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KARACHI, April 28: The trio of seeded cueists — world champion Mohammad Asif (Pakistan), Saleh Mohammad (Afghanistan) and Karam Fatima (Syria) — together with Zhao Xintong (China) and Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) strengthened their positions for making it to the last-16 round maintaining a clean slate in the 29th Jubilee Insurance Asian Snooker Championship at Karachi Gymkhana on Sunday.

Top seed Asif continued his winning run imposing a straight 4-0 victory over Qatar’s Mohsen A. Aziz Bukhshaisha to dominate group A. He won the duel 68-33, 86-7, 68-61, 69-45.

Afghanistan’s Saleh Mohammad, a former world No 2, overcome early deficit to post 4-1 victory over Pakistan’s Imran Shehzad to live up to his reputation in group B.

Saleh, a household name in Pakistan, came from behind to win 47-75, 77-58, 66-36, 72-63, 77-0. Imran, who made a comeback in the national circuit by reaching the final recently, completed his engagements on dismal note losing two and winning just one game. His 4-1 victory against Mongolian Enkhjargaal Enkhbaatar came in the third session which put him tall with a clearance of 132 — highest of the event so far — in the last frame. He won the match 126-0, 79-22, 78-11, 58-68, 132-6.

Syrian Karam Fatima conjured up second successive victory when he whipped national champion Hamza Akbar in fully stretched game in group C. The scores were 45-58, 16-79, 73-62, 73-38, 71-60, 38-66, 76-34.

Xintong and Kiat were the other two players who have an unbeaten record in group F and G, respectively.

Results:

Fung Kwok Wai (Hong Kong) bt Ryan Somarathne (Sri Lanka) 4-0 (66-2, 68-34, 89-13, 55-16); Mohammad Asif (Pakistan) bt Mohsen A. Aziz Bukhshaisha (Qatar) 4-0 (68-33, 86-7, 68-61, 69-45); Saleh Mohammad (Afghanistan) bt Imran Shehzad (Pakistan) 4-1 (47-75, 77-58, 66-36, 72-63, 77-0); Karam Fatima (Syria) bt Hamza Akbar (Pakistan) 4-3 (45-58, 16-79, 73-62, 73-38, 71-60, 38-66, 76-34); Aamir Sarkosh (Iran) bt Enkhjargal Enkhbaatar (Mongolia) 4-0 (73-26, 74-20, 83-29, 74-33); Abu Saim (Pakistan) bt Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thailand) 4-2 (77-39, 65-48, 28-78, 42-72, 94-12, 59-18); Wang Yuchin (China) bt Hussen Jaffer Hady (Iraq) 4-2 (75-25, 80-39, 69-15, 20-64, 2-62, 69-57); Omar Al Kojah (Syria) bt Ehsan Heydari Nezhad (Iran) 4-2 (58-49, 9-88, 65-52, 55-28, 21-78, 66-22); Mohammad Lababi (Iran) bt Hwang Ghul Ho (South Korea) 4-0 (90-0, 53-2, 81-14, 62-20); Mohammad Sajjad (Pakistan) bt Ulziitogtokh Davaasuren (Mongolia) 4-0 (51-15, 94-9, 63-14, 68-39); Muhammad Rais Senzai (Afghanistan) bt Abdul Sattar (Pakistan) 4-3 (11-61, 35-75, 67-60, 84-47, 29-69, 69-9, 69-47); Lee Chun Wai (Hong Kong) bt Ahmed Saif (Qatar) 4-2 (90-23, 39-72, 42-60, 51-16, 65-29, 88-0); Ang Boon Chin (Singapore) bt Ratchayothin Yotharuck (Thailand) 4-0 (99-31, 66-15, 96-0, 74-4); Zhao Xintong (China) bt Ali Jalil Ali (Iraq) 4-1 (96-5, 67-38, 87-0, 39-54, 69-9); Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) bt Mohammed Al Joakar (UAE) 4-0 (90-6, 71-67, 62-23, 55-12); Shahid Aftab (Pakistan) bt Mohamed Mustafa Shehab (UAE) 4-1 (76-40, 56-43, 66-43, 17-79, 83-49); Mohsen A. Aziz Bukhsaisha (Qatar) bt Ryan Somarathne (Sri Lanka) 4-0 (65-31, 83-0, 110-4, 62-1); Imran Shehzad (Pakistan) bt Enkhjargaal Enkhbaatar (Mongolia) 4-1 (126-0, 79-22, 78-11, 58-68, 132-6); Hamza Akber (Pakistan) bt Hussen Jaffar Hady (Iraq) 4-3 (38-63, 72-31, 64-41, 63-47, 32-71, 39-75, 61-14); Abu Saim (Pakistan) bt Omar Al Kojah (Syria) 4-3 (22-68, 72-40, 86-37, 0-87, 2-81, 68-12, 68-24); Ali Jalil Ali (Iraq) bt Ulziitogtokh Davaasuren (Mongolia) 4-1 (80-20, 35-56, 83-24, 58-50, 56-19); Lee Chun Wai (Hong Kong) bt Shahid Aftab (Pakistan) 4-1 (48-45, 54-65, 76-41, 51-31, 59-26); Mohammad Al Joakar (UAE) bt Abdul Sattar (Pakistan) 4-3 (80-10, 78-20, 14-62, 75-20, 45-73, 25-75, 53-37). Saturday’s results: Ratchayothin Yotharuck (Thailand) bt Hwang Chul Ho (South Korea) 4-2 (52-65, 75-7, 69-43, 65-35, 26-68, 71-12); Zhao Xintong (China) bt Ulzitogtokh Davaasuren (Mongolia) 4-2 (64-12, 52-58, 61-20, 53-45, 54-55, 57-42); Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) bt Abdul Sattar (Pakistan) 4-3 (3-52, 55-68, 1-74, 65-18, 69-18, 63-26, 65-63); Mohammad Mustafa Shehab (UAE) bt Lee Chun Wai (Hong Kong) 4-2 (71-62, 73-0 60-23, 30-51, 0-98, 49-8); Mohammad Lababi (Iran) bt Babar Masih (Pakistan) 4-3 (59-46, 59-51, 1-71, 69-48, 34-48, 62-63, 75-24); Mohammad Sajjad (Pakistan) bt Han Sang Hee (South Korea) 4-0 (79-9, 81-40, 91-20, 75-0); Mohammad Rais Senzai (Afghanistan) bt Susantha Bhoteju (Sri Lanka) 4-3 (54-68, 59-36, 53-39, 34-75, 56-39, 49-68, 71-37); Boonyarit Kaettikun (Thailand) bt Ahmed Saif (Qatar) 4-3 (65-69, 24-75, 95-1, 82-23, 57-64, 60-10, 78-12). Monday’s fixtures: At 10.00am: Ang Boon Chin (Singapore) Babar Masih (Pakistan); Ali Jalil Ali (Iraq) v Han Sang Hee (South Korea; Mohammed Al Joakar (UAE) v Susantha Botheju (Sri Lanka); Shahid Aftab (Pakistan) v Boonyarit Kaettikun (Thailand); Ratchayothin Yotharuck (Thailand) v Mohammad Lababi (Iran); Zhao Xintong (China) v Mohammad Sajjad (Pakistan); Lim Chun Kiat (Singapore) v Mohammed Rais Senzai (Afghanistan); Mohammed Mustafa Shehab (UAE) v Ahmed Saif (Qatar). At 1.00pm: Mohammed Asif (Pakistan) v Fung Kwok Wai (Hong Kong); Saleh Mohammed (Afghanistan) v Aamir Sarkosh (Iran); Karam Fatima (Syria) v Wang Yuchin (China); Ehsan Heydari Nezhad (Iran) v Yuttapop Pakpoj (Thailand). At 4.00pm: Babar Masih (Pakistan) v Hwang Chul Ho (South Korea); Han Sang Hee (South Korea) v Ulzitogtokh Davaasuren (Mongolia); Susntha Botheju (Sri Lanka) v Abdul S attar (Pakistan); Boonyarit Kaettikun (Thailand) v Lee Chun Wai (Hong Kong).