Lyu Haotian of China displays boyish charm and cool demeanour as he stuns 16-time world champion Pankaj Advani of India in the 33rd Asian Snooker Championship final.
FOR Pankaj Advani, the elusive wait continues. The ace Indian cueist has won almost everything across all formats of cue sports, but the Asian snooker title continues to evade him all the time.
Qatar’s Mohammed Salem Al Nuaimi was unanimously elected as the new president of Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports.
FOR QatarI players, it was a familiar story of not being able to deliver when it mattered the most.
China’s Li Yuan registered the highest break (129) of the tournament.
AHMED Saif leads Qatar’s charge at the 33rd Asian Snooker Championship, under way at the Qatar Billiard and Snooker Federation Hall.
THE 33rd edition of Asian Snooker Championship will begin at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) Hall on April 22.
Iran’s Soheil Vahedi and Belgium’s Wendy Jans emerge as men’s and women’s champion respectively at the World Snooker Championships while India's Dharminder Lilly won the Masters title.
QATAR’S Mubarak Hamad Al Khayareen is set to become the new president of International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).
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.
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.
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.
QATAR will field an eight-member squad for the World Snooker Championships which begins at the Al Sadd Indoor Hall on Saturday.
Lebanon captain Karim Jammal gave full credit to Qatar while adding his team’s lack of confidence and discipline cost them the title.
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.