Krupalu, Mehra advance to round two
Pune: Abhinav Krupalu was the lone player from Maharashtra to make it to round two of the sub junior Billiards event on the opening day of the Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana.
Krupalu scored a 211-103 win over Aman Basvanal of Karnataka to move up.
In another well-contested match, Karnataka`s Arjun Mehta edged out Rohan Jambusaria of Maharashtra 313-307 to move into the second round.
Local players Dev Phadke and Rana Kadolkar went down tamely to Kerala`s Abhay Antharaper, who won 133-86, and Karnataka`s Nikhil Pise with the same margin respectively in round one.
The tournament is being organised by the Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra.
Other results: Sub junior billiards (1st round): Yash Bansal(MP) bt Ashish Nanda (Chandigarh) 140-111; Sagar Sachdeva (Del) bt Sevesh Suman (Haryana) 373-316; Swaransh Chaudhari (Haryana) bt Sahil Nair(Punjab) 135-130; Niranjan N (Kar) bt Zain Fezi(Mah) 343-253.
Chirag Arora(Orissa) bt Kunal Lamba(Del) 212-62; Mandeep Singh(UP) bt Nikhil Saigal(Mah) 171-126; Suyash Moabana(Del) bt Tanuj Shukla(Mah) 208-60; Dilip K (TN) bt Tanurag Gautam (Chandigarh)154-65; Kavya Barath (TN) bt Vishal Duva(Del) 148-124; Mark Menezes(UP) bt Servesh Suman(Hariyana) 156-122; Suraj Singh(Kar) bt Sahil Thakur(Del) 132-117.