Thunderstorm Titans Crowned the First Cue Sports Premier League Champion

Bengaluru, 14 May 2024: Thunderstorm Titans won the first edition of the Cue Sports Premier League 2024 organized by Bowring Institute, Bengaluru. Thunderstorm Titans led by R Santosh won 4-1 out of 7 games against Summer Tuskers led by Sourav Kothari. Rajesh Bajaj, Director of Embassy Group, and Raghavendra Y R, Chairman of Billiards – Bowring Institute handed over the trophy to the winners in the presence of Top Actress Ragini Dwivedi, and Mr. H S Srikanth, Secretary of Bowring amongst other dignitaries.

Thunderstorm Titans Won the first Edition of Cue Sports Premier League 1

In the first match of the final, Snooker Singles, Manan Chandra of Thunderstorm Titans defeated Sourav Kothari from Summer Tuskers to take an early lead in the final. The second, third, and fourth matches of the finals were snooker doubles that saw Titans Beating Tuskers in the first and second doubles, while Tuskers won the third doubles.

Thunderstorm Titans Won the first Edition of Cue Sports Premier League

In the 5th Frame R Santosh, the Captain of the Titans defeated D Rajkumar on the black ball to take the championship, 13-time national champion, Manan Chandra grabbed all the attention in the finals as he showed tremendous concentration and perseverance to grind out a closely contested long-drawn match that ultimately sealed the win for the Titans. Manan Chandra was chosen as the best player of the tournament. The emerging Player of the league was Daivik Bansi, the Highest break of the league was by Brijesh Damani, The Best pair of the league was Sri Hari and Kushal.

The First Edition of ‘Cue Sports Premier League’ to be held from 4th May 2024

Bengaluru, 26 April 2024: Bowring Institute announced the first edition of Cue Sports Premier League (CSPL), a national-level Snooker tournament in the city today. The tournament will be held at the South Pavilion Snooker Arena, Bowring Institute, Bengaluru from 4th May to 10th May 2024. Noted champions including Padma Bhushan and 27-time World Billiards Champion, Pankaj Advani, and Arjuna Awardees including Aditya Mehta, Sourav Kothari, and National Women’s Champion Vidya Pillai will feature in the first edition of CSPL.


Embassy Group will be the title sponsor of the inaugural edition of Cue Sports Premier League. The organizers have also roped in Audi as a co-sponsor.

The tournament which will be played at one of the best Snooker Arena in the country at Bowring Institute will be telecasted live on the Club Liv app.

A total of 56 players including both international and national players from across the country will participate in the first edition of the Cue Sports Premier League. These players were selected via auction held in Bengaluru on 20th April 2024, by eight teams that will be competing in the first edition of CSPL 2024.

The eight teams competing in the league are named Lightning Legion, Cyclone Crusaders, Summer Tuskers, Hurricane Hawks, Thunderstorm Titans, Tornado Tigers, Whirlwind Warriors, and Monsoon Mavericks.


Speaking on the idea behind CSPL, Pankaj Advani said, ” The CSPL is a unique event which is aimed at integrating players of 3 different categories – National, State and Club levels. I’m delighted that Bowring Institute is hosting one of the most exciting snooker tournaments India will witness. As the conceptualiser, ambassador and player of CSPL, I’m looking forward to wearing several hats. I am certain that a championship of this magnitude will attract more players to cue sports and inspire the aspiring cueists to further improve their game.”.

Raghavindrra Y R , Chairman Billiards and Snooker at Bowring Institute said, “CSPL is designed in such a way that the tournament will give the upcoming players a chance to showcase their skills at the highest level and compete with the best players in the country. We want to provide amateur players with the opportunity to learn, enjoy and succeed with the use of their minds and skills. The league has received a great response, and I am sure that the league will help to promote the sport further and more players will take up the sport professionally”.

The CSPL will be played in a league format where all the teams will play against each other once and the top 4 teams will play in the semi-finals and the final will be played on 10th May 2024. The matches will be played in a 7-frame format, with the first six frames having a mix of Singles and Doubles involving the National, State, and Club Categories. The match format has the best National Players playing alongside the State and Club Players, allowing them to pass on their experience and knowledge. The league also introduces a one-of-a-kind shootout as the 7th frame of every match which brings added and new excitement to the game of Cue Sports.

The Bowring Institute South Pavilion features a state-of-the-art snooker arena that boasts of 7 snooker tables, with a seating capacity of 140+ with live streaming facilities for the matches. The league will be played on World Championship Star Xingpai and Rasson Tables.

Style Icon of the Year (SITY) 2023-24 – Platform for Authentic Beauty – Exuding Confidence & Charisma

Bengaluru, 20th Feb 2024: Style Icon of the Year (SITY) 2023-24’ presents a pool of talent that is sure to take the industry by surprise. Our talent this time exudes confidence & charisma, with heaps of signature ‘SITY’ spunk.

Style Icon of the Year (SITY) 2023-24’

We are super pumped to see them transition from raw youthfulness to polished professionals. These amazing individuals evolved under the mentorship & rigorous training of Watermark Productions, and the grand finale conducted at the Bowring Institute was a testament to that.

35 finalists that were narrowed down from a pool of 4,000+ students across 25 colleges in Karnataka. They were fully charged with the right blend of original style, spunky walk & confidence personified. Our expert judges were very impressed, making it truly hard for them to crown the final two winners.

Our judges’ panel included actor Sharmiela Mandre, renowned Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Vijayakumar, fashion photographer Wasim Khan & fashion designer Sounak Sen Barat. Before arriving at the grand finale, Style icon finalists underwent an intensive two-month grooming program that trained them in ramp walking, etiquette, fitness, acting, dance, skincare, and mental wellness. The results were nothing short of phenomenal.

Winners of Style Icon Of The Year 2023 are Lakshita Thilagaraj & Rohan Rangnath.

The Style Icon of The Year competition by Watermark Productions was a star-studded event with several industry luminaries in attendance. Drawing a crowd of nearly 1500 people from all quarters, to watch the gala night.

“Fashion is what you make of it. The right attitude can make anything look fashionable, and that’s why our hunt has been to find luring personalities, as opposed to typical models.

Yes, fashion is ever-evolving and we have to stay attuned to current trends. But what remains constant is your unique personality. That’s literally half the battle won. Our focus has been on empowering individuals to embrace their unique style journeys. We take immense pride in witnessing the transformation of our students, from fresh, raw enthusiasts, to becoming polished professionals, ready to take on a multitude of industries. There’s nothing more satisfying than helping these energetic young students in shaping their flourishing careers”: Zulfikher Ahmed, Co-Founder, Watermark Productions

Quote “India, is soon to be the world’s 3rd largest economy, and the fashion landscape in our country is only expanding. We have insane talent but limited platforms for them to shine. All we do here at Watermark’s Style Icon is give them a nudge in the right direction. Considering the competition in the field, it’s important for aspirants to have the right skills. Here we are, giving them a crash course in everything they can imagine. You want to act, dance, ramp walk, polish yourself for a corporate job… or just understand your unique style… the Style Icon platform is a golden stage to unveil your true self. I needn’t say more. Honestly, the opportunities our previous contestants have got should give you an insight into the quality of our program. Style Icon opens doors to endless possibilities, the sky is the limit for aspiring fashion luminaries- Ria Jamal, Partner, Watermark Productions

Watermark is set to widen its horizons to be the largest talent-scouting platform in the country.