Bhaskar bags title in style

Bhaskar bags title in style

B Bhaskar outplayed D Rajkumar 5-0 to clinch the 43rd Karnataka State-ranking Senior billiards title here on Tuesday.

Bhaskar, who crushed MS Arun 4-0 in the semifinal on Monday, was once again on top of his game as he swept aside Rajkumar 151-9, 151-4, 150-18, 152-29, 152-76 in quick time at the KSBA hall.

Bhaskar started off with a bang, a break of 138 helping him take the opening frame. Breaks of 63 and 60 powered him to a 2-0 lead before a 81 and 65 flattened Rajkumar in the third.

With Bhaskar already confirmed of a spot in the next January Nationals owing to his runner-up spot this year, Rajkumar and Sasha Sambi will represent Karnataka as the top two-ranked players.

Results: Billiards, final: B Bhaskar bt D Rajkumar 5-0 (151 (138)-9, 151 (63, 60)-4, 150 (81, 65)-18, 152 (152)-29, 152 (38, 70)-76). Third-place play-off: Sasha Sambi bt MS Arun 150-149, 154-65.

Snooker: Ajay Bhusan bt Nasarulla SH 3-2 (49-61, 67-27, 77-0, 52-61, 61-2); Vasanth D bt Harish Reddy 3-0 (61-33, 69-10, 71-14); Amit Bhushan bt Joginder Singh 3-1 (77-25, 85-32, 60-63, 66-53); D Rajkumar bt Vivek KA 3-0 (80-30, 91-25, 81-9); L Nagaraj bt Siddarth 3-1 (32-65, 91-8, 78-38, 82-29); Md Ali bt Anand Bathija 3-0 (65-3, 69-39, 58-49); Sunil Nagraik bt Devan KM 3-0 (75-52, 58-44, 61-33); Rohan M bt Tilak Raj 3-1 (62-37, 62-27, 23-62, 68-26); KH Hariharan bt Shazan TS 3-2 (74-33, 56-70, 40-50, 66-40, 56-43); Vinay Katrela bt Elish CH 3-0 (71-24, 80-18, 53-38); Sameer Sait bt Karnam Ranjit 3-1 (62-47, 34-57, 84-38, 52-47); Jasim Tawin bt HE Anand 3-0 (68-55, 62-20, 71-58); Sohail Jairaj bt Santosh Kumar 3-2 (63-25, 19-68, 62-76, 61-47, 66-33); R Santosh bt Md Feroze 3-1 (48-68, 74-1, 63-51, 62-50); Arvind Savur bt Sheetal Kumar 3-1 (53-26, 16-59, 67-19, 74-22); D Rajkumar bt A Bhushan 3-0 (65-9, 56-17, 74-13); Md Ali bt Rohan M 3-1 (52-64, 56-2, 67-21, 55-42); Minaj bt V Anand 3-2 (81-6, 57-42, 34-78, 52-62, 35-46).

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