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P.J.Hindu Gymkhana Invitation Billiards Tournament 2016
Steady Kotwani storms to second win 12-Jan-2016

Mumbai, January 12: Hitesh Kotwani of Hindu Gymkhana looked very comfortable playing on his home table and produced another steady performance to register his second victory in Group ‘F’ league of the Rs 2 lakh prize-money P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Invitation Billiards Tournament 2016. Kotwani build on small breaks, with 59 being his best break, en route to a 490-237 win against his club mate Sandeep Teli in the 90-minute round-robin match at the Hindu Gyamkhana billiards hall.
Kotwani had earlier defeated Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) by a very narrow margin of 372-335 points in the first group match.
Meanwhile, Jambusaria managed to recover from that loss as he drubbed Sandeep Teli (PJHG) by a huge 502-170 margin. Jambusaria created breaks of 115, 82 and 56.


The star performer of the day was Hindu Gymkhana’s top seed and reigning Asian Billiards champ, Dhruv Sitwala, who warmed nicely for the stronger challenges ahead by striking a double century and two century breaks. The left-handed Sitwala compiled breaks of 233, 167 and an unfinished 149 as he demolished teammate Ronnie Daruwalla by a 650-166 margin.
In Group ‘G’, Arun Agrawal of Matunga Gymkhana and Hasan Badami of Islam Gymkhana, also have two wins under their belts. Agrawal, who will be representing Maharashtra in the forthcoming National championship later this month, tamed Hindu Gym’s Abhishek Doshi by a comfortable 504-271 scoreline and Badami outplayed home contender Rovin D'souza by a convincing 361-185 margin.


Results –

Group ‘A’: Ronnie Daruwalla (PJHG) bt Raajeev Sharma (MHC) 371(64,52)-317; Dhruv Sitwala (PJHG) bt Ronnie Daruwalla (PJHG) 650(233, 167,149*,52)-166; Subhash Agrawal (PJHG) bt Raghav Agrawal (PJHG) 395(62)- 262.
Group ‘B’: Kirit Raiyaani (PJHG) bt Phiroze Patel (CCI) 314(62)-150.
Group ‘C’: Anurag Bagri (ECC) bt Amit Sapru (PCL) 286-266; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJHG) bt Anurag Bagari (ECC) 682 (138,93,89,84,71)-145.
Group ‘D’: Mahesh Jagdale (ECC) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 392-338.
Group ‘E’: V. Subramanian (MG) bt Sanket Bapat (SPG) 457(70,51)-208; Vishal Madan (CG) bt Yash Rungta (Kandavli) 415(100 ,72)-226; V. Subramanian (MG) bt Yash Rungta (Kandavli) 282-254.
Group ‘F’: Hitesh Kotwani (PJHG) Beat Sandeep Teli (PJHG) 490(59)-237.
Group ‘G’: Arun Agrawal (MG) Beat Abhishek Doshi (PJHG) 504(87,67)-271; Hasan Badami (IG) bt Rovin D'souza (PJHG) 361(78)-185.
Group ‘H’: Rishabh Kumar (BG) bt Chetan Hemadi (PJHG) 426(87)-220(52); Rishabh Kumar (BG) bt Mehrenosh Billimoria (BG) 546(65,55)-174.