KARACHI: Shaikh Mohammad Mudassir plays a shot against Mohammad Sajjad in the third national ranking snooker championship at the Karachi Gymkhana on Saturday.
KARACHI: Shaikh Mohammad Mudassir plays a shot against Mohammad Sajjad in the third national ranking snooker championship at the Karachi Gymkhana on Saturday.

KARACHI: Top two seeds Mohammad Asif and Zulfiqar A. Qadir besides defending champion Babar Masih fell prey on a day of upsets on day two of the third national ranking snooker championship at the Karachi Gymkhana on Saturday

Former Pakistan No.1 Imran Shahzad stunned Asif 4-2 (78-32, 28-83, 89-46, 63-33, 14-80, 72-35) while another old hand Abu Saim sent Zulfiqar packing 4-1 (56-34, 19-66, 57-44, 79-35, 67-41).

Former NBP Cup champion Mohammad Ijaz pulled of another upset by getting the better of holder Babar 4-2 the scores being 51-66, 8-101, 64-9, 73-18, 71-1, 59-30.

Reigning national U-18 champion Shaikh Mohammad Mudassir hammered first century break of the event while routing former national champion Mohammad Sajjad 4-2.The break of 101 came in the last frame as he was home 17-74, 72-8, 106-9, 69-63, 3-76, 101-0. In fact, he missed another century break in the third frame narrowly at 99.

Meanwhile, fourth seed Mohammad Bilal and fifth seed Mubashir Raza continued their winning spree by notching up third straight victories apiece.

Results:

Shaikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) bt Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab) 4-2 (17-74, 72-8, 106-9, 69-63, 3-76, 101-0); Imran Shahzad (Punab) bt Mohammad Asif (Punjab) 4-2

(78-32, 28-83, 89-46, 63-33, 14-80, 72-35); Abu Saim (Punjab) bt Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) 4-1 (56-34, 19-66, 57-44, 79-35, 67-41); Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) bt Babar Masih (Punjab) 4-2 (51-66, 8-101, 64-9, 73-18, 71-1, 59-30); Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) bt Rashid Aziz (Sindh) 4-2 (61-62, 58-14, 60-26, 67-34, 18-54, 82-0); Mubashir Raza (Punjab) bt Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) 4-1 (66-39, 46-61, 66-24, 59-49, 65-25); Sohail Shahzad (Sindh) bt Mohammad Hamza Ilyas (Punjab) 4-0 (54-35, 71-1, 93-21, 63-46); Mohammad Ahsan Javaid (Punjab) bt Ali Haider (Punjab) 4-0 (70-34, 74-0, 78-6, 93-19); Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) bt Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 4-3 (33-67, 11-63, 20-82, 65-16, 61-0, 84-5, 95-0); Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Punjab) bt Mohammad Shahbaz (Punjab) 4-2 (67-37, 64-24, 66-11, 13-57, 55-61, 67-32); Mohammad Majid Ali (Punjab) bt Agha Bilawal (Sindh) 4-0 (106-22, 73-15, 113-0, 92-0); Haris Tahir (Punjab) bt Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) 4-1 (90-17, 71-14, 75-31, 13-69, 76-39); Rashid Aziz (Punjab) bt Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) 4-0 (67-18, 57-6, 66-34, 62-1).

Friday’s remaining results:

Mohammad Shahbaz (Punjab) bt Agha Bilawal (Sindh) 4-1 (75-12, 67-8, 52-63, 77-58, 56-21); Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) bt Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 4-3 (66-47, 40-74, 67-56, 8-66, 70-16, 44-67, 71-53).

Sunday’s fixtures:

At 10am: Abu Saim (Punjab) vs Sultan Mohammad (Sindh), Mubashir Raza (Punjab) vs Rashid Aziz (Punjab), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) vs Mohammad Hamza Ilyas (Punjab), Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) vs Babar Masih (Punjab).

At 12pm: Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) vs Mohammad Shahbaz (Punjab), Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Punjab) vs Mohammad Majid Ali (Punjab), Abdul Sattar (Sindh) vs Agha Bilawal (Sindh), Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) vs Haris Tahir (Punjab).

At 2pm: Mohammad Asif (Punjab) vs Ali Haider (Punjab), Mohammad Ahsan Javaid (Punjab) vs Mohammad Sajjad (Punjab), Imran Shahzad (Punjab) vs Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab), Mohammad Bilal (Sindh) vs Sohail Shahzad (Sindh).

At 4pm: Haris Tahir (Punjab) vs Abu Saim (Punjab), Babar Masih (Punjab) vs Sultan Mohammad (Sindh), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) vs Shahid Aftab (Punjab),

Rashid Aziz (Punjab) vs Mohammad Hamza Ilyas (Punjab).

Published in Dawn, October 13th, 2019