Concluded
 4th Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship 2013
17 September 2013 to 25 September 2013

  • Venue

    Mini Stadium & Oudh Gymkhana Club

    Mini Stadium
    Vijayant Khand
    Gomti Nagar
    Lucknow

    &

    Oudh Gymkhana Club
    Near Parivartan Chowk
    Kaiserbagh
    Lucknow

  • Entry Fees

    RS. :- 1000/- MEN 

    RS. :- 500/- WOMEN

  • Description

     


     

    Tournament  :-   4th Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship 2013

    (Organized by Lucknow Cue Sports Association under the auspices of UPBSA)

     

    Venue  :-   Mini Stadium                &     Oudh Gymkhana Club

                    Vijayant Khand                     Near Parivartan Chowk

      Gomti Nagar                         Kaiserbagh

    Lucknow                              Lucknow 

     

    Dates :-    Men’s--- Sept. 17th, 2013 to Sept. 25th, 2013

                    Women’s—Sept. 23rd ,2013 to Sept. 25th, 2013

     

    Last Date  : -  Aug. 28th, 2013

    for entry  :-   (Entry through State Associations ONLY)

     

    Entry Fees :- Rs.1000/=   Men     

                        Rs. 500/=    Women   

     

    DRESS CODE FOR THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE FORMAL TROUSERS, PLAIN FULL SLEEVE SHIRT / SINGLE COLOR COLLARD T-SHIRT AND FORMAL SHOES


    State Bank Of India 4th 6 Red snooker nationals in luknow

    Lucknow 25th September,2013:

    Before the curtain was to come down on the State Bank Of India 4th 6 Red Indian snooker nationals on its concluding day at the Gomti Nagar situated Mini Sports stadium in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow on Wednesday, the final of the Ladies section evoked much excitement at the TT complex converted snooker hall in the competition powered by the Indian Oil Corporation.
    The nine day event organized by the Lucknow Cue Sports Association under the auspices of the UP Billiards & Snooker Association and the aegis of the Billiards & Snooker Federation Of India saw a keen battle between the reigning National snooker champion frrom Karnataka, Vidya Pillai and the challenger from Tamil Nadu, Neena Praveen and what a match it was..
    Both ladies were a little tense as they played some nice shots in the first frame, only to muff up on easy chances before arriving at a black tie situation. Vidya sliced the black nicely into the bottom pocket only to find her cue ball roll into the top pocket for an in-off. After the toss, Vidya finally took the black in the top pocket to take the frame.Neena rallied well in the second frame by potting the brown, blue, pink and black balls in a fine sequence on the colours stage to level scores at 1-1.
    In the third once again, Vidya took charge. Trailing by quite a margin on the last red ball, she potted the red with the green with the yellow, green, brown, blue and pink balls for a break of 24 to come to the decisive black stage.
     With Neena fumbling on the black once again, Vidya promptly sank the black to go 2-1 up in the best of seven frames. Neena fought back to draw level  by a show of improved potting, to take the fourth frame for a frame score of 2-2.
    However, Vidya was equal to the task at hand, subsequently. In full flow by now in the fifth, Vidya pocketed the offered black ball by a Neena miss- cue, to wrest the frame for a 3-2 lead.
     By now a very settled Vidya was on view, suddenly her stroking was full of bite as she went on to capitalize on the advantage of a good lead.  Playing methodically and iin a very well calculated manner, Vidya was in full command taking a healthy lead of 30-05 on the last red ball stage. 
    Here Neena threw in the towel as Vidya completed the proceedings, wrapping up the frame to have a final scoreline of 37-30, 31-32, 27-37, 71-09, 32-27 and 52-21  winning the match and title,. to the warm applause of an appreciative audience.

    Nevertheless the best was still to come from the cue of the contestants as the Men unfolded the final  drama of the evening. The packed audience had been waiting for the " prima donna ", the match between six red specialist from Delhi. Varun Madan and  the fast improving Rahul Sachdev of Maharashtra. Varun gained the early ascendancy with some explosive potting. Playing with an assurance that has come to be associated with him, Varun was crisp in his cue-delivery, sharp in his planning and authoritative in his body language. Even so, Rahul who has a very deceptive appearance-- simple demanour and  almost shy attitude, was undettered. Suddenly he slowed down the pace of the game which seemed to unsettle Varun, to the extent, that coming back with resolute determination, Rahul pocketed the eighth frame to restore parity at 4-4.
    The ninth frame was a real ding dong affair with both players trading equal exchanges. Finally, Varun cracked in a straight pink into the bottom pocket to lead by 5-4. Rahul parried many a times in the tenth, but could not prevent Varun from taking the frame to forge ahead by 6-4 frames. 
    The eleventh frame saw Varun in full fluency, stroking the balls, to a nicety. Neat potting and immaculate ball positioning, his head was rock steady as he chalked up a facile break of 36, potting the pink ball too, on the colours stage for a confident closure winning the frame and match by 32-30, 50-14, 42-22, 25-33, 14-36, 31-29,, 17-53,19-44,39-22, 69-08 and 37-21 points,even as the curtain came down on the proceedings with the Prize distribution ceremony in which among others two Vice Presidents of the Billiards And Snooker Federation Of India, shri Bholu Mehta of MP and Shri Kush Bhargava of UP were present. Tanuj Kohli the Honorary Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Billiards & Snooker Association proposed a vote of thanks. The Prizes were diistributed bt the Minister of state in Sports & Youth Affairs with the Uttar Pradesh government, Shri Ram Karan Arya.


    Lucknow 23rd September, 2013:
     
    State Bank Of India 4th 6 Red snooker indian national championship being played here at the Vijayant Khand of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow at the Indoor TT comples of the MINI Sports Stadium while on its 7th day of the Indian Oil Corporation powered 9 day competition organized by the Lucknow Cue Sports association under the auspices of the UPBSA and the Billiards & Snooker Federation Of India saw some keenly contested matches on Sunday with the Ladies event also taking off in the afternoon.
     
    Playing brilliantly Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh ended the dream run of Andhra's I.V.Rajeev in four straight frames to enter the last 16 of the competition. Rajeev had been playing superbly in his earlier outings but Khaneja proved that when it matters, the victor is one who performs at the right time and he did so.
     
    Varun Madan of Delhi spoilt the day for Amit Gupta of Uttar Pradesh in an exhibition of solid potting to win by 4-2 frames for an entry into the last 16.
     
    Varun Kumar of Tamil Nadu was a bit too hot for Delhi's Vipin Sethi crushing him in straight frames by 4-0.
    The Bengal Tiger, Sourav Kothari outplayed Sahil Nayyar of Punjab by 4-2 frames to move into the last 16. In a similar fashion K.S.Naveen Kumar beat Rafath Habib by 4-2 frames and entered the last 16 stage.
     
    But the most interesting match of the afternoon session was between Mizoram's talented youngster Lalrina Renthelie and Haryana's Divya Sharma. The first six frames were tied at three frames a piece before Lalrina brought out his best forward to snatch victory by pocketing the seventh frame.
     
    After the morning matches, by the day, the last 32 contestants were spotted after the packed audience had witnessed some individual brilliance in potting from IV Rajeev, Manish Jain, Kamal Chawla, Sumit Talwar, Manjot Singh, Shahbaz Adil Khan, SA Saleem, Kan Kan shamsi and Sourav Kothari to name a few players from among the 32 winners.
     
    Manish Jain playing in a very positive manner won two matches defeating Michael Rebello of Karnataka by four frames to three in a tie which was poised till the end, followed it with another four three win. This time the player at the receiving end was Faisal Khan of Delhi. In this match too, Manish held his nerve better to emerge victoious. 
     
    Madhya Pradesh Star player, Kamal chawla was impressive in his two wins over Lalrina Renthelie of Mizoram and Malkeet singh of uttar Pradesh. Kamal was stretched to the full by Lalrina before he managed to wriggle out of a tight corner to win on the pink ball in the deciding seventh frame. Against Malkeet, Kamal appeared more reassured as he quelled the challenge of the National juniors snooker champion with a degree of comfort in the end by 4-2 frames.
     
    Sumit talwar, the lanky Chandigarh cueist was once again in his elements as he trounced Gurdit singh in straight frames by 4-0 and then took Karnataka's Balaji Reddy in the same stride by another straight frames victory at 4-0.
     
    Manjot singh of Punjab was another notable winner of the day as first he posted an easy 4-2 frames victory over Anuj bhargava of uttar Pradesh and then he edged out Avinash Gupta in a 4-3 frames tight finish. with the score tied at 3-3 Manjot raised his game by a notch to come out on top.
     

    Lucknow 22nd September, 2013:
    Local challengers never had it so good in the State Bank Of India 4th 6 Red snooker Indian national championship being played here at the Vijayant Khand of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow in the Indoor TT  complex of the Mini stadium.
     It was a glorious Sunday for the local state players,  as well as other not so well known cueists,  as favourites were at the receiving end in the  9 day competition powered by Indian Oil corporation.
     
    Stalwart city player of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Gupta lowered the colours of International Alok Kumar of Punjab by 43-19, 19-32, 36-10, 42-04, 17-39, 19-39 and 34-23 points in a very exciting match which went down to the wire. Alok who is known for his great comebacks, for once was found wanting, as Amit tightened the screws for a superb finish to create a big upset.
     
    Another stalwart of the Uttar Pradesh State, Vinayak Agarwal, as if inspired, upset the apple cart of International Lucky Vatnani beating him in seven closely contested frames.  In a game where nerves decided the actual outcome, it was Vinayak who stood his ground to win by 00-37, 17-34, 12-49, 40-18, 28-21 and 54-14 and 33-09 points. Vinayak was down by 0-3 but in a magnificent rally, he beat Lucky with a superb finish in the next four frames.
     
    Anees Saini of Haryana was instrumental in another upset of the day as he downed International Brijesh Damani of West Bengal in five frames which saw Damani with his back to the wall as Anees plundered pot over pot to win by 23-14, 37-12, 18-37, 33-04 and 41-12 points.
     
    Defending 6 red national champion, Shivam Arora was another casuality going down to KS Naveen Kumar of Karnataka in straight frames. Shivam who was unable to adjust to the playing conditions was just not in the right frame of mind. Naveen, sensing his chance, made the most of the openings by potting well and topping it with some good safe moves, to defeat Shivam by 25-11, 36-10, 37-33 and 32-01 points.
     
    Once a force to reckon with, now a pale shadow of his former self, Veteran UP State cueist, Kan Kan Shamsi was at the losing end on this day. Playing with Shamsi in a group match of the 64 contestants league, I.V. Rajeev of Andhra Pradesh was at his very best, trouncing the Veteran in straight frames by 48-00, 39-00, 53-00 and 50-00 points. Such was the ferocity of Rajiv's potting that Shamsi could not pot a single red ball in the total four frames played.
    However, making amends in his next tie, Shamsi got the better of Tamil Nadu player, Dileep Kumar in six frames with a well fought out victory by 31-27, 36-30, 10-38, 24-31, 31-11 and 38-25 points.
     
    On the other table, promising youngster Mandeep Singh of Uttar Pradesh could not match the class of Rafath Habib of Tamil Nadu to go down fighting in six frames. Habib was victorius in  the match, but not before Mandeep had put up a spirited resistance to take two frames off from the Asian Gold Medallist. Habib won at the end by 43-04, 40-00, 35-221 04-60, 26-35 and 39-26 points.
     
    Sumesh Turki of Jammu and Kashmir spoiled the party of 6 red specialist from Delhi, Varun Madan, displaying a sound temperament with a game to match, to win the tie by 43-19, 06-62, 32-24, 20-48, 56-00 and 52-04 points. 
     With the scores tied at 2 frames a piece, Turki deepened his concentration to produce some very intelligent mix of safety and neat potting to emerge triumphant.
     
    Young Rahul Sachdeva recorded an impressive 4 frames to 2 win over KS Naveen Kumar of Karnataka by 41-27, 43-31, 07-37, 48-02, 25-56 and 48-28 points. Naveen rallied back valiantly from a 1-3 deficit to take the fifth frame, but just when it looked he would go further, Rahul potting flawlessly sealed his victory by pocketing the sixth frame.
     
    Lanky Sumit Talwar of Chandigarh, the national 9 ball champion was a bit too hot for Sahil Nayyar of Punjab beating him easily by 4-1 frames at 33-01, 33-20, 34-22, 27-31 and 40-13 points.  Sumit is one deceptive player, for his appearance does not reflect his true worth, but he can be very very good on his day. So he was, in this outing.
     
    However, the audience at the competition powered by Indian OIl Corporation, was entertained to some superlative potting from Uttarakhand's Pushpender Singh in another match which saw the dashing cueist rock the boat of Punjab's Dhruv Verma in 6 exciting frames. Pushpender who brooks no delay on his shots, was a real delight to watch, as he coasted to a 43-36, 33-21, 04-40, 45-07, 30-37 and 32-26 points win.
     
     In other matches of the league:- IH Manudev of Karnataka beat Mark Menezes of Uttar Pradesh by 4-2 frames; Laxman Rawat of Delhi beat Vansh Panjwani of UP by 4-1 frames; J. Varun Kumar of Tamil Nadu beat Aayush Kumar of Punjab by 4-3 frames; Shivam Arora of Bihar beat Altamash Saifi of Delhi by 4-0 frames; Himanshu Jain of AP beat Deepinder Singh of Punjab by 4-0 frames; Divya Sharma of Haryana beat Subrat Das of Orissa by 4-3 frames; Dilip Kumar of Tamil Nadu beat Anmoldeep Singh of Punjab by 4-3 frames; S.A.Saleem of Tamil Nadu beat Abhimanyu Gandhi of Gujarat by 4-1 frames; Sandeep Gulati of Delhi beat Ketan Chawla of MP 4-3 frames; Lalrina Renthelei of Mizoram beat Prateek of UP by 4-2 frames with a break of 50 in the second frame; Anurag Giri of  AP beat Vipin Premi of UP by 4-2 frames; Balaji Reddy of Karnataka beat Gurdit Singh of Delhi by 4-1 frames; Shahbaz Khan of West Bengal beat Ashmit Singh of Delhi by 4-0 frames; Dhwaj Haria of Gujarat beat Sameer Bhalla of Haryana by 4-1 frames; Varun Madan of Delhi beat Mark Menezes of UP by 4-0 frames; Himanshu Jain of AP beat S.A.Saleem of TN by 4-1 frames; I.V.Rajeev of AP beat Anmoldeep Singh of Punjab by 4-0 frames; Abhimanyu Gandhi of Gujarat beat Deepinder Singh of Punjab by 4-3 frames; Rahul Sachdeva of Maharashtra beat Altamash Saifi of Delhi by 4-0 frames; Michael Rebello of Karnataka beat Faisal Khan of Delhi by 4-2 frames; Vipin Sethi of Delhi beat Neeraj Kumar of Bihar by 4-2 frames; Manish Jain of West Bengal beat Imran Khan of UP by 4-0 frames; Vijay Goel of Delhi beat Chandan Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Pushpinder Singh of Delhi beat Mandeep Singh of UP by 4-1 frames; Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh beat Malkeet Singh of UP by 4-2 frames.

    Lucknow 21st September, 2013:
    With the arrival of Bala, the Honorary Secretary of Billiards & Snooker Federation Of India, who flew specially, so early, to the  accompaniment  of Shri Kush Bhargava, the Vice President of BSFI and the President of hosts UPBSA, the State Bank Of India 4th 6 Red snooker nationals being played here at the Vijayant Khand of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, the championship got a huge fillip on Saturday, the fifth day of the 9 day event powered by the Indian Oil Corporation.
     
    Coming over to the matches, the form book held on the day with the favourites not having much difficulty in qualifying for the main rounds. In the matches which may be billed as the finals to qualify for the next stage, Andhra Pradesh cueist lucky Vatnani was in full control as hr demolished Anurag Giri of  in  straight frames. His 37-16, 37-27, 40-08 and 71-00 points victory was marked by a fluent clearance of 67 in the last frame.
    Manjot Singh of Punjab was quite impressive in his win over KS Naveen Kumar of Karnataka beating him by 49-16, 35-16,09-36,34-08 and 36-23 points to also make it to the main rounds. West Bengal's Snooker tiger Sourav Kothari was in fine form as he trounced J Varun Kumar in five frames at 60-08, 49-16, 41-00,11-43 and 45-24 points to qualify for the mains. He was joined by Kamal Chawla who was a bit too good for Avinash Gupta of Delhi defeating him by 48-00, 45-08, 48-00, 08-36, and 34-25 points too enter the mains.
     
    Promising city lad, Mandeep Singh proved his superiorty over Pulkit Thakural of Delhi to sail into the main round winning by 23-50, 37-13, 37-24, 12-29, 39-23,and 28-25 points potting the decisive black ball after safety exchanges in the sixth frame. Mandeep had defeated Pulkit day before yesterday too in the earlier qualifying rounds. VIpin Premi of UP also made the grade with a smart win over his mate Siddarth Mehra of UP by 17-48, 38-32, 43-04, 23-11, and 31-02 points.
     
    Varun Madan of delhi also qualified with a superb show of sound potting and ball positioning to oust Veteran Tamil Nadu player, SA Saleem by 47-18, 01-39, 32-03,00-41, 44-11, 00-49 and 46-11in a very closely contested tie which could have easily gone the other way.
    Others who made the grade were Brijesh Damani of West Bengal winning over Aditya Singh Rajput of MP by 4-3 frames which ended in a tantalizing victory for Damani on the decisive black ball in the decider of the match. Chintamani Jhadav of Maharashtra beat Mahesh Aditya of TamilNadu by 4-3 frames. Altamash Saifi of delhi beat Nilesh Nagpal by 4-2 frames to qualify whereas Mark Menezes of Uttar Pradesh avenged his loss earlier to Surya Dev Singh of UP beating him this time by 4-3 frames to enter the main stage.
    Puneet Kaushik of Haryana beat Vansh Panjwani of the hosts by 4-2 frames to qualify while Neeraj Kumar of bihar got a good victory over Sachin Pandey of UP by 4-1 frames.    
     
     Earlier,Harpreet Singh of Haryana took centre stage winning the needed two matches without any bother to qualify for the main rounds starting on Sunday next. Playing in a consistent manner with some impressive potting and cue- ball control, Harpreet snuffed out the challenge of Jeetu Grover of AP by 32-23, 20-27,31-30,42-00 and 32-33 points. Grover did put up a fight but eventually, keeping his cool, Harpreet pocketed the decisive black to win.
    Earlier on, Harpreet had defeated Avinash Kumar of Delhi by 37-28, 44-16, 48-20 and 45-33 in straight manner.
     
    Vijay Goel of Delhi also made  it to the main rounds when in an all important match he downed seasoned UP campaigner, Vipin Premi in five frames winning the tie by 46-23,48-00,09-44,33-27 and 38-14 points. Premi was undone by the experienced Vijay who played a methodical game to rattle the rythm of Vipin.
     
    In other matches:-
     Avinash Kumar of Delhi beat Tigmanshu Singh of UP by 4-0 frames: Prateek singla of Haryana beatMudit Kumar of UP by 4-1 frames; Pankaj Kukreja of DElhi beat Danish Khan of UP by 4-3 frames; Jeetu Grover of Ap beat Nitesh Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Yash Jain of MP beat Nitesh Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; KS Naveen of Karnataka beat Jeetu Grover of AP by 4-3 frames; Karminder Singh of UP beat Shubham Trivedi of UP by 4-1 frames; Kiran Kumar of AP beat Aman Raza of UP by 4-2 frames; Mahesh Aditya of TN beat Dilshad Ansari of UP by 4-1 frames; Sagar Sachdeva of Delhi beat Aman Verma of Chandigarh by 4-1 frames; Sharad Kumar of Delhi beat Shubham Trivedi of UP by 4-0 frames; Avinash Gupta of beat Vatsalya Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Aneesh Saini of Haryana beat Ahmad Shareef of UP by 4-0 frames; Aman Verma of Chandigarh beat Kiran Kumar of AP by 4-0 frames; Mahesh Aditya of TN beat Vatsalya Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Avinash Gupta of Delhi beat Sumit Pant of UP by 4-0 frames; Abhinav Shukla of UP beat Lalit Agarwal of    
    Prateek Singh of beat Rohan Sahani of MP by 4-1 frames.

     


    Lucknow 20th September, 2013:

    Do not be misled by his balding countenance, he is a compact snooker player, especially in the shorter format.
    Local cueist, Sachin Pandey gave a sterling display of his capability on the snooker table even as he set up a qualifying final match with Neeraj Kumar of Bihar for the main stage of the State Bank 4th 6 Red snooker national championship being played here at the Vijayant Khand, Gomti Nagar situated Mini stadium on Friday afternoon.
    Sachin beat his city mate, Atit Agarwal in five frames by 44-20,09-37,29-20,32-24 and 29-22 in a close contest of the 9 days competition powered by Indian Oil Corporation.
     
    Tall Orissa player, Subrata Das  entered the main draw of the event organized by the Lucknow Cue Sports Association, under the auspices of UPBSA,  and the Billiards & Snooker Federation Of India as he beat local hope Mandeep Singh  in straight frames by 37-26,47-08,59-00 and 36-04 points . 
    Subrat earlier had defeated Kirubanand of AP by 45-20,38-17,36-35 and 49-39 in a straight frames win.
     
    Joining Subrat in the main round was Deepinder Singh ( Deepa de Cueboy ) of Punjab with an exhilarating exhibition of sound potting to oust Puneet Kaushik of Haryana by 30-33, 35-22,39-24,30-44, 39-30 and 37-17 points in an exciting match.
     
    Justifying his enormous talent on the " green baize ", Pushpinder Singh of Uttarakhand was another noteworthy winner as he outclassed local boy, Surya Dev Singh in five frames at 44-21,27-47,33-28,44-24 and 35-16 points to also make the main round.
     Pushpinder also beat Dharmesh Manik of MP by 28-10,38-00,41-23,25-35 and 52-08 in an earlier match.
     
    Aayush Kumar of Punjab was not far behind as he too made the main round when he beat Rahul Sachdeva of Maharashtra in 6 frames at 47-08, 31-01,19-49,41-02,04-69 and 43-21 points, playing very positively along with a display of steady nerves. 
     
    Altamash Saifi of Delhi was another entrant into the main rounds as he first beat Aakash Srivastava of UP by 47-22,34-04,38-11 and 35-10 points and then accounted for Mrungkan Shah of Gujarat by 45-00,40-16,20-33,49-10 and 41-00 points to qualify.
     
    Another Delhi lad Ashmit Singh also entered the main draw with a fine 4-3 closely contested victory over Sumit Talwar of Chandigarh. Ashmit came out on top with a 26-15,26-32,18-42,08-26,35-11,37-27 and 39-28 points win. The match was evenly poised at 3-3 frames before Ashmit took the decisive black to wriggle out unscathed. Earlier Ashmit had defeated Sagar Katwani of MP by 34-42,43-07,18-31,39-07,45-08,30-40 and 50-08 points.
     
    Manish Jain of West Bengal too made it to the main rounds with a facile victory over Nilesh Nagpal of UP in 5 frames winning the tie easily at 38-07,42-11, 43-21, 07-50 and 37-03 points.
     
    In other matches of the day:-
    Vipin Premi of UP beat Ankur Gupta of UP by 4-0 frames; Anupam Jha of Bihar beat Vikas Dhamija of UP; Kirubanand of AP beat Richard Rapol of AP by 4-0 frames; Vijay Goel of DElhi beat Rohit Rajan of UP by 4-0 frames; Harpreet Singh of Haryana beat Ankur Gupta of UP by 4-0 frames; Pulkit Thakural of Delhi beat Harshit Verma of UP by4-2 frames; Siddarth Mehra of UP beat Shavez Khan of UP by 4-0 frames; Shubham Mehrotra of UP beat Hitesh Sethi of Delhi by 4-3 frames; Vipin Sethi of Delhi beat Rahul Singh of UP by 4-2 frames; Harshit Mehra of UP beat Vinay Mishra of UP by 4-0 frames;
    Mruganka Shah of Gujarat beat Nikhil Singh of UP by 4-1 frames; Sumit Talwar of Chandigarh beat Sachin Saxena of UP by 4-0 frames; Lalrina Renthlie of Mizoram beat Himanshu Ronkali of Jammu and Kashmir by 4-0 frames; Fahad Kareem of UP beat Vaibhav Goel of haryana by 4-1 frames; Hitesh Sethi of Delhi beat Shresth Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Vansh Panjwani of UP beat Gaurav Nathani of UP by 4-1 frames; Pawan Kumar of AP beat Rohit Ranjan of UP by 4-1 frames; Amit Gupta of UP beat Kunal kothekar of Orissa by 4-3 frames; Harish Gandhi of MP beat Chandan Gulati of UP by 4-0 frames; Siddarth Mehra of UP beat Ankur Gupta of UP by 4-3 frames; Rajat Khaneja of Chandigarh beat Neeraj Kumar of Bihar by 4-3 frames; Surya Dev Singh of UP beat Mark Menezes of UP by 4-1 frames; Sagar Kadwani of Up beat Shubham Mehrotra of UP by 4-2 frames; Sachin Pasndey of UP beat Asish Gupta of UP by 4-1 frames; Rajat Negi of Delhi beat Dharmesh Manik of MP by 4-1 frames; Vijay Goel of Delhi beat Vipin Premi of UP by 4-1 frames; Mark Menezes of UP beat Fahad Kareem of UP by 4-2 frames; Manjot Singh of Punjab beat Tigmanshu Singh of UP by 4-0 frames; Varun Kumar of TamilNadu beat Anubhav Shukla of UP by 4-0 frames; Anupam Jha of Bihar beat Harpreet Singh of Haryana by 4-3 frames. 
     
    The Bengal Tiger of snooker, Sourav Kothari began his campaign in right earnest with a straight frames victory over Anil Gautam of UP. Sourav won the match with consummate ease by 55-10, 30-21, 45-07 and 55-01 points. 

    Lucknow 19th September., 2013: Vinayak Agarwal, the talented Allahabad cueist of Uttar Pradesh stole the limelight on the third day of the State Bank of India 4th 6 red snooker national championship being played here at the Vijayant Khand, Gomti Nagar situated Mini stadium on Thursday evening, in the process of qualifying for the 64 player main round draw of the 9 days event powered by indian Oil Corporation.

     
    Keeping his head still, and displaying a perfect cue-delivery, Vinayak who has learnt the arts and graces of the game from Maestro Coach, Arvind Savur, brooked no opposition, as he strode majestically for a grand four frames to one victory over state mate, Sabihuddin, beating him by 53-06, 55-02,35-12,18-30 and 278-15 points to romp home. Vinayak played solid safety and combined it with sound potting to afford no chance to his rival.
     
    Also, excelling in the basics of the game was Sumesh Turki of Jammu and Kashmir on this day of the competition, being organized by Lucknow Cue Sports Association under the auspices of UPBSA and Billiards & Snooker Federation Of India. 
    Turki made short work of Muneer Hussain of the host state defeating him by 26-00,35-01,45-10 and 35-15 points in straight frames to also make the last 64 grade. Incidentally, Turki is another pupil of " Maestro " Arvind Savur, the mentor and coach of the Indian billiards & snooker icon, Pankaj Advani.
     
    In  another exciting qualifying final, Delhi's promising lad, Gurdit Singh gave a stellar performance to down his more fancied opponent from Mizoram, Lalsengzela winning an exciting contest by 13-45, 40-13,19-34, 33-01, 51-25 and 49-00 points, to enter the main round.
     Gurdit showed excellent sincerity of purpose, and mixing it with a good potting show fully deserved to win.
     
    Another talented youngster from Lucknow, Mandeep Singh, potting with confidence, and mixing it with a good safety method, won two matches on the trot. 
    He just needs another victory in his slated evening match to qualify for the main draw. First Mandeep beat Richard Rapol of Andhra Pradesh by 10-34, 40-25,37-13,35-22 and 49-01, and then surprised everyone, by raising his play by a notch, to down the favourite Delhi player, Pulkit Thakural at  31-12, 27-32, 37-23, 07-51, 23-51, 44-09 and 48-18 points. With the match tied at 3-3, it was a commendable performance for the 17 year student of MalikAcademy of Cue Sports to outwit Thakural to qualify.
     
    Maharashtra's talented cueist, Rahul Sachdeva was also bang on target on this day notching up two victories over Shariq of UP by 33-28,43-05,37-13 and41-35 points in straight frames, and then following it up, by outplaying Bihar's Anupam Jha by 32-22,42-06,26-37,33-39,38-25 and 37-04 points.
     Rahul needs another win to make the last 64 grade.
     

    In other matches, Gursimar Singh of Punjab beat  Rohit Raj saxena by 4-1 frames; KIrubanandh of Tamil nadu beat Vinay Musharaf of UP by 4-0; Ankur Gupta of Delhi got a w/o against Vikas Bhandari of Uttarakhand; Ankit Gupta of Haryana  beat Anant Dixit of UP by 4-1 frames; Dharmesh Manik of MP beat Fahad Kareem of UP by 4-2 frames; Ashmit Singh of Delhi beat Hitesh Sethi of Delhi by 4-0 frames;Musa Ahmad of UP beat Aditya Garg of Delhi by 4-2 frames; Deepak T of Delhi beat Gaurav Srivastava of UP by 4-3 frames; Imran Khan of UP beat Himanshu Ronkali of Jammu & Kashmir by 4-0 frames; Nilesh Nagpal of UP beat Abhishek Saini of Haryana by 4-0 frames; Rahul Singh of UP beat Musa Ahmad of UP by 4-1 frames; Vijay Goel of Delhi beat Siddharth Mehra of UP by 4-3 frames; Altamash Saifi of Delhi beat Nikhil of UP by 4-1 frames; Anupam Jha of Bihar beat Ankur Gupta of UP by 4-2 frames; Rohit Rajan of Delhi beat Shavez Khan of UP by 4-1 frames; Harish Gandhi of MP beat Vansh Panjwani of Lucknow by 4-0 frames; Neeraj Kumar of Bihar beat Ashish Gupta of UP by 4-0 frames; Munir Hussain of UP beat Deepak Thakur of Haryana by 4-0 frames; Pushpender Singh of Uttarakhand beat Vaibhav Goel of UP by 4-0 frames; Sumit Talwar of Chandigarh beat Shreshth Agarwal of UP by 4-1 frames; Aayush Kumar of Punjab beat Vikas Dhamija of UP by 4-1 frames; Gurdit Singh of Delhi beat Taran Agarwal of UP by 4-3 frames; Subrat Das of Orissa beat Harshit Verma of Uttarakhand by 4-1 frames; Pawan Kumar of AP beat Vipin Premi of UP by 4-3 frames; Chandan Agarwal of UP beat Gursimar Singh of Punjab by 4-1 frames.


     

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