Mike Russell

  • World body suspends cueist Mike Russell October 22, 2013

    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 female...
  • 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,...
  • Nothing bigger than World Billiards Championship: Advani November 4, 2012

    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...
  • Playing Russell was great: Advani November 2, 2012

    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 October 30, 2012

    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 October 29, 2012

    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 both...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship October 29, 2012

    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 October 29, 2012

    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...
  • I have constantly surprised myself: Pankaj Advani September 9, 2009

    Pankaj Advani, the newly crowned Professional World Billiards Champion returned home to Bangalore in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was welcomed at the airport by friends and family. Pankaj is only the second Indian after Geet Sethi to win the Professional World Billiards title in its 139-year history. The 24-year-old...