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18TH ASIAN U-21 and 1st LADIES SNOOKER & 16TH BILLIARDS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
PAKISTANS MOHAMMED AKTHAR STROMS INTO THE SEMIFINALS 13-Apr-2017

PAKISTANS MOHAMMED AKTHAR STROMS INTO THE SEMIFINALS

16 years old Mohammed Naseem Akhtar (Pak) the Pakistan National Snooker champion netted the Semi- Finals of the Asian under 21 snooker championship. He beat China's Zhang Jiankang a formidable opponent, 5-3. Fan Zhengyi (China) the top seed in the knockout round after the reseeding bet compatriot Lou Hanghao 5-3. Honghao had a break of 80 in the 6th frame. The match of the day was between Haris Tahir (Pak) and Yuan Sijun (China). Both players matched stride. Haris uncorked a brilliant break of 118 in the 3rd frame and both players were locked 4-4 in a best of 9 frames. However the Chinese player seemed to look more experienced and held his nerve to win the match 5-4. Ip Wan in Jaique (Hkg) shocked one of the tournament favourites Sripaporn Nuanthakamjan (Thai) 2-1 but failed to make it to the quarter finals as Sripaporn had a better frame average and went through to the quarter finals. Pongsak Chongjairak (Thai) beat Asutosh Padhy (Ind) 5-3. Asutosh had his chances but broke down on simple shots.
Pankaj Advani cruised into the Final of the Asian Billiards Championship as he easily accounted for former Asian Billiards champion Rupesh Shah 5-2. In the other billiards semifinal being played by former Asian billiards champion Saurav Kothari and Balachandran Bhaskar, both players were locked on 4-4 all in a best of 9 frames.
U-21
Quarter Finals
Fan Zhangyi beat Luo Honghao :: 5-3 (71-30, 66-06, 69-64, 66-24, 01-75, 43-63, 28-80(80), 66-45)
Muhammad Naseem Akhtar beat Zhang Jiankang :: 5-3 (15-67, 84-00, 56-80, 90(89)-28, 72-36, 39-81, 72-09, 88(80)-00)
Pongsak Chongjairak beat Ashutosh Padhy :: 5-3 (66-26, 52-01, 42-74, 01-116(86), 70-28, 05-73, 95(91)-41, 62-54)
Yuan Sijun beat Haris Tahir :: 5-4 (19-94(66), 63(51)-09, 10-129(118), 66-38, 39-68, 69(50)-65(52), 105(89)-02, 48-60, 72-29

Women Round Robin
Meenal Thakur beat Ip Wan In Jaique :: 2-1 (72-36, 34-71, 60-25)
Ng On Yee beat Varsha Sanjeev :: 2-0 (71(39)-06, 82-18)
Ip Wan In Jaique beat Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan :: 2-1 (75-48, 36-52, 59-52)
Ng On Yee beat Hyemin Choi :: 2-0 (53-37, 73(31)-20)

Billiards Semi Finals:
Pankaj Advani beat Rupesh Shah 5-2. 23-100(94), 100(94)-84, 100(90)-2, 68(68)-100(78), 100(51)-27, 100(100)-3.