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Inaugural IBSF Under-18 Snooker championships starts at Saint Petersburg

snookerSt Petersburg: The host association for Inaugural IBSF World Under-18 (Boys and Girls) Snooker Championships 2015, Federation of Billiards Sport of Russia, organized the opening ceremony at Maza Park snooker centre, where all the participants enjoyed the entertaining cultural program and delicious meal of the beautiful Russian city, Saint Petersburg.

Now the main task for these participants is to start tomorrow morning when all of them will go through the stiff competition for the next 7 days.

World Billiards C’ship: Advani beats Gilchrist to win 14th world title

Pankaj Advani 26Adelaide: Pankaj Advani (India) won his 14th world title defeating Peter Gilchrist (Singapore) by 1168 points difference (2408-1240) at the 2015 IBSF World Billiards Championship, which concluded on Sunday with the final of the Timed event’ here.

Peter Glichrist had already won the 150Up defeating Pankaj earlier in the week, so sweet revenge for Pankaj to defend his Timed title.

IBSF World Billiards to commence from Sept 20

snookerNew Delhi: Coming Sunday (September 20), the 2015 IBSF World Billiards championship will start in the South Australia’s Coastal Capital, Adelaide. The first event will be the 150Up and will run from 20th to 23rd September. This will be followed by the Open Timed event running from 24th to 27th September with a Women’s, and U21 Championship also being played 25 to 27th September.

The preparations at the newly created "Oceania Snooker Academy" which is also the home of the Billiards & Snooker Association of SA have already gained momentum and everything is on time as we near the start of the Championships. The venue has been equipped with 12 brand new Shender tables and this will be the inaugural event to be hosted there, but with many more for the future.

Advani retains World 6Reds title; On Yee claims her 2nd World 6Reds title

Pankaj Advani 26Karachi: India's Pankaj Advani, who reached Karachi on Thursday to defend his World 6Reds title succeeded to do so. Today he won the last match of this championship defeating reigning world snooker champion Yan Bingtao of China 6-2 in the final.

Despite playing lengthy round of semi final today morning, Advani was in full control and bagged first three frames very soon.

Bingtao, who made a comeback with breaks of 66 and 37 in 4th and 5th frame couldn't deliver his magic further as Advani did not give him any chance in next three frames and completely dominated having breaks of 71 and 35 to rout Bingao and secure his title.

Pankaj Advani to meet Pakistan’s Hamza Akbar in Asian Snooker final

Pankaj Advani 26Kuala Lumpur: India’s Pankaj Advani has reached in the final of 31st Asian Snooker Championship being played at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he will meet Pakistan player Hamza Akbar.

On Wednesday, Pankaj played quarter-final against his compatriot Kamal Chawla and defeated him 5-2 to enter into the semis. The match was quite interesting where Pankaj scored a massive break of 135 points to gain 3-0 lead and Kamal replied with 136 in 6th frame to narrow down to 2-4. However, in the next frame, Pankaj did not allow Chawla to do much and cleared with 78-04 to win the match 5-2.

Pankaj Advani wins first leg of RKG Pro Snooker Series 2015

Pankaj Advani RKG Pro Snooker Series 2015Ahmedabad: The maiden leg of the innovative RKG Pro Snooker Series 2015 came to an end with 12-time World Champion Pankaj Advani lifting the title. Advani beat top seed Kamal Chawla 6-2 (78-64, 56-29, 86-00, 69-62, 134(133)-00, 34-73, 67-70, 86-40 to pocket home winner's purse of Rupees One Lakh while Chawla bagged Rs. 70,000.

After the highly successful North Zone Championship where 101 matches were played, the caravan will now move to Sports Club of Gujarat, Ahmedabad (April 10 to 19). The Delhi leg saw a total of 102 players competing for top honours. The tournament based on ranking points as per Cue Sports India Ranking is expected to turn a new leaf as far as snooker in India is concerned. The series attracts total prize money of Rs.21 Lakh and is being jointly organised by Vivek Pathak (Cue Sports India) and Yasin Merchant (Yasin Merchant Snooker Academy) and Padma Poddar (Sport India).