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CCI Snooker: Bharadia topples champ Damani

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Home challenger Bharadia caused a major flutter as he sent defending champion of crashing out of the CCI All Open Snooker Tournament here Sunday.

The cueist showed plenty of grit as he quashed the aspirations of the Kolkata-based by snatching a nerve-wracking 4-3 victoryin the best-of-7-frame round of 16 match.

Bharadia struggled to settle down initially and conceded the initiative to who hit a break of 69 to take the first frame before going on to win a close second to take a 2-0 lead.

The second ranked Bharadia steadily and confidently got into his stride and comfortably pocketed the next three frames to nose ahead 3-2.

Last year's champ Damani with some steady and cautious play won the sixth frame on the pink to force the seventh frame.

The decider was another close affair as both players adopted safety tactics in an attempt to gain the upper hand.

Bharadia with some bold and gutsy play stayed ahead before winning the decider on the pink to clinch a 22-82, 24-56, 69-24, 74-48, 65-21, 55-67 and 47-38 victory to set-up a quarter-final meeting with top seed

Meanwhile, Advani of encountered initial resistance from of before posting a 4-2 win.

number two Laxman Rawat and number three Aditya Mehta both recorded convincing victories to ease into the quarter-finals.

Results round of 32:(MP) beat Yasin Merchant (Mumbai) 4-1 (15-90, 62-50, 69(68)-59, 59-25, 67-36);

beat (Mumbai) 4-3 (24-67(52), 77-58, 62-19, 33-77(45), 45-40, 7-61, 66(52)-0); Aditya Mehta (ONGC) beat 80(80)-1, 80(72)-0, 70(50)-38, 71-16); beat (Delhi) 4-1 (59-55, 61-43, 69-8, 11-71, 66-18); (Delhi) beat (Railways) 4-2 (51-62, 78(78)-42, 71-52, 75-28, 48-51, 73-31);


Results round of 16:(ONGC) beat (MP) 4-2 (99-33, 36-103(74), 44-65, 62-54, 95(53)-25, 89-13); Bharadia (Mumbai) beat Damani (Indian OIl) 4-3 (22-82(69), 24-56, 69-24, 74-48, 65-21, 55-67, 47-38); Malkeet Singh (Railways) beat S Dilip Kumar (Railways) 4-3 (63(40)-12, 43-79, 82(82)-0, 53-60, 9-55, 66-40, 73-43); (Mumbai) or Lucky Vatnani (Telangana) 4-3 (72-54, 71-29, 16-63, 53-44, 38-58, 31-72, 57-18); Aditya Mehta (ONGC) beat R Girish (Railways) 4-1 (1-88(69), 79(57)-42, 91(91)-23, 73(68)-1, 62(43)-24); beat (Gujarat) 4-0 (78-50, 59-30, 89-50, 72-34); (Delhi) beat Sumit Talwar (Chandigarh) 4-2 (2-61, 1-76, 70-27, 64(42)-16, 84(52)-16, 88(67)-21); Laxman Rawat (Indian Oil) beat Manan Chandra (BPCL) 4-2 (62-34, 35-74, 65-25, 36-95, 75-39, 68-7).

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 19:00 IST
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