Rupesh Shah wins individual billiards crown
Pune, Feb 23 (PTI) Rupesh Shah, representing ONGC, clinched the individual billiards crown at the 14th PSPB Inter Unit tournament organised by Bharat Petroleum here today.
Shah got the better of Indian Oil cueist Dhvaj Haria 3-0 in a one-sided final at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana to be crowned the individual champion.
Shah had got the better of another Indian Oil cueist, Brijesh Damani, also by 3-0 margin in the semi final.
ONGC had claimed a memorable double crown last night by adding the snooker title to the billiards title.
Helped by the presence of world champion Pankaj Advani, the ONCC team - which also had seasoned players Saurav Kothari and Alok Kumar to bank on - outclassed Indian Oil 4-2 to win the snooker team title.
Results: Billiards Open (Set to 100 points, five games) Final: Rupesh Shah (ONGC) bt Dhvaj Haria(IOC) 3-0 (100-45, 100(76)-67, 101-92. 3rd and 4th place: Brijesh Damani (IOC) bt S Shrikrishna (BPCL) 3-0 (100-18, 100-27, 100-33)
Snooker Open (Quarter-finals) : Brijesh Damani bt Laxman Rawat (IOC) 3-0 (65-28, 58-11, 97(85)-27; S Shrikrishna bt Ishpreet Singh Chadha (GAIL) 3-2 (46-63, 55-72, 76-13, 108(56,50)-16, 63-37); Sparsh Pherwani (IOC) bt Shahbaz Khan (BPCL) 3-2 (20-56, 32-74,78-57, 72-44, 82-9); Rupesh Shah bt Sourav Kothari (ONGC) 3-2 (50-73,72-28,64-31,46-63,61-52).
Snooker team (Final round): ONGC bt Indian Oil 4-2 (Pankaj Advani bt Laxman Rawat 2-0 (59-7, 55-43); Saurav Kothari ties with Brijesh Damani 1-1 (89(69)-10, 11-58); Alok Kumar ties with Aditya Mehta 1-1(62-72, 49-38); 3rd and 4th place: BPCL bt GAIL 4-2 (Ishpreet Chadda ties with Manan Chandra 1-1(13-93, 63-39); Ashutosh Padhye ties with Shahbaz Khan 1-1 (64-37, 39-65); S Shrikrishna bt Ashok Kumar 2-0 (80-04, 66-02)