World Billiards

  • Mumbai Court orders Ferreira to return to India, join QNet scam probe 22-01-2014 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Court on Wednesday ordered former World Billiards Champion Michael Ferreira to return to India by January 27 and join the investigation in the Rs 425 crore QNet scam. Ferreira has been granted interim relief till January 31 and asked to appear before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW)...
  • 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...
  • Kumar, Shandilya enters sem-finals at World Billiards C'ship 29-10-2013 11:36 PM

    Leeds: India's Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya entered the 'Long up' format semi-finals of the World Billiards Championship, on Tuesday. Point Format finalist Kumar defeated Nalin Patel of England 1000-490 while Shandilya got the better off compatriot Sourav Kothari 1000-989 in a close finish. From the traditional time format, this...
  • Alok Kumar settles for silver at World Billiards 26-10-2013 06:49 PM

    Leeds: Indian cueist Alok Kumar could not add the World Billiards Trophy to his cabinet as he lost in the final to local favourite David Causier to settle for the silver medal at the mega-event here. Alok, a former Asian champion, lost 6-1 -- 150 (123)-06, 150 (114)-11, 150 (64)-81,...
  • Geet Sethi bows out as eight Indians reach pre-quarters of World Billiards 24-10-2013 08:14 PM

    Leeds: Eight Indian cueists entered the pre-quarterfinals of the World Billiards Championship after registering contrasting victories in their respective last 32 round matches, here on Thursday. However, seven-time world champion Geet Sethi lost to Arun Agrawal 2-4 in one of the major upsets of the tournament. Defending champion Rupesh Shah...
  • 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...
  • Nothing bigger than World Billiards Championship: Advani 04-11-2012 06:06 PM

    Bangalore: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani said there's nothing bigger than the World Billiards Championship, which he won after defeating reigning champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell in the Time format final. "The world billiards is held once in a year and there is no bigger event than that. As I...
  • World Billiards win was special: Pankaj Advani 02-11-2012 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The youngest Indian sportsperson to win eight world titles, ace cueist Pankaj Advani says his recent World Billiards Championship triumph was a "special" one as he had to wait for three years to regain it. "It's a special win for me. It's been a long wait for me,...
  • Playing Russell was great: Advani 02-11-2012 10:37 AM

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani notched up his seventh World Billiards Championship title after comprehensively beating defending champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell. ...
  • Pankaj Advani: Profile of an unsung hero 30-10-2012 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankal Advani is on a high after a thumping 1,895-1,216 victory over defending champion Mike Russell in the World Billiards Championship final (time format) in Leeds on Sunday for an eighth world title (seventh in billiards). The 27-year-old made his professional snooker debut in 2012...
  • I wanted to outdo myself by winning World Billiards: Advani 29-10-2012 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: When ace cueist Pankaj Advani decided to take part in the World Billiards Championship, he had quietly made a promise to himself that nothing short of silverware would satisfy him and he kept his date with destiny. The only active player to compete at the highest level in...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship 29-10-2012 09:08 AM

    Pankaj Advani said that he took a tough decision earlier this year to play both Billiards and Snooker at the highest level, and is glad to maintain his top form. ...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship 28-10-2012 11:43 PM

    Leeds: India's Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on Sunday. Leading 872-614 at the half-way mark in the five-hour match, the 27-year old Advani displayed greater consistency than Russell to repeat his 2009 victory against the 43-year-old...
  • Rupesh Shah wins World Billiards in point frame 28-10-2012 09:29 AM

    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...
  • Rupesh reaches final of World Billiards Championship 27-10-2012 11:33 PM

    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....
  • Advani through to the semifinal 26-10-2012 09:20 PM

    Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Friday advanced to the semifinals of the World Billiards Championship in the time format though he crashed out of the tournament in the point format here. Advani beat fellow Indian Rupesh Shah 1647-705 in the time format quarterfinals to make it to the...
  • Advani, Sethi keep up winning streak at World Billiards 21-10-2012 07:43 PM

    Leeds: Seven-time world champion Pankaj Advani, veteran Geet Sethi and Dhruv Sitwala continued their unbeaten run in the Time Format after outplaying their rivals in the World Billiards Championships here Sunday. Advani whipped John Hartley of England 630-294, Sethi routed another Englishman Nalin Patel 522-268 and Sitwala virtually toyed with...
  • Alok Kumar lights up quiet year for cue sports 30-12-2011 08:39 PM

    Seasoned campaigner Alok Kumar was the cynosure of all eyes with his Asian Billiards title, but overall it was an average year for Indian cue sports as success eluded the country at the major international events. Alok blanked Praput Chaithanasukan of Thailand 6-0 to win the coveted Asian Billiards title...
  • Advani in semis of World Billiards Championship 29-10-2011 01:05 PM

    Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani advanced to the semifinals of the World Billiards Championship after defeating compatriot Devendra Joshi by 279 points here. Advani had an average of 31.25 in 32 visits while Joshi managed to score 721 points with an average of 22.53 in 1000 Up match in...
  • World Billiards: Advani falters in final hurdle 28-08-2011 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cueist Pankaj Advani faltered in the finals once again as England's Mike Russell successfully defended his Point format title in the IBSF World Billiards Championship being played in Carlow, Ireland. In a repeat of last year's final in the Point format, former champion Advani went down 3-6...
  • Advani, Kothari in SF of World Billiards C'ship 27-08-2011 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: Former champion Pankaj Advani and young cuiest Sourav Kothari registered hard fought victories to enter the semifinals in the Point Format of IBSF World Billiards Championship being played in Carlow, Ireland. While Advani had to bring in all his experience to the table to overcome Peter Gilchrist of...
  • World Billiards: Advani leads India's charge 26-08-2011 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Former champion Pankaj Advani and veteran Alok Kumar led the charge as nine Indian cueists reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Point-format in the IBSF World Billiards Championship being held at Carlow, Ireland on Friday. Indian cueists reigned supreme at the green baize as Advani, Alok and Rupesh Shah...
  • Advani, Sethi enter World Billiards C'ship SF 27-08-2010 10:24 AM

    Pune: Pankaj Advani fired an unfinished break of 709 while Geet Sethi produced six century breaks to enter the semifinals of the World Billiards Championship (time format) here on Thursday. Defending champion Advani defeated Rupesh Shah 1279-684 in the quarterfinal to set up a clash with modern legend Mike Russell...
  • Advani, Sethi in World Billiards Championship SF 22-08-2010 10:09 PM

    Pune: Defending champion Pankaj Advani of India survived a scare against Myanmar's Kyaw Oo before winning in six frames to make it to the semifinals of the Time Format event of the IBSF World Billiards Championship at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana here on Sunday. Also reaching the semifinals was Geet...