Concluded
 SPG - PARK CLUB BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT 2014
Organised by BSAM
13 December 2014 to 27 December 2014

ROVIN D'SOUZA (RLY)

  • Venue

    SPG - Park Club

    Shivaji Park Gymkhana
    Keluskar Road, Shivaji Park,
    Dadar, Mumbai - 400 28
    Phone - 24453811

    &

    Park Club Ltd.
    Keluskar Road No.9, Shivaji Park,
    Dadar, Mumbai - 400 028
    Phone - 26440912, Fax - 26462438

  • Entry Fees

    Rs. 750/-

  • For more details contact

    1) Amit Sapru: 9920321211, (2)Shekhar Surve: 9930388703,

  • Price Money

     


     smiley Prize Money  smiley

    Winner : 30000/-

    Runner Up : 16000/-

    Losing Semifinalist  : 9000/-

    Losing Quarterfinalist : 5000/-

    pre- Quarterfinalist : 2000/-

    Highest Break Main Draw  (+ 175 ) : 5000/-

    Highest Break Qualifing Round  (+ 75 ) : 3000/- 


     

  • Description

     

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    SPG - PARK CLUB BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT 2014

    13th - 18th December 2014 FORMAT Draw Result
    19th December 2014 Knock - Out Result
    20th - 24th December 2014 Round Robin Darw Result
    25th - 27th December 2014 Knock - Out Result 

     

    Rovin rules

     Former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza overcame Hasan Badami of CCI to emerge champion, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament. 

    Western Railway’s D’Souza endured a stiff challenge from the formidable Badami to snatch an exciting 375-268 victory in a tight championship round that could have gone either way. Only a slender lead of 45 points towards the end of the contest allowed D’Souza to capitalize and enhance the advantage before he reached the target for his maiden billiards title at the seniors’ level. 

    “I gained in confidence after beating Siddharth (Parikh) in the semi-finals,” explained D’Souza. “It was a neck-and-neck final, but I just focused on holding on to that lead of 45 and building on it. Hasan also missed some shots and that in turn gave me the opportunity to make small breaks to swell the lead.” 

    Earlier, in the semi-finals, Badami, who had amongst his victims former state champion Rishabh Thakkar and world team gold winner Ashok Shandilya in the round robin and world team silver winner Dhruv Sitwala in the quarter-finals, halted V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana, while Parikh failed to capitalize on a slew of five century breaks while going down to D’Souza in a thriller. 

    Results: Final: Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Hasan Badami (CCI) 375-268. 

     

    Semi-finals: Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Siddharth Parikh (CCI) 375-244(168,140,130,120,104); Hasan Badami (CCI) bt V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) 375-93(103).


    Parikh, Sitwala hit 303 breaks

    Australian Open bronze winners Siddharth Parikh and Dhruv Sitwala hit identical 303 breaks while experiencing mixed fortunes, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Saturday.

    Former Railways champion Parikh reached the coveted milestone and added 109 to advance to the semi-finals with a convincing win over Lalit Jham of Park Club, while world team silver medallist Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana went down to Hasan Badami of CCI.

    In the process, Parikh, who thrived on impressive top-table play, eclipsed his own previous best of 199, and set up a last four clash with former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza who halted last year’s runner-up Shekhar Surve of Shivaji Park Gymkhana. Badami will take on V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana in the other semi-final.

    “Lalit had a chance to win,” revealed Parikh, “but when he missed, I got that opportunity to make the 303 break that proved decisive. Otherwise, it would have been difficult for me.”

    Results: Quarter-finals: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Lalit Jham (Park Club) 300(303,109)-187; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 300-66; Hasan Badami (CCI) bt Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 300-128(303); Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG) 300-192.


    Agrawal, Shandilya shocked

     World team gold winner Ashok Shandilya and senior state champion Arun Agrawal crashed out, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Friday.

     Reeling under the pressures of stiff handicaps that gave the underdogs an opportunity to sparkle, the favourites made premature exits as former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza stunned Shandilya in an all-Railways clash and V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian halted Agrawal in an all-Matunga Gymkhana encounter to advance to the quarter-finals on a dramatic day of upsets.

    It took world team silver and Australian Open bronze winner Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana to make amends for the defeat of the stalwarts as he overcame 2012 champion Amit Sapru of Park Club in an impressive effort that included a spectacular break of 198, one less than Siddharth Parikh’s highest in the competition.

    PQF: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) 250-190; Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 250(198)-100; Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 250-127.


    Surve, Jham in quarter-finals

     Underdog Lalit Jham and last year’s runner-up Shekhar Surve stormed into the quarter-finals, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Thursday.

    Park Club’s Jham overcame Virendra Kumar of Central Railway, while Group E qualifier Surve of Shivaji Park Gymkhana halted India Junior No. 2 Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Khar Gymkhana in impressive wins.

    Australian Open bronze winner and former Railways champion Siddharth Parikh who hit the tournament’s highest break of 199 the previous day, added another brilliant 180 to advance to the last eight with a win over Cyrus Kayani of Dadar Parsi Colony Gymkhana.

    Also advancing to the quarter-finals were Hasan Badami of CCI and former junior state champion Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana who halted junior national champion Dhvaj Haria of Gujarat.

    PQF: Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) 250-90; Lalit Jham (Park Club) bt Virendra Kumar (C.Rly) 250-201; Siddharth Parikh (Rys) bt Cyrus Kayani (DPCG) 250-(180)-103; Hasan Badami (CCI) bt Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) 250-22; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Dhvaj Haria (Guj) 250-147.

    Round Robin: Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) 250-174. Group E: Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 250-122. Group F: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Aditya Agrawal (Rlys) 250-130.


    Parikh fires 199 break

    Australian Open bronze winner Siddharth Parikh fired 199 for the tournament’s highest break, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Wednesday.

    Playing with a -600 handicap, former Railways champion Parikh topped Group D to qualify for the knock out pre-quarter-finals with an impressive win over 2012 champion Amit Sapru of Park Club who also qualified after finishing second.

    World team gold winner Ashok Shandilya, who hit 196 the previous day, overcame Rishabh Thakkar of Khar Gymkhana to cement his place in the last 16 from Group C, while national junior champion Dhvaj Haria of Gujarat fashioned his third straight win to top Group E and Virendra Kumar of Central Railway and former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana made it from Group H.

    Group C: Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) bt Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) 250-190.

    Group D: Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 250(199)-102.

    Group E: Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Joe Thomas (CRMI) 250-230; Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 250-7.

    Group F: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Lalit Jham (Park Club) 250-200.


    Badami, Ishpreet qualify

     India junior No. 2 Ishpreet Singh Chadha and Hasan Badami of CCI qualified for the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Tuesday.

    Chadha, of Khar Gymkhana, fashioned his third straight win when he beat Vishal Gehani of Park Club 250-158 to top Group G and was joined by senior state champion Arun Agrawal who finished second, while Badami overcame junior state champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana 250-157 in his concluding tie to top Group C.

    Meanwhile, world team silver medallist Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana registered his second win when he fired his third century break in the competition with a brilliant 187 in his win over Derek Sippy of Shivaji Park Gymkhana in Group A.

    Underdog Lalit Jham of Park Club upset Aditya Agrawal 250-204 to enhance his hopes of qualifying from Group F even as Agrawal hit a break of 120 in vain. Also keeping his hopes alive was Virendra Kumar of Central Railway who registered a crucial second win in Group H, following his shock win over former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana. 

    Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Derek Sippy (SPG) 250(187)-110.

    Group C: Hasan Badami (CCI) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 250-157; Hasan Badami bt Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) 250-230.

    Group D: Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) bt Rafath Habib (TN) 250-160; Rafath Habib bt Ronnie Daruwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 250-138.

    Group G: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club) 250-158; Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 250-203.

    Group F: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) 250-230; Aditya Agrawal (Rlys) bt Nikhil Ghadge 250-202; Lalit Jham (Park Club) bt Aditya Agrawal 250-204(120).

    Group H: Virendra Kumar (CRly) bt Philip Daniel (CRMI) 250-119.


    Shandilya misses double century break

     World Team gold medallist Ashok Shandilya missed a double century break by a whisker, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Monday.

    Playing his second Group C tie with a -600 handicap, Shandilya, who earlier was shocked by Hasan Badami of CCI, made amends with the tournament’s highest break of 196 while prevailing over junior state champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana 250-68. 

    State senior champion Arun Agrawal of Matunga Gymkhana, who was stunned by India junior No. 2 Ishpreet Singh Chadha in his opener, also delighted with breaks of 186 and 158 in his Group G tie against Vishal Gehani of Park Club who crashed to his second straight defeat. 

    Meanwhile, Rovin D’Souza of Railways fashioned his third straight win to top Group B and qualify for the pre-quarter-final knock out along with former state junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana who also hit an unfinished 107 to finish second.

    National junior champion Dhvaj Haria of Gujarat coasted to his second straight win in Group E.

    Group A: Cyrus Kayani (DPCG) bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) 250-178; Farhad Tengra bt Derek Sippy (SPG) 250-225.

    Group B: Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) 250(107*)-72; Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) 250-92.

    Group C: Hasan Badami (CCI) bt Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 250-111; Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 250(196)-68.

    Group G: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 250-156; Rohan Jambusaria bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club) 250-234; Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Vishal Gehani 250(158,186)-241. .

    Group E: Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG) 250-188.

    Group F: Lalit Jham (Park Club) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) 250-152.

    Group H: Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) bt Philip Daniel (CRMI) 250-160.


    Habib, Patel shocked 

    Rafath Habib of Railways and Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana were shocked, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Sunday. 

    Tamil Nadu-based Habib, playing with a handicap of -350 struggled as he went down to 2012 winner Amit Sapru (-100) who fashioned his second win in Group D, while Patel (-600) lost to Virendra Kumar (-75) of Central Railway in Group H. Junior state champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana was the other notable loser in Group C, 

    The significant winners were Rovin D’Souza of Railways who won back-to-back ties in Group B, and national junior billiards champion Dhvaj Haria of Gujarat who hit a break of 120 in Group E.  

    Results: Group B: Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Jaiveer Dhingra 325-424; Rovin D’Souza bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) 325-275(75); Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) 250-226. 

    Group C: Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 250-84. 

    Group D: Amit Sapru (Park Club) bt Rafath Habib (TN) 350-528.

    Group E: Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Joe Thomas (CRMI) 650(120)-173; Joe Thomas bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 250-121. 

    Group H: Virendra Kumar (CRMI) bt Nalin Patel 325-621.  


    Ishpreet stuns Agrawal

     India junior billiards No. 2 Ishpreet Singh Chadha shocked state senior champion Arun Agrawal, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Saturday.

    Playing with a -125 handicap, Khar Gymkhana’s Chadha overcame the favourite who played with a -600 handicap in a Group G tie for an early upset in the competition. In contrast, former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana and Australian Open bronze and world team silver medallist Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana lived up to their reputations with comfortable wins. Sitwala delighted with breaks of 147 and 173 in his effort against a hapless Cyrus Kayani of Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana.   

    2012 winner Amit Sapru, with a handicap of -100, overcame Ronnie Daruwala (-90) of PJ Hindu Gymkhana 250-229 in an exciting Group D tie that was the closest contest of the day. 

    Results: Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Cyru Kayani (DPCG) 850(147,173)-278.

    Group G: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) 250-(-145).

    Group H: Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) 850-299.

    Group D: Amit Sapru (Park Club) bt Ronnie Daruwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 250-229.


    Surve, Jambusaria hit century breaks

     Defending champion Rohan Jambusaria and runner-up Shekhar Surve fired century breaks, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Friday.

    The duo lit up the knock out round of 32 as Jambusaria, with a handicap of -120, hit 113 in his 320-134 win over Sanket Bapat of Shivaji Park Gymkhana in the race to 200 contest. SPG’s Surve hit 101 in his 200-79 win over Sunil Ghadge of Central Railway Mechanical Institute.

    The other significant winners were, state junior billiards champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana, Sunil Jain of Elphinstone Cricket Club, Derek Sippy of SPG and Amit Sapru of Park Club. 

    Results: Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Mithil Shinde (Thane) 260-158; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Sanket Bapat (SPG) 320(113)-134; Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) bt Cyrus Kayani (DPCG) 260-210; Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) bt Meherzad Bhagwagar (Elphinstone CC) 200-122; Derek Sippy bt Joe Thomas (CRMI) 200-167; Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt K.K. Bhatia (PJ Hindu Gym) 200-50; Amit Sapru (Park Club) bt Sumehr Mago 200-113; Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Sunil Ghadge (CRMI) 200-79.


    Bapat, Mago move up

    Ten-year-old Sumehr Mago and Sanket Bapat qualified for the knock out, in the SPG-Park Club Open Billiards Handicap Tournament on Thursday.

    Khar Gymkhana’s Mago, the youngest cueist in the competition, finished second behind topper Vishal Gehani to qualify from Group K, while SPG’s Bapat also was second behind state junior champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymmkhana to make it from Group B.

    Among the others to qualify were, defending champion Rohan Jambusaria, runner-up Shekhar Surve, Derek Sippy and Ronnie Daruwala.


    The Tournament format is very interesting / unique with a combination of both round -robin and Knock - out stages. ( In different stages ). All matches will be played on time -format and point format.

    Stage 1 :

    Round Robin with 16 groups of 4 players each ( 1 hr. format ) . 2 top players from each group to quality for next stage.

    Stage 2 :

    Knock out round ( Race to 200) . In this stage, suitable handicaps will be given to the respective player s who have qualified for this stage. Handicaps (same or revised ) will continue up to the final stage.

    Stage 3 :

    Introduction of 14 invitees . Round -Robin involving 16 players who have qualified from Stage 2 + 14 invitees divided into 8 groups of 4 players each point format (race to 250) 2 top players from each to qualify for the Pre quarter final. (point format race to 250) Quarters race to 300 , Semis & Finals race to 350 . Pre - Quarters onwards Knock out 

    Dress Code : Players are permitted to wear casuals including jeans (Only Collar T Shirts ) accompanied by leather / sports shoes upto stage 3 Round Robin  From the Pre quarter - final stage onwards, Formals

    Entry fees will be Rs.750/- per player and can be given to the following people:

     

    NOTE

     

    CURRENTLY THERE ARE 14 DIRECT ENTRIES IN THE MAIN DRAW IF REQUIRED THE TWO LOWEST MARGIN LOSERS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE KNOCK OUT STAGE TO THE MAIN DRAW.


    TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE :

     

    TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS : MR. AMIT SAPRU

    TOURNAMENT SECRETARIES : MR. DEREK SIPPY & MR. DEVENDRA JOSHI

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 

    MR. SHEKHAR SURVE , RONNIE DARUWALLA , VISHAL GEHANI , SANKET BAPAT