Defending champion Pankaj Advani superior to the quarter-finals of the Asian Snooker Championship with a 4-2 win over Hong Kong’s Tam Eun Fung within the Round of 16 on Wednesday.
In the quarter-final performed on greatest 9 frames, the Indian will tackle Iraq’s Alizal Ali, who defeated his compatriot Laxman Rawat 4-0.
In the last-16 stage, which was performed on a greatest of seven frames, Pankaj beat Tam 33-70, 90-01, 74-60, 119(80)-08, 13-65, 55-24, whereas his quarters Final opponent Iraqi defeated Laxman 71-12, 66-44, 75-29, 72-61.
In the group matches, each the Indians scored a century every. Laxman, the 2019 World 6Reds champion, scored one towards Saudi Arabia’s Omar Aljalani in Group ‘F’, whereas 23-time world champion Pankaj had scored one towards Iraq’s Ali Hossain within the earlier Group ‘A’ match. Pankaj is the one participant to have gained the title in all types of billiards, snooker, 6 raids and 10 raids competitions.
Laxman will return dwelling whereas Pankaj will keep again to take part within the Qatar 6-Red World Cup beginning Friday.
Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh and Siyavosh Mozayani, Pakistan’s Haris Tahir, United Arab Emirates’ Khalid Kamali, Afghanistan’s Saleh Mohammed and Hong Kong’s Cheung Ka had been the opposite winners to emerge from the spherical of Y16.
The occasion is the primary for billiards and snooker since March 2020. At least 42 gamers from 19 nations participated within the Asian Championships together with Pakistan, India, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Nepal, Iran, Hong Kong, Jordan, Palestine, Oman. Players from Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria and Mongolia.
The remaining shall be performed on Thursday.
2012 Asian champion and nationwide snooker champion Aditya Mehta, who was presupposed to compete right here, didn’t make it because of the COVID protocol as he has been vaccinated with just one dose, whereas the protocol is obvious that every one vacationers to Qatar ought to be totally vaccinated. to be vaccinated. Enter the Gulf Country.
Asian snooker is the primary main worldwide championship for Indian cueist after a 19-month break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Another Indian, Ishpreet Singh will compete with nationwide 6Reds champion Pankaj on the Qatar 6Reds World Cup from 17 to 21 September.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS