Umadevi secures 6th Senior National Billiards title

She battled fatigue and nerves to win the title.

R. Umadevi of Karnataka in action in the final of the Senior National Women's Billiards, against statemate M. Chitra.   -  NS

R. Umadevi Nagaraj defeated Karnataka statemate M. Chitra 76-51, 77-23, 31-76, 76-65 in the final to emerge as the Senior National women’s billiards champion, at KSBA here on Monday.

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This is Umadevi’s sixth senior National billiards title. Umadevi, 52, battled fatigue to get the job done. “I was not able to play my game in the third frame. I was too tired, possibly because of my age. I was also nervous, which led me to miss many easy shots,” Umadevi said.

In the men’s snooker group stage, top names like Pankaj Advani, Dharminder Lilly, Siddharth Parikh, Manan Chandra and Brijesh Damani recorded victories.

The results:

Women’s billiards:

Final:
R. Umadevi Nagaraj (Kar) bt M. Chitra (Kar) 76-51, 77-23, 31-76, 76-65.

Third-place playoff: Keerath Bhandaal (Del) bt Varshaa Sanjeev (Kar)
14-51, 50-19, 50-31.

Men's snooker:


Group stage:

Pankaj Advani (PSPB) bt Vishal Gundrecha (Guj) 73-7, 36-66, 61-18,
118-0; E. Pandurangaiah (Rlys) bt K.S. Naveen Kumar (Kar) 76-10,
78-27, 69-14; Dharminder Lilly (Pun) bt Sunil Kumar (HP) 35-46, 61-0,
53-23, 69-25; Dhruv Sitwala (PSPB) bt G. Prabhu (TN) 68-38, 31-70,
75-36, 71-31; Lucky Vatnani (Tel) beat I.H. Manudev (Odi) 94-25,
98-26, 59-20; Digvijay Kadian (Har) bt Dhvaj Haria (PSPB) 107-9,
61-28, 28-67, 67-49; Lalrina Renthlei (Miz) bt Rishabh Jain (Del)
61-33, 74-30, 74-24; Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) beat Abhijeet Ranade
(Mah) 67-02, 82-15, 69-41; Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Ketan Chawla (MP)
62-16, 79-15, 28-86, 87-2; Brijesh Damani (PSPB) bt Varun Madan (Del)
27-66, 92-0, 70-38, 51-41; Sourav Kothari (PSPB) bt Avinash (Del)
70-3, 65-38, 101-23.