Bhushan pulls off upset win over Bhaskar

Pankaj Advani comprehensively defeats C Ravindranath


Ajay, who posted a facile 500-139 win over Sasha Sambi in his previous match, scaled down -350 handicap and the 200 against Bhaskar, who had defeated Sasha on Thursday. Ajay’s notable break came on his 62nd visit when he came up with a 90.

Last year’s IBSF World billiards championship quarterfinalist Saurav Kothari banked home a comfortable 202-158 win over Shree Advani in another match.

In Thursday’s Group A encounter, six-time World champion Pankaj Advani scored a comprehensive 1200 to minus 210 win over C Ravindranath.

Pankaj, handed a handicap of -1000, made short work of his target score while his opponent, who had a handicap of -500, struggled before going down -210.

With a consistent barrage of breaks (63,122, 91, 111, 135, 232, 88), Pankaj barely gave Ravindranath a chance to claw his way into contention.

In his second match, Pankaj ousted Michael De Rebello 1200 to minus 188.

Michael, playing with a -500 handicap, found the going hard with the champ coming up with some of the tournament’s highest breaks (140, 240 and 229).

Nine-time world champion Geet Sethi defeated Sasha.

Results (Super league, handicap in brackets): Ajay Bhushan (-350) 200 bt B Bhaskar (-1000) -829; Saurav Kothari (-1000) 202 bt Shree Advani (-350) 158; Dhruv Sitwala (-1000) 202 bt AR Arjun (-350) -38; Geet Sethi (-1000) 201 bt Sasha Sambi (-600) -448; Arvind Savur (-600) 200 bt Rupesh Shah (-1000) -115.

On Thursday: Pankaj Advani (-1000) 200 bt C Ravindranath (-500) -210; Kamal Chawla (-600) 202 bt Michael De Rebello (-400) -126; Ajay Bhushan (-350) 200 bt Sasha Sambi (-400) 139; D Rajkumar (-600) 202 bt Shree Advani (-350) 145; Kamal Chawla (-600) 201 bt C Ravindranath (-500) 43; Arvind Savur (-600) 200 bt AR Arjun (-250) 103; Pankaj Advani (-1000) 200 bt Michael De Rebello (-400) -188; B Bhaskar (-1000) 201 bt Sasha Sambi (-600) -416).

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