16.12.08 - Day 16

Meenal survives as  Sunil fumbles


Mumbai: Meenal Thakur, playing on her home table against home marker Sunil Shedge,  went through tense moments before she scraped through to move into pre-quarterfinals of the  Rosy Blue-sponsored Hindu Gymkhana-Wilson Jones All India Open handicap Billiards/Snooker  championships, hosted by P.J.Hindu Gymkhana here on Tuesday..


Meenal, who prevailed at 112-78, 107-113, 108-92, should thank her stars for Sunil made a costly error in the decider with just blue, pink and black balls remaining on the table. All that he needed to was to pocket the blue, but then he made a mess of it and paid the penalty as Meenal did not give him any more chance.


Fancied Shravan Mohta from Nagpur , was just not in his element and was beaten by Pune’s Nishad Chougule 107-29, 68-79, 79-63.

Shravan was so off the mark initially that he could muster just four points in the opening frame. He did improve in the second, which he won, but then the Pune cueist was a step ahead of him to beat him comprehensively.


When  Rohan Mirchandani is in action, his opponent hasto be beaware. For give Rohan in inch he will just roll over you. That’s what  Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana’s Mashadev Bhogle realized, though belatedly and paid the price. Rohan triumphed at 94-77,37-94, 102-70.


SNOOKER : Meenal Thakur (+45) bt Sunil Shedge (+60) 112-78, 107-113, 108-92; Manish Jain (+35) bt Rishab Kumar (+40) 136-89, 110-94; Avdhoot Pachpute (+60) bt Arun Tejwani (+55) 104-93,110-81; Sanjay Jhaveri ( (+40) bt Nishit Chandran (+60) 102-111, 95-79, 103-77; Mahadev Bhogle (+45) bt Shyam Kotak (+55) 92-77,120-60; H.N.Parmar(+50) bt  Vijay Ved (+60) 118-69, 90-119, 119-72; Nishad Chougule (+50) bt Shravan Mohta (+25) 107-29, 68-79, 79-63;Roshan Mirchandani  (+50) bt Mahadev Bhogle (+45) 94-77,37-94, 102-70; Sahil Khan (+50) bt Faizal Khan (+15) 76-73,105-77.



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