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Yashin Merchant

NameDate of Birth Country
Yashin Merchant17-12-1966India

Name : Yashin Merchant (17.12.1966)

Highest Ranking : 73

Highest Break : 141 (1997 World Championship Qualifier)

Century Break : 9

Yasin Merchant, born 17 December 1966 is India's first professional snooker player. He won the National Snooker championships on 3 occasions, in 2001, 2000 and 1991.  His finest moment came in 2002 Busan Asian Game when he won gold medal with Rafat Habib as his partner. In 2011 he took retirement from the sport.

  • 2010 Silver medallist Asian Games China

  • 2006 Bronze medallist - Indoor Asian games, Macau

  • 2007 ACBS Asian Snooker Championship runner-up

  • 2002 Asian Games – Snooker Doubles Gold Medal with Rafat Habib

  • 2001 ACBS Asian Champion, Indian Snooker Champion 

  • 2000 Indian Snooker Champion 

  • 1991 ACBS Asian Championship runner-up, Indian Snooker Champion

  • 1989 ACBS Asian Championship Champion

  • 1991 Arjuna Award

  • 1991 Shiv Chattrapati Award

  • WPBSA World Snooker Coach Grade 2

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