MG 6-Red Open Snooker Tournament'2023
Consistent Chug blanks Cheni 3-0 26-Feb-2023
Consistent Chug blanks Cheni 3-0

Mumbai, February 26: Karan Chug was in good nick and was quite consistent with his pots and blanked Huzefa Cheni recording a straight-frame 3-0 win in a third round match in the Matunga Gymkhana organized Rs 1.8 lakh 6-Red Open Snooker Tournament, conducted under the auspices of BSAM, and played at the gymkhana’s billiards hall. The tournament is being supported by Pidilite Industries Ltd, Nagee Cues and Himatlal Doshi.

Chugh playing confidently won a close first frame, but then won the second by a comfortable point difference to pocket the second and race to a 2-0 lead. He then struck top form in the third and neatly constructed a break of 43 to clinch the third and wrap up the contest by a 37-31, 28-19 and 49-0 frame scores.

In another third round match, Darshan Shah showed good composure as he potted confidently and steadily to outshine Carl Serrao by posting a 3-1 (26-36, 31-19, 35-28 and 45-20) victory to advance to the next round.

In second round encounters, Pratik Thakker compiled a break of 43 in the third frame and went on to get the better of Gaurav Prabhu by a fighting 3-2 (44-21, 19-44, 48-4, 26-54 and 31-27) victory to progress to the third round.

In contrast, Dipesh Jain was on a roll and hardly encountered any challenge from Pratik Khatri as he marched to a quick 3-0 (30-27, 42-13 and 41-5) win and also booked a place in the third round.

Results – Round-2: Manoj Nandwani bt Swaroop Pillai 3-2 (26-16, 28-32, 47-12, 36-33); Dipesh Jain bt Pratik Khatri 3-0 (30-27, 42-13, 41-5);

Pratik Thakker bt Gaurav Prabhu 3-2 (44-21, 19-44, 48(43)-4, 26-54, 31-27); Prabdeep Singh bt Shubham Wani 3-0 (46-16, 42-15, 37-28).

Round-3: Karan Chugh bt Huzefa Cheni 3-0 (37-31, 28-19, 49(33)-0); Darshan Shah bt Carl Serrao 3-1 (26-36, 31-19, 35-28, 45-20)