CCI Snooker Open 2019

Mumbai - Maharashtra


Arantxa stuns Rishabh to reach round of 32 at CCI Open Snooker

14.03.2019 - Mumbai



Pune based Arantxa Sanchis shocked Rishabh Thakkar 4-3 in the round of 64 knockout match of the CCI Open Snooker Championship ongoing at Cricket Club of India, Mumbai.

The national women's snooker runner-up was confident and shown consistent potting against seasoned Rishabh Thakkar to come out victorious 45-39, 51-60, 61-46, 59-22, 32-75, 28-59, 61-44, winning the final frame on the pink ball.

In other matches, Maharashtra State No. 1 Sparsh Perwani staged a fight back to defeat Rovin D'souza of Railways 4-to advance to the round of 32. Perwani held his nerves much better in a tense situation and won 48-66, 16-65, 50-41, 67-63, 63-54, 58-57.

Former Asian Snooker champion Aditya Mehta of IOCL lost the first frame but recovered to overcome Faisal Khan of Railways 4-1. Mehta scripted a 33-58, 67-28, 49-32, 60-22 and 64-17 victory.

Meanwhile former national 6Reds No.2 Rahul Sachdev of Maharashtra crafted century break and scored highest break of the tournament 106 in the second frame against Ashutosh Padhy of Odisha. However, he lost the match 2-4 after that.