Snooker Championship: Arun compiles break of 95 to enter round two

Arun’s tournament-high break bettered the 83 done by Abhishek Bajaj and helped him notch up a 67-16, 95-30, 76-23 victory over the Aurangabad-based Patil at the Cricket Club of India.

M.S. Arun in action. (File Photo)   -  K. Pichumani

Karnataka’s M.S. Arun hit the high notes as he brought off a break of 95 to breeze past Swapnil Patil of Maharashtra 3-0 in a first round match of the CCI All India Open Snooker Championship here on Saturday.

Arun’s tournament-high break bettered the 83 done by Abhishek Bajaj and helped him notch up a 67-16, 95-30, 76-23 victory over the Aurangabad-based Patil at the Cricket Club of India.

Mumbai’s Nitesh Madan also impressed as he rolled in two notable breaks of 49 and 78 to blank city rival Harmehr Mago 3-0 to enter round three.

Results (all from Mumbai unless stated otherwise) Round 1: Shiva Sharma (Andhra Pradesh) beats Khushit Shah 3-0; Saad Sayed beats K Venkatesham 3-0; M S Arun (Karnataka) beats Swapnil Patil (Aurangabad) 3-0; Raj Khandwala beats Joseph Menezes 3-1 (59-24, 61-29, 51-62, 70-37); Dhaval Gadhvi beats Nilesh Sagar 3-0; Hanish Sharma (Delhi) beats Rohan Kothare (Aurangabad) 3-2; R Loganathan (Tamil Nadu) beats Ajinkya Yelve 3-1; Luv Kukreja (Delhi) beats Sahil Dhiren Shah 3-1; Sagar Desai beats Luv Boricha 3-0; Mitang Soni beats Sheikh Zubair 3-1.

Round 2: Nitesh Madan beats Harmehr Mago 3-0; Avinash Kumar (Delhi) beats Viren Sharma (Pune) 3-1; Arun Kumar (Thane) beats Dhaval Gadhvi (Pune) 3-1; Hanish Sharma (Delhi) beats Sagar Desai 3-1; Poras Shah beats Selvel Samuel 3-1; Manoj Nandwani (Thane) beats Vijay Nichani (Pune) 3-1.(84-39, 43-73, 44-33, 61-18);

Round 3: Nabil Lakadawala beats Ejaz Merchant 3-1; Dhruv Sitwala beats Ameya Sankhala 3-1; Taaha Khan (Pune) beats Rushabh Gohil 3-1.

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