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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pankaj Advani enters IBSF World Snooker C'ship knockouts

Pankaj Advani enters IBSF World Snooker C'ship knockouts

Advani outplayed Belgium's Peter Bullen 4-0 to advance to the last-32 at the Sunrise Crystal Bay resort.

Pankaj Advani demolishes Peter Gilchrist ​to win 14th World Billiards title

Pankaj Advani demolishes Peter Gilchrist ​to win 14th World Billiards title

 India's most successful cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday added another feather to his cap by winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship by outplaying his opponent in the final to take his world title count to 14 here on Sunday.

Never slammed the government for Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna: Pankaj Advani

Never slammed the government for Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna: Pankaj Advani

Hurt at being misquoted about his stance on the National Sports Awards, ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Friday said he never took a jibe at any sportsperson and his critical remarks on Sania Mirza getting the Khel Ratna were nothing but a figment of somebody's imagination.

Pankaj Advani hits out at government for awarding Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza

Pankaj Advani hits out at government for awarding Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani slammed the government for awarding country’s highest sporting honour Khel Ratna to Sania Mirza as he believes that there's less weightage for team events.

Politics and sports should not be mixed: Pankaj Advani

Politics and sports should not be mixed: Pankaj Advani

Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, ace cueist Pankaj Advani believes politics should not be mixed with games and Indo-Pak sporting ties should go on.

Cuesport players not getting their due by govt: Pankaj Advani

Cuesport players not getting their due by govt: Pankaj Advani

Disappointed at the exclusion of Sourav Kothari and Chitra Magimairaj from the Arjuna Awards list, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Tuesday said the central government is discriminating and not giving due recognition to non-Olympic sportspersons in the country.

IPL-like league possible in snooker, billiards: Pankaj Advani

IPL-like league possible in snooker, billiards: Pankaj Advani

Pocketing his 13th World title, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels that an IPL-like league in snooker or billiards would be a possibility in the game that has become financially rewarding.

Pankaj Advani bags 13th world title

Pankaj Advani bags 13th world title

 India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani on Tuesday clinched his 13th world title after winning the World 6-Red Snooker Championship in a convincing manner here.

Happy to be in Pakistan: Indian cueist

Happy to be in Pakistan: Indian cueist

 She was apprehensive about making the trip to Pakistan but India's top woman cueist Chitra Magimairaj said ignoring the worries and deciding to come for the World Eight Reds Snooker team and individual championships here has turned out to be a good experience for her.

Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India president dies

 Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) president Pashupatinath Roy died here this afternoon following a cardiac arrest at a private nursing home, according to the West Bengal Billiards Association.