Chandigarh, 12th Sept.08 : In the final of Sr. Billiards Chandigarh (UT) State championship, Arif Akhtar of Indian Oil outplayed Ashu Duggal 2-0 in straight sets. Top seed in Billiards, the cueist was seen in great touch. Arif showed touch and class once he settled.
He controlled the ball well, dropped at top of the table and made regular breaks. Ashu started well with first break of 21 and the 15. Arif came with a break of 43, then 38. Ashu made 21 and missed and then Arif finished the first frame with unfinished break of 29. Second frame Ashu again started with break of 18, but it was all by Arif after that. Arif came again with breaks of 42,38 and unfinished 20 which left Ashu to be a spectator. He won 100-56, 100-39. Arif won all the three matches in the league and finished clear winner. He did not loose even a frame in whole tournament to anyone. Once, India No.6 in the National events, Arif of IOCL shall be representing Chandigarh (UT) in the national events at Indore.
Ashu Duggal playing well for the second position outplayed Sumit talwar in straight sets 2-0. Ashu registered a break of 64, the highest in the tournament and won 100-25,100-35. Ashu finished runners-up in the Billiards event.