Aditya Mehta wins Asian Snooker Championship
Aditya Mehta was successful in lifting the Asian Snooker Championship after defeating Pankaj Advani in a thrilling match, with Mehta winning 7 out of the 12 frames to walk away with the magnificent looking trophy in Doha.
DURING THE finals of the Asian Snooker Championship at Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation, Doha, two Indians, Aditya Mehta and Pankaj Advani were involved in an interesting battle, which was won by Mehta. The match, as expected, was a close one, with the Indian number 1 Aditya Mehta lifting the championship with the score reading 7-5 frames.
People who had come over to watch the game were treated to a classic one, with spectators sitting enthralled while watching the match unfurl game by game. The match lasted for 5 hours and 50 minutes,reported DNA. Not only the frames were close, but also the points in the frames were closely fought.
Mehta was determined to win the championship this year. In the previous two outings, he was utterly disappointed as he failed in the final hurdle. He was adjudged runners up. He was at his menacing best in this tournament. Pankaj Advani could not stop him from winning the championship. Mehta has now not lost in 10 of his previous matches.
Mehta looked in a confident mood during the match, and was jubilant after he defeated the Asian U-21 snooker winner Hossein Vafaei Ayouri in the run up to the finals. With the game played at such a competitive level, India has definitely showed that it is one of the best countries in Asia to play this sport.