Pankaj Advani retains Asian Billiards title with ease
Yangon: Pankaj Advani defended his title at the Asian Billiards Championships by pulverising his practice partner B. Bhaskar 6-1 in the summit clash here, while Amee Kamani bagged the Asian Women's Snooker title by blanking her Thai opponent Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan 3-0.
Riding the win, Advani remained the reigning Indian, Asian and World champion in billiards for 2017-18.
This is Advani's 11th gold medal at the Asian level of cue sports. After losing the first frame, thanks to a well-crafted
100 by Bhaskar, the rest of the match saw Advani dominate for every mistake made by Bhaskar with a frame-winning break. Advani left the spectators mesmerised with top quality billiards as he scored a deadly barrage of breaks in the final consisting of 102, 83, 94, 96 and 99.
Advani scored heavily in the fourth and fifth frames, not allowing Bhaskar to put a single point on the board.
These two frames appeared to be the turning point of the tie as it kept Bhaskar away from the table while Advani grew from strength to strength, making him invincible from that point on.