Udayaraj of Pot Shot, Chennai, bounced back from two frames down to defeat Parthiban of Pot Black (Madurai) 3-2 in a Group ‘F' league match of the seventh Chinthamani Memorial invitation snooker tournament at the S.S. Sports Academy here on Thursday.
Parthiban dominated the first two frames rather easily, but Udayaraj preferred to play a waiting game. He kept his nerves to pot the deciding black in the third, which went to the wire. And, once he sealed the third he never looked back.
The results: Group A: Murugesh bt Prakash 3-0. Group B: K.S. Umakanth bt Murugan (Tut) 3-2. Group C: Bharani (PS, Chn) bt Eswaramurthy 3-2. Group D: Leninwala (Tpr) bt Prithvi Kumar (PS) 3-1. Group E: Khaja (PB, Mdu) bt Prabhu 3-0; Khaja bt Lokesh (PS) 3-0. Group F: Udayaraj (PS, Chn) bt Parthiban (PB, Mdu) 3-2. Group H: Chetan bt Danny (PB, Mdu) 3-0; Danny bt Vishak (PS, Chn) 3-2. Group I: Mohammed (PB, Mdu) bt Rajan 3-2 .