Concluded
 Indian 4th Qualifying Events for INDIAN OPEN 2014
Organised by BSAM
09 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

  • Venue

    Cricket Club of India

    Brabourne Stadium, D.W. Road
    Mumbai - 400 020

  • Entry Fees

    Rs.2000/-

  • Description

     


     

     INDIAN OPEN SNOOKER 4TH QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT 2014

    VENUE : Cricket Club of India, Brabourne Stadium, D.W. Road, Mumbai - 400 020

    Snooker 09-09-2014 to 13-09-2014

     

    Badami, Jain book berths in final qualifier

    Mumbai, September 13: Mumbai cueists Hasan Badami and Himanshu Jain, both clinched berths in the final round of the Indian Open snooker qualifying tournament, to be held in Pune next week. Both Badami and Jain, won their quarter-final ties in the fourth round of the qualifying tournament, at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) billiards hall on Saturday afternoon.

    The qualifying tournament was conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).

    In a match contested between talented youngsters, Badami prevailed over Rahul Sachdev, also from Mumbai by a 4-2 margin with the frame scores reading 63-45, 74-04, 62-64, 08-54, 55-19, 64-21 in Badami’s favour.

    The lanky Badami started off positively by winning the first frame and then produced a superb unfinished break of 74 to win the second to lead 2-0. But the left-handed Sachdev fought back and came up with two half century efforts of 51 and 53 to take the third and fourth frames to level the scores at 2-all. Badami once again found his touch and won the next two frames to close out the match.

    On the side table, Jain dashed the hopes of Pune’s Yogesh Sharma romping to a 4-1 win. Jain dropped a tight opening frame but bounced back nicely as he went on to win the subsequent four to complete a 55-57, 68-27, 61-32, 58-14, 64-27 victory.

    Manish Jain of West Bengal and Siddharth Parikh of Railways, both enjoyed easy wins to also book their place in the final qualifying tournament to be held in Pune next week. Jain defeated Uttar Pradesh’s Akashay Kumar 4-0, while Parikh blanked another UP player Vipin Premi by an identical 4-0 scoreline.

    All the four qualifiers along with the 12 other players who had qualified from the other three rounds held earlier in Delhi, Chennai and Indore will compete with the the top-8 ranked players in the country, based on the last National championship, in the Pune event, which will decide the six Indian wild cards for the Indian Open to be held in Mumbai from March 10-14, 2015. The event has been rescheduled from October 13-17 this year.

    The six wild carders would have the opportunity to test their skills against 64 of the world’s best snooker players during the WPSBA world ranking GBP 300,000 Indian Open.

    Results – Quarter-finals: Hasan Badami beat Rahul Sachdev 4-2 (63-45, 74(74 unfinished)-04, 62-64(51), 08-54(53), 55-19, 64-21); Siddharth Parikh beat Vipin Premi (UP) 4-0 (63-28, 63-07, 67-42, 68-24); Manish Jain (West Bengal) beat Akshay Kumar (UP) 4-0 (70-48, 77-61, 68-21, 84-42); Himanshu Jain beat Yogesh Sharma (Pune) 4-1 (55-57, 68-27, 61-32, 58-14, 64-27).


    Youngsters Sachdev, Jain storm into quarter-finals

    Mumbai, September 12: Youngsters, Rahul Sachdev and Himanshu Jain, both from Mumbai scored impressive victories to storm into the quarter-final round of the 4th Indian Open snooker qualifying tournament, at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) billiards hall on Thursday evening. The qualifying tournament is being conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).

    The 22-year-old Sachdev inflicted a humiliating 4-0 defeat on seasoned campaigner Manav Panchal also from Mumbai in a lop-sided pre-quarter-final encounter. Sachdev playing confidently, potted more accurately as compared to his senior opponent to run away with the match.

    On the adjacent table, the 23-year-old Jain was on a roll and did not encounter much resistance from citymate 19-year-old Nikhil Saigal as he went on to record an identical 4-0 victory in another last 16 tie. The flamboyant Jain breezed to 60-51, 68-33, 51-40, 71-14 win with a degree of comfort.

    Sachdev started with a flourish by compiling neat run of 64 in the opening frame. His break came to a close when he missed a difficult blue to the bottom pocket. However, Sachdev continued to play steadily and with a break of 34 pocketed the second and made a couple of small efforts to clinch the third to open up a sizeable 3-0 lead. With not much of a fight back from Panchal, the left-handed Sachdev signed off with a run of 39 in the fourth frame to complete a deserving 72-14, 60-19, 69-23, 68-13 victory.

    The youngster is a win away from booking a berth in the final qualifying round to be played in Pune next week. He awaits the winner the last 16 contest between Hasan Badami and Sunil Jain. However, he will have to sharpen up his game and improve on his consistency if harbours any chance of earning a wild card for the Indian Open to be played in Mumbai later next month.

    Siddharth Parikh of Railway and Vipin Premi of Uttar Pradesh also comfortably won the respective pre-quarter-final matches to set up an intriguing quarter-final match on Saturday morning.

    Parikh demolished Gaurav Jaisinghania 4-0 (55-42, 84-42, 60-08, 66-33) and Premi tamed Gujarat’s Narsidani Johnson 4-1 (55-45, 51-34, 58-59, 52-08, 59-23) without much ado.

    Results (Pre-quarter-finals): Siddharth Parikh beat Gaurav Jaisinghania 4-0 (55-42, 84-42, 60-08, 66-33); Vipin Premi (UP) beat Narsidani Johnson (Guj) 4-1 (55-45, 51-34, 58-59, 52-08, 59-23); Himanshu Jain beat Nikhil Saigal 4-0 (60-51, 68-33, 51-40, 71-14); Rahul Sachdev beat Manav Panchal 4-0 (72(64)-14, 60-19, 69-23, 68(39)-13).

    Third round:Yogesh Sharma (Pune) beat Rovin D’Souza 4-2 (66-33, 64-53, 25-60, 52-76, 68(60)-08, 54-27); Taaha Khan (Pune) beat Sumit Saldurkar 4-3 (64-33, 07-58, 50-12, 28-58, 46-68, 52-23, 68-57); Rahul Sachdev beat Jayesh S 4-0 (74-06, 61-09, 56-38, 58-48); Hasan Badami beat Aparajeet Mittal 4-0 (66-37, 57-43, 71-00, 46-18); Nikhil Saigal beat Anas Ali 4-3 (66-63, 45-47, 43-71, 23-38, 64-53, 63-20, 54-16); Himanshu Jain beat Mahesh Jagdale 4-2, 78-09, 55-45, 05-65, 69-10, 62-63, 59-21); Manav Panchal beat Farhad Tengra 4-2 (51-33, 68-71, 49-65, 43-23, 60-08, 45-45)


     

    Ali, Badami score hard-fought wins

    Mumbai, September 11: Anas Ali of Surat produced another steady performance to edge out Ispreet Singh Chadha of Mumbai by four frames to three in an exciting and well-contested second round encounter of the 4th Indian Open snooker qualifying tournament, at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) billiards hall on Wednesday afternoon. The qualifying tournament is being conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).

    In a match of fluctuating fortunes, Chadha started well by winning the opening frame before the Surat cueist Ali grabbed the next two to go ahead 2-1. The Mumbai youngster Ispreet charged back by easily winning the fourth to draw level at 2-all. Later, Ali and Chadha traded the next two frames, with the former winning a close fifth, and taking the match to the decider. Ali held his nerves in the crucial seventh frame to scrape through for a hard-earned 13-63, 61-31, 49-40, 16-66, 49-45, 36-69, 61-28 victory.

    In another match that went the distance, Mumbai challenger Hasan Badami showed plenty of grit and gumption to overcame Mukund Baradia by a 4-3 margin with the frames scores reading 62-69, 55-19,53-56, 66-31, 60-75, 71-14, 73-27 in his favour and to progress to the third round.

    Meanwhile, another Mumbai cueist Rovin D’Souza faced no such problems against Vilas V. as he comfortably went on to complete a 4-0 (70-07, 74-47, 60-17, 61-37) win in another  second match.

    Results (Round-2): Sumit Saldulkar beat Suyesh Moorpuna 4-2 (42-89, 62-18, 62-18, 51-27, 32-54, 58-34); Taaha Khan (Pune) beat S. Magesh 4-2 (03-58, 47-19, 17-58, 66-17, 78-49, 61-48); Rovin D’Souza beat Vilas V. 4-0 (70(45)-07, 74-47, 60-17, 61-37); Rahul Sachdev beat Nikhil Ghadge 4-0 (57-53, 55-09, 77-12, 70-40); Nikhil Saigal beat Chintamani Jadhav (Pune) 4-2 (52-50, 46-60, 28-44, 69-58, 71-20, 61-33); Anas Ali (Surat) beat Ispreet Singh Chadha 4-3 (13-63, 61-31, 49-40, 16-66, 49-45, 36-69, 61-28); Manav Panchal beat Nitesh Madan 4-1 (70-38, 44-61, 70-31, 76-67, 64-08); V. Subramanian beat Avenish Shah 4-1 (59-38, 09-56, 64-08, 67-35, 56-25); Manish Jain beat Kekoo Nickolson 4-0 (57-15, 77-72, 62(45)-16, 73(42)-14); Shoaib Khan beat Mayank Bhavsar 4-0 (61-43, 63-18, 62-25, 72-09); Sunil Jain beat Shabaaz Khan 4-3 (39-54, 56-46, 15-66, 01-83, 69-45, 65-45, 64-61); Zubin Lelinwala beat Pramod Pole 4-0 (64-33, 56-13, 64-12, 65-22); Aparjeet Mital beat Pawan K 4-1 (19-55, 49-36, 52-13, 61-21, 53-22); Hasan Badami beat Mukund Baradia 4-3 (62-69, 55-19,53-56, 66-31, 60-75, 71-14, 73-27).


    Saha rallies from the brink to down Jain

    Mumbai, September 10: From the jaws of defeat, Kingshuk Saha of West Bengal, staged a terrific fight back to overcome Hrithik Jain of Indore by four frames to three in a tense, absorbing second round match of the 4th Indian Open snooker qualifying tournament, conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).

    The West Bengal cueist took time to get off the blocks and conceded a massive advantage to his opponent who pocketed the opening three frames to lead 3-0. However, Saha not prepared to give up without a fight, got his act together and gradually started to get going. Having found his touch, Saha was on a roll and in dramatic fashion turned things around in his favour by winning the subsequent four frames to clinch a 32-42, 38-68, 37-63, 60-16, 55-42, 85-40, 63-12 victory at the Cricket Club of India billiards hall on Wednesdayafternoon.

    Meanwhile, Siddharth Parikh of Railways had an easy second round outing as he tamed Meherzad Bhagwar of Mumbai 4-0 posting a 67-12, 69-17, 71-21, 84-36 win.

    Vipin Premi of Uttar Pradesh also cruised to a convincing 4-0 win against Mumbai’s Tej Chawla. Premi after some early resistance from his rival had things totally under control as he completed a 54-37, 64-28, 54-18, 50-31 victory.

    Young Dhavaj Haria of Gujarat was another player to take the short route to the third round. The left-handed cueist brooked little opposition from Aditya Deshpande as he waltzed to a 4-0 (71-49, 67-20, 59-06, 59-26) triumph.

    Results (Round-2): Kingshuk Saha (WB) beat Hrithik Jain (Indore) 4-3 (32-42, 38-68, 37-63, 60-16, 55-42, 85-40, 63-12); Abhijeet Ranade beat Samar Khandelwal (Pune) 4-2 (68-26, 66-48, 29-69, 42-65, 57-11, 52-24); Ibrahim Shaikh beat Kewal Mahadeshwar 58-51, 50-11, 117-05, 52-20); Johnson Narsidani beat Aashit Pandya 4-1 (60-33, 02-56, 59-46, 50-47, 67-33); Nikhil Oootam beat Rajwardhan Joshi (Pune) 4-1 (59-29, 55-06, 33-67, 56-55, 60-24); Raj Khandwala beat Harshad Sonkamble 4-0 (61(43)-03, 57-50, 73-39, 40-28); Vipin Premi (UP) beat Tej Chawla 4-0 (54-37, 64-28, 54-18, 50-31); Dhavaj Haria beat Aditya Deshpande 4-0 (71-49, 67-20, 59-06, 59-26); Siddharth Parikh beat Meherzad Bhagwar 4-0 (67-12, 69-17, 71-21, 84-36); Gaurav Jaisinghani beat Vishal Vaya 4-3 (01-64, 55-17, 59-96, 54-58, 70-30, 59-52, 56-24); Akshay Kumar beat Dhanya Bandhari 4-1 (11-85(68), 57-30, 74(60)-11, 74-25, 84-25).

    Round-1: Vilas Upsham beat Arun Kumar 4-2 (48-50, 73-40, 28-82, 60-38, 61-18, 62-35); Rajeev Sharma beat Sagar Jain 4-2 (40-60, 54-61, 58-22, 77-63, 62-05, 42-26); Chintamani Jadhav (Pune) beat Deepak Khubchandani 4-3 (52-50, 46-43, 11-57, 28-59, 59-37, 05-55, 64-45); Sahil Khan beat Jigar S. 4-3 (63-22, 48-50, 63-22, 58-27, 54-68, 47-71, 57-30); Nikhil Gadge beat Arpit Shah 4-2 (18-55, 62-53, 54-09, 62-38, 32-69, 61-49); Manav Panchal beat Akhil Saiyed 4-3 (32-66, 53-50, 65-12, 34-59, 68-35, 22-48, 58-34).


    Pandya edges out Kulkarni in a thriller

    Mumbai, September 9: Aashit Pandya of Mumbai showed great character and solid fighting spirit to script a hard-fought 4-3 win against Pune cueist Nimish Kulkarni in a thrilling (best-of-7-frame) first round match of the 4thIndian Open snooker qualifying tournament, conducted by BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra) and being played at the Cricket Club of India billiards hall on Tuesday.

    Pandya taking time to settle down and get into his groove lost the opening two frames. But thereafter Pandya found his touch and in splendid fashion fought back by winning the next three frames on the trot to take the lead.

    However, in the sixth Kulkarni, once again potted steadily to win the frame and level scores taking the match to the decider before Pandya won a close seventh frame to clinch a 52-56, 27-63, 65-23, 72-39, 81-39, 34-73, 52-29 victory.

    Meanwhile, Anas Ali of Surat dropped the opening frame against Rohit Rohit Pandloskar of Mumbai before coming back with a strong performance to score a deserving 4-1 (71-73, 64-19, 58-27, 67-2, 69-22) triumph.

    In other first round encounters, Gaurav Jaisinghani of Vashi and Aditya Deshpande of Pune won their respective matches by comfortable 4-0 margins. Jaisinghani was on a roll as he tamed Parag Paithankar coasting to a 49-7, 56-28, 44-29, 64-52 win and Deshpande sidelined Mustafa Khozem winning at 61-18, 71-30, 74-19, 72-14.

    Results (1st round): Gaurav Jaisinghani beat Parag Paithankar 4-0 (49-7, 56-28, 44-29, 64-52); Aashit Pandya beat Nimish Kulkarni 4-3 (52-56, 27-63, 65-23, 72-39, 81-39, 34-73, 52-29); Dhairya Bhandari beat Shyam Kotak 4-2 (59-23, 69-31, 44-45, 52-68, 55-14, 46-13); Mayank Bhavsar beat Harish Pahuja 4-2 (56-32, 24-69, 56-26, 76-44, 54-62, 50-12); Aditya Deshpande beat Mustafa Khozem 4-0 (61-18, 71-30, 74-19, 72-14); Kekoo Nicholson beat Avinash Gaikwad 4-1 (53-45, 65-19, 65-30, 34-49, 48-16); Anas Ali (GUJ) beat Rohit Pandloskar 4-1 (71-73, 64-19, 58-27, 67-2, 69-22); Mukund Bharadia beat Varun Daga 4-1 (58-47, 22-65, 74-32, 93-60, 57-7). 


    Dress Code CCI :

     
    Smart Casuals, shirt, formal trousers and formal shoes. No jeans, tshirts of any kind, sports shoes shall be permitted. This rule will be strictly adhered to and player violating this rule shall not be allowed to play his match.
     
    BSAM Committee
     
    RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE CCI INDIAN OPEN QUALIFIER
     

    1.      PLEASE NOTE ANY PLAYER COMING 6 MINUTES LATE FOR HIS MATCH SHALL HAVE DEEMED TO HAVE LOST THE FIRST FRAME. IF HE ARRIVES 15 MINUTES LATER THAN HIS STIPULATED MATCH TIMING HE WILL HAVE DEEMED TO HAVE LOST THE MATCH. THE CLOCK AT THE VENUE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

    2. LAST 4 PLACING MATCHES SHALL BE A BEST OF 5 FRAMES

    3.  THE CHIEF REFEREE MR.AJAY RASTOGI SHALL BE THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THE EVENT.

     

    FORMAT: Throughout Knockout (Best of 7 frames) to select 4 qualifiers from each round. Those total 16 qualifiers will play in the final qualification round along with national top 8 having 6 groups of 4 players each for league. Two will qualify from each group for knockout and the 6 will get wild cards.

    Entry Fee: Rs.2000/-

    Prize Money: The prize fund depending on the entries collected, will be equally distributed amongst four qualifiers of each round.

     

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    1ST QUALIFYING ROUND

    DELHI

    2ND QUALIFYING ROUND

    CHENNAI

    Megapool Snooker Academy

    IInd Floor, 3/4 Rajapuri Chowk

    Opp. Sector 4, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110075

     

    Dates: 23rd August onwards

    Last Date of Entry: 21st August

    Entry to: Manmeet Bhatia: +91 9910067944

    Tamil Nadu Billiards & Snooker Association
    318/240, Raj Complex, 2&4th Floor
    Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600086 - Tamil Nadu
     

    Dates: 28 August 2014 onwards

    Last Date of Entry: 25th August

    Entries to: will publish contact details soon

    3RD QUALIFYING ROUND

    INDORE

    4TH QUALIFYING ROUND

    MUMBAI

    Billiards Academy

    M. P. Billiards & Snooker Association

    Nehru Stadium - Indore - Madhya Pradesh
    Dates: 3 September 2014 onwards

    Last Date of Entry: 1st September 2014

     

    Entry to:

    Ashok Sethi :: +91 98935 34014
    Mitendra Gaud :: +91 98932 99909
    Sujit Kumar :: +91 90986 74606

     

    Cricket Club of India

    Brabourne Stadium, D.W. Road

    Mumbai - 400 020

    Dates: 9 September 2014 onwards

    Last Date of Entry: 31st August

     

    Entry to: bsamah@gmai.com

    Sachin : 9773568058

    FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND

    PYC HINDU GYMKHANA

    PUNE

    15 SEPTEMBER 2014 ONWARDS