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
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.
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.