06.12.08 - Day 06

Mixed day for brothers Roshan and Harish


Mumbasi:  The Mirchandani brothers, Roshan and Harish believe in attacking play. And thatís what Roshan did and succeeded, but not Harish. Roshan Mitul Parekh 117-83, 121-83 to move into the second round of the  Rosy Blue sponsored Hindu Gymkhana-Wilson Jones All India Open handicap snooker championships, hosted by P.J.Hindu Gymkhana here on Saturday.


Roshan, who  was placed on plus 50 handicap to his rival Mitulís plus 60, just went berseck and notched up two breaks of 31 in the first and 39 in the second. Mitul could do nothing but  watch in admiration as Roshan wrapped up the tie.


Harish, on the other hand, inspite of starting quite impressively as he took the first frame narrowly, became bundle of nerves as confident Siddharth Parekh played with aplomb to take the match to the decider. While Siddharth continued with his impressive form, Harish made unforced errors galore. Siddharth triumphed 85-88, 104-97, 95-65.


Marzi Kalyaniwala, of Bombay Gymkhana, who had finished second best last year in the third edition of this event, was in his element as he ousted CCIís Zulfikar Saria 109-78, 105-60. He next takes on hosts Hindu Gymkhana, who defeated Chetan Dalal 111-85, 99-87.

Kirit Raiyani found the double role of an organiser and player a tough one.

Playing against Manjit Singh, Kirit started well to claim the first frame. But thereafter it was Manjit who called the shots as he went on to claim the next two frames with ease for a 93-108, 130-93, 108-96 win.



SNOOKER: (2nd round): Manjit Singh (+55) bt Kirit Raiyani (+55) 93-108, 130-93,  108-96. (1st round): Darshak Jhaveri (+55) bt Mahadev Karande (+55) 111-106, 108-75,114-95; Shekhar Surve (+45) bt Amit Jadhav (+60) 91-124, 108-92, 102-69; Roshan Mirchandani (+50) bt Mitul Parekh (+60) 117-83, 121-83; Hemant Parmar (+50) bt Dashrath Sable (+50) 118-89, 97-93; Chetan Dalal (+55) bt Col. E.J. Sanchis (+60) 111-85, 99-87; Marzdi Kalyaniwala (+15) bt Zulfikar Saria (+60) 109-78, 105-60; Moin Motiwala (+55) Chandrashekar C. (+60) 118-94, 113-87; Jignesh Thakkasr (+55) bt M. Shetty (+55) 115-81, 121-104; Angat Bhatti (+55) bt Sushrut Pandya (+50) 82-116, 100-88, 114-106; Reza Merchant (+45) bt Vijay Hemdev (+65) 112-74, 119-81; Tarun Singhania (+60) bt Mayur Mashru (+65) 82-127, 102-94,108-90; Siddharth Parikh (+40) bt Harish Mirchandani (+35) 85-88, 104-97, 95-65.


CUE SPORTS Ė 2.30 P.M. ONWARDS Ė Wilson Jones All India Open Snooker championships, P.J.Hindu Gymkhana.;