Advani posts easy win

Chandra, Mehta too make squad for Asian Indoors

Vidya Pillai en route to her convincing  victory over Neeta Sanghvi on Friday. DH Photo

At the selection camp here on the final day of snooker action, Advani posted a thumping 4-0 (72-17, 82-1, 72-35, 86-14) victory over Chandra to finish on top of the overall rankings.

Despite the loss, Chandra ended runner-up, while Mehta, who completed his engagements on the green baize on Thursday itself, finished third.

Veteran Geet Seethi started with a 3-0 victory over Sourav Kothari in billiards camp.

DH News Service

Results: Men: Snooker: Brijesh Damani bt Sourav Kothari 4-1 (65-60, 59-19, 45 (45)-75 (56), 76 (59)-10, 94 (54)-23); Pankaj Advani bt Manan Chandra 4-0 (72 (72)-17, 82 (24, 41)-1, 72 (58)-35 (22), 86 (56, 30)-14); Kamal Chawla bt Shahbaaz Adil Khan 4-3 (57 (47)-46, 2-100 (80), 93 (42, 25)-35 (22), 66 (33, 27)-52 (32), 00-92 (30, 30, 32), 9-71 (34, 37), 97 (69)-9).

Overall ranking: P Advani 1; M Chandra 2; Aditya Mehta 3; B Damani 4; K Chawla 5; S Kothari 6; SA Khan 7.

Masters snooker: Syed Habib bt Nadeem Azeez 3-2 (35-69, 37-71, 53-52, 57-24, 57-22); K Ranjan bt V Anand 3-0 (65-53, 74-49, 68-3); Prabhakar bt L Nagaraj 3-2 (32-44, 54-47, 52-47, 31-63, 58-56).

Billiards: Geet Sethi bt Sourav Kothari 3-0 (100-2, 102-4, 101-37); B Bhaskar bt Dhruv Sitwala 3-1 (25-104, 101-53, 100-21, 101-7).

Women: Snooker: Meenal Thakur bt Neena Praveen 3-2 (29-6, 38-1, 16-35, 12-33, 44-21); Chitra Magimairaj bt Meenal T 3-0 (33-12, 35-23, 46-16); Neena P bt Neeta Sanghvi 3-2 (39 (22)-8, 33-32, 30-54, 34-39, 31-18); Anuja Chandra bt Sangeetha Hemchand 3-1 (56 (20)-6, 32-4, 28-38, 30-28); Vidya Pillai bt Suniti Damani 3-0 (32-14, 27-15, 35 (25)-2); Vidya Pillai bt Neeta Sanghvi 3-0 (37-16, 46-15, 29-4); Anuja Chandra bt Meenal Thakur 3-0 (36-12, 28-19, 38-1); Neena Praveen bt Suniti Damani 3-1 (50-14, 23-43, 38-8, 26-24); Chitra Magimairaj bt Sangeetha Hemchand 3-0 (30-16, 39-14, 35-09).

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