Advani rallies in style to overcome gritty Kothari


At the KSBA Hall on Saturday, aided by breaks of 65 in the fourth frame and 86 in the decider, Advani eventually strolled to a 41-100, 101-10, 67-101, 101-39, 102-5 victory. It was the Bangalorean’s second win of the day, following his 3-0 rout of B Bhaskar in the morning session.

In another match, veteran Geet Sethi trounced Rupesh Shah 102-0, 22-102, 100-4, 100-44.
Results: Men, billiards: Pankaj Advani bt Sourav Kothari 3-2 (41-100, 101-10, 67-101(84), 101(65)-39, 102(86)-5); Devendra Joshi bt S Kothari 3-0 (105(103)-43, 100-31, 101(101)-0); Pankaj Advani bt B Bhaskar 3-0 (100(100)-41, 100(86)-91(91), 101(89)-0); Geet Sethi bt Rupesh Shah 3-1 (102(102)-0, 22-102, 100-4, 100-44); Bhaskar bt D Joshi 3-0 (101(70)-35, 101(101)-4, 100(100)-34); R Shah bt Dhruv Sitwala 3-1 (47-100, 100-44, 104-69, 101-58).

Masters snooker: SH Kamraj bt BVS Murthy 3-1 (28-81, 49-39, 60-28, 47-26); Arvind Savur bt Syed Habib 3-1 (66-46, 38-63, 71-32, 51-30); SA Saleem bt V Anand 3-1 (75-8, 10-84, 58-42, 58-18); Nadeem Ahmed bt Prabhakar 3-0 (79-42, 40-28, 103-10).

Women: 6-red snooker: Chitra Magimairaj bt Suniti Damani 3-0 (37-16, 42-10, 33-14); Neena Praveen bt Sangeeta Hemchand 3-1 (30-16, 38-34, 35-36, 39-9); Meenal Thakur bt Vidya Pillai 3-0 (35-17, 39-24, 34-6); Anuja Chandra bt Neetha Sanghvi 3-1 (11-34, 31-21, 31-14, 39-37); Neetha S bt Suniti D 3-1 (15-26, 37-27, 38-31, 38-25); Vidya P bt Neena P 3-2 (37-26, 32-22, 9-44, 18-30, 42-14); Chitra M bt Anuja C 3-2 (37-25, 32-19, 38-43, 39-48, 35-21); Meenal T bt Sangeeta H 3-1 (37-1, 12-41, 33-0, 47-1).

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