Pankaj Advani

Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Quizzed on India`s future in the sport, he said the players were doing their bit, but the government should identify the lacking areas and improve facilities.

Dec 03, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title

Pankaj Advani secures IBSF World Snooker Championship title

Pankaj never looked back from there as he raced to a 5-2 lead. He, however, survived a scare in a close battle in the 4th frame.

Nov 27, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
Pankaj Advani ensures a medal in World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani ensures a medal in World Snooker Championships

Advani will next face Florian Nuble of Austria for a spot in the final. 

Nov 26, 2017, 20:24 PM IST
Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

It also helped the ace Indian cueist grab the top-seed spot in the draw of 64.

Nov 23, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Seventeen-time world champion Pankaj Advani showed no signs of a billiards hangover as he marched through the round-robin stage of the snooker event with convincing wins at World Championships here.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Pankaj Advani wins 17th IBSF World Billiards Championship title

Pankaj Advani wins 17th IBSF World Billiards Championship title

Advani beat Russell 6-2 (0-155, 150-128, 92-151, 151-0, 151-6, 151-0, 150-58, 150-21) to defend the 150-up format title he had won in Bengaluru last year.

Nov 12, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Greatness cannot be measured only on Olympic showing, says ace cueist Pankaj Advani

Greatness cannot be measured only on Olympic showing, says ace cueist Pankaj Advani

Advani is looking ahead to the Asian Billiards Championship, Asian Snooker Championship and Asian Team Championship to be held in April and May.

Mar 20, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Apart from clinching his 29th national title overall, Advani broke several other records.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Padma Award: What more I need to do? Pankaj Advani asks Sports Minister after being snubbed for prestigious award

Padma Award: What more I need to do? Pankaj Advani asks Sports Minister after being snubbed for prestigious award

Advani, who has pocketed eight world titles in the last eight years, was in race for the third highest civilian award of the country.

Jan 26, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Pankaj Advani: Ace Indian Cueist Beats Singapore's Peter Gilchrist To Win World Billiards Championships Title

Pankaj Advani: Ace Indian Cueist Beats Singapore's Peter Gilchrist To Win World Billiards Championships Title

Earlier, Advani had beaten Htay 5-0 in the morning to storm into the finals while Gilchrist defeated India's Dhvaj Haria 5-1 in another semi-final.

Dec 12, 2016, 22:34 PM IST
World Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani settles for bronze after semifinal exit against Andrew Pagett

World Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani settles for bronze after semifinal exit against Andrew Pagett

Advani now heads back to Bangalore to switch to the 3-ball game in preparation for the World Billiards Championship that commences from 5 December.

Nov 29, 2016, 19:16 PM IST
Pankaj Advani claims bronze medal at IBSF World Snooker Championship

Pankaj Advani claims bronze medal at IBSF World Snooker Championship

The Indian is the only player in the world to compete at the world championship level in both sports and be successful in all the formats of both billiards and snooker.

Nov 29, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
Pankaj Advani enters semis of IBSF World Snooker Championship, assures India a medal

Pankaj Advani enters semis of IBSF World Snooker Championship, assures India a medal

Advani defeated Thailand's Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-5 in an exciting quarterfinal duel to guarantee India a medal in the men's tournament.

Nov 28, 2016, 20:18 PM IST
Pankaj Advani takes historic bronze at 6 Red Snooker World Championship

Pankaj Advani takes historic bronze at 6 Red Snooker World Championship

In the quarterfinals, the Indian received a walkover from Michael Holt who withdrew due to personal reasons.

Sep 09, 2016, 20:32 PM IST
Cueist Pankaj Advani recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian honour

Cueist Pankaj Advani recommended for Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian honour

The winners will be announced on the eve of Republic Day.

Sep 09, 2016, 09:28 AM IST
Sushil Kumar recommended for Padma Bhushan, coach Yashvir Singh for Padma Shri

Sushil Kumar recommended for Padma Bhushan, coach Yashvir Singh for Padma Shri

Pankaj Advani's name also features in the list forwarded for the Padma Bhushan. 

Sep 06, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
India thump Pakistan to enter final of Asian Snooker team championship

India thump Pakistan to enter final of Asian Snooker team championship

Meanwhile, Iran defeated Malaysia by a similar 3-0 margin in the other semifinal.

May 25, 2016, 20:36 PM IST
Happy to successfully juggle between Snooker, Billiards: Pankaj Advani

Happy to successfully juggle between Snooker, Billiards: Pankaj Advani

Winning titles after titles may have become a habit for the great player but Advani is more happy to cap off the season on a high.

Nov 23, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
Pankaj Advani pockets 15th world title

Pankaj Advani pockets 15th world title

Pankaj prevailed over the teenage sensation 8-6 in the best-of-15 final.

Nov 21, 2015, 22:39 PM IST
Pankaj Advani enters IBSF World Snooker Championship semis

Pankaj Advani enters IBSF World Snooker Championship semis

Advani outplayed Maltese Alex Borg 6-0 to better his last year's performance when he went down to Yan Bingtao of China in the quarterfinals in Bengaluru.

Nov 20, 2015, 20:56 PM IST