Gujarat's Geet Sethi, ONGC's Dhruv Sitwala cruise into National Snooker Championship quarter-finals with 3-0 victories

  • Gujarat's Geet Sethi and ONGC's Dhruv Sitwala both enjoyed smooth sailing as they cruised into the quarter-final round of the MIG Cricket Club-organised third Master's National Snooker Championship

  • Sethi was in good nick as he played steadily and potted consistently to outshine Tami Nadu's S A Saleem by coasting to a quick 3-0 win in a round of 16 encounter

  • Later in the day, the left-handed Sitwala did not take time to find his rhythm and also had a good run of the balls as he overcame the challenge from Maharashtra's Vishal Gehani winning in three well-contested frames

Mumbai: Gujarat's Geet Sethi and ONGC's Dhruv Sitwala both enjoyed smooth sailing as they cruised into the quarter-final round of the MIG Cricket Club-organised third Master's National Snooker Championship.

 Gujarats Geet Sethi, ONGCs Dhruv Sitwala cruise into National Snooker Championship quarter-finals with 3-0 victories

File image of Geet Sethi. AFP

Sethi was in good nick as he played steadily and potted consistently to outshine Tami Nadu's S A Saleem by coasting to a quick 3-0 win in a round of 16 encounter. The cue sports legend Sethi quickly settled down and easily won the opening frame.

Saleem managed to put up a fight in the next two frames, but that could not stop the maestro from cantering to a 61-06, 65-35 and 71-65 win and a place in the last eight.

Later in the day, the left-handed Sitwala did not take time to find his rhythm and also had a good run of the balls as he overcame the challenge from Maharashtra's Vishal Gehani winning in three well-contested frames 3-0 (69-42, 55-30 and 71-27).

Results Knockout (round-1): Dhruv Agarwal (WB) beat Mithil Shinde (MH) 3-0 (50-07, 65-53, 59-22); Vishal Gehani (MH) beat V N Subramanian (MH) 3-2 (55-24, 00-79, 59-56, 40- 56, 56-23); Vilash Upshyam (MH) beat Samar Khandelwal (GOA) 3-0 (72-51, 54-31, 73-50); Prabdeep Singh (MH) beat Atit Shah (KER) 3-0 (50-42, 57-33, 68-15).

Pre-quarter-finals: Geet Sethi (GUJ) beat S A Saleem (TN) 3-0 (61-06, 65-35, 71-65); Anuj Uppal (DEL) beat Kankan Shamsi (UP) 3-1 (66-61, 51-61, 78-21, 86(86)-05); Sarang Shroff (MH) beat Raajeev Sharma (MH) 3-1 (81-01, 69-49, 31-65, 66-45); Dhruv Sitwala (ONGC) beat Vishal Gehani (MH) 3-0 (69- 42, 55-30, 71-27); Alok Kumar (PSPB) beat Prabdeep Singh (MH) 3-0 (79(45)-33, 109(87)-06, 78(50)-15); D Rajkumar (KTK) beat Dhruv Agarwal (WB) 3-0 (53-48, 62-34, 58-40).

Updated Date: Aug 20, 2019 21:33:48 IST