Defending champs Otters Rockets off to a flier

Mumbai: Reigning champions Otters ‘Rockets’ launched the defence of their title on a positive note, by winning both the home and away ties (3-1 & 3-2) against MG ‘Lollipops’ in a Section-A league match during the first week of the Billiards & Snooker of Maharashtra organised Otters-BSAM Mumbai Snooker League 2019. Otters earned a bonus point from the two successes and now have 5 points in the kitty.

Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana cueist Asutosh Padhye (+10) produced impressive, consistent performances to win all his four frames, which was instrumental in JVPG ‘Mafia’ recording twin victories, against Khar Gymkhana youngsters KG ‘Gully Boys’, by identical 3-1 margins in the home and away matches in Section-F. The doubles combo of Krishna Saraf and Rahil Patel played the supporting roles by winning the doubles frames in both the ties to seal their win.

JVPG ‘Tigers’ also made a roaring start as they defeated Matunga Gymkhana’s MG ‘Six Sigma’ by 3-1 scorelines in the home and away encounters in Section-F.

Both the JVPG teams now have 5 points each, including a bonus point for their winning efforts.

In Section-B matches, Chembur Gymkhana’s CG ‘Gladiators’ and Bombay Gymkhana’s BG ‘B’ also won both the home and away encounters against Radio ‘Tigers’ and MBPT Sports ‘B’ respectively.

Results – Sections A-H (1st week) Section-A: Otters ‘Rockets’ Vs MG ‘Lollipos’ - (home 3-1, away 3-2); CCI ‘Royal Strikers’ Vs Dadar Club ‘Mercenaries’ - (3-1, 1-3).

Section-B: CG ‘Gladiators’ Vs Radio ‘Tigers’ – (3-1, 3-2; BG ‘B’ Vs MBPT Sports ‘A’ – (3-0, 3-1).

Section-C: ARC ‘Cheetahs’ Vs ECC ‘Elfies Super Stars’ - (2-3, 3-1); Islam Gymkhana 'A' Vs CG 'Derek's Cecaptare' – (1-3, 3-2).

Section-D: ECC ‘Elfies Old Foxes’ Vs CCI ‘Storm Breakers – (3-2, 3-1).

Section-E: CCI ‘Jedi's’ Vs PCL ‘Beach Boys’ – (1-3, 3-1).

Section-F: JVPG ‘Mafia’ Vs KG ‘Gully Boys’ – (3-1, 3-1).

Section-G: JVPG ‘Tigers’ Vs MG ‘Six Sigma’ – (3-1, 3-1).

Section-H: JVPG ‘Cue Masters’ Vs CRMI ‘Star Blue’ – (3-1, 0-3).

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