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warrior from India in World Billiards 2011 fall short to English
challenge in semi final despite giving an excellent start. Pankaj Advani
at the end of first session of second semi final was leading by 308
points, failed to maintain this lead and lost to Mike Russell by 238
points at the end of the match. During the match Pankaj smashed breaks
of 343, 148, 140 and 134 with an average of 47.12 in 24 visits Where as
Mike Russell had 303, 188-unf, 167, 133, 109 same number of 24 visits
having average of 52.08.
this win, Mike has stepped closer to his 17th World Billiards
title. Now David Causier (England) is in his way whom he will meet in
the final today. Causier made his presence in the final defeating
Matthew Bolton (Australia) by 1018 points.
Advani reached into Semi Finals of World Billiards Championship 2011
defeating compatriot Devendra Joshi by 279 points in the Quarter Final
match. Joshi managed to score 721 points with an average of 22.53 in
1000 Up match, where Pankaj had an average of 31.25 in 32 visits. During
the match Pankaj smashed four century breaks of 147, 135, 133 and 120
whereas Joshi managed to score 153 and 109 points break. Pankaj will now
take on Mike Russell of England in the final.
Interestingly at half time,
Joshi was leading by 42 points, but in second half Pankaj accelerated
and touched the 1000 mark to confirm his berth in semi final stage.
In another Quarter final match,
India’s Rupesh Shah fall short against David Causier of England by 545
points. Rupesh had an average of 12.64 only and managed to score a
single break of 217 points during the match.
Geet Sethi, Devendra Joshi,
Rupesh Shah, Sourav Kothari, Pankaj Advani, B. Bhaskar, Alok kumar and
Dhruv Sitwala advanced to Group Stage II of World Billiards Championship
being played at Leeds, UK. After finish of Stage I, Geet grabbed Seed 1
followed by Rupesh Shah and Pankaj Advani as Seed 2 and Seed 3.
In Stage II, Geet, Pankaj
and Rupesh has started with the win in their first matches. Stage two is
a group stage again wth four groups of four players in each group with
playing format 750 Up (single game).