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.

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.

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.

Pankaj Advani to lead Indian charge in World Billiards
Pankaj Advani to lead Indian charge in World Billiards

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani will spearhead the strong Indian contingent of 17 men and two women in the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, commencing on October 20.

Pankaj Advani wants Ranbir Kapoor to star in a biopic on him
Pankaj Advani wants Ranbir Kapoor to star in a biopic on him

At a time when sports biopics seem to be the flavour of Bollywood, ace cueist Pankaj Advani said he would like to see one on his life as well starring current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor as the rising actor is very "intense" and has played the sport himself.

Indian Open snooker postponed to March next year
Indian Open snooker postponed to March next year

Owing to the state elections in Maharashtra, this season's Indian Open world ranking snooker event, slated to be held here, has been postponed from its original date of October 13-17 to March 10-14 next year.

Indian Open snooker postponed to March next year
Indian Open snooker postponed to March next year

Owing to the state elections in Maharashtra, this season's Indian Open world ranking snooker event, slated to be held here, has been postponed from its original date of October 13-17 to March 10-14 next year.

Pankaj Advani undecided over Indian Open participation

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Thursday said he still hasn`t decided whether he will participate in the Indian Open World Ranking Snooker event scheduled to be held in October as the dates are clashing with the World Billiards Championship.

Pankaj Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season

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.

Indian challenge ends in World Billiards

It was a case of so near yet so far as the two veteran Indian cueists, Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya, fell just before the last hurdle in the World Billiards Championship, here.

Rupesh Shah upsets Sethi, progresses into pre-quarters

Rupesh Shah caused a major upset at the World Billiards Championship when he defeated seven-time world champion and compatriot Geet Sethi in the `Long up` format and advanced into the pre-quarters of the event, on Tuesday.

Rupesh Shah shows his class in World Billiards

Defending champion Rupesh Shah from India continued his fine run in the World Billiards Championship as he notched up convincing wins over his respective opponents in the Point Format, here.

Advani skips World Billiards, chooses International C`ship

For the first time in his career, Pankaj Advani has decided to skip the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, instead preferring to compete in the International Championship.

Nothing bigger than World Billiards Championship: Advani

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday said there`s nothing bigger than the World Billiards Championship, which he won after defeating reigning champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell in the Time format final.

Advani says World Billiards win special as he waited for 3 yrs

The youngest Indian sportsperson to win eight world titles, ace cueist Pankaj Advani says his recent World Billiards Championship triumph was a "special" one as he had to wait for three years to regain it.