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

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

Press Trust of India August 20, 2019 21:33:48 IST
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 quarterfinals with 30 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).

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