Snooker: Mehta scrambles to victoryAugust 6th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) Showing little signs of a jet lag after having arrived here from England barely hours before his match, Aditya Mehta, one of the hot title contenders, was however taken to five frames by unheralded Manish Jain of Bengal in the preliminary league of the 78th National Snooker Championship here on Saturday.
The 23-year old Jain, who is training at the World Snooker Academy, missed a sitter blue in the fourth frame to let Mehta off the hook as the Maharashtra star won 81-06, 41-74, 89-0, 62-58.
Meanwhile, Amit Bhushan, the qualifier from Karnataka, chalked up a surprise win against the experienced Rupesh Shah (PSPB) 65-51, 59-67, 60-41, 82-70, 61-40 in a touch-and-go match that could have gone either way.
The results (preliminary league):
Group A: Nikhil Ootam (Mah) bt Ranbir Singh Yadav (Raj) 3-0.
Group B: Vijay Nichani (TN) bt Rajat Khenja (Chd) 3-1.
Group C: Sumit Talwar bt Simranjeet Singh (Raj) 3-1.
Group D: Guvinder Gulati (Pun) bt Vikas Sharma(UP) 3-2.
Group E: Amaranth Sharma (Meg) bt Sumesh Turkey (J & K) 3-1.
Group F: Aditya Mehta (Mah) bt Manish Jain (WB) 3-1.
Group G: Sarang Shroff (Mah) bt Nigel D Souza (Goa) 3-0.
Group H: Siddarth Rao (TN) bt Lallawmkima (Miz) 3-1.
Group I: Malkeet Singh (UP) bt R.Loganathan (TN) 3-0.
Group J: K.Venkatesam (Rlys) bt Jeet Kishore Das (Ori) 3-2.
Group K: Sundeep Gulati (Del) bt Jay Shankar Shaw (Jhar) 3-0.
Group L: Jasim Tawin (Kar) bt Lalrina Renthlei (Miz) 3-1.
Group M: Divya Sharma (Har) bt Shabaz Adil Khan (PSPB) 3-1. Faisal Khan (Rlys) bt Subrat Das (WB) 3-1.
Group N: Nizel Lazar (TN) bt Nitin Agarwal (MP) 3-0.
Group O: Amit Bhushan (Kar) bt Rupesh Shah (PSPB) 3-2.
Group P: D.Rajkumar (Kar) bt Manish Morani (Meg) 3-0.
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