Challengers, Warriors set up summit clash

SPORTS REPORTER
Friday, 29 March 2019

In the semifinals, Corner Pocket Warriors continued their superlative run in the event ousting Pande Designs 2-1, while Corner Pocket Challengers trounced MP Strikers 2-0 to make it to the finals.

PUNE: Corner Pocket Challengers will clash with Corner Pocket Warriors in the finals of the 13th edition of PYC-ATC Snooker Challenge organised by PYC Hindu Gymkhana in co-operation with Deccan Gymkhana Club.

In the semifinals, Corner Pocket Warriors continued their superlative run in the event ousting Pande Designs 2-1, while Corner Pocket Challengers trounced MP Strikers 2-0 to make it to the finals.

Shoaib Khan helped his team Corner Pocket Warriors score an all important win against national snooker player Brijesh Damani 31-34, 75-49, 16-43, 70-38, 62-00 after the teams were tied 1-1. 

Shivam Arora of Corner Pocket Warriors lost to Digvijay Kadian of  Pande Designs 12-42, 50-63, 25-45. Sandeep Gulati of Corner Pocket Warriors scored a 68-05, 69-42, 05-44, 63-23 win over Anuj Uppal of Pande Designs to level scores 1-1. In the last match which was decided in the last frame, Shoaib Khan scraped past Brajesh  Damani winning 37-34, 75-49, 16-43, 70-38, 62-00. 

In the second semifinals, Luky Vatnani and Laxman Rawat helped Corner Pocket Challengers score a 2-0 win over MP Strikers.

RESULTS: 
Semifinals: Corner Pocket Challengers bt MP Strikers 2-0 (Luky Vatnani bt Ketan Chawla 42-07, 89 (66)-06, 00-56, 68-01; Laxman Rawat bt Bharat Sisodiya 57-00, 88-42, 47-24);
Corner Pocket Warriors bt Pande Designs 2-1 (Shivam Arora lost to Digvijay Kadian 12-42, 50-63, 25-45;Sandeep Gulati bt Anuj Uppal 68-05, 69-42, 05-44, 63-23; Shoaib Khan bt Brijesh Damani 31-34, 75-49, 16-43, 70-38, 62-00);
Quarterfinals: Pande Designs bt Q Club Warriors 2-0 (Digvijay Kadian bt Mudaisar Ashiq 13-48, 59-58, 58-00, 54-43; Brijesh Damani bt Shahbaz Khan 37-32, 58(56)-27, 56-16);
Corner Pocket Warriors bt Khar Gymkhana 2-0 (Shivam Arora bt Ishpreet Chaddha 68-00, 67-17, 19-36, 123(103)-01; Sandeep Gulati bt Rishabh Thakkar 60-05, 83-36, 44-08);
Corner Pocket Challengers bt KSBA 2-0 (Laxman Rawat bt Yogesh Kumar 37-03, 78-45, 00-40, 63-48; Faizal Khan bt Daksha Reddy 59-02, 74(50)-41, 41-30);
MP Strikers bt Pandit Jawdekar Associates 2-0 (Bharat Sisodiya bt Siddharth Parikh 54-26, 71-00, 19-33, 73-43; Anurag Giri bt Mohammed Hussain Khan 36-11, 74-29, 59(59)-00).

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