Indian cueists Geet Sethi, Devendra Joshi, Pankaj Advani and Alok Kumar advanced to the second stage of the world billiards championships here on Thursday.

B. Bhaskar, Rupesh Shah, Sourav Kothari and Dhruv Sitwala also progressed to the next round.

Geet, Rupesh and Advani began with wins in their first matches in stage 2. At the end of stage 1, Sethi grabbed the seed 1 position followed by Rupesh and Advani in that order. — PTI

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