Pankaj Advani wins bronze at the World Snooker Championship after semi-final loss

Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani suffered a 2-7 loss in the semifinals against Andrew Pagett of Wales to settle for a bronze medal at the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Doha.

PTI November 29, 2016 18:40:07 IST
Pankaj Advani wins bronze at the World Snooker Championship after semi-final loss

Doha: Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani suffered a 2-7 loss in the semifinals against Andrew Pagett of Wales to settle for a bronze medal at the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Doha.

Pankaj Advani wins bronze at the World Snooker Championship after semifinal loss

Pankaj Advani at the World Snooker Championship in Doha. IBSF

After a hard-fought four-hour quarterfinal that went down to the wire, defending champion Advani had to return to the table for the crucial semifinal without much of a break.

His opponent Andrew kept the pressure and reached the final after notching up a 14-74, 8-71, 0-87, 78-64, 0-81, 70-37, 7-80, 37-68, 19-74 win.

Advani now heads back to Bangalore to switch to the 3-ball game in preparation for the World Billiards Championship that commences from 5 December.

The Indian is the only player in the world to compete at the world championship level in both sports and be successful in all the formats of both billiards and snooker.

Results: Andrew Pagett (Wales) beat Pankaj Advani (India) 7-2: 14-74, 8-71, 0-87, 78-64, 0-81, 70-37, 7-80, 37-68, 19-74.

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