Pankaj Advani crashes out from Indian Open snooker tournament


New Delhi: India's Pankaj Advani lost to Stephen Maguire on Thursday night in the ongoing 3rd Indian Open world ranking snooker tournament. Maguire knocked out the seasoned Advani 4-3 in a mammoth 72-minute decider that saw a keen contest between the two.

Earlier, 15-time World Champion Pankaj Advani managed to move to the second round of the 3rd Indian Open following an emphatic 4-0 win over England’s Elliot Slessor at the World ranking snooker tournament here. Ace cueist Advani scored total of 266 points, which helped him to grab straight four frames in the best of seven frames game, while Slessor was restricted to 31 points.

Earlier in the Wild Card round, Advani also defeated world number 109 Fang Xiongman 4-2. In another match, Ishpreet Chadha lost to Dominic Dale 2-4 and failed to qualify for the second round.