Top cueists on display at the National Billiards Championship had a relatively easy day out on the board, except Sourav Kothari who survived through a stern challenge from local boy Aamer Hossain to fight again at the Bengal Rowing Club Tuesday.
Pankaj Advani might have become the toast of India after winning the World Billiards title (time format), but the ace cueist's mother Kajal says it is elder brother and sports psychologist Shree's 'gyaan' that often does the trick for him.
King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title, here on Friday.
Indian cueist Pankaj Advani today created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker by pocketing the IBSF World 6-Red snooker Championship, here.
Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat, but the eight-time world champion has vowed to play more of the traditional format after the end of pro season in April.
Five-time world champion Ronnie O`Sullivan has been asked by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association to prove his claim that Stephen Lee may not be the only top-level cueist to be involved in match-fixing, or face possible sanction over his response.
Pankaj Advani today set off on a long English journey to tame the `big boys` of world snooker and claim the only major trophy missing from his cabinet - The UK Championship at Crucible - a tournament which he described as the ‘battle for survival’.