Sankalp lifts Snooker title; Saksham wins Billiards

A cueist aiming at target during 26th Billiards and Snooker Championship at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium in Jammu on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
A cueist aiming at target during 26th Billiards and Snooker Championship at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium in Jammu on Wednesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 5: Enthusiastic cueist Sankalp Soni lifted the Sub Junior Snooker title, whereas passionate Saksham won the Sub Junior Billiards title in the ongoing 26th Billiards and Snooker Championship, being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Billiards and Snooker Association (JKBSA) at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium, here today.
In Sub Junior Snooker final, Sankalp Soni beat Sourav Santay by 2-1 frames.
In the first frame, Sankalp registered win by 49-39 and in the second frame, Sourav bounced back and equalized the game by winning the frame by 49-33.
In the decider frame, enthusiastic Sankalp applied mind games and won the set by 72-40.
Meanwhile, in Sub Junior Billiards final, Saksham Gupta emerged winner by outclassing Sankalp Soni by straight 2-0 frames.
In the first frame, Saksham registered win over Sankalp by 51-33 and in the second frames, Saksham continued the winning spree and pocketed the frame by 51-46.
Earlier in the first semis, Saksham Gupta beat Akshat Gupta by straight 2-0 frames and registered berth in the final. In the second semis, Sankalp Soni defeated Sourav Santay by 2-1 frames and entered into the final.
According to an official of JKBSA, the cueists will vie for Junior Snooker title from tomorrow.