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Sitwala beats fellow Indian Balachandra to defend Asian title

Reigning Asian Billiards Champion Dhruv Successfully Defended His Title At The Asian Billiards Championship Beating Compatriot Bhaskar Balachandra 6-2 In The Final Here Today.

PTI | Updated on: 08 Mar 2016, 08:01:55 PM


Reigning Asian Billiards champion Dhruv successfully defended his title at the Asian Billiards Championship beating compatriot Bhaskar Balachandra 6-2 in the final here today.

Three world champions had participated in the star studded field and they were Pankaj Advani, Peter Gilchrist and C Praprut.

Bhaskar had stunned Advani in the quarterfinals and Gilchrist in the semifinals. Praprut, on the other hand, lost to Gilchrist in the quarterfinals.

In the final, Sitwala was leading 3-2 at interval before he won three frames in a row. Sitwala had also smashed a career best break of 654 at Bangalore in an invitation tournament held thee months ago. He had surprised 15-time world champion Advani to win the Asian title last year.

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First Published : 08 Mar 2016, 07:53:00 PM