BANGALORE: D. Rajkumar downed M.S. Arun while Sajan Bopanna brushed aside veteran B.V.S. Murthy in the semifinals of the 39th State Senior Ranking snooker championship on Tuesday.

The results: Snooker (semifinals): D. Rajkumar bt M.S. Arun 67-30, 77-18, 83-29(20), 31-65, 21-70, 64-38, 81-38; Sajan Bopanna bt B.V.S. Murthy 39-71, 56-50, 73-8, 45-54, 78-20, 77-34, 68-18.

Play-offs for fifth to eighth positions: Vinay Katrela bt Ajay Bhushan 60-20, 54-30; Balaji Reddy bt I.H. Manudev 66-41, 89-62; Balaji Reddy bt Vinay Katrela 58-21, 63-42; Ajay Bhushan bt I.H. Manudev 64-27, 61-36.

Standings: 5. Balaji Reddy, 6. Vinay Katrela, 7. Ajay Bhushan, 8. I.H. Manudev.

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