Three Indians in World Professional Billiard semis

Pankaj Advani, Rupesh and Dhruv advance


After thumping five-time winner Geet Sethi yesterday, IBSF World Billiards champion Advani pipped David Causier of England 896-782 with brilliant breaks of 245, 68, 127, 60, 196 to set up a clash with Sitwala in the semifinals.

Sitwala also did not break any sweat against Peter Gilchrist of Singapore, defeating him 872-399 with brilliant breaks of 185, 90, 97, 100.

Compatriot Rupesh also scored a thrilling 545-394 win over Martin Goodwill of England in the quarterfinals with breaks of 64, 99, 103, 90, 45. The Gujrathi cueist will now take on defending champion Mike Russel in the last four stage.

Russell, meanwhile, brushed aside B Bhaskar of India 1271-419 in another quarterfinal match.

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