By Vivek, Chandigarh, June 21, 2011: In the Sr. Snooker event, Rajat Khaneja managed to overcome Amit Verma by 3-1 in the 27th Chandigarh (UT) State Saurabh Khattar Memorial Billiards and Snooker Championship which is being played with zeal and enthusiasm , at Big SCF 15, IInd floor, Sector 22-D, Chandigarh. Rajat won the first frame by hitting a good break of 35.In the Second frame Amit played some good safety and game no open ball to Rajat. When Rajat gave an opening, he came with excellent breaks of 28 & 31to win 69-01. In third frame Rajat bounced back and won the game on last black ball 65-59. Fourth frame again was a tight game and both players were neck to neck till the last ball. Rajat potted a difficult Pink and the black to win frame and the match. Before losing to Rajat, Amit beat Pramod 3-0(61-57, 53-49, 61-02) In another Sr Snooker match top seed Sumit Talwar was too good for Tarun kumar and won in straight sets 3-0(59-42, 69-20,64-32.
In the Sr. Billiards event Satnam Singh played some good shots and consistent breaks outplayed Nitin Arora 2-0(100-28, 100-36). Satnam now will play Arif Akhtar in the Quarterfinal. In the Sub Junior Snooker event Arush faced resistance from Tushar to win a fighting match 2-1(34-32, 43-32, and 53-42).