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Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Open Handicap Snooker Tournament.
Thakkar, Waghela win deciders

Ankit Thakkar and Jatin Waghela registered exciting 4-3 wins, in the Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Snooker Tournament on Tuesday.
Thakkar of the host club and Waghela, a marker at Dadar Club, followed an identical pattern of victory as they rallied from 1-2 and 2-3 deficits before winning the decider, on an exciting day of close encounters. While Thakkar moved into the third round, Waghela entered the second round.

Luv Boricha of Dadar Club also scored a second round 4-3 win after leading 3-2 against Vishal Yelve, while Mustafa Khozem rallied from a 1-2 deficit to halt Huzefa Cheni with another 4-3 win in the third round.

The other significant winners were, PJ Hindu Gymkhana duo Sushrut Pandia and Ajit Kobnak and Suresh Sawant of MCF, Borivali, while Neeta Sanghvi of Dadar Club, the only lady cueist in the competition, crashed in the second round.

Results:

3rd Rd: Mustafa Khozem bt Huzefa Cheni 65-37, 42-71, 44-76, 42-34, 59-31, 24-66, 51-38.

2nd Rd: Ankit Thakkar bt Abhishek Doshi 44-41, 33-45, 22-72, 56-50, 51-66, 76-52, 65-24; Dhaval Karia bt Rajit Mehta 42-33, 78-55, 54-53, 56-28; Ajit Kobnak bt TVN Sridhar 45-24, 41-31, 55-17, 48-44; Luv Boricha bt Vishal Yelve 55-30, 31-39, 66-61, 50-59, 58-16, 37-63, 53-45; Amogh Bandichodde bt Neeta Sanghvi 49-36, 58-40, 31-57, 55-45, 54-46.

1st Rd: Neeta Sanghvi bt Sanjay Patil 60-47, 61-39, 44-42, 47-24; Suresh Sawant bt Hasnain Ansari 59-42, 39-68, 53-43, 59-41, 60-44; Sushrut Pandia bt Vikram Shinde 19-49, 41-33, 54-47, 58-33, 66-37; Taikum Alim bt Gaurang Thakkar 56-25, 54-27, 74-41, 22-36, 44-26; Jatin Waghela bt Aliasgar Surti 51-37, 36-67, 45-66, 50-44, 40-53, 88-53, 52-49.