New Delhi - In the history of cue sports, he is already nothing short of a living legend and Pankaj Advani added some more sheen to his golden career by taking his world title count from 8 to 12 in a landmark year for himself and the sport.
The past 12 months clearly belonged to India's poster boy of cue sports after Advani took one title after another post his two-year snooker stint in the United Kingdom (UK).
Apart from Advani's remarkable journey of four world titles, the year will also be remembered for another champion in the making, China's teenage sensation Yan Bingtao.
Leeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format) here.
Advani, who won the points format title earlier in the tournament, beat Englishman Wilson 1060-376. He had defeated Arun Agarwal in his opening match yesterday.
Advani, having started tentatively in the first match, registered the highest score in the Championship by an Indian so far.
New Delhi: Under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni has got support from unexpected quarters with cue sports poster boy Pankaj Advani backing the Indian skipper, saying he is the only one who can lead the team.
Glasgow: India`s `B` team defeated its `A` side 5-4 in an all-Indian final to clinch the inaugural World Team Billiards Championships title here.
Sheffield, April 14 - Indian champion Pankaj Advani blew a 7-4 lead to lose 7-10 against Robbie Williams in the final qualifying round of the World Professional Snooker Championship here.
New Delhi, Oct 18 - Aditya Mehta wore down Pankaj Advani 4-3 in a marathon match that lasted nearly four hours to enter the semi-final of the Indian Open World Snooker professional ranking tournament, here Thursday.
New Delhi, Oct 17 : Not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Pankaj Advani made the best of a horrendous miss in the final frame by his opponent Stuart Bingham to notch a match-winning break of 86
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will be carrying Indian hopes as they pit their skills against the world's best in the five-day inaugural World Snooker Indian Open professional ranking
Bangalore, Oct 9 - For snooker to take off in a big way in India, a lot would depend on the performances of Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta in the next week's World Snooker Indian Open in New Delhi, but
Leeds, Oct 26 : India's Pankaj Advani along with compatriot Dhruv Sitwala entered the semi-finals (time format) of the World Billiards Championship here Friday with contrasting victories.
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