Top players such as Ashok Shandilya, B. Bhasker, Dhruv Sitwala and I.H. Manudev were among the cueists who made it to the pre-quarterfinals of the National billiards championship here on Sunday.

Meanwhile, prominent cueist Kamal Chawla received a setback after suffering two losses.

Ashutosh Padhy, who earlier had claimed the sub-junior billiards and snooker titles, also bagged the National junior snooker crown.

The results: Group A: Rupesh Shah bt Siddharth Parikh 100-77, 101-00, 102-68; I.V. Rajeev bt Anshul Mittal 101-50, 100-43, 101-25; Amit Sharma bt Kankan Shamsi 55-101, 101-73, 101-47, 46-102, 100-39.

Group B: Ankit Kariwala bt Sri Krishna 102(42)-56, 101-83, 94-101, 52-102, 101-53; B. Bhaskar bt Brijesh Damani 100-55, 101(101)-66, 100-44; Simhachalam S. bt Ankit Kariwala 100-82, 100-95, 101-50; Divya Sharma bt Sri Krishna 101-97, 67-101, 100-95, 100-66.

Group C: Subrat Das bt Anseth Pareira 42-101, 100-94, 101-51, 102-58; Ashok Shandilya bt Sagar Yadav 100-14, 101-33, 100-38; Das bt Nittin Kohli 101-21, 100-65, 101-58; Shandilya bt D. Raj Kumar 100-80, 102-55, 101-9; Pareira bt Yadav 100-56, 100-91, 100-6.

Group D: Dhruv Sitwala bt Shivam Arora 102-43, 101-59, 101-38; Ashutosh Padhy bt Shankar Rao 101-78, 100-73, 100-45; I.H. Manudev bt Dhvaj Haria 36-101, 102-87, 102-32, 102-74; Manudev bt Padhy 101-67, 1002-57, 100-44; Arora bt Rao 100-26, 102-63, 12-102(64), 102-89.

Group E: Alok Kumar bt Deepinder Singh 101-8, 101-9, 105-16; Yash Rungta bt Sanjay Alaudia 101-60, 100-36, 101-36; Jaiveer Dhingra bt Kamal Chawla 101-99, 50-101, 59-101, 101-49, 101-0; Alok Kumar bt Chawla 101-52, 100-64, 102-84.

Group F: Jaswinder Singh bt Durga Prasad 101-36, 103-61, 100-10; Shakeel Ahmed bt Devendra Joshi 89-101, 86-100, 102-93, 100-30, 100-72.

Group G: Arun Agrawal bt S. Mumtaz Ali 100-74, 100-49, 101-2; K. Venkatesham bt Jagadesh B. 102-5, 100-46, 97-100, 100-93; Malkeet Singh bt Arun Agrawal 8-100, 101-59,102-73, 6-100, 101-7.

Group H: Aditya Agrawal bt Rafath Habib 101-69, 90-100, 70-100, 102-17, 100-48; Sourav Kothari bt Aditya Agrawal 100-55, 102-0, 100-79; Ketan Chawla bt Parthiv Jhaveri 100-68, 102-35, 101-28; Rafath Habib bt Shyam Jagtiani 101-65, 100-63, 54-100, 102-63.

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