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Vatnani enters quarterfinals

other Updated: Mar 07, 2008 21:13 IST

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Lucky Vatnani registered his third win to enter the quarterfinals in the Khar Gymkhana-Shyam Shroff Memorial Open Invitation Snooker Tournament here on Friday.

Vatnani beat Hasan Badami of Mumbai 11-67, 59-26, 95-1, 54-8 in the best-of-five frames contest to finish second in Group 'C' while the group leader and twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant edged out India number two Manan Chandra 51-39, 76-29, 11-73(73), 56(40)-63(63), 60-2 in another Group C match.

Ashok Shandilya of Railways lost to Rupesh Shah of Gujarat who registered his second win in Group 'B' 63-24, 18-77, 38-61, 59-38, 58-66.

Alok Kumar of Punjab also booked his berth in the quarter finals winning against Mumbai's Sarang Shroff with a 79-38, 101-1, 68-28.

Results:

Group A:

Shravan Mohta (Indian Oil) bt Devendra Joshi (PSPB) 63-34, 69-36, 49-36; Pankaj (PSPB) bt Devendra Joshi (PSPB) 13-68(46), 82(82)-31, 90(53)-1, 84(47)-32.

Group B:

Rupesh Shah (Gujarat) bt Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 24-63, 77-18, 61-38, 38-59, 66-58; Aditya Mehta (Mum) bt Ashok Shandilya 9-55, 65-13, 108(48)-1, 54(54)-13; Faizal Khan (Rly) bt Nikhil Ootam (Mum) 25-65, 69-8, 78-48, 54-15.

Group C:

Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Rafath Habib (Rlys) 63-16, 65-53, 67-4; Lucky Vatnani (Hyderabad) bt Hasan Badami (Mum) 11-67, 59-26, 95(95)-1, 54-8; Yasin Merchant (Mum) bt Manan Chandra (PSPB) 51-39, 76(61)-29, 11-73(73), 56(40)-63(63), 60-24.

Group D:

Sarang Shroff (Mum) bt Sourav Kothari (PSPB) 54-18, 78(52)-17, 37-77, 30-62, 59-9; Alok Kumar (Punjab) bt Marzdi Kalyaniwala (Mum) 81(50)-24, 86(61)-1, 43-67(47), 44-71, 56-46; Alok Kumar bt Sarang Shroff 79-38, 101(68)-1, 68-28.