Kothari beats Asian champion Mehta in snooker championship

Kolkata, May 7 :
Local lad Sourav Kothari shocked reigning Asian champion Aditya Mehta to grab the top slot in group A of the Kolkata
Open National Invitation Snooker Championship at the Hindusthan Club here today.
Kamal Chawla and local challenger Brijesh Damani also stormed into the quarter finals, while nine-time world champion Geet Sethi’s poor run continued.
In two hours best of five frames match, Kothari made his intentions clear winning the first frame by 48 points against Mehta, who came here winning the Asian championship in Doha less than 10 days ago.
However, Mehta shot back in the next two frames with a comfortable margin. But Sourav applied brakes on Mehta’s progress winning the fourth frame 73-34 to take the match into the decider.
The local lad showed amazing maturity as he potted with perfection to clinch the frame 65-19 with a stunning 3-2 win.
Chawla from Group C remained the first one to enter into quarter finals with an all-win record. (PTI)


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