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Sanket outshines Amol at the Corner Pocket Cup tournament

In a well-fought final, Sanket, who had lost to Amol earlier, did well to keep ahead all though the match and ended up a 4-0 victory.

pune Updated: Jul 17, 2017 13:52 IST
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The winners with tournament director Chintamani Jadhav. (From left) Alramesh Saifee, Amol Abdagiri, Chintamani Jadhav, champion Sanket Mutha and Abhishek Bora.
The winners with tournament director Chintamani Jadhav. (From left) Alramesh Saifee, Amol Abdagiri, Chintamani Jadhav, champion Sanket Mutha and Abhishek Bora.(HT PHOTO)

Sanket Mutha of hosts Corner Pocket exacted sweet revenge from Amol Abadgiri to claim the inaugural Corner Pocket Cup Open Championship 2017 at their home tables, on Monday. 

In a well-fought final, Sanket, who had lost to Amol earlier, did well to keep ahead all through the match and ended up a 4-0 victory. The 25-year-old went one up with a 55-14 verdict and went on to win the next two frames 36-26, 37-14. Down by three frames, the BMCC lad Amol did well to dig into his reserves but fell short and lost 44-30. 

The result for a big blow for former state junior no 2 Amol, as he had lost just one match in the entire tournament and was considered as a strong contender for the title. 

Sanket pocketed ₹15,000 for his effort, while Amol took home ₹10,000. Both semi-finalists – Altamash Saifee and Abhishek Bora received ₹7,000 respectively. Abhishek Bora added an additional ₹5,000 to his kitty for recording the ‘Highest Break’ in the tournament. Abhishek Bora’s best was a 41-point break. 

RESULT:

Final: Sanket Mutha (Corner Pocket) bt Amol Abdagiri (Pune) 55-14, 36-26, 37-14, 44-30. 

(S/F): Sanket Mutha (Corner Pocket) bt Altamash Saifee (Arizona) 13-52, 35-18, 27-11, 42-38, 41-02; Amol Abdagiri (Pune) bt Abhishek Bora (Corner Pocket) 39-21, 33-21, 42-35, 27-39, 37-08.