Bengali Babus overcome Towering Titans
Babus snatched a vital 2-1 lead in the best-of-five frames and then Kothari fired a decisive break of 80 in the fourth frame that took it away from the Titans. Kothari was set to make a clearance of 105 but missed an easy green.Updated: Feb 17, 2008 21:16 IST
In-form pair of Geet Sethi and Aditya Mehta of Towering Titans lost against the Bengali Babus in the inaugural Yasin Merchant Classic Invitation Snooker Doubles Tournament here on Sunday.
The Bengali Babus pair of Sourav Kothari and Shahbaz Khan defeated the Towering Titans in a Group 'B' tie to win their first match in three outings that earned them six points.
Babus snatched a vital 2-1 lead in the best-of-five frames and then Kothari fired a decisive break of 80 in the fourth frame that took it away from the Titans. Kothari was set to make a clearance of 105 but missed an easy green.
Khan said, "We had to perform well today, especially after losing our opening two matches."
Steady Eddies duo of Rupesh Shah and Rafath Habib made it two in the row in their Group 'A' match after overcoming Cool Cats Lucky Vatnani and Amit Saboo, who crashed to their third loss in as many matches.
Indian Lions registered a hat-trick by winning three matches in a row crushing Super Siblings. Lions earned eight points to lead the group with 18 points.
Indian Lions bt Super Siblings 84-50, 92-28, 56-70, 14-64, 114-36; Steady Eddies bt Cool Cats 40-46, 59-31, 52-50, 71-4, 71-11.
Dynamic Duo bt Bengali Babus 65-38, 34-67, 67-20, 86-4, 17-60; Young Turks bt Southern Stars 97-28, 78-30, 95-36, 79-34, 39-89; Bengali Babus beat Towering Titans 66-33, 1-88, 59-35, 82-19, 11-56.