Haria in line for a grand double

Haria in line for a grand double

Gujarat’s Dhvaj Haria set himself up for a grand double, storming into the final of the National Sub-junior snooker championship here on Monday.

Haria, who successfully retained his Sub-junior billiards crown, brushed aside Jaiveer Dhingra 53-25, 85 (30)-20, 47-18 in quick time at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana.

In the title clash on Tuesday, Haria will lock horns with Maharashtra’s Jaiveer Dhingra, who rolled over Sahil Nair of Punjab 44-34, 58-51, 56-36.

Haria also enjoyed success in the Junior billiards semifinal league.

Results: Sub-junior: Snooker: Semifinals: Jaiveer Dhingra (Mah) bt Sahil Nair (Pun) 44-34, 58-51, 56-36; Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Ishpreet Chadha (Mah) 53-25, 85 (30)-20, 47-18.
Third-place play-off: I Chadha bt S Nair 22-63, 73-34, 62-47.

Juniors: Billiards:

Semifinal league: Himanshu Jain (AP) bt Malkeet Singh (UP) 596 (71, 110)-560 (61,42); Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Ketan Chawla (MP) 716 (55, 47, 43)-658 (45); Ketan Chawla (MP) bt Himanshu Jain (AP) 920 (62, 51, 76)-619.