IV Rajiv scored two big breaks of 48 and 76 to score a 57-38,33-57,67(55)-07,124 (48) (76)-1 win over Sonu Matang to help the Apex Falcons ensure progress to the last eight in the 10th edition of the PYC-ATC Snooker Challenge 2013 Championship.
The tournament is being organised by PYC Hindu Gymkhana and played at the PYC and Deccan Gymkhana tables.
After IV Rajivs win,Yogesh Sharma of Apex Falcons lost to Saket Saurav to level scores,but Vijay Nichani scored a 37-59,64-30,62-41,55-21 win over Anupam Jha to take his team over the line.
In another close match GA Tigers edged out Tables 2-1 to make it to the quarterfinals along with the Thane Terminators,Six Pocket Shooters,Break Point Dragons and Deccan Kings.
Thane Terminators trounced the PYC Giants 2-0 while Six Pocket Shooters downed Turf Club Royals 2-0. Break Point Dragons outplayed Bachelors Point 2-0 while Deccan Kings scored a resounding 3-0 win over PYC Markers.
Results: Pre-quarterfinal round:
GA Tigers bt Tables 2-1 (Mahesh Jagdale bt Jaideep Deshpande 49-50,50-67,81-36,69-03,65-03; Siddharth Shah bt Ninad Ghag 62-39,54-63,62-46,60-23; Rahul Sachdev lost to Wasim Shah 51-55,22-59,70(45)-31,43-82);Thane Terminators bt PYC Giants 2-0 (Arun Kumar bt Ashok Shetty 43-52,64-20,67-47,66-44; Kunal Rokade bt Arun Barve 32-46,66-15,60-24,74-22; Prathmesh Sawant V/S Salil Deshpande 56-22,48-39,14-64,match stopped);Six Pocket Shooters bt Turf Club Royal 2-0 (Akash Padlikar bt Zubin Registrar 55-09,63-44,33-64,52-05; Manoj Bari W/O Mazhar Taherbhoy; Yogesh Pawar V/S Muneez Poonawalla 25-60,68-33,68-74,39-09,match stopped);Break Point Dragons bt Bachelors Point 2-0 (Pratyush Somayjula bt Krishnaraj Arcot 56-66,69-31,69-10,52-65,61-33; Vishal Vaya bt Chetan Rajput 19-62,58-54,43-46,49-11,72-45; Ibrahim Shaikh V/S Billal 48-62,72-07,60-08);Apex Falcons bt Break Point Rhynos 2-1 (IV Rajiv bt Sonu Matang 57-38,33-57,67(55)-07,124(48)(76)-1; Yogesh Sharma lost to Saket Saurav 53-67,53-32,22-64,25-67; Vijay Nichani bt Anupam Jha 37-59,64-30,62-41,55-21);Deccan Kings bt PYC Markers 3-0 (Abhijeet Ranade bt Vishal Kadam 66-35,21-64,59-26,66-27; Satish Karad bt Mohan Jagtap 57-26,45-62,63-55,45-51,49-09; Samar Khandelwal bt Manoj Kadam 50-12,60-09,63-09)