26 Apr : The 26th Chandigarh (UT) Billiards and Snooker Championship was inaugurated today with great enthusiasm at Big SCF 15, II nd floor, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh.
Top Snooker and Billiards cueists shall be seen in action in the tournament. Sumeet Talwar, top seed in Snooker and National 8 Ball Champion, Sandeep Duggal, who has won the tittle several times earlier and has been quarterfinalist in the Nationals, Rajat Khaneja and others will be seen in action during the tournament. In Billiards, top Seed Arif Akhtar of Indian Oil, Second seed Sumit Talwar shall be the cueists to watch. There are 78 entries altogether who shall be participating in various events.
In this Women/ Girl event Ms Achint Mann, Ms. Saniya Arif and others shall be seen in action.
In the opening match in Jr. Snooker was a close event in which Ajit Bateja defeated second seed Madur Mukhi 2-0 (65-29, 66-34). First frame was a one sided game but Mukhi started well in the second. But coming from behind Ajit, a coming up youngster outplayed Mukhi in the second frame. Earlier Ajit won against GurSahib Singh 2-1( 50-16, 40-58,46-40)
In the Sr. Snooker event Gurpreet Singh outplayed Karan 3-0 in straight sets. (65-40, 59-21, 48-27) in one sided encounter. Gurpreet did well in first with a break of 26, in the second he made small breaks of 18 and 16 to win. There was some resistant by Karan in the third frame, but Gurpreet cleared the table potting green, brown, blue, pink and black to win the third frame 48-27.
In Sr. Snooker, Ajay Jain overcome Sumit Sharma 3-1(51-16,50-39,34-54 &63-39).
In the Sr Billiards second seed Sumit Talwar was too good for Chetan and won in straight sets 2-0 ( 100-19 and 100-44). Sumit made breaks of 32, 37, 28 and 29 in the match.
In the sub Junior Snooker young boys Puyush and Daman were seen in action. Piyush beat Daman 2-0(45-19, 44-4).