Asian Games billiards: Advani in quarters, Sethi out (Lead)

November 13th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Guangzhou, Nov 13 (IANS) Defending champion Pankaj Advani scored a thumping 3-1 win over Indonesian Ricky Yang to march into the quarter-finals of the English billiards singles at the Asian Games here Saturday.

Indian women also made it to the quarter-final of the 6-red snooker team event, beating Singapore 3-0.

Veteran Geet Sethi, however, missed out and suffered a shocking loss in his round of 16 match.

Advani beat Yang 101-27, 102-35, 100-26 and will now take on Praput Chaithanasakun of Thailand for a semi-final berth later in the day.

However, things did not go according to plan for the seasoned Sethi. The Indian lost a tight match to OO Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar 53-100, 87-100, 101-50, 79-100 and bowed out early in the competition.

Sethi had a bronze in the Doha edition four years ago.

In the women’s 6-red snooker team event, Vidya Vishwanathan Pillai comfortably beat Shu Wah Hoe 35-2 in the first frame.

Chitra Magimarajan eased past Singaporean Zeet Huey Charlene Chai 19-7 in the second, hitting the highest break of 15.

The doubles encounter in the round of 16 match turned out to be the most interesting one.

The India duo of Anuja Chandra and Magimarajan defeated Hoe and Chai 39-27 and sealed the tie for India.

India will face Thailand in the last eight.

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