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Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar share top spot in Asian Billiards Championship selection trials

Reigning World and National Champion Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar shared the top spot with four wins and a loss after five matches in the selection trials to pick the Indian team for the Asian Billiards Championship

Bengaluru, February 4 (IANS)

Reigning World and National Champion Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar shared the top spot with four wins and a loss after five matches here on Wednesday in the selection trials to pick the Indian team for the Asian Billiards Championship.

Advani, who had lost his opening match to Brijesh Damani, but beat Jaiveer Dhingra Tuesday, chalked up three fluent wins over Dhvaj Haria and Bhaskar 3-0, and Rupesh Shah 3-1.

Bhaskar, who had won both his matches Tuesday, overcame Dhingra 3-1, Damani 3-0 before losing to Advani.

The eight-player league concludes Thursday while the snooker camp is scheduled to commence Saturday.

The results (league - 100-up):

  • Dhruv Sitwala bt Jaiveer Dhingra 3-2
  • Pankaj Advani bt Dhvaj Haria 3-0
  • Rupesh Shah bt Sitwala 3-1
  • Siddharth Parikh bt Brijesh Damani 3-0
  • Balachandra Bhaskar bt Dhingra 3-2
  • Parikh bt Dhingra 3-0
  • Bhaskar bt Damani 3-2
  • Advani bt Shah 3-1
  • Haria bt Sitwala 3-1
  • Damani bt Haria 3-1
  • Sitwala bt Parikh 3-2
  • Shah bt Dhingra 3-1
  • Advani bt Bhaskar 3-0
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