WORLD BILLIARDS

  • 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. ...
  • Pankaj Advani beats Robert Hall to win 12th world title October 30, 2014

    Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani claimed another world title by convincingly beating Robert Hall of the UK in the World Billiards Championship finals in the Timed Format....
  • Pankaj Advani wins Timed Format World Billiards C'ship for his 12th title October 30, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani outplayed England's Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here on Wednesday night to complete a grand double. The 29-year-old, Bangalore-based Advani had won the title in the points format (150-up) last week. Advani, who took a stranglehold of the match leading...
  • World Billiards Championship: Pankaj Advani pips David Causier to reach final October 29, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani squeezed out a thrilling five-point win over David Causier of England in the semi-finals to put himself in line for a double in the World Billiards championship. In the four-hour semi-final, Advani, winner of the points format title last week, was saved by the clock as he beat...
  • Pankaj Advani, Balachandra Bhaskar in World Billiards semis October 28, 2014

    Leeds: On a day of mixed fortunes for Indian cueists, Pankaj Advani and Balachandra Bhaskar were the ones left smiling as they entered the World Billiards Championship (time format) semi-finals, here on Tuesday. If it was another clinical performance by India's poster boy of cue sports Advani, who outplayed compatriot Rupesh...
  • Six Indians including Pankaj Advani in last 16 of World Billiards October 27, 2014

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani along with five more Indians marched into the last 16 of the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier, recorded five straight wins on way to the pre-quarterfinals. The top Indian cueist beat Englishman Jonathan Marwood 814-356 in the last 32 stage. Advani...
  • Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards October 26, 2014

    Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format). Advani, who won the points format title earlier in the tournament, beat Englishman Wilson 1060-376. He had defeated Arun Agarwal in his opening match on Saturday. Advani, having started tentatively in...
  • I am on seventh heaven after winning World Championship: Pankaj Advani October 25, 2014

    Leeds: India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format. "I'm on seventh heaven! I returned to India to focus on this very event and it has...
  • Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards Championship October 24, 2014

    Leeds: King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title on Friday. Advani, 29, conquered Singapore cueist Gilchrist 6-2 in a high quality finals...
  • Pankaj Advani, Peter Gilchrist in World Billiards Championship final October 24, 2014

    Leeds: The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories. Advani, the 29-year-old from Bangalore and holder of nine world titles, overcame fellow-Indian Sourav Kothari 5-2 while Singapore-based Englishman Gilchrist, also a former...
  • Indians dominate in World Billiards Team Championships final August 14, 2014

    It turned out to be an allIndia affair in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship final after the two Indian teams demolished their respective opponents in the fourday event. Top cueists from India displayed their dominance on the green baize as both the teams got past their respective opponents without losing...
  • Mumbai Court orders Ferreira to return to India, join QNet scam probe January 22, 2014

    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 November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: No Indian cueist managed to win a gold medal at the recentlyconcluded 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 eighttime world champions, had to...
  • Kumar, Shandilya enters semfinals at World Billiards C'ship October 29, 2013

    Leeds: India's Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya entered the 'Long up' format semifinals of the World Billiards Championship, on Tuesday. Point Format finalist Kumar defeated Nalin Patel of England 1000490 while Shandilya got the better off compatriot Sourav Kothari 1000989 in a close finish. From the traditional time format, this year championship...
  • Alok Kumar settles for silver at World Billiards October 26, 2013

    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 megaevent here. Alok, a former Asian champion, lost 61 150 (123)06, 150 (114)11, 150 (64)81, 150...
  • Geet Sethi bows out as eight Indians reach prequarters of World Billiards October 24, 2013

    Leeds: Eight Indian cueists entered the prequarterfinals of the World Billiards Championship after registering contrasting victories in their respective last 32 round matches, here on Thursday. However, seventime world champion Geet Sethi lost to Arun Agrawal 24 in one of the major upsets of the tournament. Defending champion Rupesh Shah continued...
  • Advani skips World Billiards for first time October 8, 2013

    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 Chengdu,...
  • Nothing bigger than World Billiards Championship: Advani November 4, 2012

    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 November 2, 2012

    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, I...
  • Playing Russell was great: Advani November 2, 2012

    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 October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankal Advani is on a high after a thumping 1,8951,216 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 27yearold made his professional snooker debut in 2012...
  • I wanted to outdo myself by winning World Billiards: Advani October 29, 2012

    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 both...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards Championship October 29, 2012

    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 October 28, 2012

    Leeds: India's Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1,8951,216 in the final on Sunday. Leading 872614 at the halfway mark in the fivehour match, the 27year old Advani displayed greater consistency than Russell to repeat his 2009 victory against the 43yearold Qatarbased...
  • Rupesh Shah wins World Billiards in point frame October 28, 2012

    Leeds: Rupesh Shah became only the fifth Indian cueist to lift the world title twice after he beat Australia's Matthew Bolton 62 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...
  • Rupesh reaches final of World Billiards Championship October 27, 2012

    Leeds: India's Rupesh Shah prevailed over Peter Gilchrist of Singapore 52 to advance to the final of the 150up format World Billiards Championship, here on Saturday. The 39year old from Ahmedabad will now meet Mathew Bolton of Australia in the summit clash. Mathew defeated David Causier 53 in another match. Shah started...
  • Advani through to the semifinal October 26, 2012

    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 1647705 in the time format quarterfinals to make it to the...
  • Advani, Sethi keep up winning streak at World Billiards October 21, 2012

    Leeds: Seventime 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 630294, Sethi routed another Englishman Nalin Patel 522268 and Sitwala virtually toyed with Australia's...
  • Pankaj, Geet, Dhruv off to great start at World billiards October 20, 2012

    Leeds: World billiards finalist Dhruv Sitwala and former champion Geet Sethi alongwith Pankaj Advani were off to roaring starts as the trio outplayed their respective rivals by huge margins on the opening day of the World Billiards Championships here. Sitwala thrashed Ryan Mears 702134, Advani routed Martin Schmdt 874147 while Geet...
  • Pankaj Advani leads Indian challenge at World Billiards October 19, 2012

    Leeds: Pankaj Advani spearheads a strong Indian challenge in the first ever unified World Billiards Championship, commencing here on Saturday with as many as 65 players, including defending champions Mike Russell and Bangalorean Revanna Umadevi in the fray. The tournament is being jointly organised by two world governing bodies. The newlyformed...