SNOOKER

  • Indian snookers to compete in World tourney in Pakistan April 25, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said that Indian players will compete in the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World 6-Red and Team Championships to be held in Karachi from August 6 to 15. PBSA President Alamgir Sheikh told PTI that the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI)...
  • Snooker: Michael White swamps Ricky Walden to clinch maiden ranking title March 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Highly talented Welsh youngster Michael White capped a splendid run by claiming his maiden ranking title when he blanked world no. 8 Ricky Walden 5-0 in a one-sided final of the Indian Open Snooker Championship on Saturday. The 23-year-old White jumped to a 4-0 lead after firing in breaks of...
  • Ricky Walden recovers to oust Thepchaiya, enters Indian Open final March 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Ricky Walden pulled off a superb come-from-behind 4-3 victory over rank outsider Thepchaiya Un-Nooh to stop the Thai's giant-killing run and enter the final of the Indian Open Snooker Championship here today. The Englishman, the world number eight and highest ranked player left in the field at the semifinal phase,...
  • Indian Open Snooker: Welshmen Mark Williams, Michael White in semis March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran Mark Williams and young Michael White, representing the rich Welsh legacy, entered the semi-finals of the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament on Friday with contrasting victories that underlined their skills and dexterity. The 39-year old double World champion and 15th ranked Williams held off England's Robert Milkins 4-1,...
  • I did not take my chances, says Aditya Mehta March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: India's lone snooker professional Aditya Mehta rued missed chances against world No. 8 Ricky Walden of England that led to his 2-4 second-round defeat and early elimination from the pound sterling 300,000 Indian Open in progress. "He played well in the first few frames. He started better than me, got...
  • Indian Open snooker: England's Ricky Walden stops Aditya Mehta March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Ricky Walden of England ended the home challenge when he defeated Aditya Mehta 4-2 and booked a berth in the pre-quarter-finals of the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament on Thursday. The eighth ranked Walden took a firm grip on the match by jumping to a 3-0 lead and though...
  • IPL-style cue sport league to be launched by BSFI March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Billiards and Snooker Federation of India on Thursday announced that it will launch an IPL-style franchise-based cue sport league featuring Indian and foreign players between June and August. Each match in the Cue Slam, featuring eight franchise-based cities which are yet to be identified, will have a billiards, a snooker...
  • Indian Open Snooker: Higgins cracks 136 to enter second round March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Four-time World champion John Higgins lit up the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament here with a polished break of 136 defeating fellow-Scot Jamie Burnett 4-2 en route to the second round on Wednesday. The 39-year-old Higgins, who won the last of his four World titles in 2011, rolled back...
  • 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...
  • Aditya Mehta leads country's hopes in Indian Open March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Aditya Mehta would lead the host nation's challenge in the second Indian Open Snooker Championship, starting from Tuesday, as four top-10 players in the world, including defending champion Ding Junhui of China, will vie for top honours. Mumbai-born Mehta, ranked 50th in the professional circuit, is seeded a lowly 40th...
  • 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...
  • 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, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • World Snooker: Yan Bingtao pots World title November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Yan Bingtao, the 14-year-old prodigy from China, created history by becoming the youngest player to win the men's title in the IBSF World Snooker Championship after he overcame Pakistani's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a cliff-hanger final on Saturday. In a match that kept the result in suspense, both Bingtao and...
  • World Snooker: Muhammad Sajjad, Yan Bingtao in title round November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad, until now unsung and unheralded, dished out a master class to outplay a precocious Zhao Xintong of China 7-3, aided by two superb century breaks, en route to the men's final in the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship on Friday. In the best-of-15 frames final on Saturday, Sajjad,...
  • 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...
  • Indians fill up knockout berths in World Snooker November 24, 2014

    Bengaluru: Amidst a hectic scramble for knockout berths at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, Denise Santos from the Philippines came up with a break of 91, the highest in the women's competition so far, as she beat Russia's Irina Gorbataya 3-0 on Monday. The victory helped Santos to remain in contention...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla in world snooker knockouts November 22, 2014

    Bengaluru: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani and compatriot Kamal Chawla on Saturday stormed into the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship knockout stage, continuing their unbeaten streak in the event on Saturday. The Indian women cueists also added to the Indian celebrations when Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani also qualified for...
  • Chitra, Amee make it to the knockouts of World Snooker Championship November 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani on Saturday qualified for the knock-out stage of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship after recording convincing victories over their respective rivals, here. Bengaluru-based veteran Magimairajan brushed aside compatriot Meenal Thakur 3-1 for her fourth win while 22-year old Kamani from Mumbai chalked up her...
  • 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...