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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Pankaj Advani takes home Asian Snooker championship for the second time

India's Pankaj Advani effectively protected the Asian Snooker Championship at the Al Messila, an extravagance assortment resort and spa, in Doha, Qatar on Thursday evening beating Amir Sarkhosh of Iran 6-3 (72-42, 72-0, 70-49, 41-66, 70-17, 30-68, 74-34, 12-50, 64-44) in awesome of 11 edges last. 

The 36-year-old prevailed in 2019 however in 2017 he was the second place. In 2019, Pankaj likewise turned into the main player who won the titles in all types of billiards, snooker, 6Reds, and 10Reds contests. 


Yasin Merchant (1989, 2001), Alok Kumar (2004), Aditya Mehta (2012) were different Indians who won the title. 


In 2018, Pankaj, a schedule excellent pummel victor and 23-time best on the planet, crushed a similar Iranian adversary 8-2 to win the 15-outline IBSF World Snooker Championship likewise in Doha. 


On Thursday's conclusive, Pankaj started with 50 or more break in the initial (55) and second (50) yet in the 10th and the last edge he posted 63 for a persuading win. For every one of his endeavors, Pankaj likewise returned home more extravagant by $7,000. 


"I'm glad to protect the title and get from where I left off before the beginning of the (Covid-19) pandemic. The hole just expanded the drive and craving to contend and excel on return," Pankaj was cited by Indian news office PTI. The 2020 version was not held because of the pandemic. 


Prior in the semi-finals, the Indian unbelievable cueist defeated Cheung Ka Wai of Hong Kong 5-3 117(53)- 9, 65-17, 0-136(136), 42-88, 79-1, 0-113(113), 64(61)- 37, 68-14 in awesome of nine edges. 


Cheung set a standard of sorts when his century score of 136 in the third casing outperformed the past record of 126 by Alijalil Ali of Iraq. 


Amir, in the interim, finished the expectations of Haris Tahir from Pakistan with an indistinguishable edge of 5-3 (112 (84)- 11, 55-66, 80-0, 46-65, 63-25, 45-69, 66-17, 67-30). 


On Wednesday, in the quarterfinals, Pankaj who is situated in Bengaluru neglected the test of Alijalil Ali 5-3 (11-64, 84-76, 12-70, 64-32, 78-1, 80(64)- 0, 54-68, 57-4) and in the pre-quarterfinals, Alijalil blanked Laxman Rawat, one more Indian in the quarrel, 71-12, 66-44, 75-29, 72-61 while Pankaj showed the leave entryway to liked Tam Yun Fung of Hong Kong 33-70, 90-01, 74-60, 119(80)- 08, 13-65, 55-24. 


Prior in the gathering matches, both the Indians stashed a century break each. Laxman, a 2019 World 6Reds champion, in Group 'F' scored one against Omar Alajlani of Saudi Arabia while Pankaj had one against Ali Hussein of Iraq in the last Group 'A' match. 


Laxman will get back while Pankaj will remain back to contend in the Qatar 6Red World Cup beginning Friday. 


Aditya Mehta, the 2012 Asian boss and public ruling snooker champion, was to contend here rather than Laxman yet neglected to make it because of Covid convention as he is immunized with a solitary portion. The convention is evident that all voyagers to Qatar must be completely vaccinated to enter the Gulf country. 


Asian snooker is the primary significant global title for Indian cueists following a 19-month break because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Another Indian, Ishpreet Singh will contend in the Qatar 6Red World Cup from September 17 to 21 alongside public 6Reds champion Pankaj. 


Liked Babar Masih of Pakistan, Habib Subah of Bahrain, Tam and Khamis Alobaidli of Qatar dropped off the radar prior to arriving at the quarterfinals. 


The occasion is the main occasion for billiards and snooker since March 2020. Somewhere around 42 players from 19 nations took part in the Asian title including Pakistan, India, Iraq, UAE, Qatar, Nepal, Iran, Hong Kong, Jordan, Palestine, Oman, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria and Mongolia players. 


Results 


Semi-finals: Amir Sarkhosh of Iran bt Haris Tahir of Pakistan 5-3 (112(84)- 11, 55-66, 80-00, 46-65, 63-25, 45-69, 66-17, 67-30); Pankaj Advani bt Cheung Ka Wai of Hong Kong 5-3 (117(53)- 09, 65-17, 00-136(136), 42-88, 79-01, 00-113(113), 64(61)- 37, 68-14) 


Quarter-finals: Amir bt Siyavosh Mozayani of Iran 5-2 (69-17, 61-32, 63-17, 28-74, 7-75(52), 73-15, 82(80)- 0), Tahir beat Khalid Kamali of the UAE 5-2 (63-32, 94(94)- 0, 35-72, 100(77)- 32, 15-65(63), 65(64)- 8, 108(84)- 25); Cheung bt Saleh Mohammed of Afghanistan 5-1 (56-43, 55-61, 109(78)- 9, 91(76)- 12, 100(63)- 20, 61-17); Pankaj bt Alijalil Ali of Iran 5-3 (11-64, 84-76, 12-70, 64-32, 78-1, 80(64)- 0, 54-68, 57-4) 


Indians as it were 


Pre-quarters: Alijalil bt Laxman Rawat of India 4-0 (71-12, 66-44, 75-29, 72-61), Pankaj bt Tam Yun Fung of Hong Kong 4-2 (33-70, 90-01, 74-60, 119(80)- 08, 13-65, 55-24) 


Gathering A: Pankaj Advani bt Ankit Man Shrestha of Nepal 4-0 (70-23, 67-43, 75-01, 70(62)- 05); bt Mohammed Sharshani of Qatar 4-0 (73-01, 96-09, 120(70)- 05, 53-21); bt Abdulrahman Saif of the UAE 4-0 (80(70)- 31, 69-56, 74-44, 64-07); 


Gathering F: Laxman Rawat bt Ahmed Jabhan of Yemen : 4-0 (68-13, 83-28, 64-17, 74-17); bt Mohammad Al-Binali of Qatar : 4-0 (64(64)- 09, 79-02, 76-22, 83(56)- 09); bt Omar Alajlani of Saudi 4-2 (36-66, 109(109)- 25, 72-23, 67-30, 39-79(56), 64-52)

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