Orissa schoolboy claims snooker title

July 23rd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Ashutosh Padhy, a 14-year-old schoolboy from Orissa, outplayed defending champion Dhuvaj Haria of Gujarat 59-42, 55-28, in the final to claim the snooker crown in the fourth sub-junior National Snooker championship.

Haria, who was eyeing a double after having won the billiards crown earlier in the week, had no reply to Padhy’s measured performance as the Delhi Public School, Kalinga, student in a late Friday night match that had just one foul shot.

Earlier results:

Quarter-finals: Dhuvaj Haria (Guj) bt Rohit Malhotra (WB) 2-0; Nikhil Arya (Har) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (Mah) 2-0; Ashutosh Padhy (Ori) bt Vikrant Kapoor (Pun) 2-0; Ishpreet Singh (Mah) bt Chirag Arora (Ori) 2-1.

Semi-finals: Dhuvaj Haria (Guj) bt Nikhil Arya (Har) 2-0; Ashutosh Padhy (Ori) bt Ishpreet Singh (Mah) 2-0.

For 3-4 positions: Ishpreet Singh (Mah) bt Nikhil Arya (Har) 2-0.

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