Billiards

  • Pankaj Advani crashes out of Haikou World Open 12-03-2014 07:13 PM

    New Delhi: India's Pankaj Advani waged a grim battle against tournament favourite and World No.3 Ding Junhui before going down 4-5 in the decider to crash out of the Haikou World Open in China. The eight-time world champion was in a commanding position to oust Junhui but could not get...
  • Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season 27-02-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Ever since Pankaj Advani ventured into the glitzy world of professional snooker, his first love billiards took a back seat, but the eight-time world champion has vowed to play more of the traditional format after the end of pro season in April. "I am missing billiards. Like I...
  • Mumbai Court orders Ferreira to return to India, join QNet scam probe 22-01-2014 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Court on Wednesday ordered former World Billiards Champion Michael Ferreira to return to India by January 27 and join the investigation in the Rs 425 crore QNet scam. Ferreira has been granted interim relief till January 31 and asked to appear before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW)...
  • Mumbai Police issues lookout notice against Michael Ferreira 02-01-2014 04:35 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Thursday issued a lookout notice against former World Billiards Champion Michael Ferreira in connection with the Rs 425 crore QNet scam case. The lookout notice was issued against Ferreira after he reportedly failed to appear before the police for questioning. QNet has been accused of...
  • Ferreira fails to appear before Mumbai EOW in Rs 450 cr Qnet scam 14-12-2013 11:40 AM

    Mumbai: Former World Billiards Champion and Padma Bhushan awardee Michael Ferreira has landed himself in trouble after he failed to appear after the Mumbai Economic Offences wing summoned him over the Rs 450 crore Qnet scam. The documents accessed by to CNN-IBN, show that Ferreira owns eighty thousand shares in...
  • No gold, Indian billiards missed Advani at World Championships 02-11-2013 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: No Indian cueist managed to win a gold medal at the recently-concluded World Billiards Championships and the one who probably had the best chance could not be there because of a clash in scheduling. India's poster boy of cue sports, Pankaj Advani, an eight-time world champions, had to...
  • Alok Kumar, Shandilya lose in world billiards 30-10-2013 07:14 PM

    Leeds: Indian challenge in the points format World professional billiards championship ended as both national champion Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya lost their respective semi-final matches here. Alok Kumar, finalist in the 150-up format last week, squandered a handy lead to allow Singapore's Peter Gilchrist scramble to a 1250-916 win,...
  • Kumar, Shandilya enters sem-finals at World Billiards C'ship 29-10-2013 11:36 PM

    Leeds: India's Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya entered the 'Long up' format semi-finals of the World Billiards Championship, on Tuesday. Point Format finalist Kumar defeated Nalin Patel of England 1000-490 while Shandilya got the better off compatriot Sourav Kothari 1000-989 in a close finish. From the traditional time format, this...
  • Alok Kumar settles for silver at World Billiards 26-10-2013 06:49 PM

    Leeds: Indian cueist Alok Kumar could not add the World Billiards Trophy to his cabinet as he lost in the final to local favourite David Causier to settle for the silver medal at the mega-event here. Alok, a former Asian champion, lost 6-1 -- 150 (123)-06, 150 (114)-11, 150 (64)-81,...
  • Geet Sethi bows out as eight Indians reach pre-quarters of World Billiards 24-10-2013 08:14 PM

    Leeds: Eight Indian cueists entered the pre-quarterfinals of the World Billiards Championship after registering contrasting victories in their respective last 32 round matches, here on Thursday. However, seven-time world champion Geet Sethi lost to Arun Agrawal 2-4 in one of the major upsets of the tournament. Defending champion Rupesh Shah...
  • World body suspends cueist Mike Russell 22-10-2013 07:27 PM

    Leeds: Former champion Mike Russell of England, who resides in the UAE, has been suspended and will not be able to participate in the ongoing World professional billiards championship, according to a statement from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). The suspension follows Russell's alleged assault on a...
  • WPBSA announces partnership with ICSS to curb fixing menace 15-10-2013 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The menace of match-fixing has not only threatened popular games such as cricket and football but the dark clouds are also hovering over other minor sports like snooker. Professional snooker has recently got embroiled in the match-fixing controversy that threatens the credibility of the game over the involvement...
  • Billiards will always remain my first love: Pankaj Advani 13-10-2013 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Pankaj Advani gears up for the World Snooker Indian Open, starting Monday, he insisted that his priority would always remain billiards. Seven-time world billiard champion Advani had skipped the World Billiards Championship in Leeds this year to focus on the major snooker ranking event in Chengdu,...
  • Advani skips World Billiards for first time 08-10-2013 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta qualify for International Championship 01-10-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: In a very positive development for Indian cue sport, eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani along with Aditya Mehta, Wednesday qualified for the main draw of the International Championship, one of the most prestigious ranking events on the Pro circuit. India's leading snooker professionals, Advani (ranked 70) and Mehta...
  • Advani and Mehta, India's snooker warriors, soldier on 25-09-2013 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: World Class Snooker action comes to Delhi next month with the top players on the pro circuit on board for the first ever Indian Open. Leading the Indian challenge will be Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta, who have overcome quite a few hurdles to be on the circuit....
  • India to host World Ranking Snooker tournament 17-07-2013 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: India will host the World Ranking Snooker tournament in New Delhi from October 14 to 18 offering a purse of 300,000 pounds with the world's top 64 cueists along with six from the host nation participating, according to a press release from the Billiards and Snooker Federation of...
  • Rupesh Shah crowned Asian billiards champion 08-04-2013 09:17 AM

    Indore: Reigning world champion Rupesh Shah added another feather to his cap by clinching the 12th Asian Billiards Championship beating compatriot Alok Kumar in a fiercely fought final here on Sunday. After winning the lag, Kumar asked Shah to start with white but went on to lose the first game...
  • Nothing bigger than World Billiards Championship: Advani 04-11-2012 06:06 PM

    Bangalore: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani said there's nothing bigger than the World Billiards Championship, which he won after defeating reigning champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell in the Time format final. "The world billiards is held once in a year and there is no bigger event than that. As I...
  • World Billiards win was special: Pankaj Advani 02-11-2012 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The youngest Indian sportsperson to win eight world titles, ace cueist Pankaj Advani says his recent World Billiards Championship triumph was a "special" one as he had to wait for three years to regain it. "It's a special win for me. It's been a long wait for me,...
  • Playing Russell was great: Advani 02-11-2012 10:37 AM

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani notched up his seventh World Billiards Championship title after comprehensively beating defending champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell. ...
  • Pankaj Advani: Profile of an unsung hero 30-10-2012 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankal Advani is on a high after a thumping 1,895-1,216 victory over defending champion Mike Russell in the World Billiards Championship final (time format) in Leeds on Sunday for an eighth world title (seventh in billiards). The 27-year-old made his professional snooker debut in 2012...
  • I wanted to outdo myself by winning World Billiards: Advani 29-10-2012 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: When ace cueist Pankaj Advani decided to take part in the World Billiards Championship, he had quietly made a promise to himself that nothing short of silverware would satisfy him and he kept his date with destiny. The only active player to compete at the highest level in...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship 29-10-2012 09:08 AM

    Pankaj Advani said that he took a tough decision earlier this year to play both Billiards and Snooker at the highest level, and is glad to maintain his top form. ...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship 28-10-2012 11:43 PM

    Leeds: India's Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on Sunday. Leading 872-614 at the half-way mark in the five-hour match, the 27-year old Advani displayed greater consistency than Russell to repeat his 2009 victory against the 43-year-old...
  • Rupesh Shah wins World Billiards in point frame 28-10-2012 09:29 AM

    Leeds: Rupesh Shah became only the fifth Indian cueist to lift the world title twice after he beat Australia's Matthew Bolton 6-2 in the final of the World Billiards (point frame) here. Starting by winning the lag, he won the first game comfortably but in the next game, Bolton levelled...
  • Rupesh reaches final of World Billiards Championship 27-10-2012 11:33 PM

    Leeds: India's Rupesh Shah prevailed over Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 5-2 to advance to the final of the 150-up format World Billiards Championship, here on Saturday. The 39-year old from Ahmedabad will now meet Mathew Bolton of Australia in the summit clash. Mathew defeated David Causier 5-3 in another match....