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Lee rallies into semis of All India Snooker


August 9th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) Hong Kong's Andy Lee recovered from a 0-2 deficit to overcome Faisal Khan of the Railways en route to the semi-finals in the Shyam Shroff Memorial ... Read more...

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Merchant bows out in All India Snooker


August 8th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Double Asian champion Yasin Merchant crashed out of the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Invitation snooker tournament here Wednesday.In the concluding Group A ties at Khar ... Read more...

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Merchant, Chawla in for All India Open Snooker


July 20th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Former two-time Asian champion Yasin Merchant and India No.2 Kamal Chawla have confirmed their participation in the Shyam Shroff Memorial All India Open Invitation Snooker Tournament ... Read more...

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Kothari ousts Habib to make last 8


June 21st, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata's Sourav Kothari held off a late surge from top seed and local hero Rafath Habib to win 4-2 and enter the quarter-finals of the Kences ... Read more...

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Saengkham sizzles en route to last 16


June 20th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Thailand's Noppon Saengkham warmed up for the knock-out phase with a brilliant break of 122 clearance as he outclassed Himanshu Jain 3-0 to qualify for the ... Read more...

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Mehta survives a scare in snooker tournament


June 19th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) National and Asian champion Aditya Mehta survived a close call before winning 3-2 against top Indian junior Laxman Rawat in a Group B league match of ... Read more...

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India to host 2013 world professional snooker meet


May 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) India will host the world professional snooker championship next year, Billiard and Snooker Federation of India president P.V.K. Mohan said here Friday.However, the venue was yet ... Read more...

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Mehta retains national snooker crown


February 4th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 4 (IANS) Showing that he has matured into a class player, Mumbai-based cueist Aditya Mehta won his second National snooker title in a space of six months beating ... Read more...

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National Snooker: Mehta, Chawla in title round


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) Aditya Mehta, the 26-year-old from Mumbai and the only Indian on the snooker pro circuit, qualified for his second consecutive final in the National Snooker Championship ... Read more...

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Advani survives scare in National Snooker Championship


January 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Jan 30 (IANS) Defending champion Aditya Mehta made it look easy while four-time champion Pankaj Advani survived a scare against unheralded Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh before winning in the ... Read more...

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Eight Indians advance to knockout stage of World Snooker


November 30th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) While century-breaks continued to rain in the IBSF World snooker championship, and eight Indians qualified for the knock-out stage, 26-year old Omar Alkojah provided a lot ... Read more...

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World Snooker: Advani through to knockout stage


November 29th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 29 (IANS) Pankaj Advani ran into middling to good form as he marked his progress to the knock-out phase of the IBSF World Snooker championship with two century ... Read more...

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Advani, Merchant win twice as World Snooker Championship begins


November 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 28 (IANS) Indians enjoyed a field day with one of the title favourites Pankaj Advani, the 2002 champion, notching two victories and showing definite signs of running into ... Read more...

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Eight Indians for World snooker


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) Junior national champion Lalrina Lenthei and veteran Yasin Merchant have been given wild card entries and will join six other Indians, including former champion Pankaj ... Read more...

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Alok knocks out Advani in National snooker


August 8th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Two unheralded players, Neeraj Kumar and I.H. Manudev made their maiden entry into the semi-finals of the Senior National snooker championship on a day that saw ... Read more...

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National Snooker: All qualifiers make knock-out stage (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) All the five qualifiers made it to the knock-out stage of the 78th Senior National Snooker championship here Saturday as defending champion Pankaj Advani led the ... Read more...

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Easy win for Alok Kumar in national snooker


August 5th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Former champion Alok Kumar (PSPB) warmed up for his title assault in the senior national snooker championship with a comfortable 3-0 win against Nigel D'Souza of ... Read more...

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Advani posts second win at Asian Snooker Championship


April 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, April 25 (IANS) Indian champion Pankaj Advani crafted a break of 119 en route to defeating Sergelan Batdelger of Mongolia 4-0 for his second win the preliminary league of ... Read more...

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Easy win for Advani in Asian snooker championship


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, April 23 (IANS) National champion Pankaj Advani warmed up nicely with a fluent 4-1 win against Singapore's Lim Chun Kiat in the Asian snooker championship here Saturday.Advani posted breaks ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Four bronzes for India on day four (Roundup)


November 16th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Gymnast Ashish Kumar, swimmer Virdhawal Khade, chess International Master Harika Dronavalli and wushu exponent Bimoljit Singh Tuesday claimed a bronze apiece for India at the Asian Games on ... Read more...

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Asian Games billiards: Medals elude Indian cueists on fourth day


November 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) India's medal-winning streak in cue sports came to a halt Tuesday with Dharmender Singh Lily, Alok Kumar and Manan Chandra crashing out of their respective events at ... Read more...

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Asian Games billiards: Lilly, Alok lose in cue sports


November 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 16 (IANS) Veteran Dharminder Singh Lilly lost 8-40 to Joji Kai of Japan in the men's carom 3 singles quarterfinals while compatriot Alok Kumar went down 4-9 to another Japanese ... Read more...

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Alok through to pre-quarters of All India Snooker


January 20th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Former national champion Alok Kumar won all his three league matches and led the field into the pre-quarter-finals of the Alumni Club All-India Invitational Snooker tournament, here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Centuries galore in Matrix snooker


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) It rained centuries in the VIP Matrix All-India Invitational snooker tournament here Tuesday with five breaks over the 100-mark being made. First up was India No.2 Sourav Kothari who ... Read more...

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Advani brings cheer to Indian cue sport


December 20th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) The rising performance graph of Pankaj Advani in billiards highlighted the country's cue sport scene in 2009. The titles that he won in the Asian and ... Read more...

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Top stars for Chennai snooker


December 18th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) The country's leading cueists, led by Pankaj Advani, will be vying for honours in the VIP Matrix All-India invitational snooker tournament beginning here Saturday. The quality field apart, the ... Read more...

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World snooker: Chawla qualifies for quarter-finals, Advani out (Roundup)


November 23rd, 2009 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Kamal Chawla, the 30-year-old from Bhopal, emerged India's unlikeliest hero as he qualified for the quarter-finals in the ONGC-IBSF World Snooker championship here Sunday that witnessed ... Read more...

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World snooker enters crucial stage


November 21st, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Over the next few days, the chaff will be separated from the grain and the men from the boys as the ONGC-IBSF World snooker championship flows ... Read more...

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Geet Sethi in quarterfinals of World Snooker


November 21st, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian cueists had a profitable outing with five players in the men's section and Geet Sethi (Masters) advancing in the ONGC-IBSF World Snooker championship here Saturday.It ... Read more...

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World snooker: Advani cruises into knock-out stage (Lead)


November 18th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, the 24-year-old from Bangalore, lit up the rather damp day with two century breaks en route to a 4-1 win against Qatar's Ali Obaidly ... Read more...

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World snooker inaugurated at Hyderabad


November 14th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Andhra chief minister K. Rosaiah formally inaugurated the 35th IBSF world snooker tournament here Saturday at an hour-long function which was also attended by union Information and ... Read more...

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Snooker invitational tourney: Merchant plays Mehta in final


July 17th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Veteran Yasin Merchant of Maharashtra showed why he can never be discounted as he demolished top seed and India No.1 Manan Chandra (Petroleum SBB) 5-1 en route to ... Read more...

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Advani wins Alliance snooker title


September 21st, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) World champion Pankaj Advani scraped through a nerve-wracking final 6-5 against Manan Chandra to win the Alliance Group-ASCA invitational snooker tournament here Sunday.Leading 4-1 at one stage, Advani, ... Read more...

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Advani, Chandra in ASCA invitational snooker final (Lead)


September 20th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) World champion Pankaj Advani blitzed his way to a 5-0 win against Alok Kumar here Saturday to enter the final of the Alliance Group-ASCA invitational snooker tournament.In the ... Read more...

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Girish scalps Geet to enter snooker tourney semis


September 20th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Rajasekar Girish scored the biggest win of his cue sport career as he scalped Geet Sethi 4-2 to enter the semi-finals of Alliance Group-ASCA invitational snooker tournament here ... Read more...

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