Akhil to clash with Hussein

KOCHI: Defending champion Akhil Johnson will meet Hussein Z. Cochinwala in the junior final of the Kerala State snooker championship at the Regional Sports Centre here on Wednesday. The clash between the two Kochi boys will be an all-RSC affair.

In the semifinals on Tuesday, Hussein defeated Shaldrin Pereira (KDH Club, Munnar) 78-1, 67-24 while Akhil got a walk-over from Life John (KDH).

In the senior snooker championship, Zohab Azeem (RSC) defeated Alphan Roy (KDH) 3-1 and entered the quarterfinals along with Coronation Club’s Ashok Mahawar and P. Vinod (RSC).

The results:

Junior snooker semifinals: Hussein Cochinwala (RSC, Kochi) bt Shaldrin Pereira (KDH, Munnar) 78-1, 67-24; Akhil Johnson (RSC) w.o. Life John (KDH, Munnar).

Senior snooker pre-quarterfinals: Zoheb Azeem (RSC) bt Alphan Roy (KDH, Munnar) 48-61, 73-30, 39-34, 38-18; Ashok Mahawar (Coronation, Mattancherry) w.o. R. Ganesh Moorthy (KDH, Munnar); P. Vinod (RSC) w.o. Summer Singh (KDH). — Principal Correspondent

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