Concluded
 Bombay Gymkhana’s Premier League 2014
13 January 2014 to 29 March 2014

Khar Gym Challengers

  • Venue

    Bombay Gymkhana

    Mahatma Gandhi Road,
    Fort, Mumbai - 400 023
    Phone - 22070311,

  • Entry Fees

    Rs. 4000/- 

  • For more details contact

    Tournament Committee:

    Nalin Patel +919987754959
    Derek Sippy +919820095668
    Shekhar Surve +919930388703
    Ronnie Daruwalla +919821426360
    Manav Panchal +919820506037
    Rishabh Kumar +919820011217
    Prashant Aggarwal +919821018008

  • Price Money

    • Rs. 1,00,000/- Winner
    • Rs. 50,000/- Runner Up
    • Rs. 21,000/- Semi Finalists x 2
    • Rs. 11,000/- Quarter Finalists x 4
    • Rs. 4,000/- Pre- Quarter Finalists x 8
    • Rs. 2,68,000/- Total Prize Money
    • Snooker - highest break (075+) = Rs. 5000/-. Maximum centuries (3 or more) = Rs. 5000/-
    • Billiards - highest break (100+) = Rs. 5000/-. Maximum centuries (5 or more) = Rs. 5000/-

    No prize shall be given to any team not sending at least one of its team members to collect the same or duly authorize a member of the club. Prizes shall not be handed over to Club markers or peons.  Only cross cheques will be issued; no bearer.

  • Description

     


     

    MATCH FORMAT & RULES

    Knock Out Draw & Handicaps

     

    Group , Draw & Handicaps

    RESULT

    Bombay Gymkhana Premier League

    Billiards & Snooker Tournament

     

    Khar Gym Challengers supreme

    Khar Gymkhana Challengers overcame ECC Baize Blasters 3-0 to emerge supreme, in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Challengers, who dropped just five frames in the league phase of the competition, romped to a comfortable victory in the final, as Arjun Tejwani gave them a good start by winning the opening snooker tie, followed by Faisal Khan and Amandeep Kohli’s doubles win over Mahesh Jagdale and Sunil Jain, and Deepak Khubchandani’s win over Farhad Tengra in the third 100-up billiards tie.

    ECC paid the price when Jagdale missed a simple black pot in the doubles with a significant break in the offing, and Tengra missed sitters including two red pots and in-offs while also enduring a few flukes by Khubchandani.

    “The complexion of the contest would have probably changed had Jagdale not missed that simple black in the doubles,” explained Khubchandani. “ECC are a formidable side having reached the final with a few upset wins. We could not afford to be complacent against them.”

    “We buckled under pressure,” admitted ECC captain Cyrus Mistry. “We got off to a losing start and never recovered from there.”

    “The competition was innovative,” said Khar Gymkhana captain Prakash Rajani. “It brought nearly 300 players together and kept alive the games of snooker, billiards, 6-Red snooker and doubles (snooker). I feel, though, the competition stretched too long and should have ended within a month-and-a-half.”

    “I believe the two-and-a-half month competition kept the players busy for a good period of time. Had it been scheduled only for a month players would have remained idle for almost two months without playing a tournament,” reasoned Mistry.

    “The tournament had four groups with eight teams each. Instead, it would have been better if there were eight groups with four teams each with the top two qualifying for the knock out from each group. This way each team would only have to play three matches in the league phase instead of (the long-drawn) seven,” suggested Khubchandani.

    Results: Final: Khar Gym Challengers bt ECC Baize Blasters 3-0 (Snooker: Arjun Tejwani bt Siddharth Shah 108-61; Snooker doubles: Faisal Khan/Amandeep Singh Kohli bt Mahesh Jagdale/Sunil Jain 83-54; Billiards [100-up]: Deepak Khubchandani bt Farhad Tengra 100-47).


     ECC, Khar Gym in final

    ECC Baize Blasters and Khar Gymkhana Challengers registered contrasting wins to set up a title clash, in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament. While Elphinstone Cricket Club Baize Blasters rallied from 0-2 to stun Matunga Gymkhana NaMo 3-2 in a thrilling semi-final, Khar Gymkhana Challengers eased to a 3-1 win over Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators.After V. 'Raja' Subramanian and senior state selection billiards champion Arun Agrawal gave NaMo a commanding 2-0 lead, ECC staged a spectacular recovery in an edge-of-the-seat battle.ECC's Mahesh Jagdale and Sunil Jain reduced the margin by winning the third doubles tie over Devendra Joshi and Ankit Thakkar where NaMo paid the price after Joshi missed a simple green pot with a clearance in sight. Siddharth Shah snatched a vital upset win over Subramanian in the fourth 6-Red snooker tie to force the decider where Jagdale
    stunned Joshi in a tense second 6-Red snooker tie on the blue following a brilliant brown pot.

    Results: Semi-finals: ECC Baize Blasters bt Matunga Gym NaMo 3-2; Khar
    Gym Challengers bt Chembur Gym Gladiators 3-1.


     Khar, Chembur Gyms snatch thrillers

    Khar Gymkhana Challengers and Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators snatched thrilling deciders to set up a semi-final clash in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    On an exciting day of quarter-final action, Challengers overcame Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers while Gladiators halted Bombay Gymkhana Wizards by identical 3-2 margins.

    After leading 2-0, Challengers were surprised by a remarkable fightback from Cue Ballers who forced the decider when Akshat Kejriwal made amends for losing the doubles tie with a thrilling upset black-ball win over Faisal Khan in the crucial fourth 6-Red snooker tie. But Amandeep Kohli ensured Challengers entered the last four with a win over Rajeev Sharma in the final billiards tie.

    Gladiators were staring at certain defeat while trailing 0-2 against Wizards until they initiated a stunning recovery with Tushar Dighe and Vimal Thakkar forcing the decider and Vishal Madan fashioning a nail-biting win over Kabil Badami in the deciding 6-Red snooker tie.

    Elphinstone Cricket Club Baize Blasters and Matunga Gymkhana NaMo set up the other semi-final following 3-1 wins. NaMo surged to a surprise 2-0 lead over star-studded favourites Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms when Devendra Joshi beat twice Asian champion Yasin Merchant in the opening snooker tie and V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian and Ankit Thakkar upset Siddharth Parikh and Rishabh Kumar in the doubles.

    The in-form Nalin Patel pulled one back for Phantoms by winning the third billiards tie over senior state selection champion Arun Agrawal before Thakkar shocked Parikh in the fourth 6-Red snooker tie.

    Results: Quarter-finals: Matunga Gym NaMo bt Bombay Gym Phantoms 3-1; ECC Baize Blasters bt JVPG Achievers 3-1; Khar Gym Challengers bt Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers 3-2; Chembur Gym Gladiators bt Bombay Gym Wizards 3-2.


     ECC stun CCI to enter quarters

    Elphinstone Cricket Club shocked CCI Snooker Kings to storm into the quarter-finals of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Siddharth Shah upset Himanshu Jain in the opening snooker tie to give ECC Baize Blasters a dream start and returned to again snatch the crucial fourth 6-Red snooker contest over Jain to seal the issue, after former state snooker champion Nikhil Ootam pulled one back for Snooker Kings by winning the second billiards tie.

    Bombay Gymkhana teams Wizards and Phantoms also romped into the last eight along with Khar Gymkhana Challengers following identical 3-1 wins. Faisal Khan played a key role for Challengers after winning the opening doubles snooker and the fourth 6-Red tie.

    Results: Pre-Quarter-finals: Bombay Gym Wizards bt Thane Snooker Club Terminators 3-1; Khar Gym Challengers bt North Indian Assn 3-1; ECC Baize Blasters bt CCI Snooker Kings 3-1; Bombay Gym Phantoms bt Triace Shooters 3-1.


     Gladiators, NaMo in quarters

    Veteran Chandu Shah hits 108 break

    Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators and Matunga Gymkhana NaMo registered exciting wins to advance to the quarter-finals, in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Gladiators halted formidable Park Club Samurais 3-1 where Vimal Thakkar played a stellar role for the winners by winning the opening contest and clinching the crucial fourth 6-Ball snooker tie while capitalizing on a fluke green against Vishal Gehani who later sold the blue.

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian was the hero of NaMo’s 3-1 win over PJ Hindu Gymkhana Cue Bulls. Raja, who won the opening snooker contest for his team, returned for the crucial fourth 6-Ball snooker tie against Jignesh Thakkar that ended in a thrilling black-ball tie.

    As Thakkar threatened to force the decider while leading 48-41, Raja made amends for missing the pink by firing in a brilliant long black pot to force the black-ball tie and did an encore to snatch the match 55-48.

    Veteran Chandu Shah was the other star of the day when he led Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Achievers to a thrilling 3-2 win over a gritty Central Railway Mechanical Institute Star Blue who frittered away a 2-1 advantage. Shah fired a brilliant 108 break in his opening billiards tie against Philip Daniel and returned to overcome Joe Thomas in the decider.     

    Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers also advanced to the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over Garware Club House Nemesis.

    Results: Pre-Quarter-finals: JVPG Achievers bt CRMI Star Blue 3-2; MHC Cue Ballers bt Garware Club House Nemesis 3-1; Chembur Gym Gladiators bt Park Club Samurais 3-1; Matunga Gym NaMo bt PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls 3-1.


     JVPG pip NSCI to qualify

    Phenomenal Patel fires 5th century break

    JVPG Achievers edged out NSCI Hell’s Angels in a thrilling climax to qualify for the knock out, in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Both Achievers and Hell’s Angels averaged 0.3 and accumulated 21 points each in Group 2 at the end of the group contests, but the former sneaked into the pre-quarter-finals by virtue of a significant 3-0 win over Hell’s Angels earlier in the league.

    Achievers’ dramatic finish overshadowed yet another brilliant effort from Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms who fired his fifth century break in the competition. Patel, who earlier hit 123, 107, an unfinished 119 and 129, and missed out two more by a whisker, added a 108 billiards break and an 80 in his team’s 3-0 win over Catholic Gymkhana Santa’s Reindeers in Group 3.

    In another close finish, North Indian Association snatched the fourth qualifying spot in Group I at the expense of Islam Gymkhana.

    The favourites meanwhile lived up to their reputations to make it to the round of 16. Among them were Khar Gymkhana Challengers who qualified as toppers from Group I after losing just five frames in a spectacular effort in the nine-week league.

    Results: Group 1: Parsee Gym Pirates bt CCI Snooker Kings 3-2; Khar Gym Challengers bt Islam Gym 3-2; Garware Club House Nemesis bt North Indian Association 3-0.

    Qualifiers: 1. Khar Gym Challengers, 2. CCI Snooker Kings, 3. Garware Club House Nemesis, 4. North Indian Assn.

    Group 2: MCF Dark Knights bt CCI Shufflers 3-2; Bombay Gym Wizards bt Matunga Gym NaMo 3-0; Matunga Gym NaMo bt MCF Dark Knights 3-0; PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls bt JVPG Achievers 3-2.

    Qualifiers: 1. Bombay Gym Wizards, 2. PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls, 3. Matunga Gym NaMo, 4. JVPG Achievers.

    Group 3: Bombay Gym Phantoms bt Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers 3-0; MHC Cue Ballers bt Dadar Club X-Men 3-0; Triace Shooters bt NSCI Thunder Hawks 3-1; ECC Baize Blasters bt SPG Magicians 3-1.

    Qualifiers: 1. Triace Shooters, 2. MHC Cue Ballers, 3. ECC Baize Blasters, 4. Bombay Gym Phantoms.

    Group 4: DPCG Kamikazes bt Park Club Samurais 3-0; Chembur Gym Gladiators bt Khar Gym Young Guns 3-1; Park Club Samurais bt Chembur Gym Gladiators 3-0; CRMI Star Blue bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-2.

    Qualifiers: 1. CRMI Star Blue, 2. Park Club Samurais, 3. Chembur Gym Gladiators, 4. Thane Snooker Club Terminators.


    Panchal stars for MHC

    ECC, Khar Gym win deciders

    Manav Panchal snatched an exciting decider to lead Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers to a thrilling 3-2 win, in the eighth week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.

    Panchal gave Cue Ballers a perfect start with a snooker win over sub junior state selection snooker champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha before Akshat Kejriwal and Vijay Ahuja won the doubles for a 2-0 advantage against Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms in Group 3. But Phantoms came back into the match when Nalin Patel won the billiards tie and Siddharth Parekh won the crucial 6-Ball snooker tie to force the decider.

    In a contest that could have gone either way, Panchal utilised his experience to again overcome Chadha in the final 6-Ball tie to seal the issue.

    Khar Gymkhana Young Guns, NSCI Hells Angels and PJ Hindu Gymkhana Cue Bulls were the other teams that won 3-2 in another exciting week of close encounters.

    Catholic Gymkhana Santa’s Reindeers and Khar Gymkhana Challengers earned five points each including a bonus point for outright 3-0 wins.

    The significant breaks came from Siddharth Shah of ECC Baize Blasters who hit a 54 in snooker and 27 in the 6-Ball tie, while Deepak Khubchandani of Challengers hit a 54 in snooker.  

    Results: Group I: CCI Snooker Kings bt North Indian Assn 3-1.

    Group 2: Bombay Gym Wizards bt JVPG Achievers 3-1; NSCI Hell’s Angels bt Radio Club Panthers 3-2; PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls bt CCI Shufflers 3-2.

    Group 3: Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers bt Bombay Gym Phantoms 3-2; Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers bt Triace Shooters 3-0; ECC Baize Blasters bt NSCI Thunder Hawks 3-1.

    Group 4: Khar Gym Young Guns bt CRMI Star Blue 3-2; Thane Snooker Club Terminators bt MIG Club Feathers 3-1; DPCG Kamikazes bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-1.


     Khar Gym, Radio Club rally

    Nalin Patel fires 4th century break

    Khar Gymkhana Challengers and Radio Club Panthers rallied to thrilling 3-2 wins, in the seventh week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.

    Challengers overcame CCI Snooker Kings in Group I, while Panthers beat JVPG Achievers in Group 2.

    Former state snooker champion Nikhil Ootam gave Snooker Kings a 1-0 lead, before Raj Khandwala and Nishant Dossa won the doubles to make it 2-0 to set the stage for a clean sweep. But Deepak Khubchandani, Arjun Tejwani drew level to force the decider where Kunal Solanki snatched the 6-Ball tie over Hitesh Kotwani.

    JVPG Achievers frittered away a 2-1 lead before Gaurav Bhatia won the crucial fourth tie for Panthers and Anees Jumani clinched the decider over the formidable Sanjiv Shah in the 6-Ball tie.

    Meanwhile, former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms fired his fourth century break in the competition when he hit a billiards break of 129 and added an unfinished 59 against Elphinstone CC Baize Blasters who eventually won 3-1 in Group 3.

    Shivaji Park Gymkhana Magicians and neighbours Park Club Samurais also snatched 3-2 wins to end an exciting week of close encounters. Magicians prevailed over Dadar Club X-Men in Group 3 where Deependra Pinkyar once again played a pivotal role for the winners, while Lalit Jham starred in Samurais’ win over Wodehouse Gymkhana Woodpeckers in Group 4.

    PJ Hindu Gymkhana Cue Bulls were the only team to earn five points including a bonus point following an outright 3-0 win over MCF Dark Knights in Group 2.

    Results: Group I: North Indian Assn bt Parsee Gym Pirates 3-1; Garware Club House Nemesis bt Islam Gym 3-1; Khar Gym Challengers bt CCI Snooker Kings 3-2.

    Group 2: NSCI Hell’s Angels bt CCI Shufflers 3-1; PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls bt MCF Dark Knights 3-0; Radio Club Panthers bt JVPG Achievers 3-2.

    Group 3: Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers bt Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers 3-1; Shivaji Park Gym Magicians bt Dadar Club X-Men 3-2; ECC Blaize Blasters bt Bombay Gym Phantoms 3-1.

    Group 4: MIG Club Feathers bt DPCG Kamikazes 3-1; Park Club Samurais bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-2; CRMI Star Blue bt Thane Snooker Club Terminators 3-1.


    Shandilya shines with 131 break

    World billiards bronze medallist Ashok Shandilya was the toast of the fifth week when he fired a brilliant 131 billiards break, in the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.

    Shandilya’s significant effort led Shivaji Park Gymkhana Magicians to a thrilling 3-2 win over Catholic Gymkhana Santa’s Reindeers in Group 3, during an exciting week of close encounters that saw as many as seven contests stretch into the decider.

    Not far behind Shandilya once again was former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel who fired billiards breaks of 99 and an unfinished 119. But the in-form Patel, who earlier in the competition had breaks of 123, 107 and 96, was on the losing side as Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms went down to Triace Shooters 2-3 in another thriller.

    JVPG Achievers, CRMI Star Blue, MCF Dark Knights, NSCI Thunderhawks and NSCI Hell’s Angels were the other teams that won 3-2. Jatinder ‘Sunny’ Dawer was the spearhead of Hell’s Angels win over Bombay Gymkhana Wizards in Group 2, following two significant wins including the decider.

    Garware Club House Nemesis was the only team to earn five points, including a bonus point, for an outright 3-0 win over Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana Roaring Tigers.

    Results: Group I: PJ Hindu Gym 8 Musketeers bt CCI Snooker Kings 3-1; Islam Gym bt Parsee Gym Pirates 3-1; Garware Club House Nemesis bt DPCG Roaring Tigers 3-0.

    Group 2: JVPG Achievers bt Matunga Gym NaMo 3-2; MCF Dark Knights bt Radio Club Panthers 3-2; NSCI Hell’s Angels bt Bombay Gym Wizards 3-2.

    Group 3: Triace Shooters bt Bombay Gym Phantoms 3-2; Shivaji Park Gymkhana Magicians bt Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers 3-2; NSCI Thunderhawks bt Dadar Club X-Men 3-2.

    Group 4: CRMI Star Blue bt Chembur Gym Gladiators 3-2; Thane Snooker Club Terminators bt Park Club Samurais 3-1; MIG Club Feathers bt Khar Gym Young Guns 3-1.


    Sitwala fires 155 break

    Twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala fired the competition’s highest break of 155 to steer PJ Hindu Gymkhana 8 Musketeers to a 3-0 win over North Indian Association, in the fourth week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.

    Sitwala, who reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open recently, hit the break against Manjit Singh Bhomer in the third billiards tie, as the Musketeers earned five points including a bonus point for the outright win in Group I.

    Former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel, who hit breaks of 123 and 99 earlier in the league, hit a brilliant 96 for his third big break in the tournament, as Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms snatched a thrilling 3-2 win over Shivaji Park Magicians in Group 3.

    Patel and Siddharth Parekh gave Phantoms a 2-0 lead but Ashok Shandilya and Sanjay Bhagnari won the doubles and Shekhar Surve beat Patel in the 6-Red snooker tie to force the decider where state selection sub junior snooker champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha overcame Shandilya in the 6-Red tie.

    In other matches that stretched into the decider, Thane Snooker Club Terminators and MIG Club Feathers registered exciting 3-2 wins in Group 4.

    Results: Group I: CCI Snooker Kings bt Islam Gym 3-1; Bombay Gym Wizards bt CCI Shufflers 3-0; PJ Hindu Gym 8 Musketeers bt North Indian Assn 3-0; Parsee Gym Pirates bt DPCG Roaring Tigers 3-0.

    Group 2: Matunga Gym NaMo bt Radio Club Panthers 3-0; Bombay Gym Wizards bt CCI Shufflers 3-0; PJ Hindu Gym Cue Balls bt NSCI Hell’s Angels 3-1.

    Group 3: Bombay Gym Phantoms bt Shivaji Park Magicians 3-2; NSCI Thunderhawks bt Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers 3-1.

    Group 4: Thane Snooker Club Terminators bt Chembur Gym Gladiators 3-2; Khar Gym Young Guns bt DPCG Kamikazes 3-0; MIG Club Feathers bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-2. 


    Legend Tony Monteiro dazzles

    Legend Tony Monteiro rolled back the years to snatch the decider that earned his team Triace a thrilling 3-2 win over Shivaji Park Gymkhana Magicians, in the third week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Multiple title winner on the domestic circuit in the golden era of cue sports in the ’60s and ’70s, 87-year-old Monteiro played vintage billiards to win the opening Group 3 tie against 31-year-old Deependra Pinkyar, before Asian 6-Red snooker bronze medallist Laxman Rawat fired the week’s highest break of  56 to give Triace a 2-0 lead.

    But SPG Magicians came back into the match when Shekhar Surve and Ram Bhagnari won the doubles and world billiards bronze medallist Ashok Shandilya overcame Rawat in the 6-Red snooker tie to force the decider.

    Monteiro, battling poor vision, a weak frame and a long journey from suburban Bhayander to south Mumbai, recovered brilliantly from a 40-point deficit to upset SPG-Park Club runner-up Surve.

    In other encounters that went down to the wire, North Indian Association, NSCI Hell’s Angels, Elphinstone CC Baize Blasters, Khar Gymkhana Young Guns and Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers registered 3-2 wins.

    Rajeev Sharma of MHC Cue Ballers hit the week’s second highest break of 55 that proved decisive in the decider against NSCI Thunder Hawks in another Group 3 clash.

    Khar Gymkhana Challengers, CCI Shufflers and Park Club Samurais fashioned 3-0 wins that earned them five points including a bonus point for the clean sweep.

    Results: Group 1: Khar Gym Challengers bt Garware Club House Nemesis 3-0; Islam Gym bt PJ Hindu Gym Musketeers 3-1; North Indian Association bt DPCG Roaring Tigers 3-2.

    Group 2: CCI Shufflers bt Radio Club Panthers 3-0; NSCI Hell’s Angels bt MCF Dark Knights 3-2; Bombay Gym Wizards bt PJ Hindu Gym Cue Balls 3-1.

    Group 3: ECC Baize Blasters bt Dadar Club X-men 3-2; Triace bt SPG Magicians 3-2; MHC Cue Ballers bt NSCI Thunder Hawks 3-2.

     

    Group 4: Thane Snooker Club Terminators bt DPCG Kamikazes 3-1; Park Club Samurais bt MIG Feathers 3-0; Khar Gym Young Guns bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-2.


    Another century by Nalin Patel

    Former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel fired the second billiards century break in succession, in the second week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards and snooker tournament.

    Patel, who hit the highest break of 123 in the opening week, followed the effort with a 107 against Bhushan Shahade, as the star-studded Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms cruised to a 3-0 win over Dadar X-Men to earn five points including a bonus point for the outright win in Group 3.

    Twice Asian snooker champion Yasin Merchant gave Phantoms a 1-0 lead before state selection sub junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha and Siddharth Parekh won the doubles tie over Rajit Mehta and Luv Boricha.

    V. Kumar hit the second highest break of the week with a 74 as he led Central Railway Mechanical Institute Star Blue to a 3-0 win over over MIG Feathers in Group 4.

    Matunga Gymkhana NaMo, JVPG Achievers and Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators were the other teams to earn five points, while CCI Snooker Kings and Thane Snooker Club Terminators escaped to narrow 3-2 wins.

    Results: Group 1: CCI Snooker Kings bt Garware Club House Nemesis 3-2; Khar Gym Challengers bt Parsee Gym Pirates 3-1; North Indian Association bt Islam Gym 3-1.

    Group 2: Matunga Gym NaMo bt CCI Shufflers 3-0; Radio Club Panthers bt PJ Hindu Gym Cue Bulls 3-1; JVPG Achievers bt NSCI Hells Angels 3-0.

    Group 3: Catholic Gym Santa’s Reindeers bt ECC Blaze Blasters 3-1; Malabar Hill Club Cue Ballers bt Shivaji Park Magicians 3-1; Bombay Gym Phantoms bt Dadar Club X-Men 3-0.

    Group 4: Chembur Gym Gladiators bt DPGC Kamikazes 3-0; Thane Snooker Club Terminators bt Wodehouse Gym Woodpeckers 3-2; CRMI Star Blue bt MIG Feathers 3-0. 


    Keeping in mind the number of teams that can participate in the BGPL are 32, entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Clubs with more than one team must categorize their teams as a, b, c ...that will allow the Tournament Committee to choose the second team, only if slots are available.