Mehta edges Advani to top spot

The world champion, however, topped the overall rankings chart ahead of Mehta. Advani was edged out 4-3 by Yasin Merchant on the final day.

Results:

Men’s snooker: Shahbaaz Adil Khan bt Kamal Chawla 4-1 (39 (20)-68 (27), 77 (42, 25)-15, 71 (27, 31)-37 (20), 101 (101)-00, 55-25); Pankaj Advani bt Brijesh Damani 4-1 (71 (29)-47 (35), 101 (93)-14, 92 (91)-00, 23-62, 64 (59)-12); Aditya Mehta bt Manan Chandra 4-2 (8-91 (72), 47 (29)-69 (32), 67 (24, 25)-65 (39), 89 (46)-48 (22), 94 (32)-10, 69 (34)-23); Sourav Kothari bt Alok Kumar 4-3 (46 (24)-54, 63 (31, 22)-60, 58 (43)-67 (58), 65 (38)-27, 24-60, 92 (90)-8, 77 (23, 54)-15); Yasin Merchant bt P Advani 4-3 (16-89 (77), 10-65 (21), 78 (40, 22)-36 (23), 60 (22)-54 (28); 55 (28)-41 (26), 48 (27)-59 (20), 72 (59)-25); A Mehta bt B Damani 4-0 (71 (47)-50 (41), 72 (72)-00, 60 (26)-39, 68 (34, 30)-15); S Kothari bt K Chawla 4-1 (32 (25)-70 (20, 33), 55-37 (25), 61 (20)-45 (28), 68 (59)-16, 76 (29, 32)-23); M Chandra bt A Kumar 4-0 (69 (31, 21)-9, 60 (41)-48 (23), 68 (50)-37 (31), 58 (43)-02).
Rankings (3rd camp): Aditya Mehta 1; Pankaj Advani 2; Yasin Merchant 3; Sourav Kothari 4; Manan Chandra 5; Brijesh Damani 6; Alok Kumar 7; Shahbaaz Adil Khan 8; Kamal Chawla 9. Overall ranking: P Advani 1; A Mehta 2; Y Merchant 3; M Chandra 4; B Damani 5; A Kumar 6; S Kothari 7; K Chawla 8; SA Khan 9.
Pillai tops
Vidya Pillai topped the women’s snooker (6-red) selection trials after the third and final round.
Results: Arantxa Sanchis bt R Uma Nagaraj 3-1 (48 (35)-40, 45-24, 1-38, 51-25); Neena Praveen bt Indira Gowda 3-1 (42 (22)-0, 36-34, 23-29, 35-24); Suniti Damani bt Neeta Sanghvi 3-0 (33-4, 30-28, 37-24); Chitra M bt Vidya Pillai 3-1 (38-5, 21-6, 14-30, 27-17); Anuja Chandra bt Meenal Thakur 3-0 (36 (35)-0, 36-26, 35-27). Rankings (3rd camp): Chitra M 1; Neena Praveen 2; Anuja Chandra 3; Vidya Pillai 4; Meenal Thakur 5; R Uma Nagaraj 6; Arantxa Sanchis 7; Suniti Damani 8; Indira Gowda 9; Neeta Sanghvi 10.

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