Press Esc to close
Thursday 05 May 2016
News updated at 11:35 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.6°C
Min : 25.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Manan, Vidya are ciampions

Gwalior, Feb 17, 2013, DHNS

Manan Chandra and Vidya Pillai scored commanding victories to emerge champions in the National snooker championship for men and women respectively here on Saturday.

While Chandra brushed aside his PSPB colleague Brijesh Damani 6-2 in the men’s title clash, Vidya Pillai blanked fellow Karnataka cueist Neena Praveen 4-0 at the Jiwaji University hall.
 Chandra, who last won the snooker crown in 2004 but has since struggled to live up to to his immense potential, took off from where he had left off in his 5-0 semifinal drubbing of veteran Alok Kumar.

Almost doing nothing wrong, Chandra dished out a vintage display, galloping to 4-0 lead in quick time. Although, Damani tried to avoid the inevitable by pocketing the fifth and seventh frame, he couldn’t stop Ch­an­dra from running away with a deserved win.

Vidya, who skipped last year’s national after becoming a mother, oozed class as she crushed a clueless Neena for her seventh national sno­oker crown and signalling her comeback.

Results: Men: Snooker, final: Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Brijesh Damani (PSPB) 6-2 (52-13, 68-30, 65-45, 50-38, 11-88, 54-7, 8-74, 62-22).
Third-place play-off: Alok Kumar (PSPB) bt Vijay Nichani (TN) 3-1 (60-43, 64-56, 50-59, 56-25).

Ladies: Snooker, final: Vidya Pillai (Kar) bt Neena Praveen (Kar) 4-0 (68-3, 85-6, 64-50, 33-30).
Third-place play-off: Keerath Bhandaal (Del) bt Heena Khandelwal (Mah) 2-0 (48-32, 38-15).


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the final phase of...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Royal Challengers Bangalore players Chris Gayle, Travis Head and Stuart Binny are seen with a fan...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

Boys jump into a step well, built inside the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, to cool off...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A woman collects drinking water after climbing down a dried up well at Bhakrecha Pada in Thane...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

A man offers water to a Peacock at a Zoo in Surat on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Parineeti Chopra and Kunal Kapoor during a promotional event in New Delhi on Thursday...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Russian Air Force Su-25 jets fly over Moscow's Kremlin during a general rehearsal for the Victory...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

Holocaust survivor Robert Tomashof and his daughter Rutti Tomashof light a torch during the...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...

A man prepares food inside a community kitchen at a Hindu temple on the banks of the river Ganga...