Pankaj Advani - File Photo
India's ace cuiest Pankaj Advani who recently won his 17th World title continued his good stellar form to overcame Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals of the long-up format of the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 in Doha on Tuesday.
Pankaj Advani sealed a spot in the semis and assured himself and the nation of another medal with the help of a 391 break, highest of the tournament so far, to beat Gilchrist 1000-791.
The Indian ace’s opponent in the semifinals, Englishman Mike Russell, wrapped up proceedings in his Last-8 contest rapidly, overpowering his Myanmar opponent Aung Htay 1000-175.
Russell too had a big break of 344 to reach the required 1000-mark and advance to the next round. In the other quarterfinals, Sourav Kothari battles it out with England’s Robert Hall while Dhruv Sitwala takes on Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar. The winner of these two matches go against each other in the second semifinal match tomorrow.