Snooker Current Affairs - 2019
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India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani has created history by clinching the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi.
With this victory, Advani became the first cueist in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-red snooker at the same time.
In the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi, Advani defeated top seeded Malaysian cueist Keen Hoh Moh by 7-5 score.
Advani is 14-time World Billiards and Snooker Champion. He is only player in the world to win world titles in all formats of both, Billiards and Snooker. He is the first cueist in the world to win the Grand double three times in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
In recognition of his achievements in sports, Union Government has bestowed several awards upon him including Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006) and Padma Shri (2009).
Ace snooker player Mark Selby (World no 1) from England has won the 2016 World Championship title of Snooker.
In the final match played in Sheffield, Selby defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score. This was Selby’s second World Snooker title after he had won it in 2014 for the first against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
This was Selby’s second title of the year 2016 after he had won minor Gdynia Open event held in Poland.
So far Mark Selby has won Welsh Open title (2008), Shanghai Masters final (2011), UK Championship (2012), World Championship (2014), German Masters (2015), China Open (2015).