Day 03 - 03.12.2008

Yasin Merchant delights

 

Mumbai: For a player of Yasin Merchant’s class, it was like  another session devoid of much pressure and tension as he delighted the diehard  followers of the green baize with some terrific potting in  the Rosy Blue sponsored Hindu Gymkhzna-Wilson Jones All India Open Handicap Snooker championships, hosted by P.J.Hindu Gymkhana here on Wednesday. Yasin, who was on scratch, did not waste much of a time while notching up breaks of 60 in the first frame and 45 in the second to beat hosts Kirti Parekh 116-73, 97-56.

  

How the game is becoming younger day by day, can be gauged by the fine show by another junior, a 13-year-old Sumeet Parekh, who practices  at the gymkhana. On Tuesday, a 12-year-old boy Ishprit Chadha caught the eye and today, it was Sumeet, who though beaten, was pretty impressive as he went down to Rahul Bhatnagar  111-87, 104-114, 112-94.

Tata Sports Club’s  Arun Kotian  (+50) played steadily as he got the better of BCA’s Nishit Shah (+55) 95-78, 107-84.

 

Results:

Snooker

(2nd round): Abhiraj Meenawala (+60) bt Bhushan Shahade  (+45) 110-70, 65-108, 118-79; Harish Pahuja (+50) bt Umesh Mayawanshi (+60) 128-80, 116-72.

(1st round):  Yasin Merchant (Scr) bt Kirit Parekh (+55)  116 (60) -73, 97 (44) – 56; Ramesh Bobade (+55) bt Rishab Pandya (+15) 96-55, 57-73, 90-78; Amit Saboo (+15) bt Biren Shah (+60) 90-77, 99-69; Sumit Shedge (+60) bt Dharmesh Shah (+60) 117-65, 102-112, 115-103; Dhruv Chocksey ((+45) bt Gopal Punjabi (+55) 131-69, 123-99; Rishab Kumar ((+40) bt Sanjay Patil (+55) 66-76, 105-81, 112-65; Gaura Bhatia (+50)  bt Chintak Thakkar (+65); Dheeraj Dhaval (+60)  bt Chirag Parekh (+65)  126-101, 147-84; Sarang Shah (+60) bt Dhawal Jani 99-124, 106-79, 119-80; Rahul Bhatnagar (+45) bt  Sumeet Parekh  (+65)  111-87, 104-114, 112-94; Ravindra Sawant (+55) bt Rohan Jambusaria (+60) 130-110,118-74; Sunil Jain (+40) bt R.B.Kathe (+60) 103-74, 102-89; Vimal Mariwala (+45) bt Anil Sagar (+60) 111-73, 97-115, 103-95; A.K.Kotian bt Nishit Shah 107-84, 95-78;  K.Talib (+55) bt Raj Rathod (+60) 68-106, 104-102, 120-95.