The MHC Under-25 All India Snooker Challenge 3
Organised by BSAM
31 July 2013 to 06 August 2013

Left Winner Aditya Agrawal (ISA) and Runner-up Ishpreet Singh Chadha (KG)

  • Venue

    Malabar Hill Club Ltd.

    B.G.Kher Marg
    Malabar Hill , Mumbai - 400 006

  • Entry Fees


  • Description

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







    Century Break :




    Agrawal claims title in thriller

    Former state junior No. 2 Aditya Agrawal upset current state junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha in a 4-3 thriller that ended in a pulsating black-ball finish to emerge champion in the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3. Agrawal, of Indian Snooker Academy, rallied from 2-3 to snatch an exciting 63-56, 9-78, 44-72, 64-37, 59-71, 73-40, 71-59 win over his Bombay Gymkhana opponent in an intense best-of-seven frame championship round where both cueists played with caution and gave little away. Just as he ended the final, Agrawal began by winning the opening frame in a black-ball finish following a blemish by Chadha. But Chadha, who trains under twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant, quickly recovered to lead 2-1 before Agrawal drew level to set the stage for a humdinger. Chadha returned after the interval to win an eventful fifth frame on a fluke pink. The frame could have gone Agrawal’s way but earlier he fouled on the black and missed the pink when it was sold on two occasions. Agrawal seemed to have learned from his mistakes and chose to rely on safety play that worked and kept Chadha under constant pressure. Trailing 33-40 in the crucial sixth frame, Agrawal forced the decider without much ado after Chadha fouled on eight occasions. Chadha began the decider with a marginal 28-24 advantage before Agrawal added 16 points to surge ahead. Though he maintained a steady lead to remain on course, Agrawal endured a sudden scare at the death when he fouled on the black and Chadha missed the pink and the black that finally settled precariously at the mouth of the top left pocket. With the cue ball at the bottom, Agrawal took a deep breath and gently fired in the long pot to escape to victory. “It was a nerve-wracking final frame,” said a relieved Agrawal. “I was consistent with the small breaks and I kept him under pressure with my safety play which was very good. This victory is timely and will do my confidence a lot of good.”

    Results: Final: Aditya Agrawal (ISA) bt Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) 63-56, 9-78, 44-72, 64-37, 59-71, 73-40, 71-59.

    Ishpreet stuns Rawat to enter final
    Argrawal halts MP’s Giri

    State junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha shocked Asian 6-Red bronze medallist Laxman Rawat in a 4-3 thriller to storm into the final of the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on Tuesday. Chadha, of Bombay Gymkhana, endured a roller-coaster ride en route to a 53-10, 75-61, 17-54, 28-60, 56-15, 18-73, 72-37 win in a riveting best-of-seven frames semi-finals, after leading 2-0 and 3-2. The early two-frame lead stood Chadha in good stead with Rawat on fire following a spectacular recovery that helped him restore parity at 3-all to force the decider. But Chadha surged ahead to a substantial and crucial lead in the final frame, aided by small breaks. It left
    Rawat little room to keep his hopes alive as Chadha took away the frame and match to set up a title clash with Aditya Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy. In contrast, Agrawal halted qualifier Anurag Giri’s winning streak with a 4-1 win in the other semi-final. After taking a comfortable 3-1 lead with a break of 50 in the second frame, Agrawal sealed the issue in the fifth with a brilliant break of
    62. Trailing 3-25 in the fifth frame, Agrawal fired the break that ended prematurely when he endured an unfortunate in-off in the top left pocket with the last red that rattled the top right jaw. While trailing 25-65 with 35 points on the table, Giri was down but not out. With a point from the red in-off, he earned a free-ball to pot the black and returned ideally for the yellow pot. But the Bhopal cueist’s campaign ended when he was badly positioned for the green and missed.
    Results: Semi-finals: Aditya Agrawal (ISA) bt Anurag Giri (MP) 68-21,
    72(50)-67, 34-51, 69-29, 75(62)-49; Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym)
    bt Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) 53-10, 75-61, 17-54, 28-60, 56-15, 18-73,72-37.

    Ishpreet survives Zubin scare

    Rawat fires brilliant unfinished 113 break


    State junior and sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha snatched a thrilling decider against former junior National champion Zubin Leninwala to enter the semi-finals of the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on MondayChadha, of Bombay Gymkhana, who surged to a 2-1 lead with a significant 73 break in the third frame, was forced into the decider of the best-of-five frames contest following a brilliant comeback by Leninwala of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana. Leninwala was on cue while trailing 19-40 in the fifth and final frame and looked set to avenge his defeat in the championship round of the opening leg at NSCI until he missed a crucial black pot off the spot while on a significant break that would have helped him restore parity. But Leninwala’s fortunes reversed when he managed to surge to a 45-42 lead after potting the yellow but endured an unfortunate green in-off that paved the way for Chadha to return to pot from green to pink to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Asian 6-Red bronze medallist Laxman Rawat. It was a day of significant breaks, with Rawat firing the tournament’s highest of an unfinished 113 in the third frame while halting the winning streak of Aashit Pandya of Dombivli Gymkhana. Qualifier Anurag Giri of Madhya Pradesh rolled on as he stormed into the semi-finals following an impressive 3-0 whitewash of Matunga Gymkhana’s Nikhil Ghadge that included a break of 69 in the second frame and 53 in the third. Giri set up a clash with Aditya Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy who eased past Pranit Ramchandani of Chennai by the same margin. 

    Results: Quarter-finals: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Aashit Pandya (Dombivli Gym) 76(45)-17, 16-72, 121(113unf)-9, 78-25; Aditya Agrawal (ISA) bt Pranit Ramchandani (TN) 63-21, 51-12, 67-12; Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) bt Zubin Leninwala (JVPG) 64-54, 19-59, 74(73)-1, 29-73, 66-45; Anurag Giri (MP) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) 64-39, 70(69)-1, 66(53)-11.

    Ghadge stuns India No. 4 Vaya

    Ishpreet survives scare

    Nikhil Ghadge of Matunga Gymkhana rallied from 0-2 to shock India  junior No. 4 Vishal Vaya 3-2 in a thriller to storm into the quarter-finals of the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on Sunday. After dropping the opening frame Ghadge narrowly lost the second frame on the black. But he ignored the early setback and his opponent’s reputation to initiate a sensational recovery to set up a last eight clash with qualifier Anurag Giri of Madhya Pradesh. “I was quite nervous after losing the first two frames. I don’t know what went wrong,” explained a relieved Ghadge. “I thought I was out. But I was determined not to give up without a fight. I built crucial leads in the last three frames where I potted well and that proved decisive.” In other close pre-quarter-final ties that stretched into the decider, state junior and sub junior champion and opening leg winner Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Bombay Gymkhana lived dangerously before rallying from 1-2 to prevail over Sumit Kataria of Pune. Former junior national champion Zubin Leninwala of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana endured another gruelling day, after a 3-2 round robin win on Saturday, to overcome former state junior champion and second leg winner Rovin D’Souza, after leading 2-1. Asian 6-Red bronze medallist Laxman Rawat, NSCI semi-finalist Pranit Ramchandani of Chennai, Aditya Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy and Aashit Pandya of Dombivli Gymkhana were the others to enter Monday’s quarter-finals.
    Results: Pre-quarter-finals: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Nikhil Saigal
    (Khar Gym) 65-13, 70-36, 74(65)-18; Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Shahbaz
    Khan (Elphinstone CC) 38-49, 58-34, 59-17, 73-27; Aditya Agrawal (ISA)
    bt Priyank Jaiswal (MP) 87(50)-2, 68-33, 78(31unf)-19; Aashit Pandya
    (Dombivli Gym) bt Rohan Sakalkar (PYC, Pune) 54-17, 23-54, 63-17,
    68-20; Zubin Leninwala (JVPG) bt Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) 23-70,
    59-48, 64-40, 38-77, 57-49; Anurag Giri (MP) bt Prateek Jain (MP)
    88-28, 75-17, 67-32; Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) bt Sumit
    Kataria (Pune) 65-45, 35-69, 29-55, 60-42, 55-48; Nikhil Ghadge
    (Matunga Gym) bt Vishal Vaya (ISA) 29-57, 46-47, 58-22, 53-41, 78-49.

    Qualifier Jain stuns Dhingra
    Leninwala survives scare

    Qualifier Prateek Jain of Madhya Pradesh shocked fancied Jaiveer Dhingra, while former junior national champion Zubin Leninwala escaped to victory to enter the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on an eventful Saturday. In a Group A tie where a win was mandatory for either to qualify for the knock out, Bhopal lad Jain halted former state junior billiards and snooker champion Dhingra of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana 3-0 after living dangerously in the opening two frames which he narrowly snatched on the black. Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana’s Leninwala, second leg runner-up at NSCI, rallied from 0-2 to shunt out Poras Shah of Matunga Gymkhana 3-2, in a thrilling Group B match. But there was more drama in Group H, where qualifier Rohan Sakalkar of PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune and Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana qualified for the last 16. While Sakalkar cemented his place in the knock out, a win for Saigal, and the others in the group, Avenish Shah of Indian Snooker Academy and Arjun Mehta of Bangalore, was mandatory to qualify. While Saigal prevailed over Shah 3-1 following a nail-biting black-ball win in the crucial fourth frame, Mehta went down to Sakalkar 2-3 in another thriller, after leading 2-1. Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Bombay Gymkhana, Priyank Jaiswal and Anurag Giri, both of MP, Laxman Rawat of Khar Gymkhana, Pranit Ramchandani of Chennai, Aditya Agrawal of ISA, Rovin D’Souza of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana and India junior No. 4 Vishal Vaya were some of the others to advance to Sunday’s pre-quarter-finals.

    Results: Round Robin: Group A: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) bt Abhinav Kripalu (CCI) 67-41, 55-51, 71-17; Ishpreet Singh Chadha bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 41-51, 55-47, 61-54, 62-48; Prateek Jain (MP) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 58-57, 52-47, 62-16; Prateek Jain bt Abhinav Kripalu 37-74, 59-31, 71-5 (Kripalu forfeited one frame).

    Group B: Zubin Leninwala (JVPG) bt Poras Shah (Matunga Gym) 78-45, 71-29, 66-26, 71-13, 57-14; Zubin Leninwala bt  Nimish Kulkarni (PYC,Pune) 75-8, 67-41, 52-23; Priyank Jaiswal (MP) bt Nimish Kulkarni 73-61, 65-31, 58-13; Priyank Jaiswal bt Poras Shah 54-10, 58-48.

    Group C: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Shahbaz Khan (Elphinstone CC) 76-66, 74-4, 48-47; Dev Dongre (ISA) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 42-36, 71-61, 18-59, 59-22; Laxman Rawat bt Sagar Jain 65(68)-9, 61-15, 57-11; Shahbaz Khan (Elphinstone CC) bt Dev Dongre (Dombivli Gym) 72-45, 47-13, 61-19.

    Group D: Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) 72-23, 83-28, 57-24; Aashit Pandya (Dombivli Gym) bt Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) 54-42, 28-36, 60-24, 68-58; Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) bt Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) 56-35, 23-52, 60-17, 65-39.

    Group E: Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt Dhairya Bhandari (ISA) 28-54, 73-60(47); 51-62, 47-32, 65-38; Sumit Kataria (Pune) bt Harsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) 57-20, 47-54, 56-29 (Pherwani forfeited one frame).

    Group F: Aditya Agrawal (ISA) bt Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) 55-40, 68(51)-42, 62-40; Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 44-24, 49-30 (Khandwala forfeited one frame).

    Group G: Vishal Vaya (ISA) bt Rajvardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) 62(48)-0, 65-73, 39-25, 64-16; Anurag Giri (MP) bt Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) 56-30, 75(54)-48, 20-64, 64-28.

    Group H: Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Avenish Shah (ISA) 64-40, 57-37,53-60, 59-51; Rohan Sakalkar (PYC, Pune) bt Arjun Mehta (Kar) 41-69, 52-28, 24-55, 51-14, 50-9.

    Giri, Sakalkar enhance hopes

    Anurag Giri of Madhya Pradesh and Rohan Sakalkar of Pune won back-to-back ties to strengthen their hopes of qualifying for the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on FridayGiri overcame India junior No. 4 Vishal Vaya in the decider after enjoying a 2-0 advantage that came about when Vaya had to forfeit the two frames for arriving late for the Group G tie. But Vaya fought back to snatch the third and fourth frames before a substantial lead gave Giri the edge in the fifth and final frame. Later, Giri prevailed over NSCI pre-quarter-finalist Rajvardhan Joshi of PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune 3-1. There were exciting contests in Group H where three of four matches went down to the wire. Among them, Sakalkar of PYC Hindu Gymkhana beat Avenish Shah of Indian Snooker Academy and Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana by identical 3-2 margins. In the same group, Bangalore lad Arjun Mehta experienced mixed fortunes while overcoming Saigal 3-2 and going down to Shah 1-3. Asian 6-Red snooker bronze medallist Laxman Rawat, Aashit Pandya of Dombivli Gymkhana, Chennai’s Pranit Ramchandani, Nikhil Ghadge of Matunga Gymkhana, Rovin D’Souza of PJ Hindu Gymkhana and Aditya Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy all won their second ties in as many outings to also enhance their hopes of qualifying.


    Results: Round Robin: Group C: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Dev Dongre (ISA) 42-33, 69-40, 53-24; Shahbaz Khan (ECC) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 50-7, 74-35, 30-58, 57-43.

    Group D: Aashit Pandya (Dombivli Gym) bt Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) 49-11, 56-46, 53-22; Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) 3-0 (Kohli forfeited 2 frames).

    Group E: Dhairya Bhandari (ISA) bt Harsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) 3-0 (Pherwani forfeited 2 frames); Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt Sumit Kataria (Pune) 58-40, 79-50, 68-41.

    Group F: Rovin D'Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 62-51, 56-51, 72-14; Aditya Agarwal (ISA) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 68-53, 39-57, 86-51, 55-19.

    Group G: Anurag Giri (MP) bt Vishal Vaya (ISA) 21-68, 42-54, 71-38 (Vaya forfeited 2 two frames); Anurag Giri bt Rajwardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) 68-35, 69-32, 43-52, 72-8; Vishal Vaya bt Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) 63-44, 64-40, 25-51, 40-53, 63-43.

    Group H: Arjun Mehta (Kar) bt Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) 60-22, 54-80, 66-37, 13-58, 59-45; Rohan Sakalkar (PYC, Pune) bt Avenish Shah (ISA) 29-75, 44-30, 25-60, 53-34, 58-16; Rohan Sakalkar bt Nikhil Saigal 46-57, 56-26, 60-52, 41-75, 76-26; Avenish Shah bt Arjun Mehta 62-52, 72-61, 67-74, 65-47.

    Rovin, Aditya taken the distance

    Pune’s Kulkarni squanders early lead

    Former state junior champion Rovin D’Souza, NSCI runner-up Zubin Leninwala and Aditya Agrawal survived scares in their opening encounters, in the main draw of the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 on ThursdayP.J. Hindu Gymkhana’s D’Souza, winner of the second leg at PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune lived dangerously before prevailing over CCI’s Raj Khandwala 3-2 in Group F. D’Souza enjoyed an early lead in the decider to take the match away. Leading 2-1 after dropping the opening frame against qualifier Priyank Jaiswal of Madhya Pradesh in Group B, Leninwala was forced into the decider where an early lead helped him scrape through. It was a day of close encounters as former state junior No. 2 Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy struggled past a determined Rohan Jambusaria of Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, also winning the decider with an early advantage. Agrawal should have won the opening frame but he missed an easy pink in the centre pocket, after potting the blue. He then snatched the second frame by a whisker on the black before missing the pink again in the third frame in a roller-coaster ride. NSCI pre-quarter-finalist Nimish Kulkarni of PYC Hindu Gymkhana frittered away a 2-0 advantage to go down to Poras Shah of Matunga Gymkhana 2-3 in Group B. Shah arrived late for his match and had to forfeit the two frames. Among the notable winners were Ishpreet Singh Chadha, Jaiveer Dhingra, Laxman Rawat, Kabil Badami, Nikhil Ghadge and Chennai cueist Pranit Ramchandani. 

    Results: Round Robin: Group A: Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) bt Prateek Jain (MP) 56-11, 70-38, 36-58, 85-3; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Abhinav Kripalu (CCI) 49-56, 54-24, 76-30, 80-24.

    Group B: Zubin Leninwala (JVPG) bt Priyank Jaiswal (MP) 36-65, 54-42, 61-19, 56-63, 53-26; Poras Shah (Matunga Gym) bt Nimish Kulkarni (PYC, Pune) 20-39, 41-56, 65-47, 53-21, 49-33.

    Group C: Laxman Rawat (Khar Gym) bt Shahbaz Khan (Elphinstone CC) 76-66, 74-4, 48-47; Dev Dongre (ISA) bt Sagar Jain (Mumbai) 42-36, 71-61, 18-59, 59-22.

    Group D: Pranit Ramchandani (TN) bt Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) 72-23, 83-28, 57-24; Aashit Pandya (Dombivli Gym) bt Pawan Kohli (Khar Gym) 54-42, 28-36, 60-24, 68-58.

    Group E: Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt Harsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) 68-41, 63-27, 70-9; Sumit Kataria (Pune) bt Dhairya Bhandari (ISA) 63-49, 59-33, 71-38.

    Group F: Rovin D’Souza (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Raj Khandwala (CCI) 52-47, 37-58, 58-17, 19-56, 48-21; Aditya Agrawal (ISA) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) 49-58, 59-54, 42-51, 72-37, 56-26.

    Group G: Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Rajvardhan Joshi (PYC, Pune) 68-37, 60-32, 68-5.

    Little masters lose but win hearts

    Kreishh Gurbaxani, Rayaan Razmi and Sparsh Pherwani made early exits but as the youngest cueists in the competition won many hearts, in the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3 that got under way with the qualifying roundson WednesdayKreishh, who trains under twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant at the Khar Gymkhana, rallied to an exciting 2-1 win in the first round after dropping the opening frame in the best-of-three contest against anonymous Hasnain Ajani of Sandhurst Road. Ten-year-old Kreishh ignored the early setback to keep his hopes alive by winning an eventful second frame in dramatic fashion following a fluke pink, a brilliant red cannon and a black-ball finish after trailing 31-39. The cues were longer than the cueists but this did not deter Kreishh of Jasudben ML School and Rayaan of St. Mary’s ICSE from playing their shots and enjoying the game in their maiden competitive tournament. Most often they had to use the rest to avoid the discomfort, but while it worked for Kreishh, it didn’t for Rayaan. “I was not focused in the first frame and in the second he sold the black,” explained Kreishh, accompanied by his watchful mother Reetu and father Sanjay, a character actor in big-banner films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, D-Day, Ek Tha Tiger and the yet to be released Madras Café. “I gained confidence after that and potted well. My cue-ball control is one aspect I need to improve on and Yasin Sir is working on it.” Kreishh later lost 0-2 in the final qualifying round to Sparsh’s brother Harsh. Unlike Kreishh, Rayaan did not have to bunk school. Making the most of the holiday, 11-year-old Rayaan of Elphinstone Cricket Club stepped into the big league with enthusiasm. He led all the way to win the second frame before losing his way in the decider. “It was fun playing,” said Rayaan, who took to the sport only recently. “For my first tournament, I think I played well. Now I would like to play more tournaments especially in the handicap tournaments where I will have an advantage.”Fourteen-year-old Sparsh of Podar International also bunked school to make it on time for his 10.30 a.m. first round match where he lost to qualifier Shahbaz Khan of Elphinstone CC in straight frames. “I was not potting well but I made amends with safety play. I tried to focus but my opponent happened to be in good form,” reasoned Khar Gymkhana’s Sparsh, playing in his third competitive tournament after the state selections last year and the recently concluded RKG Snooker Masters. “I came close to qualifying for the RKG Masters main draw after winning three rounds and losing in the semi-finals.” Sparsh also will soon train with Yasin Merchant. “I will definitely improve with Yasin Sir. It will be a different experience and I will be better prepared to play the big tournaments,” he said. Meanwhile, Priyank Jaiswal, Prateek Jain and Anurag Giri, all of MP, Raj Khandwala of CCI, Zeeshan Siddiqui of Khar Gymkhana and Rohan Sakalkar of PYC Hindu Gymkhana, Pune were the other qualifiers to advance to the main draw that startson Thursday

    Results: Final qualifying Rd: Priyank Jaiswal (MP) bt Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) 2-0; Raj Khandwala (CCI) bt Khushal Galaiya (Mumbai) 2-0; Shahbaz Khan (Elphinstone CC) bt Mohit Bhulchandani (Khar Gym) 2-1; Harsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) bt Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) 2-0; Anurag Giri (MP) bt Sahil Gadiya (Pune) 2-1; Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) bt Rohit Jadhav (Nashik) 2-1; Rohan Sakalkar (PYC, Pune) bt Abhishek Bajaj (NSCI) 2-1; Prateek Jain (MP) bt Samay Wadhwan (PJ Hindu Gym) 2-0. 

    1st Rd: Raj Khandwala (CCI) bt Mohit Lalwani (Khar Gym) 2-1; Khushal Galaiya (Mumbai) bt Rayaan Razmi (Elphinstone CC) 2-1; Shahbaz Khan (Elphinstone CC) bt Sparsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) 2-0, Mohit Bhulchandani (Khar Gym) bt Rushank Masand (JVPG) 2-1, Sanchit Gemavat (MCF) bt Rishad Bharda (Elphinstone CC) 2-0, Priyank Jaiswal (MP) bt Tehkum Alim (Radio Club) 2-0; Kreishh Gurbaxani (Khar Gym) bt Hasnain Ajani (Mumbai) 2-1; Harsh Pherwani (Khar Gym) bt Umesh Barve (CRMI) 2-0; Anurag Giri (MP) bt Siddharth Shah (Elphinstone CC) 2-1; Sahil Gadiya (Pune) bt Rushabh Rathod (Mumbai) 2-0; Rohan Sakalkar (PYC, Pune) bt Hardik Vyas (Elphinstone CC) 2-0; Abhishek Bajaj (NSCI) bt Meherzad Bhagwagar (Ahmd) 2-1; Zeeshan Siddiqui (Khar Gym) bt Maulik Shah (Mulund) 2-1; Rohit Jadhav (Nashik) bt Krishna Saraf (JVPG) 2-1; Samay Wadhwan (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Miraj Doshi (Mumbai) 2-0; Prateek Jain (MP) bt Arpit Shah (Mumbai) 2-0.


  • Rules

    1. All participants must report for their matches 15 mins prior to their scheduled match time.
    2. Incase a participant arrives 5 mins late for his match 1 frame will be awarded to his opponent, 10 mins late 2 frames and 15 mins late will result in a walk over.
    A participant who fails to turn up for his match will be scrapped from the tournament. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.Action will be taken against the participant as the Tournament Committee deems fit.
    3.The MHC CLUB billiard room is a no phone zone...All mobile phones will either have to be on Silent Mode or switched off. Any participant or his companion found breaking the above rule will have to pay the fine applicable.
    4.The participants will be allowed access to only the  MHC Billiard room and the first floor Lobby area of the club.
    5.The Dress code for the Tournament will be Collared T-Shirt and Trousers with formal shoes and socks. Any participant failing to adhere to the dress code above will not be permitted to play the Tournament... THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. NO EXCUSES WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

    6. Format: 32 players shall be divided into 8 groups of 4 players each. The top 2 shall qualify for the knock out. All league matches shall be played over a best of 5 frames up to the quarter finals. Semi Finals and Finals shall be played over a best of 7 frames. There shall be a maximum of 3 foul and misses, after which the player can play from where the cue ball has come to rest, claim a free ball if it is or ask his opponent to play from where the cue ball has come to rest.

    7. Prize money and trophies shall be given to the last 8 players. However please note, all those who have to receive a prize must be present for the prize distribution ceremony,which will take place immediately after the finals. If a player cannot be present, a proper authority letter duly signed should be given to the person who will collect the prize. If the players or his duly appointed representative is not present, the prize shall beforfeited.

    8. The Draws and fixtures shall be posted on our website They shall also be put up outside the MHC billiard room. A copy can always be downloaded from our site.

    9. All participants should play in the spirit of the game, any participant found behaving in an inappropriate manner will be disqualified from the tournament in Toto.He will be blacklisted from playing any future tournaments.



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