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Rupesh scores fluent wins in billiards

india Updated: Jan 18, 2007 11:42 IST

Young Rupesh Shah compiled big breaks to score two fluent wins in the Jain Heights 73rd Senior National Billiards Championship in Bangalore on Thursday.

In the morning, the fourth seeded Rupesh dumped IV Rajiv of Tamil Nadu 840-124 with breaks of 75, 101, 244 and 169.

Later in the afternoon, he continued his good form thrashing Anish Parekh 878-84. This time the bespectacled cueist had breaks of 116, 246, 134 and 146.

Doha Asian Games silver medallist Ashok Shandilya recorded three century breaks of 167, 151 and 121 while scoring a thumping 732-133 victory over Chetan Chabra of Haryana.

In the postponed match against Pushpender Singh of Delhi, Shandilya had earlier scored a 626-255 win.

World billiards champion Geet Sethi had it easy against Sonam Bhutia recording a 854-204 win with breaks of 186, 155 and 115.

Karnataka's B Bhaskar also had a good match over R Prabhakar of Railways. Bhaskar won 593-188 with breaks of 142 and 169.