All India CCI Billiards Classic 2024: Dhruv Sitwala Records Successive Win In Round 2

All India CCI Billiards Classic 2024: Dhruv Sitwala Records Successive Win In Round 2

Dhruv Sitwala defeated Kamal Chawla 667-250 in second round Group-E league match of All India CCI Billiards Classic 2024

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, March 30, 2024, 07:11 AM IST
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Dhruv Sitwala defeated Kamal Chawla 667-250 for his second win in Group-E of the All India CCI Billiards Classic 2024. | Credits: FPJ

Indian National champion Dhruv Sitwala recorded his second successive win defeating Kamal Chawla 667-250 in second round Group-E league match of the All India CCI Billiards Classic 2024, played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones billiards hall on Thursday.

On an adjacent table, Mumbai challenger Rohan Jambusaria scored a stunning victory against former World champion Sourav Kothari of Kolkata by carving out a satisfying 520-403 success in a Group-F encounter.

Meanwhile, Raayan Razmi also registered his second win as he got the better of Rovin D’Souza by a comfortable 820-234 victory in all-Mumbai Group-A contest and on another table, Gujarat’s Dhvaj Haria compiled breaks of 189,103,176, 71 and 90 enroute to a fluent 894-276 win against Raajeev Sharma in Group-G match.

Last year’s runner-up Rob Hall of England played steadily and easily defeated CCI cueist Nishant Dossa 644-293 in a Group-B match. The Englishman did not bring out his best but still managed to roll in breaks of 77, 82, 57, 57, 89 and 95.

The left-handed India number one Sitwala who was not at his best enjoyed a marginal lead initially. But he suddenly produced a solid 220 break at the halfway stage which helped him seize a sizable lead. Thereafter he continued to maintain the momentum and with breaks of 83, 83, 56 and 82 went on to close out the contest and assure a place in the pre-quarter-finals.

In a battle between former World champions Rupesh Shah managed to overcome Ashok Shanidlya by a close 473-362 margin in a low-scoring Group-B match.

In other matches, S. Shrikrishna a former Junior National champion defeated Mumbai’s Akshay Gogri 947-302 in a Group-E clash and seasoned Punjab cueist Alok Kumar rallied to record a fighting win against Mumbai’s Rushabh Kumar snatching a tight 437-412 victory in a closely-fought Group-F encounter.

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