Saturday September 25, 2021

Local cueists dominate Sindh Cup Snooker Championship

KARACHI: The local cueists, as expected, dominated the proceedings in the 29th Sindh Cup Snooker Championship 2020-21 being played here at the Legends Snooker Club.

According to the details shared by the Sindh Billiard & Snooker Association (SBSA), Umar Memon of Hyderabad was the lone outstation cueist to register a win on Wednesday as he defeated namesake Umar Mushtaq of Karachi 4-1.

Abdul Sattar was the only cueist to compile a century break during the day’s proceedings as he fired one of 111 in the opening frame to tame Muhammad Yousuf 4-1.

Sohail Shahzad, another experienced cueist, fired three half century breaks during his 4-1 victory over Rizwan Abbas. Sultan Muhammad, seeking re-entry in the mainstream circuit, also notched up three breaks in the excess of 50 while routing Ali Hamza by 4-1.

The Sindh Cup, like the other three provincial tournaments being held at Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta besides the Federal Cup at Islamabad, serves as qualifiers for the National Snooker Championship.

Results: Muhammad Ali (Khi) bt Kashif Khan (Khi) 4-2 (22-66, 43-60, 68-32, 70-56, 83-16, 71-33); Fahad Khan (Khi) bt Muhammad Shahbaz (Khi) 4-3 (103-1, 48-59, 60-35, 38-64, 23-74, 81-44, 108-8); Sohail Shahzad (Khi) bt Rizwan Abbas (Khi) 4-1 (77-36, 92-33, 39-47, 73-19, 79-11); Naim-ul-Naseer (Khi) bt Rizwan Hashmi (Khi) 4-2 (55-41, 57-25, 60-47, 52-77, 55-57, 54-15); Umar Butt (Khi) bt Nadir Shah (Khi) 4-0 (walkover); Ian Mark John (Khi) bt Farrukh Usman (Khi) 4-1 (85-28, 51-59, 81-18, 54-48, 77-17); Ali Raza (Khi) bt Taufeeq Memon (Hyd) 4-3 (1-66, 65-50, 47-40, 68-24, 50-70, 21-61, 69-28); Shariq Ali (Khi) bt Farooq Ansari (Khi) 4-1 (42-50, 64-14, 45-26, 67-25, 51-42); Abdul Sattar (Khi) bt Muhammad Yousuf (Khi) 4-1; (117-9, 51-64, 90-28, 91-1, 114-1); Iftikhar Khan (Khi) bt Umar Ismail (Khi) 4-0 (61-50, 67-28, 74-6, 64-49); Agha Bilawal (Khi) bt Hunain Memon (Hyd) 4-(83-52, 56-39, 23-66, 27-86, 73-38, 48-42); Umar Memon (Hyd) bt Umar Mushtaq (Khi) 4-1 (38-48, 59-2, 72-42, 61-11, 49-39); Sultan Muhammad (Khi) bt Ali Hamza (Khi) 4-1 (72-4, 95-8, 5-77, 76-40, 71-6); Jawed Ansari (Khi) bt Shahroz Zameer (Khi) 4-0 (67-57, 60-0, 64-20, 72-20); Faizan Ahmed (Khi) bt Muhammad Zakir (Khi) 4-0 (62-28, 60-28, 58-46, 48-41).