World Billiards Championship: Gilchrist beats Kothari to clinch the title

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Peter Gilchrist ends Sourav Kothari’s run to lift World Billiards title. Image Source: twitter

Internet Desk: Multiple-time champion Peter Gilchrist added another feather to his cap as he pulled off a one-sided 1500-617 win against Indian national champion Sourav Kothari in the Long-Up Format final of IBSF World Billiards Championship in Bengaluru.

The Singapore-based champion did not allow Sourav to take lead in any of the visits to the green baize.

Gilchrist, literally, knocked Sourav out of contention in his 14th visit when he broke 354 points and then in his next visit scored a 150-break, taking his overall score to 855 against 205.

Sourav made a valiant effort to restore pride, but his break of 280 in his 28th visit did not make any difference in the match, with the score reading 588 against Gilchrist’s 1299.

Gilchrist further extended his lead by posting a break of 110, with the scores at 1409 against Sourav’s 588. Gilchrist clinched the final in the 29th visit with a break of 27 points.

Earlier Reigning national Champion Sourav Kothari pulled off a big upset by shocking 10-time world champion Pankaj Advani in the quarterfinals of the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Long-Up format on Wednesday.

Kothari played his heart and never allowed Advani a comeback,prevailing 1000-644 in his last and 38th visit. After his ninth visit, Sourav was trailing 256 against Advani’s 352 but the national champion posted a break of 181 in his 18th visit to race past Advani.

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