Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Billiards and Snooker Association are all set to stage the 78th Senior National Billiards and Snooker Championships for Men in Gopalapuram from July 24.

The Senior Nationals for Men will be preceded by the 4th Sub Junior Nationals for Girls, the 20th Nationals for Ladies, 7th Sub Junior Nationals for Boys and 36th Junior Nationals for Boys.

The three-week cue sport National Festival will kick start on July 18 with the 4th Sub Junior Nationals for Girls.

All top players of the country in all categories are expected to participate in the tournament.

The Grand Finale will be on August 9 when the men's snooker final will be played to bring the curtain on the three-week National Championships. A total of 12 final events are scheduled to be played in the Premier Tournament of the nation.