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 Qatar-based Englishman, winner of 10 titles himself.
Advani's triumph completed a fine outing for the Indians as on Saturday, Rupesh Shah won the title in the 150-up points format defeating Australia's Matthew Bolton 6-2 in the final.
Advani thus justified his rather controversial decision to skip a professional snooker event in China that began Sunday for which he had qualified while opting to play in the World billiards championship....more
11:43 PM, Oct 28, 2012
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 the match 1-1 at the Northern Snooker Centre here. Fifth game was the turning point in this match where Bolton...
09:29 AM, Oct 28, 2012