Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani continued to surge ahead in the World Billiards Championship (time format), making a smooth entry into the quarter-finals after humbling compatriot Alok Kumar, here on Tuesday.
It turned out to be an all-India affair in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship final after the two Indian teams demolished their respective opponents in the four-day event here on Thursday.
Having displayed their individual brilliance on the green baize, the Indian cueists are now ready to deliver as a team in the inaugural IBSF World Billiards Team Championship, which commences in Glasgow Monday.
Snooker stars from around the world descending on the capital to battle it out in the first ever Indian Open provided the watershed moment for Indian cuesport as the country`s players rounded off a successful year with titles coming their way at the international level.
Before the Indian trio of Brijesh Damani, Alok Kumar and Manan Chandra had set foot in the Qatari capital for the inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championship, they had made a promise to themselves that nothing short of silverware would suffice.
Seasoned campaigner Alok Kumar was the cynosure of all eyes with his Asian Billiards title but overall it was an average year for Indian cue sports as success eluded the country at the major international events.