Aditya Mehta takes National Snooker C'ship

Aditya Mehta came out as the winner of National Snooker Championship after beating fellow PSPB cueist Manan Chandra here today.Though it was Manan who started off the proceedings with a thunderous break of 112 in the first frame itself, Aditya’s vast experience bailed him out in the contest.

Aditya Mehta came back strongle after a 45-minute intermission.   -  AP (File Photo)

Aditya Mehta came out as the winner of National Snooker Championship after beating fellow PSPB cueist Manan Chandra.Though it was Manan who started off the proceedings with a thunderous break of 112 in the first frame itself, Aditya’s vast experience bailed him out in the contest.





In the second frame, Aditya came back with a mini break of 48 to clinch the frame. The sea-saw battle of mini breaks continued after that till the end of session one where the score was 3-2 in favour of Manan. The 45 minutes intermission brought a new wind to Aditya’s game as he consecutively won the next four frames to clinch the final 6-3. Not only did he manage to win these frames but in the process also hit the tournament’s highest break in the eighth frame of 128.

In the women’s category, Vidya Pillai got her sweet revenge by defeating Amee Kamani, who had earlier beaten Vidya in the National 6Reds final.

Once again it was a sea-saw battle till the end of the fourth frame as the score board read two-all. From there, Vidya played a cautious game with some brilliant safety shots and pounced whenever she got an opening. The strategy worked as she cleared the next two frames to reclaim her national title that she lost last year to Amee itself.