Pankaj Advani

  • Cueist Pankaj Advani goes down to Robbie Williams 14-04-2014 01:56 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani advances in World Championship qualifiers 12-04-2014 03:32 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta to begin World Snooker qualifier campaign 08-04-2014 10:41 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani crashes out of Haikou World Open 12-03-2014 07:13 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani beats Kamal Chawla to lift 24th national snooker title 08-03-2014 09:55 AM

    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...
  • Advani to return to his first love billiards after pro season 27-02-2014 04:59 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani crashes out of Welsh Open snooker 22-02-2014 06:16 PM

    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)...
  • No gold, Indian billiards missed Advani at World Championships 02-11-2013 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: No Indian cueist managed to win a gold medal at the recently-concluded 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 eight-time world champions, had to...
  • Advani, Aditya lose in International Championship 29-10-2013 05:27 PM

    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...
  • Aditya can win the Indian Open, says Pankaj Advani 18-10-2013 08:40 PM

    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 18-10-2013 09:13 AM

    Mehta stunned Pankaj Advani in an almost four-hour quarter-final on Thursday to reach the last-four stage of the major ranking event. ...
  • Aditya Mehta stuns Pankaj Advani to reach Indian Open semis 18-10-2013 08:07 AM

    New Delhi: India's leading cueist Aditya Mehta continued his dream run in the Indian Open as he rewrote history by entering the semi-final of a major ranking event, defeating compatriot Pankaj Advani 4-3, here on Thursday. Continuing his great run after ousting World No 18 Mark Williams in the pre-quarters,...
  • Aditya Mehta to clash with Pankaj Advani in quarters of Indian Open Snooker 17-10-2013 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cueist Aditya Mehta on Thursday set up a mouth-watering quarter-final clash against compatriot Pankaj Advani after ending the challenge of double World champion Mark Williams in the Indian Open snooker tournament here. History-making Mehta became only the second Indian cueist after Advani to reach the quarter-final of...
  • Advani rewrites history, reaches quarters of Indian Open 17-10-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: Pankaj Advani lived upto his billing as India's top cueist as he entered the Indian Open snooker tournament quarter-finals by overcoming stiff resistance from Stuart Bingham in his last-16 stage match here on Thursday. Being made to play a 10 am match after a long and intense one...
  • Advani, Mehta storm into last 16 at Indian Open World Snooker 16-10-2013 11:51 PM

    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 4-2 for the biggest win of his professional career while...
  • Advani scores easy win over Campbell at Indian Open Snooker 15-10-2013 11:02 PM

    New Delhi: India's leading professional cueist Pankaj Advani opened his campaign at the Indian Open world ranking snooker tournament with a dominating 4-1 victory over world number 29 Marcus Campbell on Tuesday. The Scot seemed off-colour as he struggled against the formidable Indian, who was in a punishing mood. Advani,...
  • Billiards will always remain my first love: Pankaj Advani 13-10-2013 09:05 PM

    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. Seven-time world billiard champion Advani had skipped the World Billiards Championship in Leeds this year to focus on the major snooker ranking event in Chengdu,...
  • Spotlight on Advani, Mehta ahead of Indian Open snooker 13-10-2013 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will be carrying Indian hopes as they pit their skills against the world's best in the five-day inaugural World Snooker Indian Open professional ranking tournament commencing here Monday, offering a total prize-money of 300,000 pounds. India's richest and biggest snooker tournament has attracted...
  • Advani skips World Billiards for first time 08-10-2013 03:30 PM

    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...
  • Pankaj Advani, Mehta lose in Ruhr Open Snooker 05-10-2013 09:04 PM

    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. Eight-time world champion Advani from Bangalore lost 2-4 to Barry Hawkins, while Mehta let go a 3-2 advantage to...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta qualify for International Championship 01-10-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: In a very positive development for Indian cue sport, eight-time 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...
  • Advani and Mehta, India's snooker warriors, soldier on 25-09-2013 08:56 PM

    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....
  • Pankaj Advani qualifies for Indian Open 12-08-2013 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Eight-time World Champion Pankaj Advani Monday blanked Briton Matthew Selt 4-0 to qualify for the Indian Open, a premier championship. Pankaj, India's highest-ranked professional snooker player at 73, was put under pressure in the very first frame as Selt opened with a 53 break at the Doncaster Dome...
  • Pankaj Advani rallies to beat Alan McManus 09-08-2013 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani overcame a stiff challenge from Scotland's Alan McManus to reach the penultimate round of the Shanghai Masters snooker qualifiers at the Doncaster Dome in Sheffield, England. A best of 9 frames encounter that lasted almost six hours saw the Glaswegian engage in heavy...
  • Aditya Mehta in semis of World Games; Pankaj Advani loses 29-07-2013 09:10 PM

    Cali, Columbia: India's numero uno snooker player Aditya Mehta remained on course to win a gold medal in the ongoing World Games after securing a hard-fought victory against pre-tournament favourite Perry Raymond in the quarter-finals of the quadrennial event at Cali, Columbia. Mehta staved off a stiff challenge from the...
  • Snooker stars to play world event in India 19-07-2013 09:15 AM

    The Indian Open World Snooker Tournament that is set to take place later this year in New Delhi, will feature legendary cueists John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Steve Davis. Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani and 2012 Asian Snooker Champion Aditya Mehta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the tournament. ...
  • Advani, Mehta star Indian attraction at Snooker Masters 10-05-2013 06:07 PM

    Mumbai: Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will spearhead the Indian challenge in the RKG-Khar Gymkhana Snooker Masters 2013, India's biggest Pro-Am Snooker tournament, from May 12 to 18 here. The prize money is the biggest offered in India with the winner's purse being Rs 500,000 lakh. World...
  • IOA should think about sportspersons: Aditya Mehta 10-05-2013 06:01 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing optimism ahead of next week's meeting between the Indian Olympic Association and International Olympic Committee at Lausanne, snooker ace Aditya Mehta said the interest of Indian sportspersons should be kept in mind of all concerned. "We are now part of the Asian Indoor Games and hopefully everything goes...