18.12.08 - Day 18

Father-son duo of Arun, Aditya sparkle

Mumbai: Matunga Gymkhana’s Arun Agrawal gave a standout show as he downed Satbir Narula 250-141 with a spate of breaks of 119, 85, 53 to move into the billiards pre-quarterfinals in the of the  Rosy Blue-sponsored Hindu Gymkhana-Wilson Jones All India Open handicap Billiards/Snooker  championships, hosted by P.J.Hindu Gymkhana here on Thursday.

Arun’s son Aditya, too followed his father into the round of 16, but without hiccups. With with a solitary  break of 83, Aditya managed to pip  Akash 250-243, Earlier, Arun had left Manav Panchal  from Malabar Hill Club in the cold, thrashing him 200-96. So much so was Arun’s domination over the proceedings, that  he went on the notch up breaks of 92, 71, 68, 34 and in the process made light of his minus 80 handicap to Manav’s plus 60. All that Manav could add, whenever he got a chance, were bare 36 points.

When  Dhruv Sitwala took the table for his tie against Dipendra Pinkyar, Dhruv was on minus 225 handicap to his rival’s plus 70. All that  he needed were at least a couple of substantial breaks as he had to catch up with the figure of 475. And he did exactly that. He recorded breaks of 74, 53, 110 to leave Dipendra stranded.

Results:

BILLIARDS: Dhruv Sitwala (-225) bt Dipendra Pinkyar (+70) 250 (74, 53, 110) – 184; Sanjay Jhaveri (+90) bt Shekhar Surve (+50) 250-111; Shravan Mohita (+20) bt A.M.Vashani (+100) 250-230;  Nikhil Ootam (+35) bt Chandresh Shah (-60) 250-146 (52,66); Arun Agrawal (-120) bt Satbir Narula (+85) 250 (119, 85, 523) -147; Dhruv Sitwala (-225) bt Dipendra Pinkyar (+70) 250 (74, 53, 110) – 184; Sanjay Jhaveri (+90) bt Shekhar Surve (+50) 250-111; Manish Jain ((+15) bt Afshad Kelawala (+100)  250-206; Aditya Agrawal (-30) bt Akash Asrani (+90) 250-243.Siddharth Sogani (+65) bt Amit Bhadbhade (+80) 200-182; Manish Jain (+20) bt Nikhil Ghadge (+95) 200-175; Amit Bhadbade (+80) bt Prakash Karunde (+90) 200-184; Arun Agrawal (-80) bt Manav Panchal (+60) 200 (92,71,68, 34) – 96; Shravan Mohta (+30) Kirit Raiyani (+90) 200-159.

CLOCK FOR FRIDAY

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