Pankaj Advani and Alok Kumar scored contrasting wins over their opponents to enter the quarter finals of the national snooker championships here on Saturday.
Advani scored a 4-1 win over R Girish, winning 96-33, 74-32, 50-62, 63-27, and a break of 102-00 in the fifth frame. Alok though survived anxious moments before overcoming Devendra Joshi 4-3 (71-39, 27-65, 24-68, 61-35, 50-57, 77-08, 73-54) in a nail-biting match at the PYC Hindu Gymkana.
Anuj Uppal also advanced with a shock 4-0 ((84-54, 68-65, 98-00, 47-18) win over Yasin Merchant. Others who made the last-eight stage include Lucky Vatnani, I H Manudev, Aditya Mehta, Manan Chandra and Kamal Chawla.