Aditya Mehta vanquished the seasoned Alok Kumar 6-2 in the final to clinch his maiden National Snooker title.
Former Asian and national champion Ashok Shandilya of Railways failed to qualify for the Senior National Snooker Championship after losing 2-3 to local player Nigel Lazar.
Country`s leading cueists will be
seen in action during the nearly month-long National billiards
and snooker championship which gets underway on Monday.
Sandeep Gulati upset former Asian champion Yasin Merchant while Faisal Khan shut out national number 2 Lucky Vatnani to enter the semi-finals
Faisal Khan of Railways whitewashed former India No 1 Manan Chandra of Bharat Petroleum 4-0.
Faisal Khan of Railways rallied from a poor start to surprise junior national billiards champion Shahbaz Khan of Bharat Petroleum 4-2 in a Group B tie.
Balaji Reddy of Karnataka fought hard against his more fancied rival Rafath Habib of Railways.
Abhimanyu Gandhi of Gujarat created the biggest flutter on a day of upsets when he shocked fancied R Girish of Railways.
Varun Madan registered an exciting 4-2 victory to advance to the last-16 of the qualifying rounds.
Indian cueists’ rich medal haul in the ongoing Asian Games is a shot in the arm for cue sports and would give it a chance to push for a place in the sports ministry’s ‘priority list’, feels Pankaj Advani.
Legendary cueist Derek Hill has been appointed India’s professional snooker coach by the SAI ahead of the Asian Games.
Former World Snooker champion Alex Higgins passed away after losing a long battle with throat cancer.
In its bid to promote cue-sports at the grassroot level, Billiards and Snooker Federation of India has launched the North Zone State School Snooker Championship.
Title favourite Pankaj Advani and junior national champion Shahbaaz Adil Khan advanced to the semifinals of the Nahar-MIG All India Invitation Snooker Championship here on Monday.
Sports promoter Barry Hearn has called on the world’s top snooker players to back his radical shake-up of the game next month after years of what he calls complacency and laziness.
India’s Shahbaz Khan staved off a tough fight from Syrian Karam Fatima to remain Group E leader on the fourth day of Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship here on Saturday.
Ace cueist Pankaj Advani and Alok Kumar will vie for top honour in the inaugural National 6-Red Snooker Championship 2010 commenced in Bangalore on Sunday.
Top cueists Pankaj Advani and Geet Sethi are expected to take part in the National 9-Ball and 8-Ball Pool Championship to be played from February 15 to 24 at the YMCA institute.
India number two Sourav Kothari
failed to live up to his reputaion, going down 2-4 to PSPB
teammate Aditya Mehta in the quarterfinal of the All India
Snooker tournament here today.
IH Manudev of Karnataka constructed
a superlative break of 90 to beat seasoned Railway cueist
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