Varsha Sanjeev bags national billiards title

July 19th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Varsha Sanjeev of Karnataka, ranked No.3 last year, fared far better this time as she won the sub-junior girls billiards title in the National Championship here Tuesday, defeating Keerath Bhandal of Delhi 102-96.

In a battle of attrition with neither willing to take chances, Keerath topped with a break of 13 as against 12 by Varsha who, however, played smart by occupying the table and eventually beat the clock as also her opponent.

Earlier, in the semi-finals, Varsha defeated I Lahari (AP) 121-117 while Keerath Bhandal overcame Sania Arif (Chandigarh) 99-74.

Other results:

Sub-Junior Girls Billiards (Quarter-finals): Varsha Sanjeev (Kar) bt P Esther Buela (AP) 148-70; Saniya Arif (Chd) bt Arya Pimpale (Mah) 122-74; Keerat Bhandal (Del) bt Niharika (Raj) 155-60; I Lahari (AP) w/o Saloni Bagga (Mah).

Sub-Junior Boys Billiards (Pre-quarter-finals): Ashutosh Pandey (Ori) bt Abhinav Kripalu (Mah) 253-149; Dhuvaj Haria (Guj) bt Mark Menezes (UP) 214-112; Utsav Ramani (Guj) bt Rohan Mohanthy (TN) 242-151; Dushtyant Srivastha (TN) bt Kushal VR (Kar) 116-112; Jagadesh (TN) bt Harsh Vardhan Goenka (WB) 252-70; Jaiveer Dhingara (Mah) bt Hasneet Singh (Har) 234-155; Lakshman M (Kar) bt Malkeet Singh (UP) 195-194; Shri Krishna (TN) w/o Ketan Chawla (MP).

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