Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards Championship for record 26th time | More sports News

NEW DELHI: Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched the IBSF World Billiards Championship title in Doha on Tuesday, marking an impressive record 26th victory in the tournament.
In the final, he outplayed compatriot Sourav Kothari with a score of 1000–416, setting the stage for a rematch of last year’s title clash in Kuala Lumpur.
Advani, who secured his first world title in 2005, showcased his dominance by winning the ‘long format’ for the ninth time and the ‘point format’ championship for the eighth time.Additionally, he has claimed the World Team Billiards Championship once.

In the semi-finals, Advani defeated Rupesh Shah with a scoreline of 900-273, featuring impressive breaks of 259 and 176. On the other side of the draw, Kothari secured a narrow victory against Dhruv Sitwala, prevailing 900-756 with breaks of 223 and 82.
Advani’s remarkable journey in the tournament reaffirms his status as a formidable force in the world of billiards.
(With PTI inputs)


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