Amee will meet
Vidya in women final; Ishpreet to take on Advani in Menís
The final stage for the Casa Copenhagen National 6Red Snooker
Championship 2020 is now set. In womenís category, defending
champion, Amee Kamani of Madhya Pradesh will take on multiple
time national champion and last nationals No.2 Vidya Pillai of
Karnataka; and in the menís final also, the defending champion
Pankaj Advani will meet youngster Ishpreet Singh Chadha of
Maharashtra. This championship is being organized jointly by
the Gujarat State Billiards Association & the Sports Club of
Gujarat under the auspices of the BSFI.
Former Asian champion and current World No.2 Amee Kamani faced
tough competition during her semi-final bout against former
World team snooker champion Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra.
The match went till the deciding frame that Amee won 43-13.
After losing the first frame, Amee played well and pulled out
the next two frames to lead 2-1. In the fourth frame, Arantxa
sent a strong recovery to level the match again. However, the
fifth frame was crucial that Amee lost merely by 2 points to
trail 2-3. In those alarming situations, she tightened the
string to dominate once again and won the next two frames to
secure her berth for the final.
In second semi-final Vidya Pillai entered into the final with
a 4-0 whitewash of her opponent Varshaa Sanjeev of Karnataka.
The multiple-time national champion dominated in all four
frames and kept Varshaa on backfoot throughout.
In the placing matches, Anupama Ramachandran of Tamil Nadu
finishes as 5th, followed by Keerath Bhandaal of Delhi and
Chitra Magimairaj of Karnataka as 6th and 7th respectively.
In Menís category, the defending champion Pankaj Advani (PSPB)
outclassed former World Team Snooker No.3 Brijesh Damani (PSPB)
6-2 to confirm his berth for another final. After alternate
frame wins, Advani geared up and pocketed back to back four
more frames having the contribution of 35- and 64-point
breaks. Though Damani attempted good recovery by sending a
break of 65, Advani dominated again and won the eighth frame
to close the proceedings 6-2.
The second semi-final clash was between two youngsters,
Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Maharashtra and Nitesh Madaan of
Railways. Here also, Ishpreet obtained a decent lead of 4-1
which he raised to 5-2 before closing the proceedings 6-3 and
confirming his entry into final of National 6Reds second time
in his career.