Advani enters into quarter-finals of snooker tourney

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Panaji, Feb 14(PTI) Pankaj Advani(ONGC) cruised into thequarter-finals of the VII PSPB inter unit Snooker tournamentbeating compatriot Rupesh Shah 3-1 in the main draw of theranking event.

In another match, Shahbaaz Khan(BPCL) was in great touchwhen he blanked Dheraj Haria(IOC) 3-0.

Shahbaaz had breaks of (52) in the first frame and (60)in the 3rd frame enroute to his victory.

Saurav Kothari(ONGC) played very well to down AdityaMehta(IOC) 3-2 in a hard fought match which went down to thewire.

Saurav will now play his ONGC team mate Pankaj Advani inthe quarter-finals.

Results:- Ranking event main draw: Saurav Kothari(ONGC)beat Anuja Chandra(BPCL) 3-0, P A bt.

Rupesh Shah(ONGC 3-1, Dhruv Sitwala(ONGC ) bt DevendraJoshi 3-0, Dhawaj Haria(IOC) bt Rishab Pandya(IOC) 3-1,Shahbaaz Khan(BPCL) bt Dhwaj Haria(IOC) 3-0, SauravKothari(ONGC) bt Aditya Mehta(IOC) 3-2.

Non Ranking event Arif Akhtar(IOC) bt Muri(MRPL) 2-0,Naveen Shetty(MRPL) bt A K Sharma(OIL) 2-1, M H Malatesh(MRPL)bt Kishore Singhal(GAIL) 2-0, Rachit Madan(GAIL) bt S KSharma(OIL) 2-0, Rahul Pateria(GAIL) bt Shashindhar S (MRPL)2-0, Amit Gupta(GAIL) bt J K Malekar(OIL) 2-0.

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