Free Press Journal (India) – MUMBAI: Home contender Aditya Agrawal and Laxman Rawat pulled off hard-fought victories from their respective best-of-9-frame quarter-final matches of the ECC All India Open 6-Red Snooker Tournament, played at the Elphinstone Cricket Club billiards room.

Summary

  • MUMBAI: Home contender Aditya Agrawal and Laxman Rawat pulled off hard-fought victories from their respective best-of-9-frame quarter-final matches of the ECC All India Open 6-Red Snooker Tournament, played at the Elphinstone Cricket Club billiards room.
  • Agrawal playing on home tables recovered brilliantly after trailing 1-4 to overcome Hasan Badami of Cricket Club of India in an absorbing contest.
  • After the first two frames were shared, Badami won the next three to enjoy a solid 4-1 lead.
  • But, Agrawal showed great character as he clawed his way back and pocketed the subsequent four frames to complete a satisfying 4-41, 53-26, 27-33, 23-43, 17-33, 44- 13, 34-9, 38-4 and 41-14 victory to march into the semi-finals.
  • In another semi-final encounter that went the distance, Laxman Rawat of Bombay Gymkhana played solidly to sideline Shahbaz Khan also of CCI 5-4 (34-0, 12-50, 13-39, 6-28, 36-17, 62-2, 34-7, 32-41, 40-8) to set up a clash with Agrawal in the last four round.

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