Pankaj Advani bags Asian Billiards title for eighth time

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated compatriot Dhruv Sitwala by six frames to exhaust his eighth title at the 19th Asian 100 UP Billiards Championship 2022 right here on Saturday.

This is Advani’s 24th world title and eighth Asian crown.

Against Sitwala, a two-time Asian Billiards champion, Advani gained the first physique ahead of following it up with a refined century destroy to elongate the lead to 2-0.

Within the third physique, Advani opened up a 84-14 lead and went up three frames to nil and resorted to white pot at 87 and positioned it neatly for a red in-off the distance.

Sitwala fought abet and pulled one abet when his necessary opponent omitted a red early within the physique. He got right here up with a 82 destroy to gash the lead.

Advani gained the fifth physique to place a 4-1 lead and stormed ahead to engage the sixth too.

Sitwala capitalised on a high-tail over by his countryman to engage the seventh physique ahead of Advani re-focussed to protect the eighth physique despite a formidable destroy by his opponent for a 6-2 triumph.

Earlier, Advani had held off the stiff insist of Pauk Sa of Myanmar to acquire a neighborhood within the closing. He managed a 5-4 exhaust after his opponent fought abet strongly to stage the match at four frames every.

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