Shivam Arora shines on day of listless play
Pune, Dec 4 (UNI) Shivam Arora today staged a superb rally to conquer George Fernandes in a scorching three setter, finishing with a break of 47 with a flourish in the decider to see 147 Snooker Club get the better of Poona Goan Institute C' 2-1 in their Group B' and qualify for the knock out.
The PYC-ATC Snooker Challenge 2006 reached the last league stage tonight with most of the qualifiers from all the group expected from Group B' to be finalized.
The fine display put up by the seasoned campaigner provided the only silver lining, in otherwise listless group qualifying matches.
The pre-quarter finals with the best of five frames among the top 16 teams will commence from tomorrow.
Result of last round of league matches: Group A' D M Club bt CME Snookers Club: 2-1 A.Karnik lost to Maj D B Singh 33-42, 2-58; Divyesh Inamdar bt Ms Arantxa Sanchiz 54-28, 5-53, 57-22; Mihir Gokhale bt Co E J Sanchiz 51-47, 51-33; Group B' Poona Goan Institute C' bt Gamers Anonymous C' 3-0: George Fernandes bt Harshendu Giri 72-43, 53-52; Harish Telawade bt Nikhil Bora 71-22, 71-14; Leo Alphonso bt Aman Shetty 24-53, 44-26, 52-29; Club Snookers bt PGI C' 2-1: Sachin Sancheti bt Harish Talwade 89-33, 59-48; Shivam Arora bt George Fernandes 38-48, 58-28, 92(47); Siddarth Baran bt Leo Alphonso 84-22, 58-22; Prestige Club bt PGI C: 2-1 Chintamani Jadhav lost to Harish Talwade 7-57, 64-49, 9-60; Jaideep Deshpande bt George Fernandes 51-34, 73-53; Pradumnya Mehendale bt Leo Alphono 59-18, 58-7; PGI C' bt Karishma 2-1: Nelson D'souza bt Anil Chavan 48-14, 70-14; Crezol D'silva lost to Devyesh Chavan 41-45, 95-53, 65-67; Marcel Dsilva bt Arpit Ketkar 58-28, 53-7; PGO C' bt PYC C: 3-0: Leo Alphonso bt Sanjeev Patel 59-24, 34-41, 47-24, Harsh Talwadi and George Fernandes got walk over their opponents; Group F' Poona Club A' bt City Club B' Aurangabad 2-1: Muniz Poonawalla w/o Arul Jesudas; Rajiv Bagga bt Amit Ahirrao 75-25, 21-76, 58-35; Kapil Punjabi bt Dr Ravi Tamhane 57-26, 57-39; City Club B' bt Pool Around C' 2-0: Amit Ahirrao bt Nikhil Munde 70-37, 70-37; Dr Ravi Tamhane bt Sumit Changediya 54-32, 57-9; Arul Jesudas bt Akshay Pusalkar 58-23, 68-24; Group G: Poona Goan Institute (PGI) A' bt Islam Gymkhana 2-1: Clint D'Souza bt Zuzer Master 56-29, 79-47; Anthony D'Gama lost to Hasan Badani 57-55, 35=50, 28-79; Agnello Harry bt Sahil Khan 34-47, 74-39, 85-34.
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