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Asian Billiards Championships: Pankaj Advani outclasses Yeo Teck Shin to make winning start in title defence

Rupesh Shah Too Came Up With An Identical Win Against Indonesia's Marlando Sihombing But With One Century And A 53 Break.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Mar 2018, 02:41:28 PM
Multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani - File Photo

New Delhi:

Multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani made a stellar start to his title defense at the 17th Asian Billiards Championship, outclassing Singapore's Yeo Teck Shin 4-0 in the opening match of the men's event.

Advani, who has won the world champion 19 times in his career, barely broke a sweat as he dumped Shin with the help of a 98 break and three consecutive centuries in the best-of-seven 100-up encounter.

Rupesh Shah too came up with an identical win against Indonesia's Marlando Sihombing but with one century and a 53 break.

The other men's players participating from India are Nationals runner-up Dhvaj Haria and B Bhaskar. In the women's snooker individual event, India's Vidya Pillai and Amee Kamani came up with contrasting wins against Myanmar cueists.

While Pillai scored a 2-1 win against Thandar Maung, Kamani notched up facile 2-0 victory in the league stage versus Ngwe Hlaing. Keerath Bhandaal, on the other hand, got the better of compatriot Varshaa Sanjeev 2-1 in a closely fought battle.

In the under-21 snooker category, the only Indian to play on the first day was Sparsh Pherwani who defeated Myanmar's Thaw Zain Htet in the deciding frame 4-3. 

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First Published : 19 Mar 2018, 02:40:27 PM