Chawla pots snooker titleJune 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) Kamal Chawla, the 32-year old from Bhopal and India No.2, saw off a late challenge from Kolkata’s Sourav Kothari to win 6-4 in the final of the Kences Constructions-ASCA International snooker tournament here Saturday.
Chawla had to fight hard for the Rs.2 lakh winner’s cheque as the 28-year old Kothari fought back from 0-3 and 1-5 to 4-5 before the Bhopal cueist scrambled home in the 10th frame.
At the start, it was Chawla who seized the upper hand as he raced away with the early frames aided by small but useful breaks and looked poised to complete a sweeping victory.
However, Kothari put in a determined show and with astute potting, clawed back into the match with a couple of half-century breaks while Chawla seemed to wilt under pressure.
Even in the 10th frame, Kothari had his chances, but a couple of errors cost him dear and Chawla needing no second invitation, closed the match. Kothari picked up the runner-up cheque of Rs One lakh.
The results (final): Kamal Chawla bt Sourav Kothari 6-4 (82=46, 100-9, 65-64, 9-90, 95-16, 97-0, 3-70, 24-67, 17-53, 65-54).
- Snooker: Sourav Kothari waltzes into final - Jun 23, 2012
- Kothari, Chawla enter final of ASCA Snooker (Lead) - Jun 23, 2012
- Kothari ousts Habib to make last 8 - Jun 21, 2012
- Lee rallies into semis of All India Snooker - Aug 09, 2012
- Chawla cracks 122 for easy win in snooker event - Jun 18, 2012
- Saengkham sizzles en route to last 16 - Jun 20, 2012
- Kothari, Rawat in final of All India Snooker - Aug 10, 2012
- Advani leads way into pre-quarters of National Snooker - Feb 02, 2012
- Merchant bows out in All India Snooker - Aug 08, 2012
- Alok Kumar pots snooker title - Dec 21, 2011
- Ishpreet upsets Joshi in All-India Snooker - Aug 07, 2012
- National Snooker: Mehta, Chawla in title round - Feb 03, 2012
- Mehta eases into semis of National Snooker Championship - Feb 03, 2012
- Mehta retains national snooker crown - Feb 04, 2012
- Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker - Apr 26, 2012