Billiards: Pankaj Advani enters semis to confirm medal

November 15, 2017

17th World Billiards Championship


Recently-crowned 17-time world champion Pankaj Advani overcame Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist in the quarter-finals of the long-up format of the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 here yesterday.

Pankaj secured the semi-final berth and a medal for India with the help of a 391 break, highest of the tournament so far, to beat Gilchrist 1000-791. His opponent in tomorrow’s semis, Englishman Mike Russell, wrapped up proceedings in his Last-8 contest rapidly, overpowering his Myanmar opponent Aung Htay 1000-175.

Russell too had a big break of 344 to reach the required 1000-mark and advance to the next round. In the other quarter-finals, Sourav Kothari battles it out with England’s Robert Hall while Dhruv Sitwala takes on Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar. The winner of these two matches go against each other today.

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