Nimish holds nerves to move on

Sports Reporter
Thursday, 13 July 2017

Nimish Kulkarni had his back to the wall before brilliantly steering clear in a five-frame encounter and move into next round of the inaugural Corner Pocket Cup Open Snooker Championship here on Wednesday.

PUNE: Nimish Kulkarni had his back to the wall before brilliantly steering clear in a five-frame encounter and move into next round of the inaugural Corner Pocket Cup Open Snooker Championship here on Wednesday.

In a Round-2 encounter, PYC Hindu Gymkhana’s Nimish downed Felix Francis  3-2. In a match of fluctuating fortunes Nimish found himself trailing 0-2 losing the first frame 14-34 and the next 15-27.

However, Felix rallied to take next two 34-26, 33-22, but Nimish finished off the game with a 31-6 win.

In a 4-frame battle, Corner Pocket’s Abhishek Bora put aside  Kailwalya Chavan of Satara 42-0, 40-32, 37-45, 29-17.

RESULTS:
Round 2: Abhishek Bora (Corner Pocket) bt Kailwalya Chavan (Satara) 42-0, 40-32, 37-45, 29-17; Ajay Kolpek (Corner Pocket) bt Prashant Pawar (Deccan Gymkhana) 55-38, 14-36, 50-52, 35-11, 29-6; Amol Abdagiri (Pune) bt Anmol Pandita (Horizon) 45-15, 47-12, 40-23; Sanket Mutha (Corner Pocket) bt Salil Deshpande (PYC) 45-16, 48-36, 41-1; Aditya Deshpande (PYC) bt Anas Chouhdari (Corner Pocket) 30-10, 40-10, 35-8; Satish Karad (Corner Pocket) bt Rahul Padhye (Nigdi) 48-37, 45-34, 41-39; Alex Rego (Horizon) bt Arun Barve (PYC) 50-5, 36-23, 36-4; Altamksh Saifee (Arizona) bt Sagar Pawar (Corner Pocket) 36-22, 48-19, 22-38, 49-22; Nimish Kulkarni (PYC) bt Felix Francis (PGI) 14-34, 15-27, 34-26, 33-22, 31-6.

Round 1: Amol Abdagiri (Pune) bt Vishal P 49-29, 44-19, 43-17; Anmol Pandita (Horizon) bt Krushnaraj Kalbhor 68-52, 31-22, 35-9; Ajay Kolpek (Corner Pocket) bt Lokesh Divane (Horizon) 30-15, 5-31, 38-18, 41-21.

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