Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts
Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts

Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here.

Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker
Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker

Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla registered routine wins to give the home fans enough smiles on the second day of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Thursday.

Pankaj Advani wins opening match in IBSF World Snooker
Pankaj Advani wins opening match in IBSF World Snooker

India's top cueist Pankaj Advani fought off a stiff resistance from Keen Hoo Moh of Malaysia to notch up a 4-2 win in his opening match in the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Wednesday.

Pankaj Advani hot favourite for World Snooker Championship
Pankaj Advani hot favourite for World Snooker Championship

The holder of 12 world titles Pankaj Advani is one of the title favourites in the men's section and three-time champion Darren Morgan is one to watch out for in masters' category in the IBSF World Snooker Championship starting here tomorrow.

Pankaj Advani is one of the best I have ever seen: Matthew Bolton
Pankaj Advani is one of the best I have ever seen: Matthew Bolton

Heaping praise on the Indian legacy in billiards and snooker, Australian cueist Matthew Bolton on Monday said that the nation's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani is one of the best he has seen and one of the favourites to win the IBSF World Snooker Championship.

Jaiveer, Dhvaj, Aditya can replace me in future: Pankaj Advani
Jaiveer, Dhvaj, Aditya can replace me in future: Pankaj Advani

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Wednesday said that anyone among Jaiveer Dhingra, Aditya Agarwal and Dhvaj Haria has the potential to replace him in future but advised the young guns to emerge as champions and winners in order to rise and shine.

Pankaj Advani fires a break of 147 in snooker
Pankaj Advani fires a break of 147 in snooker

 Fresh from his World Billiards grand double, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has quickly shifted gears ahead of the World Snooker Championships as he fired a break of 147 in a friendly snooker game at the Star Academy, here.

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Pankaj Advani
President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Pankaj Advani

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated India's most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani on clinching the World Billiards Championship (time format) in Leeds and bagging record 12 world titles.

Big brother's 'gyaan' helps Pankaj, says mother
Big brother's 'gyaan' helps Pankaj, says mother

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.

World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani beats Robert Hall to win 12th title
World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani beats Robert Hall to win 12th title

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani claimed another World Title by convincingly beating Robert Hall of the UK in the World Billiards Championship finals in the Timed Format.

Pankaj Advani edges past David Causier in World Billiards semis thriller
Pankaj Advani edges past David Causier in World Billiards semis thriller

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani held his nerves to edge past David Causier of England in the semi-final of the World Billiards Championship time format by a mere five points, here today.

Pankaj Advani pips David Causier to reach final
Pankaj Advani pips David Causier to reach final

 Pankaj Advani squeezed out a thrilling five-point win over David Causier of England in the semi-finals to put himself in line for a double in the World Billiards championship here Monday.

Pankaj Advani enters World Billiards quarters
Pankaj Advani enters World Billiards quarters

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.

Six Indians including Pankaj Advani in last 16 of World Billiards
Six Indians including Pankaj Advani in last 16 of World Billiards

Pankaj Advani along with five more Indians marched into the last 16 of the World Billiards Championships (time format) here.

Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards
Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format) here.

Am on seventh heaven, says Pankaj Advani
Am on seventh heaven, says Pankaj Advani

India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format.

Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch 150 up points format World Billiards title
Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch 150 up points format World Billiards title

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.

Pankaj Advani enters World Billiards points format final
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.

Billiards Premier League is good for the sport: Pankaj Advani
Billiards Premier League is good for the sport: Pankaj Advani

 Cue sports ace Pankaj Advani says tournaments like the Billiards Premier League need to be encouraged and conducted at the national level to make the game popular.

Mixed luck for Pankaj Advani in World billiards
Mixed luck for Pankaj Advani in World billiards

Former champion Pankaj Advani, returning to the three-ball sport after a two-season break, had a mixed start as he lost to 2013 winner Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 2-3 but defeated Brian Harvey 3-0 in his next outing as the World Billiards Championship (points format) started here Monday.