Manik to take on Vipan in Junior Snooker final

Shehwal Mehmood aiming at target during his match against Abhirath at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium, Jammu on Wednesday.
Shehwal Mehmood aiming at target during his match against Abhirath at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium, Jammu on Wednesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 6: Manik Sharma outplayed Rohit Chowdhary by 3-2 frames to take on Vipan Malhi in the final of the ongoing Junior Snooker, being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Billiards and Snooker Association (JKBSA) under the aegis of J&K State Sports Council at Billiards Hall, MA Stadium, here today.
In the first frame, Manik lost to Rohit by 87-51, while the game was equalized by Manik after  winning the second frame by 54-33. Manik kept the winning pace alive by winning the third frame by 59-42, but Rohit again bounced back and won the fourth frame by 68-30. In the decider frame, both the cueists displayed excellent skills, but confident Manik registered win by 59-48 and entered into the final.
Meanwhile, in the first round of senior snooker, Manav Gupta beat Shubham Dogra by 2-1 frames, while Gagandeep Singh registered win over Varun Jamwal by straight 2-0 frames.
Pankaj thrashed Sahil Dogra by 2-1, while Adnan beat Amaedeep Singh by 2-1 and Kuldeep Singh crushed Sourab Sharma by 2-1. Shehwal Mehmood defeated Abhirath by 2-1.
The matches were marked by Rakesh Sharma and Ashok Kumar.

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