Pankaj Advani finishes on a high, claims top position
He managed to dictate terms before going on to wrap up the match 8063-08, 32-70, 70-00, 86-15 and 68-49.Pankaj had earlier quashed the challenge from Laxman Rawat by pulling through in six frames in an interesting contest.
The 36-year-old Pankaj, who had won the World and Asian snooker crown multiple times, maintained his excellent form and succeeded in winning all 12 matches (6 each in the Y-Camp and Z-Camp). Pankaj accumulated 10,760 points (3,560 National points, 3,600 points each from Y and Z Camps) to take pole position, a media release issued here said on Monday.
National champion Aditya Mehta, who finished with 4 wins and 2 defeats, was placed second with 10,156 points (4000 Nationals, 2916 Y-Camp, and 3240 Z-Camp) while in third place was Laxman Rawat (PSPB) with 9,396 points.
Pankaj asserted his dominance over India's number 1 Aditya by recording a 4-1 win against the lanky Mumbai-based cueist in the concluding round Z-Camp match.
Pankaj, who had also won the previous outing 4-1, played steadily. He managed to dictate terms before going on to wrap up the match 80(63)-08, 32-70, 70-00, 86-15, and 68-49.
Pankaj had earlier quashed the challenge from Laxman Rawat by pulling through in six frames in an interesting contest. He started with a bang, rolling in a neat 139 points break in the first frame, and completed a deserving 139-00, 22-61, 84-46, 93-07, 28-74 60-31 victory.
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