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Pankaj Advani to meet Devendra Joshi in semis

In Friday's quarter finals, Advani beat team-mate Saurav Kothari 933-453. The world champion was in terrific form, with breaks of 142 and 282 being the highest for the day.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Kochi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2008 09:06 PM IST

Current World champion Pankaj Advani of ONGC will lock horns with Devendra Joshi of BPCL in the semifinals of the individual competitions at the fourth PSPB Inter-Unit Billiards and Snooker tournament on Saturday.

In today's quarter finals, Advani beat team-mate Saurav Kothari 933-453. The world champion was in terrific form, with breaks of 142 and 282 being the highest for the day.

In the other semi-final, Alok Kumar (ONGC) would meet team-mate Dhruv Sitwala.

Earlier, the individual competitions in the quarterfinal rounds were flagged off in great style by Devandra Joshi with two breaks off 164 and 249 when he beat Aditya Mehta (IOC) 691-576.

World no 2 Dhruv Sitwale comfortably blanked Shahbaz Khan (BPCL) 907-314 with two century breaks of 172 and 174.

Alok Kumar, also of ONGC, easily beat Shravan Mohta (IOC) 948-359 with a break of 191.

In the pre-quarters, Saurav Kothari (ONGC) bt Manan Chandra (BPCL) 730-482.

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