On Friday, India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani won the Asian Snooker Championship. Along with this victory, he also achieved the grand slam of his career.
In the finals, Advani faced the current 6Red champion, Thanawat Thirapongpaiboon of Thailand and defeated him by 6 frames to 3. The game proved to be tough as Thanawat gave tough competition to Advani in the initial frames.
Thanawat established 2 frames lead having a quality break of 97 and then 75 in the consecutive rounds. He made a leading score of 3-1 in the initial frames.
From there, Advani showed his master class and delivered a complete package of snooker. He ruled out any kind of silly mistake, unforced errors and spent quality time on safety too. With all that he kept winning frames over a frame and finally knocked out Thanawat 6-3 to lift Asian Snooker trophy.
From this point onwards Advani delivered a class of complete snooker package. He negated any silly mistake, unforced error and spent appropriate time on defense too. With this technique, he ruled out all hopes of Thanawat and claimed the Asian Snooker Trophy by scoring a 6-3 win.
Advani now possesses all titles from Asia and the World. In his 16 years of international career, he has managed to achieve 21 world titles and 9 Asian titles in different formats of cue sports. The only title left was the Asian Snooker Trophy which he finally lifted.