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ONGC clinches title

BANGALORE, OCT. 13. ONGC justified its top billing with a facile win over BPCL (1) in the billiards team championship final of the inaugural PSPB inter-unit tournament at the KSBA Hall here. Alok Kumar put ONGC ahead with a 200-16 win over Manna Chandra, while Pankaj Advani clinched the issue with a 200-134 win over Devendra Joshi.

In the snooker team event, Manan Chandra and Devendra Joshi gave BPCL (1) a 2-0 lead over IOC (AOD). Manan had breaks of 77 and 87 in his two frames. Meanwhile, ONGC encountered little trouble in putting it across IBP with Alok Kumar and Pankaj Advani in their elements.

Later in the day, Pankaj registered a century break of 101 against Tejwani of BPCL (2) to enable his team top the group.

The results: Billiards final: ONGC bt BPCL (1) 2-0 (Alok Kumar bt Manan Chandra 200-16; Pankaj Advani bt Devendra Joshi 200-134). For third place: Oil India bt IOC (AOD) 2-1 (N.J. Bhuvan lost to J. Mahanta 187-200; J.M. Saikia bt A.S. Srinivas Kumar 200-157; T.C. Dass bt U. Deka 172-165).

Snooker: League: BPCL (1) bt IOC (AOD) 4-0 (Manan Chandra bt U. Deka 2-0; Devendra Joshi bt A.S. Srinivas Kumar 2-0); ONGC bt IBP 4-0 (Alok Kumar bt V. Sethi 2-0; Pankaj Advani bt P.R. Bose 2-0); IOC (AOD) bt Oil India 4-2 (J.N. Saikia tied U. Deka 1-1; R. Dutta tied A.S. Srinivasa Kumar 1-1; Dass bt Mahanta 2-0).

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