Sitwala fires 155 break

Mumbai: Twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala fired the competition’s highest break of 155 to steer PJ Hindu Gymkhana 8 Musketeers to a 3-0 win over North Indian Association, in the fourth week of the Bombay Gymkhana Premier League billiards & snooker tournament.

Sitwala fires 155 break

Sitwala, who reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open recently, hit the break against Manjit Singh Bhomer in the third billiards tie, as the Musketeers earned five points including a bonus point for the outright win in Group I.

Former world professional No. 7 Nalin Patel, who hit breaks of 123 and 99 earlier in the league, hit a brilliant 96 for his third big break in the tournament, as Bombay Gymkhana Phantoms snatched a thrilling 3-2 win over Shivaji Park Magicians in Group 3.

Patel and Siddharth Parekh gave Phantoms a 2-0 lead but Ashok Shandilya and Sanjay Bhagnari won the doubles and Shekhar Surve beat Patel in the 6-Red snooker tie to force the decider where state selection sub junior snooker champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha overcame Shandilya in the 6-Red tie.

In other matches that stretched into the decider, Thane Snooker Club Terminators and MIG Club Feathers registered exciting 3-2 wins in Group 4.Results: Group I: CCI Snooker Kings bt Islam Gym 3-1; Bombay Gym Wizards bt CCI Shufflers 3-0; PJ Hindu Gym 8 Musketeers bt North Indian Assn 3-0; Parsee Gym Pirates bt DPCG Roaring Tigers 3-0.

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