Kolkata, Jan 8: Cuesports ace Pankaj Advani put up a flawless display to outclass Aditya Mehta 5-1 and win the 3rd Kolkata Open tiol Invitation Snooker Championship 2017 here on Sunday.
The tourment was organised by the West Bengal Billiards Association at the Bengal Rowing Club.
Mehta, who had won the previous two editions of the championship, started off strongly, but Pankaj took the game away as soon as he got the chance. In the first frame, Advani was trailing 23-56, but he took advantage of Mehta's miss as he posted a break of 60 to take a 1-0 lead.
"The way Aditya started, I never thought I would get to win the first frame. I think winning the first frame gave me the confidence to go ahead for a win. Had he maged to start off in a better way and finished it off to be 1-0 up, things could have been very different. When you know your opponent is very capable, you know you have to make use of the chances you get because you know there are going to be very few of them," Pankaj said after the win. IANS