Asian Snooker Championship: Pankaj Advani
India’s Pankaj Advani defeated Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon of Thailand with 6-3 in final to clinch the 35th men’s Asian Snooker Championship.
India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani won men’s Asian Snooker Championship to complete a career grand slam in cue sports.
Record: With this win Advani has now become the only player to win Asian and World championships in all formats and also only one to do it in both billiards and snooker.
He has now claimed ACBS (Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports) Asian snooker events: 6-red (short format) and 15-red (long format) along with the IBSF World (Billiards and Snooker) Championships in both formats.
Although Pankaj had already accomplished it in billiards, but he was missing 15-red Asian snooker title from his bulging trophy cabinet.
Pankaj will now take part in IBSF World Cup 2019 scheduled to be held in late June in Doha, Qatar.
About ACBS Asian Snooker Championship
It is the premier non-professional snooker tournament in Asia that started from 1984. The Asian Confederation of Billiard Sports, sanctions the event series. In most of the seasons winner of tournament qualifies for next season of Professional Snooker Tour.