BSAM Maharashtra State Senior Snooker & Billiards Championship: Pandya fights hard to overcome Jadhav

The Dombivali Gymkhana cueist struck form to win the decider and secure a 56-43, 55-77, 79-11, 16-63 and 62-16 victory

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Aashit Pandya of Dombivali Gymkhana got the better of Pune’s Chintamani Jadhav by a fighting 3-2 frame scores in a closely contested Senior men’s snooker third round qualifying match of the BSAM organized Maharashtra State Junior Snooker and Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg 1) Championship 2019, played at the Bombay Gymkhana billiards room on Thursday.

Both Pandya and Jadhav were tentative in their approach from the start and shared the first two frames which were decided by narrow point difference. They latter potted well and split the next two frame as well before Pandya struck form to win the decider and secure a 56-43, 55-77, 79-11, 16-63 and 62-16 victory.

In second-round contests, Bombay Gymkhana’s Abhishek Bajaj prevailed over Bapu Gaikwad (BPGC) 3-0 (65-38, 71-29 and 69-20) and Pune’s Rohan Sakalkar defeated Thane challenger Swaroop Pillai 3-1 (65-18, 65-38, 48-62, 58-42).

Results

Third round:

Aashit Pandya (Dombivali Gymkhana) beat Chintamani Jadhav (Pune) 3-1 (56-43, 55-77, 79-11, 16-63, 62-16);

Second Round:

Abhishek Bajaj (Bombay Gym) beat Bapu Gaikwad (BPGC) 3-0 (65-38, 71-29, 69-20);

Rohan Sakalkar (Pune) beat Swaroop Pillai (Thane) 3-1 (65-18, 65-38, 48-62, 58-42);

Rahil Patel (JVPG) beat Sanjeev Bijlani (Park Club) 3-0 (46-11, 4-10, 56-27);

First round:

Bapu Gaikwad (BPGC) beat Ashwin Palnitkar (Pune) 3-1 (35-48, 74-41, 58-48, 58-49);

Vijay Mallha (Club Aquaria) beat Vivek Nepali 3-0 (51-37, 65-36, 65-38).

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