Home > Magazine > ChaiTime > Good Sports: BILLIARDS CHAMPS

 

Good Sports: BILLIARDS CHAMPS

Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI Email Compiled/partly written by MELVIN DURAI
December 2012
Good Sports: BILLIARDS CHAMPS

Billiards was popular among British Army officers stationed in India during the 19th century, so perhaps it’s not surprising that Indians have been a major force in the sport, winning 17 amateur and professional world titles. At the recent World Billiards Championship in England, Pankaj Advani won the world title in the timed format, while Rupesh Shah won the world title in the points format. It was Advani’s seventh world title in billiards (including one professional title), one short of the eight titles that the great Geet Sethi won.

In 2005, Advani won world titles in both the timed and points format, the first cueist to ever do so. He won dual titles in 2008 as well. Only 27, he has a chance to become an all-time great.

For Shah, 39, it was the second world title. He also won in the points format in 2007.

“It is a noteworthy event when an Indian wins a world title and more so when two of them do so at a World Championship,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a congratulatory message to Advani and Shah.

Website Bonus Feature

Links:
Khabar's previous report on this sportsman was in May 2012:
http://www.khabar.com/magazine/chaitime/good_sports_advani_snookers_them_all

For good details on all these statistics, see "Pankaj Advani: Eighth World title and more to come"
in CanIndia, October 30, 2012
http://canindia.com/2012/10/pankaj-advani-eighth-world-title-and-more-to-come/

 


Enjoyed reading Khabar magazine? Subscribe to Khabar and get a full digital copy of this Indian-American community magazine.


  • Add to Twitter
  • Add to Facebook
  • Add to Technorati
  • Add to Slashdot
  • Add to Stumbleupon
  • Add to Furl
  • Add to Blinklist
  • Add to Delicious
  • Add to Newsvine
  • Add to Reddit
  • Add to Digg
  • Add to Fark
blog comments powered by Disqus

Back to articles

 

DIGITAL ISSUE

10_17-Cover-Passions.jpg
 

 

eKhabar

Sign up for our weekly newsletter
eKhabar

Click here  

Writing-Contest-BANNER.jpg 

 

Krishnan Co WebBanner.jpg

PCPD- RED.gif

DineshMehta-CPA-Banner-0813.jpg

SDK small banner 7-16.jpg

PrimeTravels_Banner ad_1017.gif

SERVITIX.gif

 
Raj&Patel-CPA-Web-Banner.jpg