The shorter version of the carom game has established by the All India Carrom Federation. The motive behind this version is to create the carrom game most popular and make it viewers as well as media friendly above and beyond just catching the attention of the ordinary man.
The Federation will carry out all tournaments with consequence since 1st April 2009 according to the new regulations on trial base intended for one year. It has also been directed by the Federation to all its associated divisions to apply the latest set of laws in the entire tournaments held under their command.
Before it used to take roughly two hours to complete the carom match but now in the shorter version of carrom it will hardly take the one hour to finish a match. Now with the new rules every match will be determined by 23 points or the best of 3 sets of 4 boards either one which is earlier. It is not necessary to cover the queen and now queen will hold 2 points in opposition to 3 points. The time to make stroke is only 10 seconds. All the new rules accepted by the Federation after getting positive feedback from top players.
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According to SAMAA, US embassy has refused to issue visas to Pakistani carrom team due to bad financial condition. Third Carrom world cup will happen from Dec 27,2010 in American State of Virginia. Moahammad Aslam, who is chairman of Pakistan Carrom Federation, told SAMAA, 300 dollars would be spent on players fees, return air tickets and players tickets are sponsored still US embassy refused to issue visas.
The five players Iftikhar-ud din, Kamran Ali, Nadir Hussain, Murtaza Khan and manager Mohmmad Aslam applied for US visa. Mohammad Aslam has requested President Asif Zardari to get rights for attending world cup. He also requested International Carrom federation to take the rights from the host country USA and pass it to another country.
Carrom game is governed by International Carrom Federation (ICF). It was founded in October 1988 with its headquarters in Germany. In 1988 delegates from India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia, Germany, and Switzerland met in Madras, India for the first Word Carrom Congress where ICF formed international rules for the game. President of ICF is Arif Naqvi.
Third World cup Carom competition will be held in Richmond Virginia, USA, from September 27 to October 1.
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The Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka will be conducting the 14th SAARC Carrom Championship 2010 all over again in Sri Lanka at the Galadari Hotel. The tournament will commence on July 26th and will go on up to July 28th. The countries that are taking part in this Championship are: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
This is the third time that Sri Lanka will be hosting the SAARC Carrom Championship. Besides the main team event there will be men/women singles, men/women doubles and mixed doubles. Every country can send only six participants for the championship – three men and three women.
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Nacanieli Moce, 65, comes a long way from his home in Mualevu, Vanubalavu to sell his work of art that leans against the giant Vai tree, which is a cause of admiration especially for the numerous boys who pass after school. His carrom boards come with a pack of dices and is well appreciated by one and all. Naca left his village to work in the city a few years back. Today a retired Public Works Department worker, he spends his day sitting on a log under a big tree along Grantham Road in Raiwaqa, selling carrom game boards, easytel telephone boxes and wooden money boxes which he makes at home.
His vidividi boards are a like a magnet which draw the attention of many passerby. His game boards costs about $45 and a pack of carrom dices about $5.
Making vidividi boards and carrom boards keeps the man busy and his carpentry skills are put to use since he cannot do planting as he has no land to plant on in the busy city suburb. He and his wife Melaia dwell in a housing settlement. The couples have two children who are now married and happily settled in their respective families.
Nacanieli is more than happy to earn some money from his carrom board sales and from that money he purchases food to meet their daily requirements. He starts working on the new game boards when the older ones are sold. He says that working on his own accord is the most ecstatic feeling because you are your own boss and you can work as you wish.