ISLAMABAD: After a seven-frame thrilling contest that lasted for five long hours, Hamza Ilyas battled past Kamran Chaudhry to move into the quarter-finals of the Jubilee Insurance U-18 National Snooker Championship here at the Pakistan Sports Complex on Sunday.

Mohammad Umer Khan, Zubair Tahir, Malik Muzammil Khan, Shehryar Khan, Ahsan Ramzan , Kamran Albert Masih and Mohammad Shehryar Abbas also moved into the last eight.

Results (Pre quarter-finals): Muhammad Umer Khan (Punjab) bt Rizwan Durrani (Balochistan) 4-2 (39-37, 79-23, 41-66, 62-27, 52-55, 75-05); Zubair Tahir (Punjab) bt Mohammad Ibrar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 4-2 (81-74, 31-44, 25-48, 61-14, 67-50, 70-39); Malik Muzammil Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Abdul Hadi (Sindh) 4-3 (24-55, 61-51, 12-68, 58-30, 31-67, 54-44, 59-12); Shehryar Khan (Sindh) bt Fardeen (Punjab) 4-2 (72-32, 40-60, 36-62, 57-56, 67-46, 81-74); M. Hamza Ilyas (Punjab) bt Kamran Chaudhry (Islamabad) 4-3 (58-13, 27-52, 40-59, 1-64, 59-51, 65-20, 52-20); Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) bt Syed Anus Zafar (Sindh) 4-0 (86-14, 80-1, 56-30, 63-29); Kamran Albert Masih (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Umer Junaid (Sindh) 4-1 (36-45, 49-36, 77-40, 60-35, 65-21); Mohammad Shehryar Abbas (Punjab) bt Ahtisham Asghar (Punjab) 4-1 (39-64, 68-35, 80-22, 98-54, 54-15).

Published in Dawn, January 13th, 2020