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Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Open Handicap Snooker Tournament.
Sadarangani siblings delight

Siblings Ramesh and Naresh Sadarangani registered contrasting wins to enter the second round, in the Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Snooker Tournament on Saturday.

It was all in the family as the veterans of the host gymkhana delighted with vintage snooker to overcome their junior opponents. While Ramesh tamed Kaustabh Pathak of Mumbai Port Trust 57-45, 55-62, 68-17, 48-38, 46-28, Naresh was taken the distance before prevailing over Siddhesh Mule of Ratnagiri 61-49, 49-43, 16-52, 30-49, 39-53, 45-37, 55-21 in a thriller.

Naresh enjoyed a 2-0 lead before falling behind 2-3 and relied on experience to clinch a tight sixth frame and the decider. Mustafa Khozem of Kalyan spoiled the Sadarangani party when he beat Naresh’s son Jatin 52-29, 35-38, 34-18, 42-37, 48-27.
In another close encounter, TVN Sridhar beat Sahil Badami 60-53, 39-53, 54-62, 45-35, 24-47, 60-50, 49-32 after trailing on two occasions and winning the decider on the pink.

Results (2nd Rd): Rishabh Panchamia bt Nadeem Tanwar 51-48, 54-17, 50-42, 29-59, 54-33; Abhishek Bajaj bt Prakash Hate 55-35, 61-23, 46-51, 59-64, 60-26, 54-42.
1st Rd: Mustafa Khozem bt Jatin Sadarangani 52-29, 35-38, 34-18, 42-37, 48-27; Huzefa Cheni bt Dinesh Dhumal 60-27, 63-27, 57-45, 44-33; Ramesh Sadarangani bt Kaustabh Pathak 57-45, 55-62, 68-17, 48-38, 46-28; Nihar Chavan bt Snehal Mehta 59-48, 55-22, 51-20, 59-33; Kavish Jhaveri bt Chandu Kansodaria 70-49, 58-32, 54-51, 31-45, 47-46; Kreishh Gurbaxani bt Ankit Ravasa 66-22, 60-23, 76-45, 59-18; Naresh Sadarangani bt Siddhesh Mule 61-49, 49-43, 16-52, 30-49, 39-53, 45-37, 55-21; Rajan Pathak bt Chetan Pandit 58-31, 59-32, 68-16, 66-27; TVN Sridhar bt Sahil Badami 60-53, 39-53, 54-62, 45-35, 24-47, 60-50, 49-32; Nakul Parker bt Sumehr Mago 16-56, 52-26, 49-43, 22-53, 67-37, 52-39.