Geet Sethi

Nine-time World Billiards Champion


Geet Sethi, an English billiards player & amateur (ex-pro) snooker player, is a six-time winner of the professional level & a three-time winner of the amateur World Championships. He holds two world records in English billiards.

Mr Sethi, a nine-time world billiards champion, is co-founder of the Olympic Gold Quest, a non-profit organisation that scouts and prepares athletes for the summer games. OGQ, established soon after the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is the first of its kind in India.

He authored the autobiographical motivational book 'Success vs Joy' in 2005. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He has received India’s highest sporting award, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ in 1992–1993, the ‘Padma Shri’ & the ‘Arjuna Award’ in 1986 & the ‘K.K. Birla Award’ in 1993.

The billiards maestro, who won his first professional world championship in 1992 and his last in 2006, spoke with The Wall Street Journal about India’s prospects at the summer games, what pushed him to start OGQ, and who is to blame for India’s dismal Olympic history.

Of the 33 athletes under its wing, 16 have qualified for the London Olympics, including some of the county’s top medal prospects.

Why Geet Sethi ?

Geet believes there is no substitute for hard work. He advises his audience to never lose focus even for a second and keep working hard till they become successful. 

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