National billiards champion Pankaj Advani asserted his supremacy over a host of international cueists in winning the billiards title of the ninth PSPB inter-Petroleum championship at Aizawl on Wednesday. He outplayed ONGC teammate Sourav Kothari 4-1 in the best of seven frames final.

He, however, lost to Manan Chandra in the quarterfinals of the snooker event by 0-3 frames. Chandra went on to win the crown downing Devendra Joshi by 4-2 frames.

The results:

Billiards (ranking): Final (best of 7 frames): Pankaj Advani (ONGC) bt Sourav Kothari (ONGC) 4-1 (52-100, 100-0, 102-0, 104-0, 100 -02). Semifinals (best of 5): Advani bt Alok Kumar (ONGC) 3-0 (100-25 100-7 100-45); Kothari bt Devendra Joshi (BPCL) 3-0 (102-81 100-70 101-0). Non-ranking final (best of 3): A. Akhtar (IOC) bt J.K. Kotaky (OIL) 2-0 (100-62, 101-47).

Snooker (ranking): Final (best of 7 frames): Manan Chandra (BPCL) bt Devendra Joshi (BPCL) 57-22, 85-9, 33-68, 68-72, 71-20, 77-0.

Semifinals (best of 5): Chandra bt Brijesh Damani (IOC) 3-0 (66-30, 103-27, 57-43; Joshi bt Aditya Mehta (IOC) 3-0 (68-52, 62-21, 66-40.

Quarterfinals: Damani bt Rishab Pandya (IOC) 3-0 (67-46, 85-42, 59-33; Chandra bt Pankaj Advani (ONGC) 3-0 (62-34, 78-9, 64-23); Mehta bt Laxman Rawat (IOC) 3-1 (88-44, 52-59, 66-54, 69-09); Joshi bt Shahbaaz Adil Khan (BPCL) 3-2 (77-52, 36-63, 33-54, 58-50, 50-40).

First round: Pandya bt D. Sitwala (ONGC) 3-1 (66-53, 43-48, 71-42, 59-58); Chandra bt Rupesh Shah (ONGC) 3-2 (55-12, 70-62, 36-63, 27-60, 59-39); Joshi bt Lalrina Renthlei (BPCL) 3-0 (69-8, 54-47, 81-47); Mehta bt Alok Kumar (ONGC) 3-0 (73-72, 65-51, 61-46); Advani (ONGC) bt Dhvaj Haria (IOC) 3-1 (91-26, 85-46, 47-73, 78-4); Rawat bt Sourav Kothari (ONGC) 3-2 (97-11, 43-62, 33-70, 75-57, 67-11).

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