Sumit Talwar defeated seven-time champion Manan Chandra 8-3 to book a berth in the final of the BLP National eight-ball pool championship at the YMCA hall here on Friday.

In the final on Saturday, Talwar will meet Sundeep Gulati. Gulati beat Balaji Reddy 8-7 in the semifinals.

The results:

Eight-ball pool: Semifinals: Sumit Talwar bt Manan Chandra 8-3, Sundeep Gulati bt Balaji Reddy 8-7.

Quarterfinals: Manan Chandra bt Kamal Chawla 7-5, Sumit Talwar bt K.S. Naveenkumar 7-2, Balaji Reddy bt Vijay Goel 7-6, Sundeep Gulati bt Faisal Khan 7-5.

Pre-quarterfinals: Manan Chandra bt Neeraj Kumar 7-1, Kamal Chawla bt Divya Sharma 7-6, K.S. Naveenkumar bt Vijay Nichhani 7-2, Sumit Talwar bt Devendra Joshi 7-2, Balaji Reddy bt Abhishek Raj 7-5, Vijay Goel bt Charles Thangliana 7-4, Sundeep Gulati bt Sukhpreet Singh 7-3, Faisal Khan bt Alok Kumar 7-6.

Round of 32: Manan Chandra bt Siddharth Parikh 6-0, Neeraj Kumar bt Varun Madan 6-4, Kamal Chawla bt J. Varun Kumar 6-5, Divya Sharma bt Laxman Rawat 6-2, Vijay Nichhani bt Sajan Bopanna 6-5, K.S. Naveenkumar bt Shubham Malhotra 6-0, Devendra Joshi bt Shahbaz Khan 6-3, Sumit Talwar bt Akshay Kumar 6-2, Balaji Reddy bt R. Lalringsanga 6-3, Abhishek Raj bt Shivam Arora 6-5, Vijay Goel bt Ayush Kumar 6-1, Charles Thangliana bt Amit Bhushan 6-3, Sukhpreet Singh bt Vaibhav Sharma 6-2, Sundeep Gulati bt Puneet Kaushik 6-5, Alok Kumar bt Rishit Jain 6-5, Faisal Khan bt Dhruv Verma 6-3.

Nine-ball pool: Qualifying round: Group A: A.R. Arjun bt Aman Bhardwaj 6-0, Lalbiaksanga bt Parampreet Singh 6-4, Dharminder Sehwag bt Akhil Patel 6-0. Group B: K.S. Naveenkumar bt Arun Chhabra 6-1. Group C: Shobhit Pandey bt Pradeep Kinger 6-5, R. Loganathan bt Nakul Patel 6-5. Group D: Shrenik Jain bt Yogesh Sekri 6-2.

Group E: Karan Chhabra bt Chirag Thakkar 6-5, Chaitanya Halbe bt David Rajkumar 6-3, Simranpreet Singh bt Vaibhav Bajaj 6-4, Hussain Cochinwala bt Arjun Kumar 6-3. Group F: Ankit Rehani bt Ankit Sharma 6-2, Akshay Kumar bt Nitin Rawale 6-3. Group G: Amritpal Singh bt Rahul Baid 6-2, Puneet Kaushik bt Konark Bansal 6-3; Jagjeet Singh bt Chirag Khurana 6-3, Prashant Soni bt Abhinav 6-3. Group I: Amit Kapoor bt Pankush 6-2.

Group J: Amrinder Singh Ahuja bt Vivek Pathak 6-3, Kuldeep Chandramani bt Sandeep S. Yadav 6-4, Anuj Bhargava bt V. Anand 6-4. Group K: Nayan Naresh bt Nikhil Kataria 6-1, Peter Lalringsanga bt Yogesh Bhatia 6-0, Shoaib Khan bt Shubham Malhotra 6-5. Group L: Deepak Sethi bt Rishabh Jain 6-4, Amit Verma bt Avdesh S. Gupta 6-3. Group M: Mandeep Mukhi bt Mohd. Amin Quereshi 6-4. Group N: Simranpreet Singh bt Vipul Sachdeva 6-1.

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