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The Zarine & Yazdi Daruvala Charitable Trust Mumbai Billiards League 2016
MCF Tough Men, KG Wizards in final
Chandu Kansodaria Chandu Kansodaria

MCF Tough Men, KG Wizards in final

 

MCF ‘Tough Men’ and Khar Gymkhana ‘Wizards of Hazards’ registered contrasting wins to set up the title clash, in the BSAM-organised Zarine & Yazdi Daruvala Charitable Trust Mumbai Billiards League, at the Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana.

Captain Rohan Jambusaria fired a significant break of 86 in the opener while compatriot Chandu Kansodaria hit an unfinished 33 in the concluding tie to lead Tough Men to an exciting 639-613 win over a determined Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana ‘Bawajis’.

In contrast, Wizards eased to a 550-459 win to halt CCI ‘Billiards Boys’ as national junior champion and IBSF world under-21 runner-up Ishpreeet Singh Chadha hit breaks of 56 and 47 for the winners.

A consistent Jambusaria lived up to his reputation with a dream start for Tough Men before compatriot Mehul Sutaria lost the second tie to a confident Rushad Patel 124-200. Playing with a +90 handicap, Bawajis captain Khushroo Daboo was set a target of 106 but a slew of missed pots and in-offs offered Kansodaria the edge. As the contest progressed, Kansodaria grew in confidence to fire the unfinished break of 33 that nailed the hosts.

 

Results: Semi-finals: MCF ‘Tough Men’ (+115) bt DPCG ‘Bawajis’ (+250) 639-613 (Rohan Jambusaria bt Hushang Mazdayasna 200-83; Mehul Sutaria lost to Rushad Patel 124-200; Chandu Kansodaria bt Khushroo Daboo 200-80); Khar Gym ‘Wizards of Hazards’ (-50) bt CCI ‘Billiards Boys’ (+195) 550-459 (Ishpreet Singh Chadha bt Hasan Badami 200-112; Rishabh Thakkar bt Dr. Phiroze Patel 200-46; Shivam Arora bt Ritesh Shah 200-106).