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India's Parikh stuns Gilchrist at World Billiards

 Agencies |  2016-12-06 22:47:57.0  |  Bengaluru

In the first upset of the tournament, India's Siddharth Parikh on Monday shocked multiple-time World Champion Peter Gilchrist in a closely fought battle 500-483 at 2016 IBSF World Billiards Championship in 500 long-up format here.

Siddharth, who scripted the first century break in the competition, managed to win by 17 points towards the end after he compiled 147 to take initial lead.  India s ace cueist and defending champion Pankaj Advani had a cakewalk victory over compatriot S Shankar Rao by 390 points. Pankaj also sketched a break of 208 points for a smooth return from snooker to billiards.

In another match, England's Robert Hall trounced India's B Bhaskar 500-287 after he posted two back-to-back century breaks.

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