Alok, Advani sound warning

Also coming through their respective lung-openers were defending champion Pankaj Advani and team-mate Sourav Kothari, who is among the front-runners for the title.
Seasoned campaigners Yasin Merchant (Maharashtra), former Asian snooker champion, and Devendra Joshi (PSPB) too won their matches in a canter.

Results: Group A: Pankaj Advani (PSPB) bt Ranbir Singh Yadav (Raj) 3-0 (96-12, 90-21, 94-0).
Group B: Kamal Chawla (Rly) bt Vijay Nichani (TN) 3-2 (42-53, 78-16, 95-8, 39-55, 67-59).
Group C: IH Manudev (Kar) bt Simranjeet Singh (Raj) 3-0 (48-35, 73-15, 96-13).
Group D: Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Vikas Sharma (UP) 3-0 (56-24, 51-22, 60-23).
Group E: Lucky Vatnani (AP) bt Sumesh Turkey (J&K) 3-0 (69-31, 66-29, 75-16); Manish Jain (WB) bt Vivek Chopra (Har) 3-0 (111(87)-4, 61-31, 68-0).
Group G: Mumtaz Ali (Jha) bt Nigel D’Souza (Goa) 3-0 (70-18, 45-38, 77-31); Alok Kumar (PSPB) bt N D’Souza 3-0 (57-21, 55-21, 73-38).
Group H: Faisal Khan (Del) bt Shabaaz Adil Khan (PSPB) 3-2 (69-45, 83-33, 9-56, 46-58, 60-59); Anuj Uppal (Mah) bt Siddarth Rao (TN) 3-0 (74-51, 64-0, 85(62)-9).
Group I: Sourav Kothari (PSPB) bt Malkeet Singh (UP) 3-0 (64-33, 85-21, 66-51). Group J: Yasin Merchant (Mah) bt Venkatesham K (Rly) 3-2 (66-35, 40-61, 34-61, 56-28, 52-43); Venkatesam bt Anees Saini (Har) 3-1 (40-67, 72-11, 84-20, 61-44). Group K: Devendra Joshi (PSPB) bt Jai Shankar Shaw (PSPB) 3-0 (87(80)-10, 73-8, 63-29); Ketan Sabachandani (Guj) bt Jay Shankar Shaw (Jhar) 3-2 (62-49, 43-67, 35-47, 52-44, 65-24).
Group L: Neeraj Kumar (Rly) bt Jasim Tawin (Kar) 3-2 (36-65, 65-16, 56-12, 1-70, 72-46); Bharat Sisiddiya (MP) bt Jaism Tawin (Kar) 3-2 (66-40, 27-54, 74-5, 27-66). Group M: Faisal Khan (Rly) bt Divya Sharma (Har) 3-2 (63-24, 33-58, 59-8, 21-69, 97-22). Group N: Nigel Lazar (TN) bt MS Arun (Kar) 3-1 (72-50, 6-87(87), 75-33, 66-55); Pushpinder Singh (Rly) bt Nigel Lazar (TN) 3-1 (76-39, 86-35, 13-85, 83-7). Group O: Amit Bhushan (Kar) bt Shankar Rao (AP) 3-0 (74-34, 73-47, 68-55); Kamal Rohnetra (J&K) bt A Bhushan 3-0 (62-15, 49-41, 67-8). Group P: Brijesh Damani (WB) bt D Rajkumar (Kar) 3-1 (69-39, 52-62, 65-9, 56-25); D Rajkumar (Kar) bt Shivam (Bih) 3-2 (88-2, 68-14, 21-61, 35-72, 51-50).

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