Press Esc to close
Friday 22 May 2015
News updated at 7:59 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.5°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Manan to face Brijesh in title round

Gwalior, Feb 15, 2013, DHNS:

Manan Chandra unleased a sizzling performance, swatting aside five-time champion Alok Kumar in ruthless fashion in the semifinal of the 80th National Snooker Championship here on Friday.

Chandra, a 2006 champion, was on song right from the very first shot and he never allowed the momentum to dip, scoring a thumping 5-0 win over fellow PSPB colleague at the Jiwaji University hall.

In the final on Saturday, Chandra will lock horns with Brijesh Damani, who defeated Vijay Nichani 5-2 in the second semifinal.

In the women’s snooker quarterfinal, former winner Vidya Pillai slammed the door on defending champion Chitra Magimairaj with a crushing 3-0 win. Talented Keerath Bhandal, who has picked three titles in the ongoing Nationals, defeated Arantxa Sanchis 3-2 to set up a semifinal date with Vidya.

Newly-crowned billiards champion R Umadevi Nagaraj tumbled out following a hard-fought 2-3 loss to Neena Praveen while Heena Khandelwal beat the seasoned Meenal Thakur 3-1 in the other two last-eight matches respectively.

Results: Men: Snooker, semifinals: Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Alok Kumar (PSPB) 5-0 (62-47, 64-31, 63-19, 61-38, 65-61); Brijesh Damani (PSPB) bt Vijay Nichani (TN) 5-2 (22-61, 62-43, 67-34, 33-64, 68-27, 94 (42)-15, 53-12).

Quarterfinals: Chandra bt Shivam Arora (Bih) 5-4 (78-32, 70-20, 31-71, 34-69 (59), 84-14, 40-71, 62 (41)-2, 6-73 (43), 74-67); Alok bt Dharminder Lilly (Pun) 5-2 (70 (42)-13, 54-43, 6-86 (41), 60-33, 28-61, 63-55, 79 (52)-18); Nichani bt Amir Hussain (WB) 5-3 (49-64, 63-52, 34-59, 48-59, 71-18, 65-24, 42-30, 59-10); Damani bt Shahbaaz Adil Khan (PSPB) 5-2 (66-31, 9-75 (63), 74 (44)-1, 71-26, 57-45, 17-82, 59-47).

Women: Snooker, quarterfinals: Vidya Pillai (Kar) bt Chitra Magimairaj 3-0 (40-31, 56-37, 47-45); Keerath Bhandaal (Del) bt Arantxa Sanchis (Mah) 3-2 (35-43, 48-35, 31-63, 61-54, 77-47); Neena Praveen (TN) bt R Umadevi Nagaraj (Kar) 3-2 (36-40, 64-24, 65-62, 11-49, 56-24); Heena Khandelwal (Mah) bt Meenal Thakur (Mah) 3-1 (45-73, 46-17, 37-6, 58-26).


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

Guru Arjun Devji's martyrdom day...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

People admire at a part of bronze statue of Lachit Borphukan...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Youths pelt stones at the police during a protest...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Students celebrate their success in the West Bengal...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Young girls shelter under an umbrella during heavy rains...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Kashmiri Muslims cry and pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammed...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Nomads during seasonal migration from Jammu province...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Bollywood actors Lauren Gottlieb, left, and Jackky Bhagnani...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Irate mob torch a truck after it killed a man...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523