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Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards Championships title

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title by beating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore in the summit clash .

  • Advani beat multiple world champion Gilchrist by six games to three in a gripping final contest to wrap up his 16th world title overall.  Coming into the finals with right frame of mind after defeating Myanmar’s Aung Htay in the semifinals in the morning, Advani scripted a convincing victory over his Singapore-based British opponent.

About billiard games:

Cue sports  also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick which is used to strike billiard balls, moving them around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by rubber cushions.

There are three major subdivisions of games within cue sports:

  • Carom billiards, referring to games played on tables without pockets, typically 10 feet in length, including balkline and straight rail, cushion caroms, three-cushion billiards, artistic billiards and four-ball.
  • Pool, covering numerous pocket billiards games generally played on six-pocket tables of 7-, 8-, or 9-foot length, including among others eight-ball , nine-ball (the dominant professional game), ten-ball, straight pool , one-pocket, and bank pool; and
  • Snooker and English billiards, games played on a billiards table with six pockets called a snooker table (which has dimensions just under 12 ft by 6 ft).

 

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