Concluded
 P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League 2014
Organised by BSAM
02 June 2014 to 11 July 2014

SPG "Punters" In the Photo (From L to R) Shekhar Surve,Dependra Pinkyar, Sanjay Patil, Derek Sippy

  • Venue

    P. J. Hindu Gymkhana

    Play Off Address :
    Parmanddas Jivandas Hindu Gym.
    Netaji Subhas Road,
    Mumbai - 400 002

  • Entry Fees

    Rs. 3000/- Per Team.

  • Description

     


     

     

     

    Mumbai Billiards League 2012,

    Champions

    Mumbai Billiards League 2013,

    Champions

    Mumbai Billiards League 2014,

    Champions

    Winner :-  PJHG " Sultans Of Hazard" Winner :- DPCG " Cannon Kings" Winner :- SPG "PUNTERS"
    Runner Up :- CCI " Billiards Boys" Runner Up :- ECC " Macho Daves"
    Runner Up :- CCI "BILLIARDS 
    BOYS"
    Semi Finalist :- CRMI "Star Blue" Semi Finalist :- PJHG " Defending Champions" Semi Finalist :- PJ "SULTAN OF HAZARDS" 
    Semi Finalist :- Park Club "Samurais" Semi Finalist :- Park Club "Samurais" Semi Finalist :- CG "GLADIATORS"

     

     
     
    P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League 2014
     Billiards  League 02-06-2014 to 30-06-2014
     Knock - Out  06-07-2014 to 11-07-2014
     
     
      BILLIARDS  FINAL : 11-07-2014 : 5 PM
      
    Final Match Result
     
    Deependra Pinkiya (+80) : 179  V/S  Hitesh Kotwani (+30) : 200
    Derek Sippy (+80) : 200  V/S  Nikhil Ootam (+40) : 199
    Shekhar Surve (+45): 15   V/S  Siddharth Parikh (-70) : 22
     
     
     
    6th - 11th July 2014 Play Off
     
    6th - 8th July 2014 ::  Pre - Ouarters
     
    8th - 9th July 2014  :: Quartes
     
    10th July 2014 :: Semi Final
     
    11th July 2014 :: Final


     

    The P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones

     

    Mumbai Billiards League 2014

     

    Orgainsed by Billiards & Snooker Association of Maharashtra

    Hosted By P.J. Hindu Gymkhana

     

     

    Sippy snatches title for Punters

    Shivaji Park Gymkhana Punters beat CCI Billiards Boys in an exciting final to regain the title, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. SPG Punters, who won the title in 2001 and 2011, overcame Billiards Boys 599-421 in a contest that had its fair share of thrilling moments. After CCI’s Hitesh Kotwani scored a 200-179 win over Deependra Pinkyar in a close opening tie, Derek Sippy initiated a spectacular recovery late in the second tie to stun Nikhil Ootam 200-199 in a thriller to ensure the crown for Punters.  As Sippy, playing with a +80 handicap, lingered behind helplessly following a cautious start, Ootam, frittered away a 60-point lead midway through the tie, and in the process, a brilliant opportunity to enhance CCI’s hopes of victory. As his game was littered with missed shots, Ootam, playing with a +40 handicap, made amends and was just five points away from the 200 target while Sippy was 148. Another missed pot allowed Sippy a vital visit and he seized the opportunity with a decisive break of 38 to narrow the margin to 195-186 that put the pressure back on a rattled Ootam who faltered at the death. Sippy utilized his vast experience to claw his way back in an unforgettable effort that earned him the man of the match and left his teammate Shekhar Surve the simple task of scoring just 15 points in the deciding tie against Australian Open bronze medallist Siddharth Parikh who needed 200 but ended on just 22.     

     

    Results: Final: SPG Punters bt CCI Billiards Boys 599-421 (Deependra Pinkyar lost to Hitesh Kotwani 179-200; Derek Sippy bt Nikhil Ootam 200-199; Shekhar Surve bt Siddharth Parikh 15-22).


    cool Punters, CCI Boys in final cool

     Shivaji Park Gymkhana Punters and CCI Billiards Boys registered impressive wins to enter the final, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. SPG Punters halted Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators 458-351, while CCI Billiards Boys overcame PJ Hindu Gymkhana Sultan of Hazards 425-333 in the semi-finals. Deependra Pinkyar and Shekhar Surve gave Punters a fluent start to put Gladiators under pressure. It helped Derek Sippy reach a simple target of 58 without much ado in the concluding tie, as Tushar Dighe, Gladiators’ hero in the quarter-finals, struggled to 89 while needing 200 for a win.

     CCI Billiards Boys won an exciting contest over Sultan of Hazards as Hitesh Kotwani gave the former a dream start with a shock 200-180 win over world bronze medallist Devendra Joshi that included a break of 55 in a tight opener. Hazards’ Aditya Agrawal made amends when he won the second tie with another upset over Australian Open bronze medallist Siddharth Parikh, but not before letting Parikh off the hook. Agrawal was cruising to a comfortable win that would have made it difficult for CCI’s Nikhil Ootam in the concluding tie against twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala. Agrawal, playing with a -15 handicap, remained on course, firing a brilliant break of 138 that took him within striking distance of his target of 200, while a struggling Parikh languished on 65. Agrawal reached 185 when he missed a cannon that was to change the fortunes of Hazards. Parikh, playing with a -70 handicap, seized the opportunity to fire a significant break of 55 that led to a remarkable recovery. Agrawal beat Parikh 200-165 but not before allowing the latter to substantially narrow the margin of defeat Agrawal’s costly blemish left Ootam an easy target of 60. Ootam, playing with a handicap of +40, achieved the goal with an impressive break of 44 under pressure, while Sitwala, aiming for 200, managed just 108.

     Results: Semi-finals: CCI Billiards Boys bt Sultan of Hazards 425-333; SPG Punters bt Chembur Gym Gladiators 458-351.


    laugh Dighe stuns PJ Hindu Gymlaugh

    Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators shocked PJ Hindu Gymkhana Bond With Best in an edge-of-the-seat thriller to storm into the semi-finals, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. Gladiators came from behind to end the unbeaten record of Bond With the Best with a nail-biting 676-665 win to set up a last four clash with Shivaji Park Gymkhana Punters. In contrast, CCI Billiards Boys eased past Matunga Gymkhana Happy Hours 600-289 to set up the other semi-final against PJ Hindu Gymkhana Sultan of Hazards. After state junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra and Abhishek Joshi gave Bond With The Best an envious start, Ronnie Daruwala was set a target of 186 to complete the formalities against Gladiators’ underdog Tushar Dighe who had to score 200 in the concluding tie. Dighe and Daruwala took the decider right down to the wire in a neck-and-neck battle, until a gallant Dighe unleashed a flurry of in-offs under immense pressure including one that jumped into the centre pocket that was the shot of the day.

    In the process of that fruitful late burst, Dighe fired a vital break of 43 in one of the finest visits witnessed in domestic handicap billiards and hit the last nail in Bond’s coffin with a red pot to snatch a thrilling 11-point win.

    Results: Quarter-finals: CCI Billiards Boys bt Matunga Gym Happy Hours 600-289; Chembur Gym Gladiators bt PJ Hindu Gym Bond With The Best 676-665.


    smiley Hazards, Punters in semis smiley

    PJ Sultan of Hazards and Shivaji Park Gymkhana Punters registered impressive wins to advance to the semi-finals, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. Hazards halted Central Railway Mechanical Institute Star Blue with a 600-321 win, while Punters overcame Malabar Hill Club Cannon Kings 458-275 in the quarter-finals. Rovin D’Souza and twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala gave Hazards a good start leaving Aditya Agrawal to score 200 against CRMI’s Sunil Ghadge who needed just 87. While Ghadge struggled to reach 45, Agrawal romped to his target with breaks of 70 and 53.

    Deependra Pinkyar and Derek Sippy of SPG Punters also romped to identical 200-134 wins over Kunal Gandhi and Rajeev Shah, respectively  in the first two ties against Cannon Kings. Shekhar Surve, Punters’star in the pre-quarter-finals, needed to score just 58 points and achieved the target without much ado against Aditya Kapoor who had to score 200.
    Results: Quarter-finals: PJ Hindu Gym Sultan of Hazards bt CRMI Star Blue 600-321; SPG Punters bt MHC Cannon Kings 458-275.


     smiley Surve wins nail-biting smiley
    decider for SPG Punters

    Shivaji Park Gymkhana Punters registered a nail-biting six-point win to storm into the quarter-finals, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. SPG Punters overcame formidable Khar Gymkhana Contenders 590-584 in the most exciting pre-quarter-final contest and were joined in the last eight by CRMI Star Blue, PJ Hindu Gymkhana Sultan of Hazards and unbeaten PJ Hindu Gymkhana Bond With The Best who eased through. Khar Gymkhana Contenders romped ahead through stalwart Yasin Merchant and former state junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha. While Merchant beat Derek Sippy, Chadha prevailed over Deependra Pinkyar, leaving Deepak Khubchandani to score 185 points to complete a win, against Shekhar Surve who needed 200 points to fashion an upset for SPG Punters. Khubchandani remained on course with a significant break of 52 until he bungled a shot at 179, just five short of his target of 185. Surve needed just 22 on the following visit. He cautiously scored 20 and attempted a pot that struck the jaw of the pocket and dramatically rolled into another for an unfinished break of 22, in an edge-of-the-seat thriller. SPG Punters’ gripping win overshadowed the significant breaks of 85 by Aditya Agrawal and 83 by world bronze medallist Devendra Joshi for Sultan of Hazards and Abhishek Joshi’s 81 for Bond With The Best. Results: Pre-quarter-finals:

    PJ Hindu Gym Bond With The Best bt Khar Gym Young Guns 507-201; SPG Punters bt Khar Gym Contenders 590-584; CRMI Star Blue bt PJ Hindu Gym 3 Ball Theory 521-441; PJ Hindu Gym Sultan of Hazards bt ECC Baize Masters 600-168


    angel Narrow win for Matunga Gym angel

    Siddharth Parikh fires 187 break 

    Matunga Gymkhana Happy Hours beat Park Club Samurais by a narrow margin to advance to the quarter-finals, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. Happy Hours rallied to an exciting 745-717 win and were joined in the last eight by Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators, Malabar Hill Club Cannon Kings and CCI Billiards Boys. Gladiators scored over Islam Gymkhana Billiards Warriors 515-467, while Cannon Kings prevailed over MCF Avengers 405-329 in other close encounters. In contrast, CCI Billiards Boys eased to a 501-241 win over MCF Tough Men, aided by the tournament’s highest break of 187 by former Railways champion Siddharth Parikh who eclipsed his and the competition’s previous best of 141. 

    Results: Pre-quarter-finals: Malabar Hill Club Cannon Kings bt MCF Avengers 405-329; CCI Billiards Boys bt MCF Tough Men 501-241; Chembur Gym Gladiators bt Islam Gym Warriors 515-467; Matunga Gym Happy Hours bt Park Club Samurais 745-717.

     


      

     cool MCF teams sneak into knock out cool 

    Borivali’s MCF teams ‘Avengers’ and ‘Tough Men’ sneaked into the knock out pre-quarter-finals, at the conclusion of the league phase in the fourth week of the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. MCF Avengers narrowly edged Chembur Gymkhana Young Turks and JVPG Tigers in Group B, where toppers PJ Hindu Gymkhana Bond With The Best qualified with an unbeaten record. MCF Tough Men also edged out DPCG Badshahs and CCI Rockets in similar fashion in Group G, where toppers PJ Hindu Gymkhana Sultan of Hazards qualified with 12 points. In Group F, Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators and ECC Baize Masters qualified at the expense of Matunga Gymkhana Last Order after all three teams completed their league engagements with nine points. Also advancing to the pre-quarter-finals were Malabar Hill Club Cannon Kings and Khar Gymkhana Contenders from Group D. Aditya Agrawal, of Sultan of Hazards, fired the week’s highest break with 109.


    smiley Samurais qualify wink

    PJ Bond With The Best remain unbeaten 

    Park Club Samurais fashioned crucial home and away wins to qualify for the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the third week of the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. Samurais, who were four points at the end of the second week, swelled their tally to nine to finish second in Group E, behind toppers CCI Billiards Boys who qualified with 12 points.Matunga Gymkhana Happy Hours and PJ Hindu Gymkhana 3 Ball Theory also registered impressive home and away wins to qualify from Group C. Happy Hours topped the group with 12 points, while PJ 3 Ball Theory finished second with nine points. Also advancing to the knock out were CRMI Star Blue, who topped Group H with seven points, and Khar Gymkhana Young Guns who finished second with five points. Chembur Gymkhana Gladiators earned five points, including a bonus point for home and away wins, to take their tally to nine, that left Group F in an intriguing situation where ECC Baize Masters and Matunga Gymkhana Last Order were also on nine points, thus leaving the fourth week poised for a thrilling finish in the group. The other teams that earned five points for home and away wins were, PJ Hindu Gymkhana Bond With The Best, the only team to remain unbeaten, in Group B and Malabar Hill Club Cannon Kings in Group D. World bronze medallist and Bond With The Best captain Ashok Shandilya fired an unfinished 94 for the week’s highest break, while Himanshu Jain of CCI Rockets hit the second highest with 82.


    cool Bonus for SPG Punters cool

    Parikh hits 141 break

    SPG Punters registered impressive home and away wins to earn five points, in the second week of the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. 

    Punters opened their account in the competition with wins over JVPG Jaguars that earned them a bonus point, to remain second in Group A. Topping the group are Islam Gymkhana Billiards Warriors who also earned five points including a bonus point for home and away wins over PJ Hindu Gymkhana Spotted Jugglers. 

    The other teams to earn five points were, Khar Gymkhana Contenders, ECC Baize Masters and CRMI Star Blue. 

    The week was also marked by significant breaks, as former Railways champion Siddharth Parikh fired the tournament’s highest break of 141 for Group E toppers CCI Billiards Boys who lost at home but won away against Park Club Samurais, to swell their tally to seven points. 

    Aditya Agrawal, who hit 120 in the opening week, fired an unfinished break of 97 and added 85, while world bronze medallist Devendra Joshi also hit a 78, for the star-studded PJ Hindu Gymkhana Sultan of Hazards against CCI Rockets in Group G.


    smiley Agrawal stars for Sultans  smiley

    Aditya Agrawal was the toast of the opening week when he fired a brilliant century break to lead his team to victory, in the PJ Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai Billiards League. 

    Agrawal’s break of 120 against Rohan Jambusaria in the home tie was significant for PJ Hindu Gymkhana ‘Sultan of Hazards’ who registered a convincing win over MCF ‘Tough Men’ that earned the winners five points including a bonus point for winning home and away in Group G. 

    Agrawal’s effort overshadowed Nalin Patel’s highest break of 129 that gave the tournament an explosive start. In-form Patel added three half century breaks but his team Bombay Gymkhana ‘Spare Parts’ lost their home and away ties to Matunga Gymkhana ‘Last Order’ in Group F.  

    The other teams to earn five points were, Matunga Gymkhana ‘Happy Hours’, CCI ‘Billiards Boys’ and Khar Gymkhana ‘Young Guns’.


     
     
    RULES AND REGULATION FOR 2014 BILLIARDS  LEAGUE.
     
     
     

    P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Wilson Jones Mumbai billiards league 2014 shall commence from 2nd  June i.e week ending 9th June 2014. Last date for receiving entries is 16th May 2014. All entries must be accompanied by the entry fees. Entry fee: Rs.3000/- per team. 
     

     

    For entries:  

    Please send us a DD favouring The Billiards & Snooker Association of Maharashtra for Rs.3000/- to the BSAM address. 

     

    Contact :

    Kindly email your entries to bsamah@gmail.com 

    Mr.Sachin Mali  : - 9773568058
     
  • Rules

    THE BILLIARD LEAGUE SHALL BE PLAYED WITH THE NEW ARAMITH PRO CUP BILLIARD SETS (SPOTTED SET) IF YOUR CLUB DOES NOT HAVE ONE CONTACT THE BSAM OFFICE TO BUY A SET.