Joshi rallies to beat Girish

December 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Veteran Devendra Joshi (PSPB) rallied from a two-frame deficit to beat R. Girish (Railways) 3-2 in his opening league fixture and set the tone in the Alumini Club Anna University invitational snooker tournament here Friday.

Another seasoned campaigner Rafath Habib (Railways) recovered well after suffering a reverse in his opening fixture to post a 3-0 win over local challenger Dilip Kumar to remain on course for a berth in the knock-out stage.

The results (preliminary league):

Group A: Devendra Joshi (PSPB) bt R Girish (Rlys) 3-2. Group B: Prem Prakash (TN) bt Balaji Reddy (Kar) 3-1; SA Saleem (TN) bt Reddy 3-1. Group C: Faisal Khan (Rlys) bt Pranit Ramchandani (TN) 3-1; Khan bt Dhruv Sitwala (ONGC) 3-2. Group E: Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) bt Rafath Habib (Rlys) 3-0; Dilip Kumar (TN) bt Parikh 3-0; Habib bt Dilip Kumar 3-0. Group F: Pushpinder Singh (Rlys) bt Peter Paul (TN) 3-1. Group G: Varun Kumar (TN) bt Anuj Uppal (Mah) 3-1. Group H: Sundeep Gulati (Del) bt R Loganathan(TN) 3-2.

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