cue Sports. He played the game with perfection and enthusiasm and he is promoting this game with same zeal since last four decades.
Formation of Delhi Billiards & Snooker Association
Due to his business acumen and administrative skills he formed the Delhi Billiards & Snooker Association of Delhi and became its founder Vice – President in 1977 at the age of 29 years. He organised on behalf of the association, The World Amateur Billiards Championship, in 1981 which was rip-roaring success & won by Michael Ferreira by trouncing Norman Dagley in a nerve shattering final.
RKG - Khar Gymkhana Snooker Masters 2013
Stephen Lee receiving Winners Trophy from Mr. Ravindra Kumar Gupta
RKG - 1st Open Pro - Snooker series 2015
Aditya Mehta received winners Trophy from Mr. Ravindra Kumar Gupta
Organizing International & National Tournaments for promoting the game
After few years he left DBSA and wanted to do something on his own to create niche in the Snooker World. He organised S. Chand–Jaypee Snooker tournament in the year 1998 in the salubrious climate of picturesque Mussoorie. It was won by Yasin Merchant defeating Alok Kumar in the ding-dong battle in the final. The next tournament was held in the same venue in the year 1999 which was an international affair won by C. Prapruth of Thailand.
Close on the heels, the third S. Chand – Jaypee tournament was organized in Agra which was a runaway success. The final was all Pakistan affairs in which Mohd. Yusuf triumphed over Saleh Mohd. The 4th S. Chand - NSCI tournament held in New Delhi in the year 2003 and final between Alok Kumar and Pankaj Advani was very keen contest in which the former authored a fantastic win.
After the gap of few years Mr. Gupta organised the RKG Snooker Masters Tournament 2013, with staggering prize money of Rs. 25 Lac. In the pulsating and nail biting final Stephen Lee overcome Pankaj Advani by the skin of his teeth 9-8 on the last black.
The magnanimous opus RKG 1st Open Pro-Snooker Series 2015 was organized and promoted by Ravindra Kumar Gupta solely for the purpose of encouraging Cue Sports in India and the series met with rip roaring success. The Grand Finale trophy was lifted by 29 year old Aditya Mehta, a young prodigy of Indian Cue Sports.
He is perhaps only few individuals who spends and organizes tournaments of such gigantic nature without a trace of publicity for himself and his company. It is his cherished and fervent desire to see Cue Sports spreads to smaller towns. It is his love, passion and unmistakable zeal to see India on the map of the Snooker World with more professional Indian players.
Publishing a book Cue Sports-Compendium
Ravindra Kumar Gupta has also published a unique book on Cue Sports in 2015 with the name "Cue Sports-Compendium" to create awareness of this game in young players and fans of this game by giving information about the legend and current champions of the game (from India & Aboard) who have taken the game to greater heights. Cue Sports-Compendium, consists of articles, pictures of champions of the game. It also covers very interesting and little known games of Cue Sports like Carom Billiards, Cricket, Slosh, Shuffle Pool and Skittles. It also features distinctive photo gallery of famous world personalities playing Cue Sports.
He is sponsoring lone Indian professional and genius player Aditya Mehta to play for two years (2016-2017 & 2017-2018) in professional circuit.
In Indian Open 2016, Ravindra Kumar Gupta sponsored World Number Four Shaun Murphy and in most prestigious snooker tournament, after world Championship, UK Championship in current year he sponsored World Number two & 2015 World Champion Stuart Bingham. He has also sponsored Jamie Jones an upcoming talented player from Wales in German Masters 2017 and Gibralter Open 2017.
Cue Sports Calendar 2017
In his continued endeavor to promote the game of Cue Sports Ravindra Kumar Gupta, has created and developed the unique Cue Sports table Calendar 2017 in his continued passion to promote Cue Sports in India and abroad. The 13 sheet calendar has photos of great male and female players of Cue Sports of all era in the month of their birth with brief career highlights on back page of the month sheet with their career earnings. Mr. Gupta distributed almost 2000 copies of the dedicated Cue Sports Calendar to the players, clubs, passionate lovers of the game in India as well as abroad.