Gandhi wins 5-frame thriller

Sports Reporter
Friday, 21 July 2017

Pune: Outstation cueists held centre stage with as many as six players advancing into the second round of the 2nd Rajabhau Shahade Cup PYC-Green Baize Open Snooker Challenge, here on Thursday.
Among those advancing were Mumbai’s Abhimanyu Gandhi who had to put his best against fellow city mate  Bapu Gaikwad.

In battle of evens, Abhimanyu and Bapu fought it out close to share two frames each after the later began with a win (67-12, 36-57, 18-60, 53-11). 

Pune: Outstation cueists held centre stage with as many as six players advancing into the second round of the 2nd Rajabhau Shahade Cup PYC-Green Baize Open Snooker Challenge, here on Thursday.
Among those advancing were Mumbai’s Abhimanyu Gandhi who had to put his best against fellow city mate  Bapu Gaikwad.

In battle of evens, Abhimanyu and Bapu fought it out close to share two frames each after the later began with a win (67-12, 36-57, 18-60, 53-11). 

In the deciding fifth frame, Abhimanyu struck form and composed a deciding 35-point break to win 61 (35)-2 in style.

The others to join in was Vashi-based  Kartikey Sharma who put out  Tanmay Raghuwanshi (Pune) 43-11, 75-10, 68-29, while his own city cueist Gaurav Jaisinghania got the better of  Karan Malhotra (Pune) 69-22, 56-21, 66-10.

It was a field day for Madhya Pradesh’s Shasham Singhay and Viren Sharma. Shasham had it easy against Yash Amburle (Chiplun) 69-34, 63-12, 58-22. 
Later, Viren Sharma dropped a frame against Mahesh Paigude (Pune) 83-44, 41-71, 52-42, 61-29.
Also advancing was Himanshu Jain who downed Souvik Malik 60-22, 73-49,61-34. Darshan Gajbhiye  from Vadgaon also had a good day in office as he defeated Sachit Jamgaonkar of Pune 0-1, 46-5, 59-37, 45-61, 66-8.

Results: (Main Draw)
Round-1: Abhimanyu Gandhi (Mumbai) bt Bapu Gaikwad (Mumbai) 67-12, 36-57, 18-60, 53-11, 61(35)-2;  Amol Abdagiri (Pune) bt Ashraf Porwani (PYC Gymkhana) 67-13, 72-6, 68-22; Chintamani Jadhav (Corner Pocket) bt Ashwin Kumar (Mumbai) 56-31, 45-36, 11-50, 60-35; Kartikey Sharma (Vashi) bt Tanmay Raghuwanshi (Pune) 43-11, 75-10, 68-29; Rohit Nargolkar (PYC Gymkhana) bt Rahul Talkar (Goa) 53-27, 78-32, 75-22; Shasham Singhay (MP) bt Yash Amburle (Chiplun) 69-34, 63-12, 58-22; Viren Sharma (MP) bt Mahesh Paigude (Pune) 83-44, 41-71, 52-42, 61-29; Gaurav Jaisinghania (Vashi) bt Karan Malhotra (Pune) 69-22, 56-21, 66-10; Yogi More (Pune) bt Ranjit Pande (PYC Gymkhana) 71-35, 55-22, 70-41; Himanshu Jain (Mumbai) bt Souvik Malik (Mum) 60-22, 73-49,61-34; Darshan Gajbhiye (Vadgaon) bt Sachit Jamgaonkar (Pune) 0-1, 46-5, 59-37, 45-61, 66-8.

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