National U-17 snooker starts

Published August 1, 2021
LAHORE: Muzammil Sheikh of Punjab in action against Islamabad’s Hasnain Amir at the National U-17 Snooker Championship on Saturday.
LAHORE: Muzammil Sheikh of Punjab in action against Islamabad’s Hasnain Amir at the National U-17 Snooker Championship on Saturday.

LAHORE: Only Balochistan’s Jahanzaib Jahangir struggled before he drafted a 3-2 victory against Hanzila Asif of Sindh as 11 matches were decided on the first day of the National U-17 Snooker Championship here on Saturday.

After losing the first frame, Jahanzaib came back to make it 1-1 by winning the second but again Hanzila regained the lead by claiming the third. However, Jahanzaib stood firm and won the remaining two frames with ease to record a 47-57, 67-20, 36-46, 83-19, 61-23 victory.

Meanwhile, all other matches remained one-sided affairs.

It is the first time that the national championship is being held for U-17 age group.

Initially, 16 boys were scheduled to compete in the event. However, after Zain Ali was found overage and subsequently disqualified the number of participants was reduced to 15.

Results:

Muzammil Malik (KP) bt Awis Ahmad (KP) 3-0 (52-25, 47-29, 63-7); Zubair Tahir (Punjab) bt Mohammad Aqib (Sindh) 3-0 (66-17, 90-15, 75-6); Muzammil Shaikh (Punjab) bt Jahanzaib Jahangir (Balochistan) 3-0 (74-11, 50-35, 53-29); Hanzila Asif (Sindh) bt Hasnain Amir (Islamabad) 3-0 (95-21, 84-20, 78-8); Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) bt Haroon Saleem (Sindh) 3-0 (89-24, 65-17, 78-70 (74), Ahmad Shahzad (KP) bt Mustafa Ali (Islamabad) 3-1 (32-113, 46-15, 53-22, 45-38); Hamza Ilyas (Punjab) bt Mohammad Hasnain Akhtar (Sindh) 3-0 (65-7, 85-13, 61-40); Muzammil Malik (KP) bt Mohammad Aqib (Sindh) 3-0 (84-55, 52-29, 67-37); Zubair Tahir (Punjab) bt Awais Ahmed (KP) 3-0 (82-6, 91-10, 61-18); Jahanzaib Jahangir (Balochistan) bt Hanzila Asif (Sindh) 3-2 (47-57, 67-20, 36-46, 83-19, 61-23); Muzammil Shaikh (Punjab) bt Hasnain Amir (Islamabad) 3-0 (65-9, 87-22, 64-13).

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2021

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