Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani and compatriot Kamal Chawla on Saturday stormed into the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship knockout stage, continuing their unbeaten streak in the event here in the southern Indian state Karnataka on Saturday.
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.
Indian cueist Kamal Chawla settled for a bronze medal after losing his semifinal match to Chuan Leong Thor of Malaysia in the Asian Snooker Championship being held in Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.
Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani was today felicitated by the Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA) for winning his sixth and overall 24th national title at the 81st National Snooker championship in Lucknow early this month.
India No 2 Aditya Mehta showed nerves of steel overcoming a stiff challenge from Manan Chandra in semifinals to set up a title clash against Kamal Chawla in the Kolkata Open Invitational Snooker Championship, here on Saturday.
India No 2 and reigning champion Aditya Mehta was stunned by Kamal Chawla 1-3 in a major surprise, even as both of them made the quarters from group A in the second Kolkata Open National Invitaion Snooker Championship here Friday.
Kamal Chawla, the 32-year old from Bhopal and India No.2, saw off a late challenge from Kolkata`s Sourav Kothari to win 6-4 in the final of the Kences Constructions-ASCA International snooker tournament.
The Indian challenge, spearheaded by Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla, was blown away as former professional Lee Walker and Iranian Hoosein Vafaei Ayouri entered the final of the IBSF World snooker championship.