Concluded
 The NSCI Under-25 All India Snooker Challenge -1
Organised by BSAM
08 July 2013

Left Winner Ishpreet Singh Chadha (KG) and Runner-up Zubin Lelinwalla (ISA)

  • Venue

    National Sports Club Of India

    Lala Lajpat Rai Marg,
    Worli ,
    Mumbai - 400 018

  • Entry Fees

    Rs. 500 /-

  • For more details contact

    Under 25 Tournament Committee (Mumbai) Under 25 TC Pune

    1) Derek Sippy - Tournament Director (9820095668) Salil Deshpande - Tournament Director (9822064230)

    2) Devendra Joshi - Tournament Overseer (9820333232) Arun Barve - Tournament Secretary (9822022498)

    3) Shekhar Surve - Tournament Secretary and Chief Referee Vishal Malhotra - Tournament Coordinator (9822059235)

    4) Jatinder Singh Dawer - Tournament Coordinator and Convener Billiards, NSCI (9820210003)

    5) Manav Panchal - Member

    6) Iqbal Khakhu - Member

  • Description

    Challenge -1                           ( NSCI Mumbai) Challenge -2 (Pune) Challenge - 3 (Mumbai) Challenge - 4

    8th July 2013  TO

    13th July 2013

    16th July 2013

    Last Date : 11th July 2013

    1st August 2013

    Last Date : 23th July 2013

     

     KNOCK - OUT  DRAW  RESULT
      DRAW

     

    Ishpreet is champ

    Singh is king

    State junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha overcame Zubin Leninwala of Indian Snooker Academy to clinch the title, in the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on Saturday.Chadha, who had shocked title favourite Laxman Rawat in the semi-finals, romped to a 59-10, 48-53, 62-52, 65-48, 65-35 win in the best-of-seven frames championship round. Leninwala frittered away the many advantages he had from the start including substantial leads and paid the price for missed opportunities. On the other hand, Chadha, not at his best, seized his chances and dominated what could have been a close contest had Leninwala remained on cue. After bagging the third frame narrowly, Chadha, who trains under twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant, recovered from a 20-point deficit in the crucial fourth and surged to a 3-1 lead after potting the blue and firing a pink cannon that was the shot of the day. Leninwala had the crucial fifth frame within his grasp that would have set the stage for an exciting finish. But after holding on to a slender lead, he missed a simple red in the centre pocket, one of his many blemishes. It paved the way for Chadha to surge ahead with impressive potting and positioning until a break of 25, which was significant and put him well ahead, ended prematurely but was good enough to seal victory. “It was a well-earned victory especially after all the hard work. All the credit goes to my coach Yasin Merchant and my mother Bobby,” said a delighted Chadha. “Zubin was not at his best and I just capitalized on my chances by playing my normal game.”

    Chadha for Bombay Gym: Bombay Gymkhana has rewarded Ishpreet Singh Chadha with playing membership for a period of five years after the young cueist became the state junior billiards and snooker champion and sub junior snooker champion, recently. Chadha will now represent Bombay Gymkhana from the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 from August 1

    Result (Final): Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Zubin Leninwala (ISA) 59-10, 48-53, 62-52, 65-48, 65-35.


    Ishpreet stuns Laxman to storm into final

    State junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha shocked title favourite Laxman Rawat in a 4-3 thriller to storm into the final of the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on Friday.Chadha set up a best-of-seven frames title clash with another surprise finalist Zubin Leninwala of Indian Snooker Academy who upset second seed Pranit Ramchandani by the same margin. Leninwala rallied to a 40-6, 37-57, 58-59, 66-27, 10-48, 64-58, 56-28 win after trailing 2-3. Chadha endured a roller coaster ride in an eventful best-of-seven frames semi-final before overcoming the Asian 6-Red bronze medallist 70-23, 70-37, 17-55, 30-52, 0-89, 57-21, 63-60 in an exciting all-Khar Gymkhana contest. Underdog Chadha got off to a dream start when he raced to a surprise 2-0 lead. But Rawat soon discovered his form and recovered brilliantly to snatch three frames in a row for a 3-2 advantage that included a break of 82 in the fifth frame, the highest in the competition so far.The break was marked by impressive potting and enhanced Rawat’s chances of a place in the championship round before Chadha forced the decider by winning the crucial sixth frame. Rawat lived up to his reputation by surging to a 60-35 lead in the decider, needing only a colour to take the match away. But poor safety play allowed Chadha to claw his way back into contention.Chadha capitalized on the gifted opportunity and initiated a sensational revival with a brilliant brown pot before sealing one of the most significant wins over an accomplished adversary with a 63-60 win on the pink.“It was one of the most satisfying wins,” said Chadha. “After a good start, I was struggling midway. Laxman’s potting was superb especially when he made that break which put me under pressure. I thought it was all over, but I got that opportunity in the final frame and held on.” 

    Results (Semi-finals):

    Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) 70-23, 70-37, 17-55, 30-52, 0-89(82), 57-21, 63-60;

    Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Pranit Ramchandani (TN) 40-6, 37-57, 58-59, 66-27, 10-48, 64-58, 56-28.

    Quarter-finals: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) 48-47, 65-20, 59-7;

    Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) 54-51, 33-61, 73-22, 50-6;

    Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Avenish Shah (ISA) 61-26, 66-28, 70-1;

    Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 73(60)-17, 66(62)-21, 29-54, 58-17.


    Badami, D’Souza escape to victory

    Rawat ignores early scare

    Kabil Badami of Bombay Gymkhana and Rovin D’Souza of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana escaped to hard-fought 3-2 wins to enter the quarter-finals, in the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on Thursday.Badami, who came through the round robin untroubled, endured a late challenge to halt the surging Pawan Kohli of Khar Gymkhana with a 60-28, 73-13, 53-63, 29-54, 59-35 win. Badami got off to a good start with a 2-0 lead that included a break of 42 in the opening frame. But Kohli fought back brilliantly to force the decider before bowing out. Former state junior champion D’Souza also halted the winning streak of Pune’s Nimish Kulkarni of PYC Hindu Gymkhana with a 30-62, 61-23, 62-38, 27-55, 68-0 win. D’Souza recovered from the loss of the opening frame to surge to a 2-1 lead but Kulkarni kept his hopes alive by snatching the crucial fourth frame with ease. A break of 44 by D’Souza proved decisive in the fifth and final frame, leaving the talented Kulkarni no opportunity to recover. Asian 6-Red bronze medallist Laxman Rawat and former state junior champion Jaiveer Dingra of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana were the other notable players to recover from indifferent form on their way to the last eight. Title favourite Rawat rallied from a shaky start to beat Dev Dongre of Indian Snooker Academy (ISA) 3-1 after dropping the opening frame and winning the second on the black where Dongre only needed the blue. Dhingra struggled against Dhariya Bhandari, also of ISA, en route to a 3-1 win after dropping the third frame narrowly and snatching the crucial fourth on the black where Bhandari missed the blue and pink and an opportunity to force the decider. Pranit Ramchandani of Tamil Nadu ended the campaign of Rajwardhan Joshi of PYC Hindu Gymkhana with a 3-0 win, while state junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha stopped the progress of Karan Chugh of NSCI with a 3-1 win. Chugh was the surprise pre-quarter-finalist after winning his opening two round robin ties and giving Rovin D’Souza a scare before stretching Chadha in the last 16.  Results (Pre-quarter-finals): Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Dev Dongre (ISA) 35-58, 63-62, 45-6, 68-21; Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) 63-0, 62-35, 51-30; Avenish Shah (ISA) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 53-37, 49-7, 63-45; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Dhariya Bhandari (ISA) 62-2, 62-29, 44-56, 45-42; Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Karan Chugh (NSCI) 53-27, 59(40)-62, 68-2, 63-16; Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 64-30, 11-71, 75-53, 63-14; Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) 60(42)-28, 73-13, 53-63, 29-54, 59-35; Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Nimish Kulkarni (PYC, Pune) 30-62, 61-23, 62-38, 27-55, 68(44)-0.


    Pune’s Joshi, Kulkarni scrape through

    Pune cueists Rajwardhan Joshi and Nimish Kulkarni snatched crucial wins in their concluding group ties to fashion dramatic entries into the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on WednesdayA win was mandatory to qualify for the last 16 and it came the hard way for the PYC Hindu Gymkhana lads who lived dangerously en route to nail-biting 3-2 verdicts in best-of-five frames contests. Joshi of Model Town halted Rahul Kamte of Willingdon Sports Club, Mahalaxmi with a thrilling 33-45, 59-25, 59-52, 39-57, 47-30 win in Group B that included a black ball finish in the third frame which gave him a 2-1 lead before Kamte forced the decider with a brilliant comeback in the crucial fourth. Kulkarni rallied from a 0-2 deficit to win three frames in a row to overcome formidable Samay Wadhwan of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana 23-60, 46-55, 52-32, 58-56, 55-12 in Group E that included a pulsating black ball win in the crucial fourth that forced the decider. Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana and Dhariya Bhandari of Indian Snooker Academy also won their crucial concluding round robin ties to join the Pune duo in the next round. Kabil Badami of Bombay Gymkhana and Pranit Ramchandani of Tamil Nadu were the other significant cueists to qualify for the knock out.

    Results: Round Robin: Group A: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Siddharth Shah (ECC) 118(66)-0, 59-42, 65-44; Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 55-28, 55-39, 59-9.

    Group B: Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Kunal Kapoor (NSCI) 65-19, 66-1, 45-55, 69-30; Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) bt Rahul Kamte (Willingdon SC) 33-45, 59-25, 59-52, 39-57, 47-30.

    Group C: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 53-15, 61-26, 59-14; Dhariya Bhandari (ISA) bt Kishor Maguluri (Hyd) 64-35, 50-36, 37-61, 62-5.

    Group D: Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Karan Chugh (NSCI) 39-45, 60-53, 70-46, 79-16; Hardik Vyas (ECC) bt Hamza Valiulla (NSCI) 56-35, 44-67, 63-37, 60-23.

    Group E: Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Abhishek Bajaj (NSCI) 61-12, 54-46, 57-26; Nimish Kulkarni (PYC, Pune) bt Samay Wadhwan (PJ Hindu Gym) 23-60, 46-55, 52-32, 58-56, 55-12.

    Group F: Avenish Shah (ISA) bt Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) 45-55, 54-29, 32-69, 60-50, 59-39; Harmeet Singh Sahni (Mumbai) bt Abdul Jaber (Hyd) 62-18, 48-66, 45-35, 37-77, 66-41. 

    Group G: Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 46-19, 68-58, 43-69, 46-12.

    Group H: Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Rishad Barda (Elphinstone CC) 69-34, 50-34, 42-32; Dev Dongre (ISA) bt Vishesh Sahgal (NSCI) 35-45, 45-43, 29-59, 55-16, 54-43.


    Rovin qualifies for knock out

    MCF’s Jambusaria, Shah also through

    Former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana won his second Group D tie to seal a place in the knock out phase of the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on Tuesday. D’Souza’s win over Elphinstone Cricket Club’s Hardik Vyas in straight frames helped him top the group with two straight wins, where Karan Chugh of host club NSCI also registered two wins from as many ties to make it to the knock out by finishing second behind D’Souza. D’Souza led the favourites into the last 16 where he was joined by Khar Gymkhana trio Laxman Rawat, Ishpreet Singh Chadha and Pawan Kohli, Jaiveer Dhingra of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana, Kabil Badami of Bombay Gymkhana, Zubin Leninwala of Indian Snooker Academy (ISA) and Mandeshpar Civic Federation duo Avenish Shah and Rohan Jambusaria. Kishor Maguluri of Hyderabad went down 1-3 to Chadha in Group C for his first loss in two matches and the Banjara Hills cueist will be up against Dhariya Bhandari of ISA in their concluding round robin tie where the winner will snatch the second spot to qualify for the knock out. Meanwhile, Pranit Ramchandani of Chennai kicked off his campaign in the competition with a 3-0 win over Vishesh Sahgal of NSCI in Group H. Pune lads Rajwardhan Joshi and Nimish Kulkarni of PYC Hindu Gymkhana lost their second group ties and their progress rests on the concluding ties on the morrow. 

    Results: Round Robin: Group A: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 59-24, 76-5, 77-0; Siddharth Shah (ECC) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 45-18, 31-62, 96-77, 32-62, 72-28. 

    Group B: Rahul Kamte (Willingdon SC) bt Kunal Kapoor (NSCI) 31-39, 41-26, 50-36, 36-55, 69-58; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) 29-60, 54-22, 71-18, 58-21.

    Group C: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Kishor Maguluri (Hyd) 47-63, 63-46, 54-24, 61-2; Dhariya Bhandari (ISA) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 53-6, 39-71, 59-55, 57-9.

    Group D: Karan Chugh (NSCI) bt Hamza Valiulla (NSCI) 52-18, 53-37, 92-34; Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Hardik Vyas (ECC) 70-18, 83-22, 86-15.

    Group E: Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Nimish Kulkarni (PYC, Pune) 66-43, 47-64, 61-21, 59-18; Samay Wadhwan (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Abhishek Bajaj (NSCI) 55-16, 52-49, 50-23.

    Group F: Avenish Shah (ISA) bt Abdul Jaber (Hyd) 62-48, 66-30, 62-13; Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) bt Harmeet Singh Sahni (Mumbai) 78-25, 53-8, 62-2. 

    Group G: Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Mohit Bulchandani (Khar Gym) 58-9, 59-30, 72-32; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Rebanta Sahijwani (Khar Gym) 48-27, 17-48, 56-16, 55-30.

    Group H: Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Vishesh Sahgal (NSCI) 83-19, 66-21, 65-50.


    Kohli wins a thriller

    Pune cueists Joshi, Kulkarni struggle

    Pawan Kohli of Khar Gymkhana rallied from 0-2 to snatch the decider in his opening Group F round robin tie, in the NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worlion MondayKohli ignored the early deficit against Abdul Jaber of Hyderabad to romp to a thrilling 45-55, 54-63, 66-13, 61-43, 57-18 win. Banjara Hills lad Jaber got off to a dream start and had Kohli under early pressure. But he frittered away the advantage as the Mumbai lad’s fortunes changed with the crucial third frame. “I should have won the first two frames but I did not capitalize on the chances that came my way,” explained a relieved Kohli. Jaber’s compatriot Kishor Maguluri also of Banjara Hills made amends when he beat Sagar Jain of Mumbai 3-0 in Group C. It was a rewarding opening day for Pune cueists as PYC Hindu Gymkhana’s Rajwardhan Joshi and Nimish Kulkarni both eked out hard-fought 3-2 wins. The other significant winners of the day were recent Asian 6-Red snooker bronze medallist Laxman Rawat, state junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha, former state junior billiards champion Jaiveer Dingra and former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza. The NSCI-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1 will be a league-cum-knock out draw with 32 players selected by the tournament committee from the entries received. There are eight groups of four players each with the top two from each group qualifying for the knock out stage. 

    Results: Round Robin: Group A: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 57-26, 63(50)-37, 58-50; Raj Khandwala (CCI) bt Siddharth Shah (ECC) 51-43, 27-70, 68-25, 56-49.

    Group B: Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rahul Kamte (Willingdon SC) 40-25, 78-50, 61-20; Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) bt Kunal Kapoor (NSCI) 16-53, 62-28, 56-20, 50-67, 59-27.

    Group C: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Khar Gym) bt Dhariya Bhandari (ISA) 61-33, 47-55, 62-32, 81-4; Kishor Maguluri (Hyd) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 51-44, 63-54, 59-35.

    Group D: Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Hamza Valiulla (NSCI) 62-26, 66-26, 63-9; Karan Chugh (NSCI) bt Hardik Vyas (ECC) 55-44, 38-24, 72-29.

    Group E: Zubin Leninwala (ISA) bt Samay Wadhwan (PJ Hindu Gym) 69-40, 64-18, 69-43; Nimish Kulkarni (PYC, Pune) bt Abhishek Bajaj (NSCI) 20-47, 47-44, 57-25, 40-53, 52-26.

    Group F: Avenish Shah (ISA) bt Harmeet Singh Sahni (Khar Gym) 61-17, 58-13, 62-13; Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) bt Abdul Jaber (Hyd) 45-55, 54-63, 66-13, 61-43, 57-18. 

    Group G: Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Rebanta Sahijwani (Khar Gym) 49-24, 56-17, 49-45; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Mohit Bulchandani (Khar Gym) 67-40, 53-29, 59-17.

    Group H: Dev Dongre (ISA) bt Rishad Barda (ECC) 51-24, 50-15, 54-8.


    INFO PACK OF THE UNDER 25 SNOOKER CHALLENGE

    Entries will be restricted to 32 players.

     

    Coming up The Under-25 Junior Snooker Challenger series. 2 events in Pune and 2 events in Mumbai. Entry fee Rs.500/-. The

    winners will be selected to play in the Mumbai vs Rest of Maharashtra Snooker Challenge. Dates and venue shall be announced

    soon.

    Juniors – Participants should not be above 25 years of age as on 31st December 2013

    This rule shall be strictly adhered to and no excuses shall be entertained. If a player is born in 1988 onwards he/she can play. Players born before 1988 cannot enter this event.

     

    Under 25: Dress code: Smart casuals, collared T'shirts (Polo shirts allowed) sports shoes, jeans are permitted. However no torn or patched jeans, shorts, chappals, sandals shall be permitted unless there serious injury to the foot where the player is unable to wear any footwear. This will however depend on the approval of the Tournament Committee.

    The Semi - Final and Finals must be played in formals. Any plain coloured shirt, formal trousers and leather shoes.

     
     

    Contact :

    Kindly email your entries to bsamah@gmail.com 

    Mr.Sachin Mali  : - 9773568058
  • Rules

    THE NSCI - BSAM UNDER 25 SNOOKER CHALLENGE SHALL BE PLAYED IN A LEAGUE FORMAT. HOWEVER IT IS NOT MANDATORY FOR THE REST OF THE UNDER 25 EVENTS TO BE PLAYED IN A LEAGUE FORMAT. SOME OF THE OTHERS MAY BE PLAYED ON A KNOCK OUT FORMAT. A TOTAL OF 32 PLAYERS SHALL BE SELECTED FROM THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. 

    32 players shall be divided into 8 groups with two to qualify from each group for the knock out stage. League matches shall be played over a best of 5 frames up to the Quarter fFnals. The Semi finals and Finals shall be played over a best of 7 frames. the 3 foul and miss rule shall be observed. Trophies shall be given to the last eight. 

    Please note that if the player or his duly authorised representative is not present to collect his/her prize, the prize shall be forfeited. The Tournament Committee must be informed in adavance if the player is not able to attend to collect his/her prize.