Pankaj Advani won Asian Billiards Championship 2022 Trophy
Doha: The 24-time world champion Pankaj Advani won the Asian Billiards Championship 2022 on Saturday. He defeated Dhruv Sitwala 6-2 in the final.
Earlier in the day, Advani overcame a stiff challenge from Pauk Sa of Myanmar to enter the final.
“I am extremely delighted to win my 8th Asian Billiards Title which makes it my 12th Billi’rds Title and it’s great to continue winning momentum in Billiards by following the national title up with this victory,” Advani said in a release after the victory.
“It’s of course an unparalleled feeling to grab the National Billiards Title and the Asian Billiards Title in the same year. I’ve done that in the past,” the statement read.
“The Asian Billiards Championship being played over such a short format makes it very unpredictable and you don’t really know who’s going to win. Dhruv is my best friend in the circuit and to defeat him is never an easy thing but yeah professionals have to do it,” it mentioned.
“I’m looking forward to winning more medals for the country. Although my initial performance in the Asian Snooker Championship could have been better, I am happy to end this international stint with a gold medal for India,” he said in the statement.