Advani, Varshaa emerge champs

Last Updated 10 February 2019, 15:50 IST

Ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday claimed yet another Senior National Snooker title with a thumping win over young Laxman Rawat in a one-sided final here.

Advani thus took his total tally of Indian championships to a whopping 32. After winning 11 titles as a junior, Advani, as a senior, has won nine billiards, three six-red snooker and nine snooker titles.

Advani now has 21 world titles and 21 national titles in the senior ranks, in both snooker and billiards.

Advani routed Rawat 6-0 in Sunday's final. The match was mostly defined by the champion's experience as he brought on a lethal combination of scoring and safety of the highest quality.

The only really close frame was the fourth which could have ended with the scoreline reading 3-1, giving young Rawat an outside chance of a comeback. But once Advani clinched that too with a fine clearance, it was early curtains for Rawat.

In the women's snooker final, Varshaa Sanjeev claimed the crown defeating Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra 4-2.

Varshaa had beaten Amee Kamani in the quarterfinals and Vidya Pillai in the semis.

(Published 10 February 2019, 15:48 IST)

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