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Pankaj Advani beaten, Indian campaign in Asian Snooker ends

Written by: Staff

Colombo, July 5 (UNI) Indian challenge in the 22nd Asian Snooker Championship ended with former world champion and eighth seeded Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra losing to their opponents in the pre-quarter-finals here.

On a day of upsets which saw top seed and defending champion Jin Long beaten by seventh seeded Mohammed Shehab of United Arab emirates, Advani lost to third seeded Habib Subah of Bahrain by four frames to one, while Chandra lost to sixth seeded Boon Aun Keith of Singapore by an identical margin.

Meanwhile, two Pakistani players -- Imran Shahzad and Khurram Hussain Agha -- booked their berths in the quarter-finals defeating local hopeful Susantha Boteju and Kein Foot Yong of Malaysia respectively.

Results: Habib Subah (Bahrain) bt Pankaj Advani (India) 4-1 (0-113, 72-4, 71-33, 77-32, 54-48) Boon Aun Keith (Singapore) bt Manan Chandra (India) 4-1 (67-40, 67-57, 11-79, 71-45, 76-0 UNI XC PDS RAI1140

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