Sumit Talwar of Chandigarh defeated crowd favourite Sandeep Gulati 9-7 to win his 8Ball National Pool title, here on Saturday.
Talwar overcame stiff resistance as Gulati looked to take the match to the wire. The outcome was difficult to predict as the score tied at 7 all. Talwar however kept his nerve and won the next two rack to lift the coveted title.
Defending champion Manan Chandra defeated Balaji Reddy of Karnataka in a match to decide the third winner. He won 5-1. Naveen Kumar of Karnataka, Vijay Goel of Delhi and Kamal Chawla of Railways rounded up the top seven positions respectively.