Punjab Inter-Division (Open) Snooker C’ship ’19: Faisalabad Clinches The Title
LAHORE: Faisalabad won the Punjab Inter-Division (Open) Snooker Championship title beating Multan in the final by 2-0. Dera Ghazi Khan finished third in the event.
In the final match, former Asian Champion Hamza Akbar from Faisalabad showed his class against strong opponents from Multan. Hamza outplayed Rana Irfan of Multan by 2-0 in the first match of best-of-three final while Shahid Aftab emerged winner against Haji Javed by 2-1 in the second match.
Hamza Akbar of Faisalabad and Rana Irfan of Multan recorded the highest breaks of 77 each during the 2-day tournament.
Mudassar Sheikh of Rawalpindi registered 2nd highest break of 72 in the event.
Earlier, in the first semifinal, Faisalabad defeated DG Khan by 2-1. From Faisalabad, Hamza Akbar thrashed Shareef of DG Khan by 2-1 while Saqib Butt of Faisalabad toppled Mauladad of DG Khan by the same margin.
The second semifinal was played between Multan and Rawalpindi. Multan emerged triumphant in the second semifinal by 2-0.
Rana Irfan of Multan edged out Abdul Javed of Rawalpindi by 2-1 in the first match, whereas Multan’s Haji Javed overwhelmed Mudassar Sheikh by 2-1 in the second clash.
Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti distributed prizes among the top performers of the Championship. President Punjab Snooker, Association MB Ghauri alongwith with other organizing members were also present.
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