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Hat-trick of wins in billiards and snooker championship for Nalwa

chandigarh Updated: Jul 22, 2015 11:55 IST
HT Correspondent

Snooker player KS Nalwa in action against Mahesh Choudhri at Chandigarh club, on Tuesday (Karun Sharma/HT)

KS Nalwa came up with stellar displays to register a hat-trick of wins in the billiards and snooker championship being held at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1, on Tuesday. Nalwa won two matches in the snooker category whereas he also won his billiards match to remain undefeated on Tuesday.

Nalwa made a superb start to the day by winning both his matches in the snooker category. In the first match, he easily defeated Mahesh Chaudhary 2-0.

Nalwa came up with an inspired performance on the green baize and potted the balls with ease to easily take the first frame 80-35.

Mahesh tried his best to claw back into the match but Nalwa maintained an upper hand over him. In the second frame, Nalwa continued to impress and logged a 44-40 win.He maintained his winning spree with another superb performance against Jaspal Singh, whom he beat 2-0.

In the opening frame, Nalwa was the player to beat as easily potted the balls to win 68-31. He carried forward his good form into the second frame also where he logged an easy 72-31 win to outclass Jaspal.

In the billiards section, in a re-match between Nalwa and Mahesh Chaudhary, it was Nalwa who maintained his dominance over the latter.

Nalwa, looking forward to notch up a hat-trick of wins, easily won the first frame 51-41. His intensity did not dip in the second frame also as he registered a 50-45 win to make it three victories in a row.

Meanwhile, in the snooker section, Neeraj Sarna outplayed Jitender Bawa 2-0 to register a comprehensive win.

However, Sarna had to bite dust in the second match as he lost to Atul Bhalla 1-2. Atul claimed a narrow 54-52 win in the opening frame to take a 1-0 lead. Sarna bounced back and won the second frame 61-56 to make it 1-1. But in the third frame, it was Atul who kept his nerve and won 45-40 to seal a thrilling win.

Meanwhile, Vishal Gupta staved off a strong challenge from Sanjay Bansal and defeated him 2-1 in a hard-fought match.

Vishal made a winning start in the match, taking the first frame 41-29. However, Sanjay bounced back and won the second frame 70-35 to make it 1-1. In the nerve wracking final frame, Vishal kept his cool and registered a 52-25 win to emerge victorious.

In the billiards section, Aman Bhasin logged a 2-0 win over Harinder Singh. Aman won the opening frame 51-35 and then went on to pocket the second frame 50-33, to win the match.