Pune, Nov 29 (UNI) Holders Strachan Champions and runners-up PYC (Hindu) Gymkhana 'A' were prominent among those to qualify for the knock-out of the PYC-ATC Snooker Challenge-2007 team championship here today.
Other prominent group qualifiers were first timers Khadki Billiards Club, fancied Deccan Gymkhana 'A', Gamers Anonymous, former champions Royal Western India Turf Club, Poona Goan Institute 'A', Cue Sports and Poona Club Ltd.
''We expect the final list of qualifiers for the knock-out with the completion of the league stage of the matches on Friday,'' Crezol D'silva, chief referee of the tournament said.
The fourth edition of the championship, being held under the aegis of the Billiards&Snooker Association of Maharashtra, is being sponsored by AT (Clearing&Shipping) Pvt Ltd.
Following are results of some important group matches: Group 'B': D A Hustlers bt Gamers Anonymous A' 2-1: Siddarth Baran bt Harshendu Giri 27-25, 64-35, 71-56; Mohan Jagtasp lost to Sameer Bidwai 45-54, 15-60; Sachin Sanchetti bt Amiya Gokhale 34-53, 41-20, 59-31.
D A Hustlers bt Pune Markers 2-1: Mohan Jagtap bt Manoj Kadam 64-66, 56-23, 63-23; Vjosja; Sheteye bt Siddarth Baran 40-52, 66-60, 72-45; Sachin Sancheti bt Kumar Shinde 49-39, 45-38, 70-20.
Gamers Anonymous 'A' bt Pune Markers 2-1: Vinay Jagtrap bt Manoj Kadam 58-18, 47-16; Amiya Gokhale lost to Vishal Shete 62-67, 36-27, 37-50; Sameer Bidwai bt Sameer Sheikh 72-62, 58-43.
Group 'E': Gamers Anonymous 'B' bt Deccan Gym 'C' 3-0: Mohan Jagdale bt Suresh Ramdas 75-15, 45-57, 65-13; Bhushan Shahade bt Omkar Hingne 65-25, 35-65, 65-42; Mandar Rangnekar bt Chintamani Jadhav 43-19, 65-31.