“Otters BSAM Snooker League 2018 styled by Z3”
Jaisinghani, Serrao influence Dadar Club’s ride to quarters 01-Aug-2018
Gaurav Jaisinghani Gaurav Jaisinghani

Mumbai, August 1: Playing confidently Gaurav Jaisinghani was impressive with his potting, especially the long ones and with good support from teammate Carl Serrao, they played influential roles in Dadar Club ‘Fighters’ success and confirm their passage into the quarter-final round of the Otters Club BSAM Mumbai Z3-Snooker League 2018, at Otters Club Billiards Room. In a pre-quarter-final match, Dadar Club after an initial hiccup, managed to take control of the proceedings and cruised past MIG ‘Monks’ by a 3-1 margin.

The MIG Club team gained the early advantage when Prabdeep Singh (+40 handicap) managed to prevail over Luv Boricha (+40) by a slender 92-86 scoring the 15-red singles first frame.

In the second frame, a 9-red doubles tie, Jaisinghani in the company of Pankaj Vanjari (21 team handicap), made some bold long attempts and compiled a steady break of 29 as the Dadar Club team tamed the MIG doubles pair of Gaurav Prabhu and Nakul Parkar (+23) 69-28 to level the scores at 1-all. Later, Serrao (+45) maintained Dadar Club’s winning momentum as he with some tactical play pulled off a close 110-97 win against Anuj Soni (+55) in the 15-red singles, third frame and turned the tide in his team’s favour.

Jaisinghani (+20) closed out the contest with another superb effort as he mixed aggression with caution to comfortably defeated Prabdeep Singh (+40) 100-63 in the fourth frame.

Dadar Club ‘Fighters’ will clash with Radio ‘Tigers’ for a place in the semi-finals.

Results – pre-quarter-finals: Dadar Club ‘Fighters’ beat MIG ‘Monks’ 3-1 (Luv Boricha (+45) lost Prabdeep Singh (+40) 86-92, Pankaj Vanjari/Gaurav Jaisinghani (+21) bt Gaurav Prabhu/Nakul Parkar (+23) 69-28, Carl Serrao (+45) bt Anuj Soni (+55) 110-97, Gaurav Jaisinghani (+20) bt Prabdeep Singh (+40) 100-63).


ECC 6-Red snooker to commence today

Mumbai, August 1: An overwhelming number of 224 entries have been received for the ECC All India Open 6-Red Snooker Tournament 2018, scheduled to be played at the Elphinstone Cricket Club billiards room from August 2 to 15.

The tournament offers handsome cash award of Rs 40,000 for the champion, Rs 25,000 to the runner-up, while losing semifinalists will receive Rs 12,500 each. The players who lose in the round of 16 will be assured of a sum of Rs 3,500 each and the losing quarter-finalists will pocket a prize of 7000 each. In addition a cash prize of Rs 5,000 will be awarded for the highest break, minimum qualification break of 70 an over.

The initial, first and second rounds will be best-of-5 frames, while the round of 64, round of 32 and round 16 matches will be played over best-of-7 frames. The quarter-finals and semi-finals will an best-of-9 frame contests, while final will be fought over best-of-11 frames.