Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards Championships title

first_imgAce Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title by beating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore in the summit clash on Monday.Advani beat multiple world champion Gilchrist by six games to three in a gripping final contest to wrap up his 16th world title overall.Coming into the finals with right frame of mind after defeating Myanmar’s Aung Htay in the semifinals in the morning, Advani scripted a convincing victory over his Singapore-based British opponent.The Indian champion beat Gilchrist 151 (98)-33, 150 (97)-95, 124-150, 101 (98)-150 (89), 150 (87)-50, 152-37, 86 (86)-150, 151 (110)-104, 150 (88)-15.In contrast to his semifinal match, where he posted century break points in all the games, Advani was satisfied with going for short break points to put pressure on his rival.Advani posted his only century break of 110 in the eighth game of the match, which almost dashed the hopes of Gilchrist to win the title as he trailed 3-5 against the Indian cueist.Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95.last_img read more