Shrikrishna progresses to last-16, Bhuvaneswaran's dream run ends

Tamil Nadu's S. Shrikrishna secured a round-of-16 berth with a win over Durgan Prasad.

Pankaj Advani in action at the Karnataka State Billiards Association (KSBA) in Bengaluru.

Tamil Nadu teenager S. Shrikrishna progressed to the round-of-16 in the Senior National men’s billiards championship, with a 150-29, 150-58, 151-122 victory over Durga Prasad at KSBA here on Friday.

Shrikrishna, 17, recorded breaks of 106 and 72 to take out his opponent. Shrikrishna, who claimed all four titles on offer in the recent sub-junior and junior boys’ billiards and snooker championship, will take on B. Bhaskar in the next round.

In another match, Pankaj Advani whipped Tamil Nadu’s D. Bhuvaneswaran 151-32, 151-7, 150-10. Advani dominated proceedings, with breaks of 94, 151 and 92. The dream run of qualifier Bhuvaneswaran – an active, certified cue sports referee – came to an end.

Sourav Kothari, Alok Kumar and Dhvaj Haria were some of the others to book pre-quarterfinal berths.

Results - Round-of-32:

Sourav Kothari (PSPB) bt D. Rajkumar (Kar) 154-57, 152-80, 152-0;
Pankaj Advani (PSPB) bt D. Bhuvaneswaran (TN) 151-32, 151-7, 150-10;
K. Venkatesham (Rlys) bt Himanshu Jain (Tel) 52-150, 151-20, 152-117,
151-0; J. Rohan (Mah) bt Kamal Chawla (PSPB) 152-75, 150-14, 151-128;
Alok Kumar (PSPB) bt Prem Prakash (TN) 154-13, 150-7, 153-114;
Devendra Joshi (PSPB) bt Neeraj Kumar (Rlys) 150-132, 150-77, 150-54;
Aditya Agarwal (Rlys) bt Kunal Agarwal (Odi) 150-130, 150-17, 150-79;
Rupesh Shah (PSPB) bt Sasha Sambi (Kar) 154-0, 150-32, 150-0; S.
Shrikrishna (TN) bt Durga Prasad (Rlys) 150-29, 150-58, 151-122; Dhvaj
Haria (PSPB) bt Rishabh Kumar (Mah) 152-25, 152-32, 150-79; B. Bhaskar
(Kar) bt Subrat Das (Odi) 150-46, 151-33, 150-19; Brijesh Damani
(PSPB) bt Satish Kumar (Kar) 151-123, 153-50, 102-152, 151-46; Dhruv
Sitwala (PSPB) bt S. Simachalam (Rlys) 150-9, 150-3, 150-61.