"Lilly, who had finished No.2 in his group after a loss to veteran Saleh Mohammed of Afghanistan, edged past Funk Kwok Wai of Hong Kong 4-3 and will next take on Malaysian Chuan Leong Thir."
Al Fujairah -, May 1 - Indians Kamal Chawla and Dharmender Lilly advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Snooker Championship here Thursday with identical 4-3 victories in the first round of the knockout phase.

Chawla, who topped the group with an unbeaten record in the league phase, overcame Laith Alnaser - with a gritty performance in the seventh frame and set up a clash with China's Chen Zifan.

Lilly, who had finished No.2 in his group after a loss to veteran Saleh Mohammed of Afghanistan, edged past Funk Kwok Wai of Hong Kong 4-3 and will next take on Malaysian Chuan Leong Thir.

The third Indian in the fray, Brijesh Damani, failed to qualify for the knockouts after losing two of his four matches. Damani tied with Baldandorj Batsukh of Mongolia with same frame difference. However, the Indian was pushed to third as he had lost one frame more than the Mongolian.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 INDIA (136901 views)
 AFGHANISTAN (40747 views)
 HONG KONG (9921 views)
 PIO (8725 views)
 MOHAMMED (7931 views)
 UNB (5301 views)
 GROUP A (5221 views)
 KAMAL (4381 views)
 CHAWLA (1351 views)
 MPI (1281 views)
 DAMAN (21 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002371140
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Middleeast


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.