RUCHIT MASAND defeated Ritesh Lunkad by 233-188 on Saturday to advance to the second round of the Madhya Pradesh State Ranking Billiards and Snooker Championship organised by the Madhya Pradesh Billiards and Snooker Association at Yeshwant Club.
In other matches, Nitin Agarwal defeated Amit Bidasaria by 258-177 and Renu lost to M Jain by 65-40, 31-50, and 32-63. In Snooker, Abhilash Shankaran defeated Girish Gudlani by 51-37, 17-58 and 76-28 and Siddharth Patni beat Abhimanyu Gandhi 13-62, 42-20, 47-36. Happy Singh defeated Yogendra Thakur by 51-12, 25-63, 58-14.
Gaurav Agarwal beat Abhilash Shankaran 64-56, 11-57, 61-41, while Rahul Agarwal beat Ashish 39-40, 78-42, 66-24. Rahul Agarwal beat Gaurav Agarwal 55-10, 82-39 and Happy Singh beat Siddharth Patni 40-65, 50-31 and 63-32 to strengthen their positions for the last four.