Muhammad Asif qualifies for World Snooker Championship
Pakistani cueist Muhammad Asif has qualified for the final of the IBSF 6Red World Snooker Championship 2019 being played at Mandalay, Myanmar on Friday.
According to information received here, Asif beat Thet Min Lin of Myanmar by 5-4 in the semifinal.
Earlier in the quarterfinals Asif beat Poramin Danjirakul of Thailand by 5-1.
Asif would face Laxman Rawat of India in the final.
Multiple-time world billiards and snooker champion Pankaj Advani scored a comfortable 5-2 win over Pakistan’s Zulfiqar Qadir to enter the quarter-finals of the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker Championship on Thursday.
Earlier, Pankaj accounted for another Pakistani cueist Muhammad Ahsan Javaid with a 5-1 victory in the last-32 stage.
Laxman Rawat, who beat Gao Yang of China, and Pushpender Singh, who defeated Thailand’s Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn 5-4 in a thriller, also joined Advani in the quarter-finals.
In the quarters, Pankaj will take on Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon from Thailand, while Laxman faces Hong Kong’s Cheung Ka Wai and Pushpender will be up against Thet Min Lin of Myanmar.
In the women’s championship, Amee Kamani is the sole Indian left and she is slated to play against Ng On Yee of Hong Kong in the semifinals.