Pankaj Advani Wins 29ThNational Snooker Championship Title

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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.

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
  • 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)

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