Concluded
 Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament 2015
Organised by BSAM
27 December 2014 to 08 January 2015

Dhruv Sitwala

  • Venue

    Matunga Gymkhana

    Lakhamshi Napoo road,
    Matunga,
    Mumbai - 400 019
    Phone - 24143828

  • Entry Fees

    RS. 700/-

  • Price Money

    Winner - Rs. 20,000/-

    Runners-Up - Rs. 12,000/-

    Semi-Finalist - Rs. 7,000/- (each)

    Quarter-Finalist - Rs. 4,000/- (each)

     

    MAXIMUM NO. OF BREAKS 130 & ABOVE PRE-QUARTER FINAL ONWARDS  RS. 5000/-

     

    Total Prize Money - Rs. 67,000/-

    Entry Fees - Rs. 700/-


     

  • Description

     

    MATUNGA GYMKHANA OPEN BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT 2015 
    Knock - Out Draw  6th  - 8th January  2015 DRAW RESULT
    Main Draw 2ND - 6th  January  2015 DRAW RESULT
    Qualifying Round 27th - 30th  December 2014 DRAW RESULT

     

    MAXIMUM NO. OF BREAKS 130 & ABOVE PRE-QUARTER FINAL ONWARDS

    RS. 5000/-

     

     
    Matunga Gymkhana Billiards  Tournament Winner : 2012 Matunga Gymkhana Billiards  Tournament Winner : 2013

    Matunga Gymkhana Billiards  Tournament Winner : 2015

    Dhruv Sitwala

    Dhruv Sitwala

    Dhruv Sitwala

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hat-trick for champ Sitwala

     

    Defending champion Dhruv Sitwala fashioned a nail-biting 4-3 win over Siddharth Parikh of CCI in a high voltage championship round to complete a hat-trick of titles, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament.

    Winner in the last two editions, ONGC’s Sitwala, who enjoyed a 3-1 lead in the 150-up best-of-seven frames final, was forced into a pulsating decider by a never-say-die Parikh who was just four points away from snatching the crown in an edge-of-the-seat contest between the Australian Open bronze winners that included five spectacular century breaks and was sprinkled with all the thrills.

    Former Railways champion Parikh opened up with a break of 76 in the first frame for an encouraging 1-0 advantage before India No. 4 Sitwala took command with two unfinished breaks of 145 and 113 in the second and third frames, respectively, and went up 3-1 with a break of 59 in the fourth, while thriving on in-offs and significant top-table contributions.

    Parikh threatened to change the script when Sitwala led 139-15 in the crucial fifth frame and was just 11 points from victory when he attempted a pot, and missed, instead of a safety shot. Parikh seized the opportunity to initiate one of the most spectacular recoveries, at a time the chips were down, when he fired an unfinished 138 and followed it with another unfinished 135 in the sixth frame, in a breathtaking effort that was a reflection of his consistency in a rewarding season that has earned him a slew of titles, championship round appearances and milestone breaks.

    In a final frame that could have gone either way, Parikh added more sparkle when he fired a 75 and 69 to lead 146-20 after missing a simple red pot. Sitwala returned to display why he also was the recipient of two individual world silvers when, needing a 130 break and nothing less to seal victory, he hit a spectacular 129 under pressure that ended perilously with a missed canon, a shot he preferred over an in-off in the centre pocket.

    It was Parikh’s golden opportunity but it went abegging following an unsuccessful shot. A cautious Sitwala made sure it was the last visit with a brilliant long in-off that earned him his third title in a row at the Matunga Gymkhana.

     

    “I never imagined Siddharth would hit two back-to-back unfinished century breaks. It was a world-class comeback by him,” explained Sitwala. “Honestly, it was anybody’s game.”

    “I always believed I could stage a comeback,” reasoned Parikh. “I was potting well and I focused on top-table and the floating white, which are my forte.”

    Results: Final: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Siddharth Parikh (CCI) 43-150(76), 150(145*)-41, 150(113*)-42, 150(59)-68, 139-150(138*), 0-150(135*), 150(129)-146(75,69).


    Sitwala on course for hat-trick

    Defending champion Dhruv Sitwala and runner-up Siddharth Parikh fashioned 4-0 semi-final wins to set up a title clash, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Thursday.

    Winner in the last two editions, world team silver winner Sitwala, of ONGC, remained on course for a hat-trick of titles when he halted the impressive run of former state champion Rishabh Thakkar in an effort that included an unfinished 116 break in the second frame, in the 150-up best-of-seven semi-finals.

    Australian Open bronze winner Parikh overcame senior state champion and 2012 runner-up Arun Agrawal with unfinished breaks of 126 in the second frame and 138 in the third.

    Earlier, in the quarter-finals, Thakkar shocked world team gold winner Devendra Joshi in a 4-3 thriller, after trailing 1-2 and 2-3.

    Results: Semi-finals: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) 150(79,36)-61, 150(116*)-112(69), 150(53,38)-79(39), 150(83)-20; Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) 150(72)-78, 150(126*)-134(67), 150(138*)-73(65), 150(80,49*)-140(40).

    Quarter-finals: Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) bt Devendra Joshi (PJ Hindu Gym) 150(65,73*)-52(30), 84(53)-150(100*), 133(49,44)-150(40,88), 150(55,53*)-135(40), 31-150(47,101), 150-129(39), 150-120; Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) 150(77)-49, 93(54)-150(43),150(53,70*)-20, 150(56,91*)-78(46), 150(34,95)-26.


    Arun, Parikh in semis

    Siddharth Parikh of CCI and senior state champion Arun Agrawal registered contrasting wins to advance to the semi-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Wednesday.

    While Arun tamed his son Aditya 4-0, Australian Open bronze winner Parikh endured a stiff challenge before overcoming world team gold winner Ashok Shandilya 4-2, in the 150-up best-of-seven frames quarter-final action that was studded with big breaks.                                                                                 

    Arun’s effort included an unfinished 93 and 91, while Parikh hit a crucial 94 in the fifth frame for a 3-2 lead, in reply to Shandilya’s unfinished 114 in the fourth, and added a decisive unfinished 131 in the sixth to take away the match.

    Earlier, in the best-of-five pre-quarter-finals, world team gold winner Devendra Joshi escaped to a thrilling 3-2 win over Hitesh Kotwani of CCI. Joshi’s effort included an unfinished 139 in the second frame.

    Results: Quarter-finals: Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Aditya Agrawal (Rlys) 150(83,56*)-47(47), 159(50, 35)-110(47), 150(45,93*)-43, 150(91)-4; Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 150(48,67)-22, 31-150(82), 150(53)-37, 11-150(114*), 150(94)-113(49), 150(131*)-27.

    Pre-Quarter-finals: Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) 75-150(44), 150(55,60*)-4, 150(55)-52, 150(45)-100(44); Devendra Joshi (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) 115(93)-150(43,44), 150(139*)-59(49), 150(66)-142(83), 89-150(50*), 150(41)-69.


    Parikh fires 153

    Siddharth Parikh of CCI fired a stunning unfinished 153 break to storm into the quarter-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Tuesday.

    Enjoying a rewarding season with a slew of significant century breaks, including a 303 at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana-Park Club, Australian Open bronze winner and former Railways champion Parikh lit up the competition with the tournament’s highest break that came in the second frame of the 150-up best-of-five contest. In a breathtaking show of consistency, Parikh’s effort came inbetween an unfinished 110 in the first frame and an unfinished 129 in the third that left Amit Sapru of Park Club stranded.

    World team silver winner Dhruv Sitwala also lived up to the reputation of the favourites when he cruised past Shekhar Surve of Shivaji Park Gymkhana 3-0 that included an unfinished 114 in the first frame and an unfinished 141 in the second.

    V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana added more sheen to an exciting day of big breaks when he hit unfinished breaks of 127 and 104 while overcoming former state junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana 3-0.

    The others to enter the quarter-finals were, father and son duo Arun and Aditya Agrawal and former state champion Rishabh Thakkar of Khar Gymkhana who came through back-to-back round robin wins including a shock win over world team gold winner Ashok Shandilya before halting Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club in the last 16.

    Results: Pre-Quarter-finals: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 150(110*)-63, 150(153*)-4, 150(129*)-0; Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG) 150(114*)-33, 150(141*)-20, 150(43,81*)-61; Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Jatinder Dawer (NSCI) 150-32, 150(51*)-35, 150(51)-84; Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 150(97,47)-37, 150(50)-26, 150(81,59)-7; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 150(127*)-14; 150(104*)-90(60); 150(41*)-76; Aditya Agrawal (Rlys) bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) 150(94*)-47, 150(74)-128(53), 150-133.  

    Round Robin: Group C: Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) bt Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 100(88*)-14, 0-100(100*), 12-100(52), 100(83)-39, 100(98*)-17; Rishabh Thakkar bt Percy Patel (Matunga Gym) 100(39)-99, 100(37)-43, 100(35*)-50.

    Group D: Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym) 100(55)-51(41), 96-100, 100-35, 100-87(41).

    Group E: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG) 100-43, 100(70)-7, 100(95)-23; Shekhar Surve bt Shekhar Krishnan (Chembur Gym) 100-32, 37-100, 100(61)-63, 90-100, 100-23.


    Joshi in pre-quarter-finals

    Subramanian misses century break

    World team gold winner Devendra Joshi registered back-to-back wins to seal his place in the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Monday.

    A title contender, Joshi of Bharat Petroleum, completed three wins in a row to top Group D after prevailing over Farhad Tengra of Elphinstone Cricket Club and Rishabh Kumar of Bombay Gymkhana.

    Also making the grade was Aditya Agrawal of Railways who also fashioned his third straight win to top Group F and was joined by second-placed Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone, former state junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra who finished second in Group B and Amit Sapru of Park Club who was second behind Dhruv Sitwala in Group A.

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana and Jatinder Dawer of NSCI coasted to their second wins to keep their hopes alive in Group H. Subramanian’s effort included a break of 99.

    Results: Group A: Amit Sapru (Park Club) bt Nikhil Lalwani (Chembur Gym) 100-68, 100(35)-52, 100-44.

    Group B: Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Ankit Thakkar (Matunga Gym) 100-88, 100(77)-39, 63-100(50*), 100-67.

    Group D: Devendra Joshi (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) 100(40)-71, 58-100, 100(37)-52, 100(38*)-27; Devendra Joshi bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym) 100(52)-44, 100(96)-15, 100(64)-5.

    Group F: Aditya Agrawal (Rlys) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) 58-100, 100(55)-78, 100(45)-52, 100(73)-8.

    Group G: Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) bt Shailesh Rao (Matunga Gym) 100-72, 100(51,28*)-5, 100(44)-67; Satbir Narula (CCI) bt Shailesh Rao 100(45)-49, 100(39)-85, 100-47; Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) 100(65)-51, 100(71)-0, 100(40,60*)-46.

    Group H: Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt Chandu Kansodaria 3-100(46), 100(48)-48, 96-100, 100(62)-52, 100-77; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Chandu Kansodaria 100(65,35*)-20, 100(68*)-67(54), 100(99)-19; Jatinder Dawer (NSCI) bt Nikhil Ghadge 100(48)-50, 100(37)-85, 100(40)-60.


    Dawer rallies to stun Raja

    Sitwala fires unfinished 107 to qualify

     

    Jatinder Dawer of NSCI rallied to shock fancied V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian in a 3-2 thriller, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Sunday.

    Dawer, who lost his opening Group H tie, kept his hopes alive when he recovered from a 1-2 deficit against the favourite. Dawer, who dropped the opening frame in a tight finish in the 100-up best-of-five contest, hit a significant break of 38 to win the second frame and added a crucial 44 in the decider to take the match away.

    Dawer’s effort overshadowed yet another century break by world team silver winner Dhruv Sitwala who fired an unfinished 107 that eclipsed his previous best of 101 in the competition for his third straight win that helped him top Group A and qualify for the knock out pre-quarter-finals.

    Joining Sitwala in the last 16 was Vishal Madan of Chembur Gymkhana who also fashioned his third straight win to top Group B.

    Results: Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Chandresh Shah (PJ Hindu Gym) 100(44,47*)-6, 100(44,51)-10, 100(107*)-0;

    Group B: Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Ankit Thakkar (Matunga Gym) 100(52)-54, 100(42)-39, 61-100, 100-96; Vishal Madan bt Lalit Jham (Park Club) 100(76)-15, 100(85)-7, 100-74.

    Group C: Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) bt Percy Patel (Matunga Gym) 100(39)-33, 100(51*)-10, 100(72*)-5.

    Group D: Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) bt Sanjiv Bijlani (Park Club) 100(42)-73, 100-53, 100-68; Devendra Joshi (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Sanjiv Bijlani 100(72*)-58, 100(76)-67, 100(45,49*)-25.

    Group G: Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) bt Satbir Narula (CCI) 100(76)-42, 100(76)-22, 100-93.

    Group H: Jatinder Dawer (NSCI) bt V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) 86-100, 100(38*)-29, 17-100(57,43*), 100-34, 100(41)-46.


    Aditya Agrawal hits 100

    Aditya Agrawal of Railways hit an unfinished 100 break on a rewarding day, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Saturday.

    Agrawal fired the coveted break in his impressive 3-0 win over Sunil Jain of Elphinstone Cricket Club in Group F and went on to beat Ronnie Daruwalla of PJ Hindu Gymkhana 3-1 for his second straight win in the 100-up best-of-five frames contest.

    The favourites eased through and lived up to their reputations by firing the big breaks as world team gold winner Ashok Shandilya kicked off his campaign with an unfinished 92 against Vishal Gehani of Park Club in Group C, and world team silver winner Dhruv Sitwala, hit a 92 and added an unfinished 99 in his 3-0 win over Nikhil Lalwani of Chembur Gymkhana for his second straight win in Group A.

    The other significant winners were Australian Open bronze winner Siddharth Parikh of CCI and senior state champion Arun Agrawal.

    Results: Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Nikhil Lalwani (Chembur Gym) 100-23, 100(92)-16, 100(99unf)-0.

    Group B: Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 67-100, 100(52unf)-10, 100-58, 100-85; Lalit Jham (Park Club) bt Ankit Thakkar (Matunga Gym) 100-81, 68-100, 100-61, 100(55)-30; Jaiveer Dhingra bt Lalit Jham 100-47, 100-45, 100-82.

    Group C: Ashok Shandilya (Rly) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club) 100-87, 100(76)-5, 100(92)-36; Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) bt Vishal Gehani 100-5, 100-18, 100-64.

    Group E: Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Cyrus Kyani (DPCG) 33-100, 100(42)-30, 96-100, 100-63, 100-20; Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Shekhar Krishnan (Chembur Gym) 100-30, 100(73)-13, 100(62)-11.

    Group F: Aditya Agrawal (Rly) bt Ronnie Daruwalla (PJ Hindu Gym) 100(55unf)-49, 86-100(40), 100-69, 100(50)-12; Aditya Agrawal bt Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) 100-38, 100(100unf)-45, 100-82; Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) bt Ronnie Daruwalla 100-72, 100-39, 100-54.

    Group G: Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Shailesh Rao (Matunga Gym) 100(59)-11, 100(42)-33, 100(72)-14.

    Group H: Chandu Kansodaria (MCF) bt Jatinder Dawer (NSCI) 100-87, 100-43, 95-100, 100-94.


    Jagdale wins decider

    Sitwala fires 101

    Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club fired a decisive break in the decider to snatch an exciting 3-2 win, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Friday.

    Jagdale, who led 2-1, gave the elite main draw an explosive start when he hit a 55 break in the final frame of the 100-up best-of-five Group F tie against club mate Sunil Jain who forced the decider with a 69 break in the crucial fourth frame.

    Chandresh Shah of PJ Hindu Gymkhana also rallied from 1-2 to snatch a 3-2 win over Nikhil Lalwani of Chembur Gymkhana in Group A, while Sanjiv Bijlani of Park Club overcame Rishabh Kumar of Bombay Gymkhana by the same margin in Group D to complete an exciting day of close encounters.

    V. Subramanian of the host club kicked off his campaign with a 3-0 win over club mate Nikhil Ghadge in an effort that included a break of 58 in the opening frame and 49 in the second, while world team silver winner and defending champion Dhruv Sitwala, aiming for a hat-trick of titles, fired an unfinished 101 in his 3-0 win over Amit Sapru of Park Club in Group A.

    Results: Group A: Chandresh Shah (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Nikhil Lalwani (Chembur Gym) 100-42, 35-100, 100-24, 23-100, 100-62; Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 100(101unf)-25, 100(47)-30, 100(85)-40.

    Group D: Sanjiv Bijlani (Park Club) bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym) 71-100, 100-14, 100-72, 88-100, 100-64.

    Group F: Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) bt Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) 100-20, 36-100, 100-18, 17-100(69), 100(55)-20.

    Group H: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) 100(58)-55, 100(49)-58, 100-53.


    Patel, Bijlani qualify

    Percy Patel and Sanjiv Bijlani registered narrow wins to qualify for the main draw, in the Matunga Gymkhana Open Billiards Tournament on Thursday.

    Patel, of the host club, rallied to a thrilling 213-204 win over Sanket Bapat of Shivaji Park Gymkhana in the one-hour time format encounter that was the closest tie of the day. In other exciting matches, Park Club duo Bijlani and Lalit Jham also fashioned hard-fought wins while prevailing over Sanchit Gemavat of MCF, Borivali 253-209 and Darshan Shah of Matunga Gymkhana 172-146, respectively.

    Cyrus Kyani, Satbir Narula, Nikhil Lalwani, Sunil Jain and Jatinder Dawer were the others who advanced to the 100-up best-of-five frames round robin elite main draw that kicks off on Friday.

    The round robin has eight groups with four players each and includes world team gold winners Devendra Joshi and Ashok Shandilya, world team silver winner Dhruv Sitwala, Australian Open bronze winner Siddharth Parikh and senior state champion Arun Agrawal. The top two from each group will qualify for the knock out 150-up best-of-seven frames pre-quarter-finals.

     

    Results (Final qualifying Rd): Cyrus Kyani (DPCG) bt Ashwin Deshmukh (Dadar Club) 250-118; Satbir Narula (CCI) bt Gaurav Jaisinghani (Vashi) 293-96; Sanjiv Bijlani (Park Club) bt Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) 253-209; Percy Patel (Matunga Gym) bt Sanket Bapat (SPG) 213-204; Nikhil Lalwani (Chembur Gym) bt Abhya Haralkar (MbPT) 230-143; Lalit Jham (Park Club) bt Darshan Shah (Matunga Gym) 172-146; Sunil Jain (Elphinstone CC) bt Dhaval Kenia (Matunga Gym) 230-122; Jatinder Dawer (NSCI) bt Poras Shah (Matunga Gym) 255-165.


    It is proposed to hold an Open Billiards Tournament (Points Format) by Matunga


    Gymkhana under the auspices of BSAM as per the details given below :

    Qualifying Rounds (knock-out) - from 27/12/14 to 30/12/14

    Main Draw - from 2/1/2015 to 8/1/2015

    (no matches on 31/12/14, 1/1/15  on account of New Year)

     

     

    Tournament Committee Members :

    1) Mr. V. Subramanian  (9819890401)

    2) Mr. Arun Agrawal  (9969927698)

    3) Mr. Siddharth Parikh  (9920970153)

    4) Mr. Shekhar Surve

    5) Mr. Devendra Joshi

    6) Mr. Amit Thakkar

    7) Mr. Darshan shah

    8) Percy Patel

    9) Naresh Sadarangani