Pankaj Advani crowned with ISBF title

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Bangalore, Sept 5 (UNI) World Billiards and Snooker Champion Pankaj Advani lifted his fifth world title today defeating ace cueist Geet Sethi in the ONGC ISBF World Billiards Champion (Points Format) played at KSBA Hall here today.

The 23-year-old Bangalore lad overwhelmed Geet 6-1 with an immaculate show of fine temperament and skill. He defeated the eight time world champion 150-90, 151-0, 150-24, 150-0, 86-150, 150-72 and 150-12 in the second session. Earlier he had ran up a commanding lead of 4-0 in the first session.

The IBSF 2005 winner, cruised to a authoritative win Second session with Geet making a desperate bid to win the fifth frame 150-86. The master cueist looked a little nervous since in the Semifinal yesterday when he made a remarkable turnaround overcoming a 0-3 deficit in the semifinal against Devender Joshi.

"I was little nervous when Geet took the fifth frame. However, I regrouped my concentration well and succeeded and in winning the sixth", Pankaj said after the match.

It would have been the other way if Geet, known for his fight backs, had not had a break at 76 in the sixth game. Pankaj, who had to his credit 63 in the first visit, returned to finish the frame by scoring an unfinished break of 87.


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