6-Red Snooker Championship
Karachi—Pakistan’s cueists Babar Masih and Muhammad Bilal qualified for knock-out round on 2nd day in the fifth edition of 6-Red Snooker Championship 2016 which got underway in Abu Dhabi on May 18.
According to information made available by the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA) on late Thursday, Babar Masih and Mohammad Bilal started their campaign by winning both their matches on the 2nd day, while Muhammad Asif won one match and lost another one.
Babar staged a wonderful comeback in the 2nd day of game against Mohammad Al Joaker of UAE winning it 5-1 with the scores of 45-0, 39-09, 37-26, 20-54, 46-04, 74-0.
Babar overcame the challenge in his second game which was against Amir Sarkhosh of Iran, winning it impressively 5-3 with the frame scores of 62-0, 59-0, 0-60, 01-45, 43-25, 35-34, 0-32, 23-21. He compiled breaks of 45, 46 and 74 in first game, while 62 and 45 in second game.
National champion Bilal started off by beating Habib Subah of the Bahrain 5-0 with the frame scores of 39-01, 31-19, 49-13, 39-0, 58-0 and followed it up by overpowering Malik Jadallah of Palestine 5-1 with the scores of 48-18, 34-10, 46-05, 0-43, 66-0, 39-0. In the first game, he chalked up a break of 45, while in second game breaks of 46 and 66.
Asif, the 2012 world champion, beat Mohammad Rais Senzahi of Afghanistan 5-2 in the frames with the scores of 0-49, 41-19, 23-39, 48-15, 71-0, 51-06, 43-10. He chalked up a fantastic break of 71 and 51 in the fifth and sixth frames respectively.
Later in the day, he lost to his rival Yuttapop Pakpoj of Thailand. Pakpoj won 5-1 with frame scores of 49-0, 36-03, 08-42, 27-23, 45-28, 40-32.—APP