Vijay, Amardeep and Vivek register hard fought wins

Sports Reporter
Friday, 30 March 2018

Pune: Vijay Nichani, Amardeep Godake, Vivek Mehtra scored hard fought victories against their respective opponents to enter the pre-quarter final round in the inaugural Sterlite Tech Cup India Open Snooker Championship, being played at The Q Club Tables, Viman Nagar on Friday.

Coimbatore cueist Vijay Nichani scored a 3-2 win over Ranveer Duggal of Chandigarh. Ranveer took the first frame by a margin of six points (58-52). Then onwards, It was all Vijay’s show as he rallied back strongly to clinch the next three frames 87-6, 77-4, 56-22.

Pune: Vijay Nichani, Amardeep Godake, Vivek Mehtra scored hard fought victories against their respective opponents to enter the pre-quarter final round in the inaugural Sterlite Tech Cup India Open Snooker Championship, being played at The Q Club Tables, Viman Nagar on Friday.

Coimbatore cueist Vijay Nichani scored a 3-2 win over Ranveer Duggal of Chandigarh. Ranveer took the first frame by a margin of six points (58-52). Then onwards, It was all Vijay’s show as he rallied back strongly to clinch the next three frames 87-6, 77-4, 56-22.

Amardeep Godake of Cue Club also scored a hard fought 42-77, 47-20, 56-77, 66-17, 94-77 win over Sonu Matang in the best of five frame tussle. 

Vivek Mehtra scored an identical 3-2 win over Pinakee Banerjee of Kolkata.

Meanwhile national cueists Hasan Badami from Mumbai and Bharat Sisodia of Madhya Pradesh scored an easy victory over Anshul Dandekar and Pratiban B to ensure their place in the last 16.

Results: (Best of 5 frames) 
Knockout round: Amardeep Godake bt Sonu Matang 42-77, 47-20, 56-77, 66-17, 94-77; Vivek Mehtra bt Pinakee Banerjee 26-50, 52-33, 26-60, 55-23, 40-28; Kanishk Jadhav bt Mohit Verma 55-34, 56-44, 73-37; Siddhesh Mule bt Saad Sayyed 61-58, 22-60, 60-31, 12-63, 75-51; Ali Hassan bt Dhaval Gadhavi 15-80, 47-48, 66-56, 73-52, 56-46; Anupam Jha bt Amol Abdagiri 56-44, 84-26, 58-8; Amit Parashar bt Shubham Rokade 31-63, 57-49, 68-13, 59-8; Vijay Nichani bt Ranveer Duggal 52-58, 87-6, 77-4, 56-22; Omar Ahemad bt Yash Bhardbhunje 57-14, 39-52, 73-46, 28-41, 68-41; Yogesh Sharma bt Gaurav Patange 77-48, 48-50, 67-31, 56-22; Hasan Badami bt Anshul Dandekar 64-22, 55-54, 72-24; Bharat Sisodia bt Pratiban B 82-60, 81-32, 45-43.

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