Pankaj Advani triumph to retain the All India CCI Billiards Classic title

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Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani, the current double World champion and India’s most successful sportsperson in billiards, has once again demonstrated his prowess by retaining the All India CCI Billiards Classic title. In a lop-sided final, Advani outclassed Englishman David Causier with a score of 1836-743.

Pankaj Advani dominates the opponent in the final

This victory marks Advani’s fourth consecutive triumph at the Cricket Club of India. He had previously claimed the CCI Snooker Classic for two years and has now retained the billiards title. The Bengaluru-based Advani, who holds 27 World titles, was in a domineering mood throughout the tournament.

Advani’s performance in the final was nothing short of spectacular. He constructed two humongous breaks of 801 and 460, effectively smothering Causier’s challenge. Advani showcased his artistry on the green baize, executing his shots with a silken touch and a high degree of precision and consistency.

Causier, a former 10-time World champion, started with a flourish, constructing a break of 248 and following it with breaks of 146 and 103. However, Advani’s massive breaks wrested the initiative from Causier, and the Indian genius sailed away to victory.

The final was held at the CCI’s Wilson Jones billiards hall and lasted for four hours. At the end of the first two-hour session, Advani had a slender lead of 593-570 and was on a break of 204, which he converted to a 460.

For his victory, Advani was awarded the winners’ trophy and a cash prize of Rs 250,000. Causier, the runner-up, received a cheque of Rs 125,000 and the runner-up trophy. Additionally, Advani was presented with a prize of Rs 25,000 for the highest break of 801 in the final.

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