PANKAJ ADVANI

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Advani, Aditya lose in International Championship October 29, 2013

    Chengdu: It was a disappointing end to India's campaign in the International Championship as the two poster boys of Indian cue sport Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta bowed out of the major ranking snooker event, losing their respective first round matches here. Indian Open finalist, Aditya went down 36...
  • Aditya can win the Indian Open, says Pankaj Advani October 18, 2013

    Moreover, Pankaj Advani never believed that an Indian will make to the final of the Indian Open. ...
  • I deserve to be in Indian Open semis, says cueist Aditya Mehta October 18, 2013

    Mehta stunned Pankaj Advani in an almost fourhour quarterfinal on Thursday to reach the lastfour stage of the major ranking event. ...
  • Aditya Mehta stuns Pankaj Advani to reach Indian Open semis October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: India's leading cueist Aditya Mehta continued his dream run in the Indian Open as he rewrote history by entering the semifinal of a major ranking event, defeating compatriot Pankaj Advani 43, here on Thursday. Continuing his great run after ousting World No 18 Mark Williams in the prequarters, the...
  • Aditya Mehta to clash with Pankaj Advani in quarters of Indian Open Snooker October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cueist Aditya Mehta on Thursday set up a mouthwatering quarterfinal clash against compatriot Pankaj Advani after ending the challenge of double World champion Mark Williams in the Indian Open snooker tournament here. Historymaking Mehta became only the second Indian cueist after Advani to reach the quarterfinal of the...
  • Advani rewrites history, reaches quarters of Indian Open October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Pankaj Advani lived upto his billing as India's top cueist as he entered the Indian Open snooker tournament quarterfinals by overcoming stiff resistance from Stuart Bingham in his last16 stage match here on Thursday. Being made to play a 10 am match after a long and intense one the...
  • Advani, Mehta storm into last 16 at Indian Open World Snooker October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta kept Indian hopes alive by reaching the round of 16 in the Indian Open World Snooker professional ranking tournament on Wednesday. Advani, ranked 70th, beat World No. 11 Mark Allen of Northern Ireland 42 for the biggest win of his professional career while Mehta...
  • Advani scores easy win over Campbell at Indian Open Snooker October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India's leading professional cueist Pankaj Advani opened his campaign at the Indian Open world ranking snooker tournament with a dominating 41 victory over world number 29 Marcus Campbell on Tuesday. The Scot seemed offcolour as he struggled against the formidable Indian, who was in a punishing mood. Advani, an eighttime...
  • Billiards will always remain my first love: Pankaj Advani October 13, 2013

    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. Seventime world billiard champion Advani had skipped the World Billiards Championship in Leeds this year to focus on the major snooker ranking event in Chengdu, China...
  • Spotlight on Advani, Mehta ahead of Indian Open snooker October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will be carrying Indian hopes as they pit their skills against the world's best in the fiveday inaugural World Snooker Indian Open professional ranking tournament commencing here Monday, offering a total prizemoney of 300,000 pounds. India's richest and biggest snooker tournament has attracted as...
  • 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,...
  • Pankaj Advani, Mehta lose in Ruhr Open Snooker October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Top Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta crashed out of the Ruhr Open after suffering defeats in the sixth round of the snooker tournament in Mulheim, Germany Saturday. Eighttime world champion Advani from Bangalore lost 24 to Barry Hawkins, while Mehta let go a 32 advantage to go...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta qualify for International Championship October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In a very positive development for Indian cue sport, eighttime 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 (72),...
  • Advani and Mehta, India's snooker warriors, soldier on September 25, 2013

    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. He...