On the Eighth day 28th Chandigarh State Billiards and Snooker Championship, in Senior Ladies Snooker semi-final Priyanka Gupta beat Somaya 2-0 (54-36, 49-29). The first frame was a close encounter but Priyanka with a break of 16 gave no chance and easily won. In the second frame Priyanka started well and maintained the lead all through. Tomorrow, in the finals Priyanka will now meet top seed Saniya Arif, current India No. 2.
In Mens Senior Snooker Gurpreet Singh (Manni) knocked out Mandeep Makkar 3-0 ( 69-17, 56-28, 53-24). This was a one sided game in which Gurpreet Singh gave no chance to Mandeep Makkar to walk into semi-finals confidently. Now Gurpreet will now meet States second seed Rajat Khaneja in the semi-final.
In junior snooker category, Navi Gill entered the finals by defeating Aseem Sachdeva 2-1 (62-19, 23-58, 23-62). This was a well contested match. Navi was down by 1 frame but recovered by playing some good snooker shots to win the following two straight frames.