Corner Pockets and BSSA in quarterfinals

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Pune: Corner Pockets Champs and SK’s Six Pockets Professionals ensured quarterfinals berths in the 12th edition of the PYC-ATC Snooker Championship at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Tuesday.
Corner Pockets ousted BSSA Shooters 3-0 while SK’s Six Pockets Professionals earned a 2-1 victory over Ball Breakers.

Pune: Corner Pockets Champs and SK’s Six Pockets Professionals ensured quarterfinals berths in the 12th edition of the PYC-ATC Snooker Championship at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana on Tuesday.
Corner Pockets ousted BSSA Shooters 3-0 while SK’s Six Pockets Professionals earned a 2-1 victory over Ball Breakers.

Corner Pockets Champs started the pre-quarterfinal match on a bright note as Malkeet Singh defeated Satish Karad 38-28, 65-9, 40-9. Abhimanyu Gandhi continued winning streak for Corner Pocket as he scored 34-0, 40-73, 65 (65)-1, 55-18 victory over Salman Mohammed to take the indisputable 2-0 lead.

In the second pre-quarterfinal, Siddharth Tembe of SK’s Six Pockets Professionals registered a 47-40, 28-75, 40-7, 38-68, 46-22 victory over Piyush Khuswah of Ball Breakers. However, Ball Breakers cueist Mohameed Hussain Khan equalised the contest as he defeated 17-38, 82-31, 45-20, 65-9 victory over Akash Padalikar to make  thecontest 2-all. In the decider, Liyakat Shaikh of SK’s Six Pockets managed to pull out a hard fought 24-52, 66-20, 18-28, 54-41, 45-15 victory over Priyank Jaiswal to win the challenge 2-1.

Results: (Day 8)
Knockout Round: (Pre-quarterfinals)
Corner Pockets Champs beat BSAA Shooters 3-0 (Malkeet Singh bt Satish Karad 38-28, 65-9, 40-9; Abhimanyu Gandhi bt Salman Mohammed 34-0, 40-73, 65 (65)-1, 55-18; Nitesh Madan bt Rohan Kothare 31-43, 57-25, conceded).
SK’s Six Pockets Professionals beat Ball Breakers 2-1 (Siddharth Tembe bt Piyush Khuswah 47-40, 28-75, 40-7, 38-68, 46-22; Akash Padalikar lost to Mohameed Hussain Khan 38-17, 31-82, 20-45, 9-65; Liyakat Shaikh bt Priyank Jaiswal 24-52, 66-20, 18-28, 54-41, 45-15).
League Round:
SK’s Six Pocket Fresher beat Ball Breakers 3-0 (Piyush Khushwah walk over Prasad Akolkar; MD Hussain Khan bt Smith Shah 28-22, 61-24, 34-10; Priyank Jaiswal bt Tanmay Raghuwanshi 44-13, 64-21, 29-27).
Lion Warriors beat Satara Warriors 3-0 (Lalrine Renthel bt Waheeb B. 50-0, 67-29, 45-10; Himanshu Jain bt Kaiwalya Chavan 43-18, 69-1, 37-20; K. Sriniwas bt Sohail Sutar 38-18, 14-93, match conceded).
Lion Warriors bt Hyderabad Blues 3-0 (Lalrine Renthel bt Rafayat S. 37-10, 63-25, 33-07; Himanshu Jain bt D. Rohit 45-04, 57-21, 39-13; K. Sriniva bt Dheeraj Raj 13-29, 58-39; match conceded).

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