RKG snooker champs win despite Kothari's defeat in BSL
RKG Snooker Champs beat City Knights 4-3 despite ace cueist Sourav Kothari losing his 15 Red singles tie to Himanshu Jain in the round robin of the Bengal Snooker League (BSL) here on Monday.
On the other hand, Cue Magicians' Asian Games silver medallist Brijesh Damani thrashed Digvija Kadian of Pappu Penguin but still saw his side face defeat.
While Kothari lost to Jain 49-61, Damani pummelled Kadian 90-8 but lost both his doubles matches against Dharminder Lilly and Shoaib Khan 13-67 and Digvijay Kadian and Lilly 01-76 with Shakil Ahmed and Anuj Uppal as partners respectively.
In between, Damani's singles win and first doubles loss, Lilly beat Anuj Uppal 101-01 but Uppal and Arshad Zama made it 2-2 with a 47-01 triumph.
In the next two rubbers, Zama restored Magicians' lead to 3-2 but Penguins' Dhruv Agarwal beat Kingshuk Saha and then Damani and Anuj lost in the doubles to lose 3-4.
For RKG, Manish Jain beat Manan Chandra 54-26 to make it 1-1 after Kothari's loss.
RKG then won back-to-back matches in the doubles to make it 3-1.
City Knights pegged one back as Benay Agarwala lost to Rajesh Tulsian 58-65 but Saif Khan got the better of Rohan Gandhi 43-09 in a dominant display in the next rubber to seal the deal.
Kothari had another setback when he and Anil Poddar lost to Himanshu Manan Chandra 29-85 but they had already settled the match.
In another match, Rockets defeated Alpha Cueists 4-3 while Pappu Penguin beat Cue Magicians in an identical result.
Each team has to play nine league matches and the top four will move to next round where No. 3 and 4 will play the eliminator round and loser of 1 & 2 will play the winner of 3 & 4 to meet the first finalist.
The Rockets beat Alpha Cueists :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Shahbaaz Khan lost to Pushpender Singh :: 08-99(98)
15R Snooker: Lucky Vatnani lost to Faisal Khan :: 63-58
15R Doubles: Lucky Vatnani / Shyam Jagtiani beat Pushpender / Akram Khan :: 83-61
6R Doubles: Shahbaaz / Mudit Poddar beat Faisal / Wangchuk Bhutia :: 41-00
15R Snooker: Shyam Jagtiani beat Akram Khan :: 63-38
6R Snooker: Terence Mac lost to Vikrant Gupta :: 09-43
15R Doubles: Shahbaaz / Rishabh Dugar lost to Faisal / Puhspender :: 15-79
RKG Snooker Champs beat City Knights :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Sourav Kothari lost to Himanshu Jain :: 49-61
15R Snooker: Manish Jain beat Manan Chandra :: 54-26
15R Doubles: Manish / Benay Agarwala beat Manan Chandra / Rajesh Tulsian :: 69-40
6R Doubles: Sourav / Abhishek Kedia beat Himanshu Jain / Ravi Goenka :: 44-29
15R Snooker: Benay Agarwala lost to Rajesh Tulsian :: 58-65
6R Snooker: Saif Khan beat Rohan Gandhi :: 43-09
15R Doubles: Sourav / Anil Poddar lost to Himanshu / Manan Chandra :: 29-85
Pappu Penguin beat Cue Magicians :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Digvija Kadian lost to Brijesh Damani :: 08-90
15R Snooker: Dharminder Lilly beat Anuj Uppal :: 101-01
15R Doubles: Lilly / Shoaib Khan beat Brijesh / Shakil Ahmed :: 67-13
6R Doubles: Digvijay / Siddharth Casyab lost to Anuj Uppal / Arshad Zama :: 01-47
15R Snooker: Shoaib Khan lost to Arshad Zama :: 45-68
6R Snooker: Dhruv Agarwal beat Kingshuk Saha :: 44-14
15R Doubles: Lilly / Digvijay Kadian beat Briijesh / Anuj :: 76-01
The Rockets beat City Knights :: 5-2
15R Snooker: Lucky Vatnani beat Manan Chandra :: 65-34
15R Snooker: Shahbaaz Khan beat Himanshu Jain :: 78-15
15R Doubles: Lucky / Shyam beat Manan Chandra / Rajesh Tulsian :: 74(74)-09
6R Doubles: Shahbaaz / Mudit Poddar lost to Himanshu Jain / Ravi Goenka :: 20-50
15R Snooker: Shyam Jagtiani beat Rajesh Tulsian :: 39-14
6R Snooker: Terence Mac beat Neeraj Sharma :: 39-14
15R Doubles: Rishabh / Mudit lost to Himanshu / Manan Chandra :: 00-81
Green Warrior beat Shooting Stars :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Sundeep Gulati lost to Laxman Rawat :: 55-69
15R Snooker: Nitesh Madaan lost to Malkeet Singh :: 14-61
15R Doubles: Sundeep / Rahul Berlia beat Laxman Rawat / Ankit Kariwala :: 72-68
6R Doubles: Nitesh Madaan / Vishal Sahay beat Malkeet / Sunil Saraogi :: 45-11
15R Snooker: Aamer Hussain lost to Ankit Kariwala :: 26-49
6R Snooker: Rahul Berlia beat Gautam Khanwani :: 41-20
15R Doubles: Sundeep / Nitesh beat Laxman / Malkeet :: 67-42
Snookin Shooters beat Black Panthers :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Kamal Chawla beat Rafath Habib :: 102(90)-08
15R Snooker: Panduranga lost to Siddharth Parikh :: 11-67
15R Doubles: Kamal Chawla / Neeraj Khemka beat Siddharth Parikh / Gerard :: 70-39
6R Doubles: Panduranga / Sarfaraz lost to Rafath / Abdul Miraz :: 05-46
15R Snooker: Neeraj Khemka beat Rahul Malhotra :: 71-17
6R Snooker: Shreevardhan beat Abdul Miraz :: 41-29
15R Doubles: Kamal / Panduranga beat Rafath / Siddharth :: 45-54
Alpha Cueists beat Cue Magicians :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Pushpender lost to Brijesh Damani :: 19-69
15R Snooker: Faisal Khan beat Anuj Uppal :: 80-25
15R Doubles: Faisal / Akram beat Brijesh / Arshad :: 60-38
6R Doubles: Pushpender / Wangchuk Bhutia beat Anuj Uppal / Kingshuk Saha :: 33-13
15R Snooker: Wangchuk lost to Arshad Zama :: 18-92(85)
6R Snooker: Vikrant Gupta lost to Shakil Ahmed :: 11-47
15R Doubles: Faisal Khan / Pushpender beat Brijesh Anuj :: 73-22
Pappu Penguin beat RKG Snooker Champs :: 4-3
15R Snooker: Dharminder Lilly beat Sourav Kothari :: 63-16
15R Snooker: Digvijay Kadian beat Manish Jain :: 52-43
15R Doubles: Dharminder Lilly / Dhruv Agarwal lost to Sourav / Benay Agarwala :: 42-64
6R Doubles: Shoaib / Digvijay beat Manish / Abhishek Kedia :: 31-21
15R Snooker: Shoaib Khan lost to Benay Agarwala :: 07-54
6R Snooker: Siddharth Casyab lost to Saif Khan :: 29-38
15R Doubles: Dharminder Lilly / Digvijay Kadian beat Sourav Kothari / Manish Jain :: 70-16