Indian Billiards superstar Pankaj Advani made short work of his last 16 game against his fellow countryman Bhaskar Balachandra in the best of 7 games format in the 150 up at the IBSF World Championships at the Ivy Rooms in Carlow.
Advani had his match sown up 4 – 0 in under 1 hour and 45 minuets and look completely relaxed after his win.
His next opponent in the quarter finals Peter Gilchrist from Singapore at 7pm tonight will be no stranger to the billiards world and this match has the makings of a great game.
World Champion Mike Russell from England beat his fellow countryman Billy Bousfield 4 – 1 and Geet Sethi from India was exceptional in his 4 – 0 win over India’s Alock Kumar.
Its all to play for, but who can ‘seal the deal’ this evening in the last eight.
Last 16 Results (150 up Format) Best of 7 Games
Thawat Sujarrithuraka (Thailand) 1 – 4 Praprut Chaithanasakun(Thailand)
Geet Sethi (India) 4 -0 Alok Kumar (India)
Peter Gilchrist (Singapore) 4 -0 Devanda Shreekant Joshi (India)
Bhaskar Balachandra (India) 0 – 4 PankajAdvani (India)
Mike Russell (England) 4 – 1 Billy Bousfield (England)
Ashok Shandilya (India) Nay Thway Oo (Vietnam)
Matthew Bolton (Australia) 1- 4 Dhruv Sitwala (India)
Sourav Kothari (India) 4 -1 Rupesh Shah (India)
Quarter Final Line up at 7pm.(Best of 7 Games)
Praprut Chaithanasakun v Geet Sethi (India)
Peter Gilchrist (Singapore) v Pankaj Advani (India)
Mike Russell (England) v Ashok Shandilya (India)
Sourav Kothari (India) v Dhruv Sitwala (India)
The Semi Finals over the best of 9 games will be played tomorrow morning at 10am and the World Championship Final will be decided at 3pm tomorrow afternoon in a best of 11 games format.