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Shandilya, Sethi in last four

May 04, 2006 21:05 IST

Ashok Shandilya rattled up four century breaks on way to a comprehensive victory over his Railways mate Mohammed Asim in the billiards quarter-finals of the Rs 4,25,000 Shivaji Park Gymkhana All India Open Invitation tournament in Mumbai on Thursday.

The national number five came up with breaks of 129, 183, 109 and 170 to overwhelm Asim 860-599 to enter the last four.

Also through to the semi-finals was former world professional champion Geet Sethi, who drubbed Rupesh Shah 911-492.

Sethi strung together a double century sequence of 256 before compiling another three-figure run.

Results:

Billiards (Quarter-finals): K Venkatesham 790 (207, 74, 60, 50) bt Arun Agrawal 639 (106, 66, 165); Ashok Shandilya 860 (129, 183, 109, 170) bt Mohd Asim 599 (77, 62, 177); Geet Sethi 911 (256) bt Rupesh Shah 492.

Snooker (round robin): Lucky Vatnani bt Chirag Ramkrishnan 6-96, 65-28, 68-54, 56-7; Rupesh Shah bt Brijesh Damani 34-77, 26-69, 87-1, 62-22, 72-14; Manan Chandra bt Aditya Mehta 80-37, 106-13, 10-138, 68-27; Dharminder Lilly bt Viresh Prabhu 86-36, 33-29, 60-29; Rafath Habib bt Brijesh Damani 69-27, 95-29, 73-34.

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