Pankaj Advani Wins Kolkata Open

Pankaj Advani beat Aditya Mehta 5-1 and won the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship.

Mehta, who had won the previous two editions of the championship, started off strongly, but Pankaj took the game away as soon as he got the chance.

In the first frame, Advani was trailing 23-56, but he took advantage of Mehta’s miss as he posted a break of 60 to take a 1-0 lead. It was challenging second frame with both the cueists refusing to concede an inch.

After the break, Mehta thundered to a 101-0 lead with the first century break but it was too little too late as Advani produced his best in the sixth game to win his maiden title in the Kolkata Open with an identical break of 101.