Pherwani upsets Damani for snooker crown
Pune, Feb 24 (PTI) Sparsh Pherwani caused a surprise by outsmarting Indian Oil teammate Brijesh Damani 3-2 to lift the individual snooker title in the 14th PSPB Inter Unit billiards and snooker tournament that concluded here today.
Pherwani was the steadier of the two players to chalk out a 64-24, 61-52, 54-66, 14-57, 72-62 victory over Damani who came into this tournament after clinching the title in the star-studded CCI Open prize money event last week in Mumbai.
In the semi-finals, Damani got past Rupesh Shah of ONGC, who had won the billiards crown earlier, 3-0 while Pherwani ousted hosts Bharat Petroleums S Shrikrishna 3-2.
Snooker Open: Final: Sparsh Pherwani (IOC) bt Brijesh Damani (IOC) 3-2 (64-24, 61-52, 54-66, 14-57, 72-62); 3/4 place: S Shrikrishna (BPCL) bt Rupesh Shah (ONGC) 3-1 (73-1, 61-16, 8-58, 64-32).
Semi-finals: Brijesh Damani (IOC) bt Rupesh Shah 3-0 (75-13, 82-1, 73-40); Sparsh Pherwani (IOC) bt S Shrikrishna 3-2 (80-6,16-69, 65-13, 36-58, 76-56)