Agra: Ace cueist Geet Sethi registered his third straight victory in the ongoing senior National billiards and snooker championship, defeating Rajkumar of Karnataka in a tough league match here on Monday.
Sethi beat the youngster 101-31, 100-27, 36-100, 47-101, 100-4 and remained unbeaten in his group.
Sethi started in earnest, wrapping up the first two games but Rajkumar came into his own to win the third and fourth to take the eight-time World champion to the decider, in which the veteran cueist rode on his experience to come out clean.
Meanwhile in other group matches, Uttar Pradesh’s Nittin Kohli recorded an impressive victory over Deepak Rupani of Andhra 80-103, 101-33, 102-34, 101-59.
Veteran player Ahsan-ul-Haque of Orissa also beat Tamil Nadu’s M.C. Manoj 101-37, 101-44, 102-97.
In other matches, Dhwaj Haria of Gujarat thwarted Pushpinder Singh’s challenge 101-18, 11-100, 102-67, 67-100, 100-91, while Dhruv Sitwala of PSPB defeated Mundir Sherazi of Karnataka 100-64, 97-100, 100-16, 101-53.
Rafath beats Malkit
Rafath Habib of the Railways, meanwhile, put paid to the hopes of Uttar Pradesh youngster Malkit Singh, beating him 101-2, 102-55, 101-43. — PTI