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  • National Snooker: Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan set up title clash 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Twelve-time World Champion ace cueist Pankaj Advani of PSPB relied on his temperament to earn a hard-fought victory in the ninth and deciding frame over Dharminder Lilly of Punjab in the semi-finals of the Senior Snooker category in the National Snooker and Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club...
  • IPL-styled cue sports league announced January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Cue sports in India are set to follow in the footsteps of franchise-based tournaments, like the Indian Premier League and Indian Super League, after the Cue Masters League (CML) was announced here on Tuesday. Newly-elected International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) president P.V.K. Mohan said that CML would be a...
  • Pankaj Advani trounces Dhruv Sitwala to annex National Billiards title January 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian ace Pankaj Advani routed his PSPB colleague and 'friend' Dhruv Sitwala 5-0 in a flawless display of potting en route to his seventh Senior National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club, here on Saturday. The holder of 12 world titles in various categories faced some resistance in the...
  • National Billiards: Advani in semis, Kothari out of contest January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Defending Champion Sourav Kothari was eliminated in the pre-quarters while Pankaj Advani, Siddharth Parikh, B Bhaskar and Dhruv Sitwala moved into the semi-finals of the BRC Gloster National Billiards Championship here Thursday. In the quarter-finals at the Bengal Rowing Club, Advani (PSPB) beat Brijesh Damani (PSPB) 4-1 in a high-quality...
  • Obsession over an Olympic medal not helping India: Advani January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines. "Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country...
  • Pankaj Advani, Sourav Kothari win in Billiards, Snooker Championship January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: All the seeded players including defending champion Sourav Kothari and ace cueist Pankaj Advani had easy outings on the opening day of the senior billiards at the National Billiards & Snooker Championship on Monday. Advani, a 12-time world champion, who is the defending champion in national snooker, registered 3-0 win...
  • IOTY nominee Pankaj Advani wants IPL type league in billiards as well December 31, 2014

    Indian cueist Pankaj Advani, who earlier this year created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker answered few questions from his fans. Advani has won 10 world titles in billiards and two in...
  • I want to keep on improving my game: Pankaj Advani November 10, 2014

    The 29-year old Pankaj Advani, speaking to the CNN IBN said he was not thinking so much about results as evolving into a better player in the future. ...
  • Pankaj Advani beats Robert Hall to win 12th world title October 30, 2014

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani claimed another world title by convincingly beating Robert Hall of the UK in the World Billiards Championship finals in the Timed Format....
  • Pankaj Advani wins Timed Format World Billiards C'ship for his 12th title October 30, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani outplayed England's Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here on Wednesday night to complete a grand double. The 29-year-old, Bangalore-based Advani had won the title in the points format (150-up) last week. Advani, who took a stranglehold of the match leading...
  • World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani pips David Causier to reach final October 29, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani squeezed out a thrilling five-point win over David Causier of England in the semi-finals to put himself in line for a double in the World Billiards championship. In the four-hour semi-final, Advani, winner of the points format title last week, was saved by the clock as he beat...
  • Pankaj Advani, Balachandra Bhaskar in World Billiards semis October 28, 2014

    Leeds: On a day of mixed fortunes for Indian cueists, Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar were the ones left smiling as they entered the World Billiards Championship (time format) semi-finals, here on Tuesday. If it was another clinical performance by India's poster boy of cue sports Advani, who outplayed compatriot Rupesh...
  • Six Indians including Pankaj Advani in last 16 of World Billiards October 27, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani along with five more Indians marched into the last 16 of the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier, recorded five straight wins on way to the pre-quarterfinals. The top Indian cueist beat Englishman Jonathan Marwood 814-356 in the last 32 stage. Advani...
  • Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards October 26, 2014

    Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier in the tournament, beat Englishman Wilson 1060-376. He had defeated Arun Agarwal in his opening match on Saturday. Advani, having started tentatively in...
  • I am on seventh heaven after winning World Championship: Pankaj Advani October 25, 2014

    Leeds: India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format. "I'm on seventh heaven! I returned to India to focus on this very event and it has...
  • Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards Championship October 24, 2014

    Leeds: King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title on Friday. Advani, 29, conquered Singapore cueist Gilchrist 6-2 in a high quality finals...
  • Pankaj Advani, Peter Gilchrist in World Billiards Championship final October 24, 2014

    Leeds: The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories. Advani, the 29-year-old from Bangalore and holder of nine world titles, overcame fellow-Indian Sourav Kothari 5-2 while Singapore-based Englishman Gilchrist, also a former...
  • Indians dominate in World Billiards Team Championships final August 14, 2014

    It turned out to be an allIndia affair in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship final after the two Indian teams demolished their respective opponents in the fourday event. Top cueists from India displayed their dominance on the green baize as both the teams got past their respective opponents without losing...
  • Peter Gilchrist cues past Advani, Shah to pocket Glasgow Open August 11, 2014

    Glasgow: Reigning world billiards champion Peter Gilchrist outclassed former world champions Pankaj Advani and Rupesh Shah en route to his Galsgow Open triumph and register his first title of the season. The New Zealandborn Singaporean player eased past former world champion (Points Format) Shah with a victory margin of 399 points...
  • Ashok Shandilya among icon players for Billiards Premier League August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Former World Professional runnerup Devendra Joshi and Dhruv Sitwala, along with Asian Games gold medallist Ashok Shandilya, are some icon players who would represent different teams in the Videocon Billiards Premier League's inaugural season scheduled here from August 1624. Ten teams, purchased at a cost of Rs 1.25 lakh each...
  • Snooker, billiards should be part of CWG, Asian Games: Pankaj Advani July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Fresh from his recent World 6Reds Snooker Championship triumph, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels the time is right to make a push for billiards and snooker to be included in the Commonwealth and Asian Games. "I think in both billiards and snooker we have been doing well in the...
  • Sourav Kothari wins Asian Billiards title June 13, 2014

    Reigning national champion Sourav Kothari pocketed his maiden Asian Billiards Championship title after getting past compatriot Alok Kumar 63 in the finals on Friday. Sourav, 29, started off well to gain a 30 lead. Alok was lucky to win the fourth game but Sourav had no interest in giving any loose...
  • Indian cueist Chitra Magimairaj nominated for Arjuna award May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning World Women's Senior Snooker champion Chitra Magimairaj has been nominated for this year's Arjuna award along with contemporary Vidya Pillai and upcoming snooker star Brijesh Damani, the Billiards and Snooker Association of India (BSFI) confirmed on Wednesday. Bangalorebased Chitra, 41, has bagged three gold, three silver and three...
  • Pankaj Advani crashes out of Haikou World Open March 12, 2014

    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 past...
  • Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season February 27, 2014

    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 have...
  • Mumbai Court orders Ferreira to return to India, join QNet scam probe January 22, 2014

    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 January 2, 2014

    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 December 14, 2013

    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 CNNIBN, show that Ferreira owns eighty thousand shares in Qnet...
  • No gold, Indian billiards missed Advani at World Championships November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: No Indian cueist managed to win a gold medal at the recentlyconcluded 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 eighttime world champions, had to...
  • Alok Kumar, Shandilya lose in world billiards October 30, 2013

    Leeds: Indian challenge in the points format World professional billiards championship ended as both national champion Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya lost their respective semifinal matches here. Alok Kumar, finalist in the 150up format last week, squandered a handy lead to allow Singapore's Peter Gilchrist scramble to a 1250916 win, while...