India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani completed a career Grand Slam in snooker, by winning the Asian Snooker Championship title. In the final, the 34-year-old, who has already accomplished the feat in billiards, registered a 6-3 win over Thailand challenger Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon. As a teenager, Advani had won the IBSF World snooker championship in 2003 before adding the 6-Red snooker crown to his collection. With this title, Advani scripted history in cue sports, becoming the only cueist to win the Asian and World Championships in all formats. He is also the only to do so in both billiards and snooker.
The 33-year-old has now completed his trophy cabinet with all titles from Asia and the World. In his 16 years International career with 21 world title and 9 Asian titles in different formats of Cue sports, his only title awaited was Asian Snooker, which he finally claimed.