PANKAJ ADVANI

  • Dhruv Sitwala stuns Pankaj Advani to claim Asian Billiards title April 13, 2015

    Beijing: Rising Mumbai cueist Dhruv Sitwala stunned multiple world champion Pankaj Advani to win the ACBS Asian Billiards Championship and pocket his first international title ON Monday. Indian cuiests dominated the event, which had three world champions Advani, C Praprut and Peter Gilchrist in the fray, as defending champion Sourav Kothari...
  • Rhys Clark knocks out Pankaj Advani in Indian Open March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Scottish amateur Rhys Clark broke Indian hearts by ousting national champion Pankaj Advani 4-3 in a thrilling wild card round of the Indian Open world ranking snooker tournament on Tuesday. Clark, only 20, sank the black in the centre pocket to close out the match that lasted over two hours...
  • Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan for Asian snooker February 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: National champion Pankaj Advani and Varun Madan topped the overall rankings on conclusion of selection trials here Monday and the duo will represent India in the Asian Snooker to be held in Malaysia later this year. Winning six of his seven league matches, Advani finished on top, while Madan ended...
  • Siddharth Parikh surprises Pankaj Advani in billiards February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Aided by two breaks of 100 and a 96, Siddharth Parikh pulled off a 3-1 win over World and National champion Pankaj Advani on Thursday in the selection trials for the Asian Billiards Championship. The result helped Parikh to top the rankings in camp ahead of Advani who however topped...
  • Sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014 February 4, 2015

    Indian Hockey team, Jitu Rai, Pankaj Advani, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Yogeshwar Dutt are the sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014. ...
  • Damani shocks Advani in billiards selection camp February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: World and National champion Pankaj Advani suffered a shock 2-3 (100-up) defeat against Brijesh Damani in his opening fixture of the selection camp trials for the Asian Billiards Championship here on Tuesday. Advani, however, recovered to win his next match 3-1 over Jaiveer Dhingra while Damani went down 1-3 to...
  • The nominees of sportsperson of the year 2015 February 3, 2015

    The Indian hockey team, Jitu Rai in shooting and Pankaj Advani in snooker are some of the nominees of the year 2015 in sports. ...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the Senior National Snooker Championship January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Pankaj Advani added one more title to his glittering career when he eased past an inexperienced Varun Madan 6-3 to win the Senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club on Saturday. 24-year-old Delhi lad Madan, who made his maiden senior national final from the qualifiers, won the third,...
  • National Snooker: Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan set up title clash January 23, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • Have to earn awards and not hanker after them: Pankaj Advani January 12, 2015

    Criticising the recent furore over Padma Bhushan, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday said one must let the performance do the talking and not hanker after such government awards. "I would never go out and protest, you have to earn such awards and do not hanker for it. I'm also...
  • 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...
  • Sporting highs of 2014: Celebrating India's Champions December 31, 2014

    As the year 2014 ends, CNN-IBN celebrates the triumphs of Indian athletes at the world stage. ...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • Cueists peak between 25-35 years of age: Pankaj Advani December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing China's 14-year-old sensation Yan Bingtao for his World Snooker title triumph, Indian ace Pankaj Advani said the youngster is extremely mature for his age but insisted that cueists peak only after crossing 25. "As time goes on, the younger guys start on earlier and they grasp the game...
  • Chinese prodigy knocks out Pankaj Advani in World Snooker November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships on Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot...
  • Pankaj Advani enters World Snooker quarters November 27, 2014

    Maintaining his winning streak, Indian ace Pankaj Advani stormed into the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Advani decimated England's Ryan Causton 5-0. One of the tournament favourites, the Bengaluru cueist finished the match in an hour and 35 minutes. The 12-time world champion...
  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the threat...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker November 26, 2014

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from Switzerland,...
  • World Snooker: Lucky Vatnani cracks 133 on way to knockout November 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: Hyderabadi Lucky Vatnani posted the tournament's highest break of 133 to qualify for the men's Round of 64 in great style in the IBSF World Snooker championship on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Vatnani, a dangerous floater who earlier in the tournament stretched Pankaj Advani, was at his fluent best while routing...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts November 21, 2014

    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 November 20, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 18, 2014

    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...