Advani Wins Asian Snooker C’ship, Completes Career Grand Slam
India's Pankaj Advani won the 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship to complete a career grand slam in cue sports.
With his triumph in Doha on Friday, Advani conquered the ACBS Asian Snooker events - 6-red (short format) and 15-red (long format) - along with the IBSF World Championships in both formats too.
Having already accomplished it in billiards, Advani had this elusive 15-red Asian Snooker title missing from his silverware collection.
"Having won all that there is, I'd like to continue competing with the objective of deriving personal growth through the medium of sport and to also share my knowledge with budding cueists," added Advani.
After a shaky start against Thanawat, Advani found himself with yet another deficit.
At 1-3, the Indian went into overdrive and won 5 frames on the trot to capture the Asian 15-red snooker title.
He came up with a 75 break and reached the halfway mark with three frames in his pocket.
Pankaj will now take part in IBSF World Cup next week.
Final: Pankaj Advani (India) beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-3 10-52, 1-97(97), 95(54)-1, 110(75)-1, 69-43, 71(60)-44, 80-49, 72-42, 67(50)-1
Semifinal: Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Asjad Iqbal (Pakistan) 5-4 31-68, 1-54, 40-76, 1-96(81), 78-8, 89-33, 55-14, 89-24, 52-26.
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