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  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. After getting into the groove post his second win on Friday,...
  • Pankaj Advani and co impress in World Snooker Championship 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla registered routine wins to give the home fans enough smiles on the second day of the IBSF World Snooker Championship here on Thursday. Smarting from having given away two frames in his 4-2 win on Wednesday, Advani did not take his foot...
  • Pankaj Advani, Vidya Pillai advance in World Snooker 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Indian hopes Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai won their respective opening league matches as the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commenced here Wednesday. Advani, holder of 12 World titles, was kept at the table for longer than expected before he pulled through 4-2 against Malaysia's Keen Hoo Moh while national champion...
  • Expectations high on Indians at World Snooker Championship 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Flush with success this year, Indian cueists, led by Pankaj Advani, were brimming with confidence on the eve of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship commencing at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. It is the fifth time that India is hosting the World Championship, having previously conducted the event...
  • 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. ...
  • Psychology plays a great part in modern sport: Pankaj Advani October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: He has made winning 12 world titles look like a stroll in the park but India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani says it is not easy to deal with the anxiety and stress, crediting his elder brother Shree for helping him handle pressure. "Shree (a celebrity sports...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pankaj Advani registers historic title win in Egypt June 29, 2014

    Sharm elSheikh: Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday 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 by pocketing the IBSF World 6Red snooker Championship, here. Advani, India's poster boy of cue sports, defeated Kacper...
  • India unlikely to produce pro snooker champion soon: Advani May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani does not see an Indian player winning at the world professional snooker circuit in the near future even though he and compatriot Aditya Mehta are currently ranked in top 64. "It is a good sign (with two players in top 64). It is still a long...
  • Kamal Chawla enters Asian Snooker Championship semis May 2, 2014

    Indian cueist Kamal Chawla continued his sizzling form on the green baize to book a semifinal berth in the Asian Snooker Championship being held in Al Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. On a super Friday, Chawla cued past Chen Zifan of China 42 in the prequarters and then outplayed Malaysian...
  • Snooker needs to move out of UK for Asians: Pankaj Advani April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Back in India after a challenging snooker season, India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani feels the game has to move out of the United Kingdom for Asian players to thrive and compete on a level playing field. "I think the sport needs to move out of the...
  • Cueist Pankaj Advani goes down to Robbie Williams April 14, 2014

    Sheffield: Indian champion Pankaj Advani blew a 7-4 lead to lose 7-10 against Robbie Williams in the final qualifying round of the World Professional Snooker Championship. Williams won six frames on the trot to deny victory to the 28-year-old Bangalorean, who thus joined compatriot Aditya Mehta on the sidelines on Sunday....
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker April 12, 2014

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to oust...
  • Pankaj Advani advances in World Championship qualifiers April 12, 2014

    London: He was left hassled after his baggage was misplaced but unfazed by it, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani rallied to beat China's Li Hang in the second round of the qualifying event for the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield. Advani notched up a 10-9 triumph to set up a clash...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta to begin World Snooker qualifier campaign April 8, 2014

    Sheffield: India's top cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will begin their campaign in the World Snooker Championship with qualifying round matches on Wednesday. Advani will take on the winner of the match between Li Hang of China and Ratchoyothin Yotharuck of Thailand in the first round of the qualifiers at...
  • 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...
  • Pankaj Advani beats Kamal Chawla to lift 24th national snooker title March 8, 2014

    Lucknow: World champion Pankaj Advani (PSPB) won his sixth national snooker title with a commanding 6-3 win over Kamal Chawla of Railways in the 81st national snooker championship, in Lucknow on Friday. Chawla remained a spectator from his chair for larger period of the match as the Bangalore cueist Advani's natural...
  • 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...
  • Pankaj Advani crashes out of Welsh Open snooker February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Top Indian cueist Pankaj Advani crashed out of the Welsh Open snooker tournament with a 3-4 defeat at the hands of Joel Walker of England in the first round at Newport in Wales on Saturday. Advani lost 00-87 (52), 105 (97)-00, 82-30, 01-65, 60-65, 68 (57)-46, 16-78 (55) to...