King of green baize!
PANKAJ Advani was just 18 when he won his first world snooker title at Jiangmen, China, in 2003. Thirteen years down the line, he is undoubtedly the king of green baize with 15 world titles including 11 in billiards. 
Qatar’s Saif strives to regain Tour card
FOUR years ago, Ahmed Saif made history by becoming the first snooker player from Qatar to turn professional. But after joining the world stage on a two-year Tour card, he had to drop out at the end of 2015.
QBSF relishing Worlds challenge
A RECORD number of 238 players from 58 countries are competing in the World Snooker Championships, being hosted by the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF), in men’s, women’s and masters’ categories.

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TWO years ago, Albin Ouschan had left the Al Arabi Sports Club in tears after losing to the Netherlands’ Niels Feijen in the World 9-Ball Pool Championship final.

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AMERICA’S Shane Van Boening’s long wait continues. For the second successive year, he reached the final of the World 9-Ball Pool Championship, only to stumble.

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The legion of Filipino fans in Doha were happy to see the return of veteran Alex Pagulayan, who lost to eventual champion Albin Ouschan in the semifinal.

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Austria’s Albin Ouschan beat USA’s Shane Van Boening 13-6 to clinch the World 9-Ball Pool Championship at the Al Arabi Sports Club’s Indoor Hall here on Thursday.

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AS THE 25th World 9-Ball Pool Championship reaches it business end at the Al Arabi Sports Club, much of the talk is about the sport’s unpredictable nature and the way it produces quick results.

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TOP cueist Waleed Majed will spearhead Qatar’s challenge in Stage 2 of the 25th World 9-Ball Pool Championship, which begins at the Al Arabi Sports Club on Saturday.
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THE Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) will add another feather to its cap in November when it hosts the World Snooker Championship for the first time in its history.