Pankaj Advani yearns to break more records
India's foremost billiards player expects tough opponents in the field as he aims to add a record sixth Asian Billiards Title
As the last week of practice and training sets in for India's Golden Boy, Pankaj Advani prior to the Asian Billiards Championship, the determination to set another record is apparent.
With a record fifteen World Titles across all formats of Billiards and Snooker, the 30-year-old is eager to break his own record of the maximum number of Asian Billiards Championship Titles as he participates at the tournament in Colombo between the 1st and 8th of March 2016.
A finalist in the previous season after losing to fellow Indian compatriot, Dhruv Sitwala, Advani was the first to admit that the challenge of winning the Asian Billiards Title after a drought of 3 years would be tough, yet extremely exciting. "None of the competitions that I have ever participated in have been easy. Every competition in all formats of the sport has always presented its own challenges and competition and it's the excitement in conquering those challenges that keeps me going.
“Holding a record 5 titles in this championship, I know that working towards another title will be an uphill task with some tough competition from Singapore's Gilchrist and Thailand's Praput and Thawat not discounting the strong Indian challenge from last year's Champion Dhruv." shared Advani.
With the Asian Billiards Championship being played in the 100Up format, the outcome of each match in this short format will almost be impossible to predict. "The lack of control in this format of the game is what I believe makes it even more exciting. The skill of being a champion in the sport has taken me years to hone and perfect, the unpredictability of this format presents itself in scenarios that are tough to fully decipher and foresee.
“A challenge that is on conquering will present itself in a hard-earned title." Concluded Advani.