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Pankaj Advani loses summit clash of Asian Snooker Championship

Pankaj Advani

India’s top cueist Pankaj Advani lost to China’s Lv Haotian in the summit clash of Asian Snooker Championship in Doha yesterday. Advani lost 3-6 in the final to his Chinese opponent. It meant that he could not become the first player to win both Asian titles in Billiards and Snooker in same calendar year. The defeat in the final also meant that Advani could not complete a career Grand Slam in cue sport.

Having won all the major events – Nationals, Asian and World Championships in both Billiards and Snooker and in both the long and short formats, this is the one title (15-red Asian Snooker) that has eluded Advani. A victory will make Advani only player in history to win all Majors in two sports at all levels and across all formats.

This is the first silver Advani has won this season, the rest all gold medals – at the National Championships of Billiards, 6-red Snooker and 15-red Snooker, as well as the Asian Billiards Championship. Advani will now prepare to defend his Asian 6-red Snooker title next month in Kyrgyzstan.

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