: Railways’ Neeraj Kumar fought his way past Manish Kukreja of Madhya Pradesh 84-27, 47-12, 14-68, 8-84, 77-61 to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the RKG Masters North Zone snooker championship at the Megapool Academy, Dwarka, on Saturday.

While former Asian Games champion Rafath Habib and former National No. 2 Sourav Kothari cruised, the World professional billiards finalist of 2010 Dhruv Sitwala crashed out at the hands of Nitesh Madan of Delhi.

Other results (third round) : Sourav Kothari bt Sameer Bhalla 81-30, 81-28, 62-46; Anmoldeep Singh bt Anand Raghuvanshi 61-4, 65-16, 57-45; Sumit Talwar bt Altamosh Saifi 65-39, 81-7, 60-35; Abhmanyu Gandhi bt Bunty Retra 52-64, 55-28, 71-0, 57-6; Aman Goel bt Manish Jain 66-59, 33-66, 55-60, 71-34, 67-58; Nitesh Madan bt Dhruv Sitwala 65-27, 56-46, 64-20.

Pawan Rathi bt Sharan Kumar 77-21, 63-36, 57-26; Vijay Goel bt Kamaldeep Amrit 79-68, 43-57, 75-35, 54-10; Aayush Kumar bt Deepinder Singh 53-21, 49-21, 53-26; Rishabh Pandya bt Pushpinder Singh 82-4, 68-7, 5-74, 67-36; Rafath Habib bt Anuj Uppal 76-12, 77-34, 70-30.

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