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Manan Chandra shines on mixed day for Indian cueists

December 03, 2013 18:47 IST

Manan ChandraManan Chandra continued his impressive run at the IBSF World Snooker Championships, scoring another comfortable victory, even as other Indian cueists enjoyed a mixed outing in Daugavpils (Latvia) on Tuesday.

Chandra defeated Belgium's Tomaz Skalski 4-2 in the 15-Red format, while Shahbaaz Adil Khan and Brijesh Damani lost their respective matches in the men's section.

Khan went down 2-4 to Brenden O'Donoghue of Ireland, while Damani was tamed by Germany's Roman Dietzel by an identical scoreline.

In the women's category, Varshaa Sanjeev became the first Indian to qualify for the next round as she blanked Maria Buckaraska of Ukraine 3-0.

Chitra M and Neena Praveen too were successful in conquering Yu Ching of Hong Kong (3-1) and Irina Gorbataya from Russia (3-1) respectively.

S A Saleem was the first to bow out of the competition after going down to tournament favourite Ian Sergeant from Wales 2-3 in the Masters category (above 40).

Nigel Lazar lost to Murat Ayas 1-3.

Results:

Men's: Manan Chandra beat Tomaz Skalski (Belgium) 4-2 (75-44, 0-88, 46-56, 80-17, 82-14, 51-7) 

Brenden O'Donoghue (Ireland) beat Shah Baaz Adil Khan 4-2 (50-72, 68-16, 6-88, 25-56, 61-33, 15-71)

Roman Dietzel (Germany) beat Brijesh Damani 4-2 (41-70, 82-5, 69-64, 49-61, 44-69, 31-65)

Women's: Chitra M (India) beat Yu Ching (Hong Kong) 3-1 (51-63, 80-58, 69-20, 74-25)

Neena Praveen (India) beat Irina Gorbataya (Russia) 3-1 (55-13, 56-43, 39-70, 81-58)

Varshaa Sanjeev (India) beat Maria Buckaraska (Ukraine) 3-0 (65-47, 48-2, 53-40)

Masters: Nigel Lazer lost to Murat Ayas 1-3 (24-75, 48-62, 55-33, 53-60)

S A Saleem lost to Ian Sergeant (Wales) 3-2 (74-51, 65-27, 62-63, 97-0, 97-0).

Image: Manan Chandra