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Advani starts Asian Snooker Championship on winning note

March 14, 2022 5:05 pm

Advani, a multiple-time world snooker and billiards champion, beat Mohamed Thaha Irshath 4-2 in his first match.

Pankaj Advani finishes on a high, claims top position

October 25, 2021 5:08 pm

The 36-year-old Pankaj, who had won the World and Asian snooker crown multiple times, maintained his excellent form and succeeded in winning all 12 matches (6 each in the Y-Camp and Z-Camp).

Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani makes it to the third final

September 16, 2021 1:40 pm

The defending champion beats Cheung Ka Wai of Hong Kong 5-3 at the 36th continental meet in Doha on Thursday morning to meet Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh in the final to be played in the evening

Snooker legend Willie Thorne passes away at 66

June 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Willie Thorne reached two quarterfinals in the world championship, but won just one ranking title in his career despite being one of the best break-builders in snooker.

15-year-old Chandigarh lad wins bronze medal U-16 World Snooker Championship: ‘I dedicate it to my father’

August 26, 2019 9:35 am

“It’s a huge moment for me and my family. My father always wanted to see me play for India and win a medal. When I won the medal on Saturday, I got emotional seeing my mother raise the Indian flag and we remembered my father," he said.

Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship to complete career grand slam

June 21, 2019 11:48 pm

Pankaj Advani defeated Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-3 in the final to become the only one to win the Asian and World Championships in all formats, and the only one to do so in two sports, both billiards and snooker.

Pankaj Advani beats compatriot Aditya Mehta, assures himself a medal

June 20, 2019 7:22 pm

In what was going to be a clear upset, Aditya Mehta was one frame away from ousting the 21-time world champion from the tournament but Pankaj Advani's resilient efforts saw him enforce the decider in the quarterfinals of the Asian Snooker Championship.

On Cue: A rare match-up, a see-saw battle and ungrudging admiration

March 20, 2019 1:35 pm

The crowd was thoroughly entertained on Tuesday when Advani raced to a 3-1 lead, after which Mehta had to eke out a 56-clearance going to 3-2, and then immediately a 79 for 3-all.

'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan blasts to 1,000th century break in Players Championship win

March 11, 2019 2:17 pm

Ronnie O'Sullivan recorded a memorable snooker landmark when he became the first player ever to compile 1,000 career century breaks en route to winning the Players Championship final in Preston.

Pankaj Advani leads strong field in CCI snooker

March 02, 2019 9:07 pm

India's top 8 ranked players, including star cueist Pankaj Advani (ONGC), will vie for top honours in the Rs 12.9 lakh prize money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship which begins Monday.