Indore: Reigning world champion Rupesh Shah added another feather to his cap by clinching the 12th Asian Billiards Championship beating compatriot Alok Kumar in a fiercely fought final here on Sunday.
After winning the lag, Kumar asked Shah to start with white but went on to lose the first game in the best-of-11 final. Kumar recovered from that in the second game and levelled the match 1-1 but Shah rebounded by producing 67 points break and advanced 2-1.
But Kumar kept his composure and produced an unfinished century break to win the next game. Sniffing danger, Shah gathered himself and produced three breaks of 101, 95 and 100 to leave Kumar way behind.
Kumar, who is well known for his fighting spirit, succeeded to pocket the ninth game by producing a break of 76 points but he missed thrice in the tenth game, after which Shah capitalised and sealed the match....more
09:17 AM, Apr 08, 2013
Leeds: Rupesh Shah became only the fifth Indian cueist to lift the world title twice after he beat Australia's Matthew Bolton 6-2 in the final of the World Billiards (point frame) here. Starting by winning the lag, he won the first game comfortably but in the next game, Bolton levelled the match 1-1 at the Northern Snooker Centre here. Fifth game was the turning point in this match where Bolton...
09:29 AM, Oct 28, 2012
Leeds: India's Rupesh Shah prevailed over Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 5-2 to advance to the final of the 150-up format World Billiards Championship, here on Saturday. The 39-year old from Ahmedabad will now meet Mathew Bolton of Australia in the summit clash. Mathew defeated David Causier 5-3 in another match. Shah started off well as he registered breaks of 133 and 148 for a 2-0 lead but Gilchrist came back,...
11:33 PM, Oct 27, 2012