Pankaj Advani Wins 29th National Snooker Championship Title (Download PDF)

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Pankaj Advani clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker Championship title. Advani won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways in a one-sided final. He became only Indian men’s cueist to be holder of all national billiards and snooker titles.

Image of Pankaj Advani

Image of Pankaj Advani

Image of Pankaj Advani

Highlights

Pankaj Advani (31-year) has won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways.

Final top 3 standings of National Snooker Championship: 1. Pankaj Advani 2. Pandurangaiah 3. Malkeet Singh

Pankaj Advani has become only Indian men’s cueist to be holder of all national billiards and snooker titles at same time - Billiards, 6-red Snooker and 15-red Snooker.

About Pankaj Advani

  • Born: 24 July 1985 (age 31) Pune, Maharashtra
  • Sport country: India
  • He is a player of English billiards by profession.
  • He became a snooker professional in 2012.
  • He won IBSF World 6 - Red Snooker Championship in 2014.
  • He holds World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012.
  • He is single player in world to win world titles in Billiards’s and Snooker’s all formats.
  • Awards

    • Arjuna Award in 2004
    • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2006
    • Padma Shri in 2009

About snooker

Champion Mark Selby playing a practice game

Champion Mark Selby Playing a Practice Game

Champion Mark Selby playing a practice game

  • First played: 19th century
  • Snooker, generally regarded as having been invented in India by British Army officers.
  • Contact: Handshake at beginning and end of match
  • Type: Cue sport
  • Equipment: Snooker balls
  • It is a cue sport played on a table covered with a green cloth with pockets at each of four corners and in middle of each of long side cushions.
  • A full-size table measures commonly referred to as 12 × 6 ft.
  • The game is played using a cue and 22 snooker balls:

    • One white cue ball
    • 15 red balls worth one point each
    • six balls of different colours: yellow (two points), green (three), brown (four), blue (five), pink (six) and black (seven)

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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