SATISFYING: Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani added another feather to his cap by winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship last Sunday (27) to take his world title count to 14.
Advani, 30, demolished Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist by 1,168 points in Adelaide.
Bangalore’s ‘Golden Boy’ was in great form and was keen to not only defend his Time format world title but also avenge his loss of the point format championship to Gilchrist, which happened under a week ago.
The Indian ace said: “I was determined to get even with Peter after losing the point format final to him.
“A productive chat with my sports psychologist brother Shree and a good night’s sleep did the trick. We discussed my strategies and mental approach the night before and it all panned out perfectly.”
He won 2408-1240, with top breaks of 430, 360, 301 and 284.
The champion added: “I’ve been on the move the last couple of months competing in many tournaments back to back, in both snooker and billiards.
“The stint started with winning the world 6-red snooker championship and ended with this world title in billiards, making it a very satisfying phase of the year for me.”