Pankaj Advani enters World Billiards points format final

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani performed on expected lines, making a clinical entry into the World Billiards Championship final of the 150 up points format section, here on Friday.

Pankaj Advani enters World Billiards points format final

Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani performed on expected lines, making a clinical entry into the World Billiards Championship final of the 150 up points format section, here on Friday.

Eyeing his 11th world title, Advani outplayed countrymate Sourav Kothari 5-2 to set up a title clash with former champion Peter Gilchrist.

Advani, 29, and Kolkata star Kothari were locked 2-2 when the 10-time world champion shifted gears to come out with three century breaks.

Sourav, son of former world champion and national coach Manoj Kothari, also had two runs of over 100 but failed to keep pace with India's poster boy of cue sports.

Singapore cueist Gilchrist edged out England's Robert Hall 5-3 in the other semi-final.

Semi-final results:

Pankaj Advani bt Sourav Kothari 5-2: 104 (63)-150 (91); 150 (135)-103 (80); 0-150 (139); 150 (95, 55)-28; 150 (151)-0; 150 (148)-48; 150 (138)-143 (119).

Peter Gilchrist (SIN) bt Robert Hall (ENG) 5-3: 104-150 (70, 73); 150 (99)-118 (59); 150 (97)-136 (93); 43-150 (63); 150 (70, 81)-96 (60); 150 (98)-0; 75 (73)-150 (96); 150 (144)-123 (120).

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