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World Men’s Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani qualifies for knockout

Antalya: In  Snooker, India’s Pankaj Advani  entered the knockout stage of the World men’s snooker championship in Antalya, Turkey.  Pankaj Advani won all his group-round games in the event.

In the first match of group Pankaj  Advani defeated Turkey’s Abdurrahman Yilmaz, scoring 2 breaks of 64 and 51 in the second and third frames to notch a 3-0 (62-2, 117-8, 75-15) victory. The knockout stage will start today.

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He later defeated Ahmed Samir of Egypt by 3-0 (57-23, 80-34, 61-22). he then defeated Marko Reijers of the Netherlands by 3-0 (73-01, 78-03, 66-01).

Advani had claimed his 25th world title after beating compatriot Sourav Kothari in the billiards final at the World Championships in Kuala Lumpur last month.



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