Chandigarh, 11th Sept : Ankit Sharma won both the Billiards and Snooker tittle in the Junior section. In snooker Ankit Sharma beat Madhur Mukhi in the exciting finish. Though Ankit won 2-0 (54-50,54-48), but both the frames were close and Ankit won on last black ball.
The young boys showed excellent potting skills. In the first frame Ankit made a break of 22 , Mukhi responded with a break of 19 and 16. Ankit again came up with 17 and the potted black to take the first frame. In second frame Mukhi was leading till end when Ankit potted a long pink and then black to take away the Snooker tittle.
In the Junior Billiards Ankit and Mukhi were playing the finals. Ankit had better touch and class and easily overpowered Mukhi in straight frames 2-0 ( 50- 31, 50-23) Ankit controlling his ball well made breaks of 18 and 22 in first frame and the 16 and 21 in the second frame.
Sh. RK Duggal, Secretary, Chandigarh Billiards and Snooker Association, told our correspondent that these young boys have good potential and both Ankit Sharma and Madhur Mukhi shall be representing Chandigarh (UT) in the Nationals at Indore in Snooker and Billiards.
In the Sr. Billiards league match among top four players, Arif Akhtar of IOC easily overcome Rajat Khaneja 2-0 ( 100-67,100-52).Top seed Arif showed class and touch and made breaks of 41,38 in first frame and 35,33 in the second frame. Arif earlier in an close encounter overcome Sumit Talwar 2-0( 100-73,100-71).
Sumit Talwar also outplayed Rajat Khaneja 2-0(100-49,100-47). Sumit showing touch and class, came to top of the table and made breaks of 37,28,27,33 to win both frames.