27 December 2022 Written By CSI News Desk
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Brijesh Damani wins his maiden National title; becomes National Billiards Champion 2022-23
Indian Oil's Brijesh Damani representing PSPB scripted history by winning his Maiden National Title of the much coveted National Billiards Championship 2022-23 held at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Brijesh played final against his fellow PSPB player Dhruv Sitwala, who is currently Asia No. 2. The match was level till four games (2-2) when Brijesh accelerated with and took lead of 4-2. Although Dhruv took one more game, Brijesh played all across the table to dominate in the 8th game and won the title 5-3.
To reach the final, Brijesh won the Quarter Finals against B. Bhaskar of Karnataka with a score of 4-1 and secured his place in the much anticipated Semi Finals. He aced the Semi Finals by beating 2019 National Billiards Champion S. Shrikrishna who is current World 6Red Champion too.
Brijesh's long history of achievements has 6 international medals, which includes silver for India in 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and Silver in recently held SAARC Snooker Championships 2022 at Dhaka.
In his speech, Brijesh remember words of the legend, Geet Sethi who termed sport as a mother!