Pankaj Advani settles with Silver at Asian Snooker 2017
Lv Haotian of China wins the championship
Pankaj Advani on podium for Silver
is only the fourth month of the year and Indiaís ace cueist Pankaj
Advani has already bagged two International medals. In the second
week of this month, he became the Asian Billiards champion sixth
time and today he finishes runner-up at the Asian Snooker
championship that was held at Doha, Qatar.
At the end of Group stage, Advani obtained the top-seed for knockout
stage and cleared his matches almost one-sided posting victory over
Shu Hung Lin of Taipei 4-nil, Ali Roshanikiya of Iran 4-1, Mohammed
Al-Joaker 5-1, Muhammad Bilal 5-0, but in the final he lost to Lv
Haotian 3-6 to settle-down with Silver.
This was Advaniís fourth appearance in Asian Snooker Championships.
His first final was in 2003 against Alok Kumar of India and then he
played in 2012 against Aditya Mehta of India and in 2015 against
Hamza Akbar of Pakistan.
In this championship, three more cueists represented India, out of
them Dharminder Lilly also qualified for the knockout stage and lost
in Last-16 stage. However, the other two cueists, Laxman Rawat and
Malkeet Singh couldnít qualify from their respective groups.
Pankaj will now be in action at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from 13th May
2017 in Asian Team and 6Reds Championship where he will be defending
his Asian 6Reds title.
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