India’s ace cueist and nineteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani clinched the Asian Snooker title by outclassing China’s Ju Reti 6-1 in the final knockout. With this Advani has become the 1st Indian to win an Asian Snooker tour event.
By winning the final title, this Indian snooker champion has sent out a message of his strong contendership before the upcoming World Championships.
The 33-year old champion registered a dominating win over his Chinese counterpart by 6-1.
Advani has stood out in this event as he has registered almost all of the one-sided victories in all his league or knockout matches.
The final of the tour was expected to be a tough-profile match and it reflected well during the first frame of the match. But soon after winning the first frame, Pankaj dominated the game and outplayed the Chinese contestant with his power-packed performance.
Ju Reti, although recovered in the third frame, could not stand against the Indian champion who looked so confident that he finished the last frame with 94 points.
Earlier, the nineteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani had advanced into the knock-out stage of the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour, after registering an easy win in his both his league matches.
The ace cueist of our country, Pankaj Advani, had then moved into the final round of Asian Snooker Tour by recording two most impressive wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals, being played in Jinan, China on Tuesday.
The snooker champion stormed into the final by cruising past Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh and Pakistan’s Mohammad Bilal, in individual matches with them.
Advani will now have to immediately switch to Billiards as Myanmar is all set to host the prestigious world championships from November 12 to 27.
With this final, the Asian Snooker title came to a conclusion. This new 10-red format played in the Tour was well-received by all participants and witnessed some fine performances throughout the leagues and knockout rounds.
To note, Pankaj Advani had first won his international title in China, way back in 2003.