International Championships

  • Advani skips World Billiards for first time October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: For the first time in his career, Pankaj Advani has decided to skip the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, instead preferring to compete in the International Championship. Advani, India's poster boy of cue sports, will be competing in the major snooker ranking event scheduled to be held in Chengdu,...
  • Sam Querrey ousted by qualifier in Florida March 1, 2013

    Delray Beach: Third-seeded Sam Querrey of the US double-faulted on the last two points of the third-set tiebreaker to lose to qualifier Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in Round 2 at the Delray Beach International Championships on Thursday. Querrey double-faulted eight times in the match. Querrey, who led...
  • Win international sports medal, get promoted July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships. The union cabinet on Thursday approved a policy to give up to three out of turn promotions in the service for...
  • Bindra misses gold after computer system crashes May 2, 2010

    Chandigarh: Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra produced a clinical performance but unfortunately missed the gold after computer system crashed at the European Cup International Championship in Hanover, Germany on Sunday. In the final round, he was leading by four shots when the computer software crashed at the competition, resulting in the...