Concluded
 MCF Open Break Billiards Tournament 2015
Organised by BSAM
23 February 2015 to 04 March 2015

Left Winner Nalin Patel & Runner - up Siddharth Parikh

  • Venue

    Mandpeshwar Civic Federation

    M.C.F. Complex, Gymkhana Road,
    Prem Nagar, Borivali (w)
    Mumbai - 400 092

  • Entry Fees

    Rs. 600/- Per Entry

  • Price Money

    Winner  :  Rs.30,000/-

    Runner-Up : Rs.16,000/-

    Losing Semifinalists (2 Nos.) : Rs.18,000/-

    Losing Quarterfinalists (4 Nos.) : Rs. 20,000/-

    Losing Pre Quarterfinalists (8 Nos.) : Rs.16,000/-

    Highest Break from pre quarterfinal onwards : Rs.  5,000/-

    Highest Break up to pre quarterfinal : Rs.  3,000/-

     

  • Description

     


                                     Co-Sponsor                                                                                                                    Co-Sponsor

     

     

     

    4-3-2015 TO 5-3-2015

    KNOCK - OUT DRAW

    1-3-2015 TO 3-3-2015

    23-2-2015  TO 28-2-2015


     


     

    Patel is MCF champ 

    Former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel overcame Siddharth Parikh of CCI in a thrilling final to emerge champion, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament. 

    Bombay Gymkhana’s Patel prevailed 5-4 in a championship round between quality cueists who manifested their brilliant form with a slew of century and double century breaks at regularly intervals.

     Trailing 2-4 with just two minutes and 17 seconds remaining, Australian Open bronze winner Parikh drew level in dramatic fashion to force the two-hour contest into an extra half-hour that failed to break the deadlock, until Patel, who earlier hit 113 and 103 breaks, snatched the title in the ‘shootout’.

     Earlier, Parikh, who struck 298 in the pre-quarter-finals for the tournament’s highest break, halted India No. 2 Dhruv Sitwala in the semi-finals, while Patel overcame V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana in the other semi-final.  

     Results: Final: Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Siddharth Parikh (CCI) 5(113,103)-4(74).

     Semi-finals: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 62(180)-4(100,94,54); Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) 59(156,123,115)-0.

     Quarter-finals: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Mahadeo Bhogle (JVPG) 103(151,167,112)-2; Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) 60(129,125,118)-6; Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Vatsal Ponda (MCF) 2(105)-0; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 53(144)-0.


    Jambusaria, Ponda in QF

    Parikh hits 246*

    Vatsal Ponda and Rohan Jambusaria registered contrasting wins to enter the quarter-finals, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Wednesday.

    Among the others who advanced to the last eight were, Harmehr Mago, V. Subramanian, India No. 2 Dhruv Sitwala and former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel who bungled top-table in-offs and screw cannons but made amends with centre pocket in-offs and a 133 break.

    Earlier, Australian Open bronze winner Siddharth Parikh fired an unfinished 246, for the tournament’s highest break, and missed another double by just two points, in his concluding round-robin tie to enter the pre-quarter-finals.

    While Ponda made the most of home conditions to sail past Manveer Sohal of JVPG, a decisive, 10-minute break of 72 just two minutes from the end saw Jambusaria edge past Vishal Madan of Chembur Gymkhana in a thriller.

    With the scores tied at the end of the 90-minute pre-quarter-final between Jambusaria and Madan, the contest was forced into the half-hour extra time where Madan fired a break of 80 in his last visit that came to a premature end, before Jambusaria returned to snatch the match.

    Results: Pre-quarter-finals: Vatsal Ponda (MCF) bt Manveer Sohal (JVPG) 21-6; Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Sunil Jain (ECC) 18-0; Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 30(58,83,133)-2; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) 18(72)-0(80); Dhruv Sitwala bt Mehul Sutaria (MCF) 4(54,61)-1; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Sparsh Pherwani 23(117,66)-15.

    Rd of 32 round robin: Group A: Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 14(113)-0; Parikh bt Vijay Mallah (MCF) 245(246*,198)-0

    Group B: Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Ninad Borkar (MIG) 13(107)-12; Agrawal bt Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) 38(130)-25; Vatsal Ponda (MCF) bt Agrawal 6-3(97,93).

    Group C: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Suresh Sawant (MCF) 6-0; Sitwala bt Sparsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) 12(109)-0; Sitwala bt Rovin D’Souza 25(120,103)-0.

    Group F: Manveer Sohal (JVPG) bt Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) 24-7.


    Subramanian in last 16

    with 4 century breaks

     

    V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana struck four century breaks to qualify for the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Tuesday. 

    Subramanian endured a busy day as he fired 111 and a half-century break to overcome Vishal Yelve of Club Aquaria, 101 and an unfinished 103 to beat Ashwin Deshmukh of Dadar Club and ended the day with a break of 106 to prevail over Bharat Vyas of the host club for an all-win record in Group H.

     While Subramanian fired the big breaks, MCF’s Mehul Sutaria turned giant-killer with an upset win over former state champion Rishabh Thakkar of Khar Gymkhana that kept his hopes alive in Group F. It was Sutaria’s second significant win after he shocked state junior champion Nikhil Saigal on Monday.

    Among the others who qualified were, Nalin Patel, Mahadeo Bhogle, Harmehr Mago, Vishal Madan, Sunil Jain and Rohan Jambusaria.

    Results: Rd of 32 round robin: Group A: Akash Asrani (Khar Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club) 13-2; Sapru bt Vijay Mallah (MCF) 52(61,49,44)-4; Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Asrani 8(103,51)-0.

    Group D: Mahadeo Bhogle (JVPG) bt Sumehr Mago (Khar Gym) 17-11; Mago bt Deepak Ahire (MCF) 17-6; Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Mago 13(103,96,76)-0; Bhogle bt Ahire 47(66,32)-0.

    Group E: Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Sanket Bapat (SPG) 9-8; Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Akshay Gogri (MCF) 14(95)-4; Madan bt Mago 4(50)-3; Mago drew Gogri 19-19; Gogri bt Bapat 12-11; Madan bt Bapat 2-0.

    Group F: Manveer Sohal (JVPG) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 15-12; Sohal bt Mehul Sutaria (MCF) 25-9; Sutaria bt Rishabh Thakkar (Khar Gym) 11(78,60)-0.

    Group G: Chandu Shah (JVPG) bt Melwyn Mascarenhas (Catholic Gym) 23(73)-17; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Mascarenhas (56,50,50)-0; Sunil Jain (ECC) bt Shah 11-0; Jambusaria bt Shah 27(70,55)-0; Jain bt Mascarenhas 13-0; Jain bt Jambusaria 20-0.

    Group H: Bharat Vyas (MCF) bt Ashwin Deshmukh (Dadar Club) 13-6; Deshmukh bt Vishal Yelve (Club Aquaria) 11-3; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Yelve 28(111,81)-10; Yelve bt Vyas 9-6; Subramanian bt Deshmukh 38(101,103*)-15; Subramanian bt Vyas 23(106)-2.


    Saigal shocked 

    State junior champion Nikhil Saigal endured an early setback in the round of 32 round robin, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Monday. 

    Playing in Group F, where he is one of the favourites to qualify for the knock out pre-quarter-finals, Saigal went down to Mehul Sutaria of the host club in his opener, in a close contest. With former senior state champion Rishabh Thakkar in the group, Saigal has the onerous task of winning his remaining two ties.  

    Results: Rd of 32 round robin: Group F: Mehul Sutaria (MCF) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 3-2.

     

     


     

    Nalin Patel on a roll

     

    Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana fired two century breaks and narrowly missed a third, as the round of 32 round robin got under way, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Sunday. 

    Former world professional No. 7 Patel hit 116 and 112 in his win over Mahadeo Bhogle of JVPG and added an unfinished 96 while prevailing over Deepak Ahire of MCF in Group D to virtually seal his place in the knock out pre-quarter-finals. 

    Patel’s impressive form overshadowed the upset of the day where young Sparsh Pherwani of Khar Gymkhana shocked former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza in Group C.  

    Results: Rd of 32 round robin: Group A: Vajay Mallah (MCF) bt Akash Asrani (Khar Gym) 7-0.

    Group B: Vastal Ponda (MCF) bt Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) 20-8; Ninad Borkar (MIG) bt Ponda 5-0; Gurbaxani bt Borkar 39(49)-29.

    Group C: Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Suresh Sawant (MCF) 29(54)-0; Sparsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) bt D’Souza 14-2; Sawant bt Pherwani 10-9.

    Group D: Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Deepak Ahire (MCF) 4(96*,71)-1; Patel bt Mahadeo Bhogle (JVPG) 40(116,112)-5.


    Dhruv, Arun fire double centuries

    India No. 2 Dhruv Sitwala and state senior champion Arun Agrawal fired double century breaks, while qualifying for the round of 32, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Saturday.

    Twice world runner-up and Australian Open bronze winner Sitwala hit 217 for the tournament’s highest break and added an unbeaten 120 to top Group A. Agrawal hit 205, the competition’s second highest break, and added two century breaks in back-to-back wins to top Group D.

    The other century breaks came from Vishal Madan of Chembur Gymkhana and V. Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana, who qualified from Groups E and F, respectively.

    Siddharth Parikh, Nalin Patel, SPG-Park Club winner Rovin D’Souza and state sub junior champion Kreishh Gurbaxani were among the others to qualify.

    Results: Group A: Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) 159(217,120*)-2.

    Group D: Sahil Mohite (ECC) bt Sudhir Khatavkar (MCF) 22-12; Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Mohite 96(141,125)-0; Agrawal bt Sunil Jain (ECC) 122(205)-1.

    Group E: Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club) 61(141)-18; Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) bt Gehani 9-8; Avenish Shah (MCF) bt Gehani 27-16.

    Group F: V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Ketan Kansodaria (MCF) 38(118,75,72,69)-0; Kansodaria bt Baban Solanki (DPCG) 11-6; Sparsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) bt Solanki 11-2.

    Group I: Manveer Sohal (JVPG) bt Deepak Ahire (MCF) 37-10.

    Group L: Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Suresh Sawant (MCF) 53-4.

    Group M: Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Amit Joshi (MCF) 24-14; Saigal bt Chandresh Shah (JVPG) 52-0.

    Group O: Mahadeo Bhogle (JVPG) bt Akshay Gogri (MCF) 14-5; Bhogle bt Ibrahim Sheikh 26-7; Dinesh Dhumal (Matunga Gym) bt Sheikh 4-0; Gogri bt Dhumal 20-5.

    Group P: Ronnie Daruwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Ashwin Deshmukh (Dadar Club) 26-20; Deshmukh bt Vajay Mallah (MCF) 22-8; Iqbal Rokadia (ECC) bt Daruwala 38(50)-2.

     


    Bapat scrapes through

     

    Sanket Bapat of Shivaji Park Gymkhana snatched a crucial win to qualify for the round of 32, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Friday. 

    In a contest where a win was mandatory for both cueists, Bapat overcame formidable Rishabh Kumar of Bombay Gymkhana for his second win to finish second in Group N behind topper Harmehr Mago of Khar Gymkhana who fashioned his third straight win while prevailing over Kumar earlier. 

    Also qualifying for the next phase, from Group G, were Vastal Ponda of MCF and Harmehr’s sibling 11-year-old Sumehr, the youngest cueist in the competition.

     The other significant winners were Sunil Jain of Elphinstone Cricket Club who scored two straight wins in Group D, and state junior champion Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana who opened his campaign with a win over Manjeet Singh Bhomar of North Indian Association in Group M.  

     Results: Group A: Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) bt Prabdeep Singh (MIG) 17-2.

     Group B: Mehul Sutaria (MCF) bt Vishnu Shrikurkar (JVPG) 24-6.

     Group C: Deven Mistry (MCF) bt Akash Asrani (Khar Gym) 16-2; Asrani Sushrut Pandia (PJ Hindu Gym) 31-0.

     Group D: Sunil Jain (ECC) bt Sudhir Khatavkar (MCF) 6-4; Jain bt Sahil Mohite (ECC) 20-6.

     Group J: Chandu Kansodaria (MCF) bt Shivam Mehta (JVPG) 25(59,48)-2.

     Group M: Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Manjeet Singh Bhomar (NIA) 31-4; Chandresh Shah (JVPG) bt Bhomar 59(90,53)-21.

     Group N: Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym) 33-3; Kumar bt Rishabh Shah (MCF) 96(89,65,59)-0; Sanket Bapat (SPG) bt Kumar 45(48)-4.


    Parikh dazzles

    Australian Open bronze medallist Siddharth Parikh of CCI dazzled with six century breaks in back-to-back wins, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Thursday.

    Parikh kicked off his campaign with wins over Mehul Sutaria of MCF that included four century and two half-century breaks where he missed a double century by just four points in Group B, and against Sunil Ghadge where he fired two more century breaks.

    Parikh lit up the competition and inspired the other top cueists, as twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala hit a century and three half-century breaks while making amends for his shock defeat to Vishal Yelve of Club Aquaria in his Group A opener and former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana got a century and three half-century breaks also while atoning for his shock defeat to Akash Asrani of Khar Gymkhana in Group C.

    Aditya Agrawal of PJ Hindu Gymkhana also suffered a shock defeat against against the tournament’s youngest cueist, 11-year-old Sumehr Mago of Khar Gymkhana, while V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian of Matunga Gymkhana fashioned two wins and Rohan Jambusaria of MCF registered his third win to top Group K to qualify for the next phase.

    Results: Group A: Vishal Yelve (Club Aquaria) bt Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 12-2; Sitwala bt Prabdeep Singh (MIG) 55(145,92,89,67)-31; Yelve bt Singh 6-0.

    Group B: Mehul Sutaria (MCF) bt Sunil Ghadge (CRMI) 23-20; Siddharth Parikh (CCI) bt Sutaria 187(196,128,117,114,67,57)-0; Parikh bt Ghadge 35(114,109)-0.

    Group C: Akash Asrani (Khar Gym) bt Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) 14(94)-9; Patel bt Sushrut Pandia (PJ Hindu Gym) 25(108,67,65*,57).

    Group E: Avenish Shah (MCF) bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) 23-2; Madan bt Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) 37(112,85)-7.

    Group F: Sparsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) bt Ketan Kansodaria (MCF) 29-4; V. Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Baban Solanki (DPCG) 4(78,70)-2; Subramanian bt Pherwani 11(91)-0.

    Group G: Vastal Ponda (MCF) bt Mithil Shinde (Thane) 31-9; Aditya Agrawal (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Shinde 27(96,89,61*,60,57,53)-3; Sumehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Agrawal 6-4; Ponda bt Agrawal 32-2.

    Group K: Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Bharat Vyas (MCF) 4-2


    Jambusaria enhances hopes 

    Rohan Jambusaria of MCF fashioned back-to-back wins, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Wednesday. 

    2013 SPG-Park Club winner Jambusaria made the most of home conditions to hit three half-century breaks while prevailing over Jeet Gawde of SPG and Ravi Shetty of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana in Group K. Jambusaria’s effort included a 64 against Gawde in his opener, and 68 and 58 against Shetty. 

    In a surprise verdict, Vajay Mallah of MCF upset Ronnie Daruwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana in Group P, while 2013 SPG-Park Club runner-up Shekhar Surve of Shivaji Park Gymkhana was the other significant loser after going down in back-to-back matches in Group L. 

    Teen Harmehr Mago of Khar Gymkhana registered his second win in Group N, while the other notable winners were Melwyn Mascarenhas of Catholic Gymkhana and Mithil Shinde of Thane. 

    Results:

    Group C: Deven Mistry (MCF) bt Sushrut Pandia (PJ Hindu Gym) 6-4. 

    Group G: Mithil Shinde (Thane) bt Sumehr Mago (Khar Gym) 9-4. 

    Group J: Melwyn Mascarenhas (Catholic Gym) bt Chandu Kansodaria (MCF) 12-6; Ninad Borkar (MIG) bt Kansodaria 3-0. 

    Group K: Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Jeet Gawde (SPG) 23(64)-0; Gawde bt Ravi Shetty (JVPG) 10-6; Jambusaria bt Shetty 46(68,58)-6. 

    Group L: Dharmesh Mistry (MCF) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG) 11-5; Suresh Sawant (MCF) bt Surve 26-15. 

    Group N: Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Sanket Bapat (SPG) 33-20; Bapat bt Rishabh Shah (MCF) 16-13. 

    Group P: Vajay Mallah (MCF) bt Ronnie Daruwala (PJ Hindu Gym) 8-6.


     

    Nalin Patel fires 107 

    Former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana fired a brilliant century break for an impressive win, in the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation Open Break Billiards Tournament on Tuesday.Patel kicked off his campaign with the competition’s first century break of 107 in his 37-2 win over Deven Mistry of the host club and added a 96 for a dream start in Group C. In another significant effort, state senior champion Arun Agrawal of Matunga Gymkhana hit 87 for a 4-2 win over Sudhir Khatavkar of MCF in Group D.The other significant winners were upcoming cueists from Khar Gymkhana, Kreishh Gurbaxani, and siblings Harmehr and Sumehr Mago. Among the surprise losers was formidable Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club who crashed to two defeats in Group I, where MCF’s Deepak Ahire fashioned back-to-back wins including the shock win over Jagdale. 

    Results: Group A: Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) bt Vishal Yelve (Club Aquaria) 38-5. 

    Group B: Mehul Sutaria (MCF) bt Sunil Ghadge (CRMI) 23-20. 

    Group C: Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Deven Mistry (MCF) 37(107,96)-2. 

    Group D: Arun Agrawal (Matunga Gym) bt Sudhir Khatavkar (MCF) 4(87)-2. 

    Group E: Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) bt Avenish Shah (MCF) 54-22. 

    Group G: Sumehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Vastal Ponda (MCF) 26-7. 

    Group I: Manveer Sohal (JVPG) bt Mahesh Jagdale (ECC) 17-0; Jagdale bt Dipendra Pinkyar (Dadar Club) 11(62)-7; Pinkyar bt Sohal 19-13; Deepak Ahire (MCF) bt Pinkyar 18-16; Ahire bt Jagdale 4-2. 

    Group L: Suresh Sawant (MCF) bt Dharmesh Mistry (MCF) 2-0; Rovin D’Souza (Rlys) bt Mistry 13-5. 

    Group N: Harmehr Mago (Khar Gym) bt Rishabh Shah (MCF) 38-9.


     

    Entries Received

     

     

    For entries:  

    Entries can be submitted to  MCF , Mr Rohan Jambusaria  & to Sachin Mali at BSAM.

     

    Contact :

    Rohan Jambusaria : 9930300412 

    Sachin mali : 9773568058 / 22840054

    jambusaria.rohan@gmail.com

     

    TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM MCF

     

    1)            Mr. Bindesh C. Chitalia          ...         Hon. Secretary

    2)            Mr. Jitendra S. Roy                 ...         Hon. Jt. Secretary (Sports)

    3)            Mr. Rohan N. Jambusaria      

    4)            Mr. Amit B. Joshi                  

    5)            Mr. Chandu G. Kansodaria   

    6)            Mr.  Shekhar Surve

    7)            Mr.  Ronnie Daruwalla

    8)            Mr.  Arun Agrawal