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Pankaj Advani qualifies for knockouts at Asian Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani, along with three other Billiards players from India have qualified for knockout stage of the Asian Billiards Championship.

other sports Updated: Mar 22, 2018 23:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Yangon
Pankaj Advani,Asian Billiards Championship,Aung Htay
Pankaj Advani will next face Aung Htay of Myanmar at Asian Billiards Championship.(PTI)

All four Indian cueists, including multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani, on Thursday qualified for the knockout stage at the Asian Billiards Championship here.

Advani will be up against home favourite Aung Htay, while Dhvaj Haria, who gained top billing, faces Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals.

In the other half of the draw, B Bhaskar meets another local Nay Thway Oo while Rupesh Shah will lock horns with Thawat Sujaritthurakarn of Thailand in the final quarter.

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In the women’s snooker draw, Amee Kamani got the top seed spot while Varshaa Sanjeev and Keerath Bhandaal found a berth in the knockouts. Vidya Pillai failed to qualify.

The under-21 knockout saw no Indian qualifying.

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 23:10 IST