Kohli shocks Jain in All India Snooker meet

August 6th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Amandeep Kohli fashioned the second upset in the competition when he shocked India No.5 Himanshu Jain in the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Open Invitation Snooker Tournament at the Khar Gymkhana Monday.

Kohli rallied from a 1-3 deficit to snatch a thrilling 4-3 win over the Hyderabad youngster in Group D.

Much was expected of Kohli after the win but he failed to deceive when he went down to Tamil Nadu-based Rafath Habib of Railways and Andy Lee of Hong Kong.

The last edition’s runner-up Shahbaaz Khan of Bharat Petroleum crashed to his second straight defeat when he lost to Siddharth Parikh of Railways, while Faisal Khan, also of Railways, upset former national champion Sarang Shroff of NSCI in a 4-3 thriller after leading 3-0.

Manan Chandra of Bharat Petroleum won his second straight game in Group C, as did Sourav Kothari of ONGC in Group D, while double Asian Champion Yasin Merchant of hosts Khar Gymkhana won his opener in Group A.

India sub junior No. 3 Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Khar Gymkhana once again frittered away a 2-1 lead and went down 2-4 to Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club in Group C.

Results:
Group A: Yasin Merchant (Khar Gym) bt Hasan Badami (CCI) 68-59, 27-68, 77-21, 57-49, 66-15; Laxman Rawat (Delhi) bt Harish Pahuja (Khar Gym) 64-44, 84-45, 66-14, 79-13; Hasan Badami (CCI) bt Laxman Rawat (Delhi) 7-69, 70-43, 32-66, 62-10, 73-54, 56-42.

Group B: Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) bt Shahbaaz Khan (BPCL) 82-24, 68-29, 65-20, 78-47; Sarang Shroff (NSCI) bt Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) 58-56, 2-70, 51-64, 77-6, 61-31, 66-51; Faisal Khan (Rlys) bt Sarang Shroff (NSCI) 79-22, 84-9, 70-35, 10-66, 32-68, 3-49, 65-40; Alok Kumar (ONGC) bt Deepak Khubchandani (Khar Gym) 64-12, 66-24, 65-34, 74-31.

Group C: Manan Chandra (BPCL) bt Shivam Arora (Bihar) 47-56, 113(86)-0, 64-35, 50-66, 77(72)-0, 65-29; Sundeep Gulati (Delhi) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 74-16, 74-49, 79-0, 74-15; Manan Chandra (BPCL) bt Devendra Joshi (BPCL) 75-16, 58-11, 75-61, 62-8; Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) bt Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) 57-33, 51-62, 32-72, 62-24, 68-25, 58-55.

Group D: Sourav Kothari (ONGC) bt Pushpinder Singh (Delhi) 70-10, 48-68, 60(47)-53, 98(47)-16, 53-43; Rafath Habib (Rlys) bt Amandeep Kohli (Khar Gym) 51-82, 54-8, 53-37, 73-13, 62(62)-14; Andy Lee (Hong Kong) bt Amandeep Kohli 75-34, 59-15, 92-22, 57-53; Amandeep Kohli (Khar Gym) bt Himanshu Jain (Hyd) 9-79, 71-28, 18-64, 29-78, 78-53, 54-32, 74-34.

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