newscuesports8 months ago

Pankaj Advani becomes first Indian to hold all billiards and snookers titles simultaneously

Pankaj Advani defeated Pandurangaiah of Railways 6-0 in a one-sided final of the Indian National Snooker Championship at Pune on Thursday to clinch his 29th national title overall. The 31-year-old has now become the first Indian to hold all the billiards and snooker titles at once.
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newscuesports8 months ago

Pankaj Advani questions his non-selection for Padma Bhushan

16-time World Champion cueist Pankaj Advani has expressed his disappointment at missing out on Padma Bhushan award for the second year in a row and taken to Twitter to question his snub. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee had won a staggering 28th national title in Pune earlier this week.
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newscuesports9 months ago

Pankaj Advani wins National 6-red snooker title

Pankaj Advani finished  the year on a high as he reclaimed the National 6-red snooker crown with a 7-4 win over Ishpreet Chadha in the final on Friday (Dec 23) to become the only player in the world to hold the National, Continental and World Championships in this cue sport format.
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reportcuesports9 months ago

Pankaj Advani claims 11th world billiards crown

Pankaj Advani won his 11th world billiards title on Monday by defeating Singapore's Peter Gilchrist 6-3 in the 150-up format final in Bengaluru. It was the Indian ace’s 16th world crown, and had bowed out in the quarters of the Long-up format last week to compatriot Sourav Kothari.
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reportcuesports10 months ago

World Billiards Championship | Sourav Kothari stumbles on final hurdle

National champion Sourav Kothari suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of former world champion Peter Gilchrist in the final of the IBSF World Billiards Long Up title in Bengaluru. The Indian, who defeated Pankaj Advani on his way to the final, lost 1500-617 in a one-sided encounter.
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reportcuesports10 months ago

World Billiards Championship | Sourav Kothari through to the final

Sourav Kothari booked a place in the final of the IBSF World Billiards Championship with a 1250-816 win over Dhwaj Haria in the semi-final. Kothari knocked out tournament favorite Pankaj Advani in the quarter-finals to set up the clash with Indian Dhvaj Haria in the semis.
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newscuesports10 months ago

Sourav Kothari stuns Pankaj Advani in world billiards

National champion Sourav Kothari stunned compatriot and multiple times world champion Pankaj Advani in the quarterfinals of the IBSF World Billiards (long-up format) in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Kothari dominated the proceedings to win 1000-644.
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reportcuesportsa year ago

India suffer heartbreak in Asian Snooker Championship final

Indian men’s snooker team of Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta suffered an agonising 2-3 defeat to Iran in the final of the 4th Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. After trailing 1-2, Pankaj Advani levelled things up, winning the fourth game, before India lost the fifth game.
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reportcuesportsa year ago

India thrash Pakistan to enter Asian Snooker Championship final

Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta combined forces to thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 3-0 in the semi-final of the Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. India will take on Iran in the final of the tournament on Sunday with the all-important title on the line.
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reportcuesportsa year ago

Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani crashes out in semis

Indian ace Pankaj Advani bowed out of the Asian Snooker Championship on Friday after losing to Thailand’s Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn in the semi-final. The fifteen-time world champion matched the Thai cueist frame-to-frame before going down 3-5 in a tightly contested match at Doha.
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