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National Snooker Championship 2024: Asjad Iqbal wins title
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: National Bank's Asjad Iqbal won the NBP 48th National Snooker Championship in a sensational final played at the Snooker Arena of the NBP Sports Complex., after a nerve-wracking 6-hour battle, Asjad overcame Owais Munirullah of Punjab by 7-6. National Bank Acting President Abdul Wahid Sethi presented the trophy and prize money of two lakh rupees to Asjad Iqbal, the winner of the National Snooker Championship, and one lakh rupees to the runner-up Awaisullah Munir, while Babar Masih was given a prize money of 25 thousand rupees for playing a break of 142.On this occasion, Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Association Chairman Alamgir Sheikh, Secretary Zulfiqar Ramzi, SVP Mudassar Inamullah, Kamran Khalid, VPNBP and Section Head Sports Afshan Shakeel, Farhan Rafiq, Yasir Jamal, Atif Ali Qasmi, Mohammad Azmat and others were also present.According to tournament director, Naveed Kapadia, the frame score of winner Asjad Iqbal's victory was 5-80, 99-14, 64-45, 64-08, 18-69, 42-64, 55-75, 42-55, 67-00, 71-21, 77-18, 48-92 and 55-40. Asjad Iqbal scored 72 in the second frame and 63 in the ninth frame, while Owais Munirullah scored 61 in the first frame and 92 in the twelfth frame.
National Snooker Championship: Shoail Shahzad outs Shan Namat 5-3
Asjad Iqbal, Mohammad Naseem, Sohail Shehzad, and Awais Munair reach in semifinalsSports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Asjad Iqbal (NBP), Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Punjab), Sohail Shehzad (Sindh), and Awais Ullah Munair (Punjab) moved into the semifinals of the ongoing 48th NBP National Snooker Championship after winning their respective quarterfinals here at the Snooker Arena of NBP Sports Complex on Sunday.I n the first quarter final, Asjad Iqbal of National Bank defeated Punjab’s Shahid Aftab 5-4 after a tough competition. The frame score of his victory was 58-26, 0-81, 28-70, 39-68, 71-42, 68-30, 58- 71, 77-42 and 68-37. In the second quarter-final, Naseem Akhtar of Punjab beat the former world champion Ahsan Ramzan of Punjab by 5-3. The frame score of his victory was 1-72, 8- 71, 74-01, 68-58, 58-07, 57-39, 50-74 and 87-24. In the penultimate quarterfinal, Sindh's Sohail Shehzad outplayed number two seed Islamabad's Shan Namat by 5-3 and reached in semi-final. Sohail Shehzad's winning frame score was 69-14, 77-30, 13-65, 82-04, 71-02, 32-99, 48-52 and 64-17. Shan Namat played a break of 99 in the sixth frame.In the fourth and last quarter-final, Owaisullah Munir of Punjab made a brilliant comeback despite losing the first four frames beat Abdul Javed of Islamabad by 5-4 and paved the way for the semi-final. Owaisullah Munir’s winning frame scores was 30-68, 0-96, 1-89, 12-70, 78-07, 98-01, 66-40, 67-0 and 76-53.National Bank's Asjad Iqbal will face Punjab's Naseem Akhtar in the first semifinal and Sindh's Sohail Shahzad will face Punjab's Owaisullah Munir in the second semi-final.Results (Quarterfinals):Asjad Iqbal (NBP) beat Shahid Aftab (PB) 5-4 (58-26, 0-81 (81), 28-70, 39-68, 71-42, 68-30 (66), 58-71, 77-42 (69), 68-37)Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (PB) beat Ahsan Ramzan (PB) 5-3 (1-72, 8-71,74-01, 68-58, 58-07, 57-39, 50-74 (73), 87-24)Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) beat Shan Namat (Isb) 5-3 (69-14 (64), 77-30 (54), 13-65, 82-04 (55), 71-02, 32-99 (99), 48-52, 64-17)Awais Ullah Munair (PB) beat Abdul Javed (Isb) 5-4 (30-68 (63), 0-96 (90), 1-89 (89), 12-70, 78-07, 98-01 (62), 66-40, 67-0 (66), 76-53).Schedule (Semifinals):Asjad Iqbal (NBP) v Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (PB)Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) v Awais Ullah Munair (PB),
National Snooker: Mohammad Hasnain outplays Ahsan Ramzan 4-2
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: Mohammad Hasnain from Sindh outclassed Ahsan Ramzan from Punjab by 4-2 in the 48th National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) National Snooker Championship 2024 here at NBP Sports Club Clifton on Wednesday. The final score-line was 33-95, 95-16, 72-25, 59-03, 0-73, and 74-06.Mohammad Naseem Akhtar made a 108 score Break while playing against Zafar Iqbal from Islamabad, as he won the match 4-1 with the score-line of 62-69, 69-33, 77-17 (52), 108-01 (108), and 65-55 (65).Results (Day-3):Aakash Rafiq (KP) beat Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir 4-2 (84-39 (66), 66-63, 62-74, 11-68, 34-70, 80-49)Ahsan Ramzan (PB) beat Fazal Umar Sindh) 4-1 (39-58, 65-31, 87-16(82), 117-04(52), 103-18)Zafar Iqbal (Isb) beat Basit Ali (Bal) 4-2 (64-25, 76-01, 102-12, 18-75, 7-50, 77-04)Abdul Rehman (PB) beat Saif Ali Khan (Bal) 4-2 (55-43, 63-04, 46-55, 1-71, 55-35, 68-28)Babar Masih (PB) beat Rambail Gul (KP) 4-3 (34-63, 53-33, 60-70, 75-12, 32-84(77), 60-25, 93-04(59)Shan Namat (KP) beat Mohammad Sahil (Sindh) 4-0 (74-03, 70-22, 62-21, 73-38 (56).Abdul Sattar (Sindh) beat Awais Ullah Munair (PB) 4-0 (Walk Over)Adil Khan (Bal) beat Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh) 4-0 (70-23, 69-27, 66-70, 83-08)Shahid Aftab (PB) beat Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) 4-0 (64-09, 77-06, 66-40, 62-30)Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (PB) beat Zafar Iqbal (Isb) 4-1 (62-69, 69-33, 77-17(52), 108-01(108), 65-55(65)Saif Ali Khan (Sindh) beat Zulfiqar A, Qadir (Sindh) 4-2 (64-40, 14-96(87), 59-48, 47-58, 60-34, 74-35)Sirbuland Khan (KP) beat Jahanzaib (Bal) 4-0 (76-38, 71-34, 85-36, 66-18)Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) beat Fawad Khan (KP) 4-3 (53-61, 56-31, 01-100(84), 61-18, 48-68, 70-23, 66-27)Mohammad Ijaz (PB) beat Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) 4-3 (22-94(76), 77-0(77), 81-0(55), 25-74, 26-62, 65-39, 68-0(58),Shah Khan (KP) beat Rizwan Hashmi (Sindh) 4-3 (01-71, 95-21, 69-13, 47-59, 64-08, 58-69, 64-08)Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh) beat Ahsan Ramzan (PB) 4-2 (33-95, 95-16, 72-25, 59-03, 0-73(73), 74-06)
NBP National Snooker Championship starts in Karachi
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: The 48th National Snooker Championship will start on Monday (January 15) here at the Snooker Arena of National Bank Sports Complex.The championship will continue till January 23. As many as 37 quests from all over the country are participating in this national championship, as the players have been divided into eight groups. Former world champion Mohammad Asif was awarded a wild card entry while 11-year-old Mohammad Sahil from Karachi will also participate in the National Championship.The two top players from each group will qualify for the pre-quarterfinals. Winner of the National Championship last year, Sultan Mohammad, will defend his title. The league matches will consist of best-of-seven frames. 
Islamabad set to meet Sindh in National Snooker Championship final
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI (January 2, 2023): Shan Namat from Islamabad and Sultan Mohammad from Sindh set their clash in the final of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) 47th National Snooker Championship 2023 after overpowering their challengers in the respective semifinals here at NBP Sports Complex on Monday. The final will be played on Tuesday (tomorrow) at the same venue, as President NBP Rehmat Ali Hasnie will grace the final match as chief guest and will distribute the prizes among the players, as the final will be kicked off at 3:45 pm. In the first semifinal, Shan Namat (Islamabad) got-rid-of Awais Ullah Munir (Punjab) 6-1 with the score-line of 43-53, 61-35, 92-23, 65-23, 81-0 (81), 108-16 (108) and 70-06. Later, in the second semifinal, both cueist Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) and Shahid Aftab (Punjab) presented excellent skills in the game and amused the spectators with the classic game. Sultan finished the 11 frames semifinal 6-5. The final score-line was 73-18, 11-64, 53-61, 51-53, 20-64, 62-12, 63-55, 35-75, 64-53, 74-21, and 64-18. Results (Semifinals): Shan Namat (Islamabad) beat Awais Ullah Munir (Punjab) 6-1 (43-53, 61-35, 92-23, 65-23, 81-0 (81), 108-16 (108), 70-06) Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) beat Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 6-5 (73-18, 11-64, 53-61, 51-53, 20-64, 62-12, 63-55, 35-75, 64-53, 74-21, 64-18) Tuesday’s Fixture (final): Shan Namat (Islamabad) v Sultan Mohammad (Sindh)
National Snooker: Shan, Awais, Shahid and Sultan reach in semifinals
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Shan Namat, Awais Ullah Munir, Shahid Aftab and Sultan Mohammad have confirmed their berths in the semifinals of the ongoing National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) 47th National Snooker Championship 2023 after defeating their challengers at NBP Sports Complex Karachi on Sunday. The semifinals will be played on Monday at the same venue. Results (Quarterfinals): Shan Namat (Isb) beat Adil Abdul Jabbar (Bal) 5-1 (78-34, 62-10, 62-10, 62-8, 72-1, 48-76, 76-24) Awais Ullah Munir (Pjb) beat Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) 5-3 (134-0(58), 28-55, 65-26, 70-71, 59-18, 07-77(68), 74-0, 63-39 (62) Shahid Aftab (Pjb) beat Akash Rafiq (KPK) 5-2 (59-19, 65-69, 60-54, 72-34, 54-69, 66-35, 56-52) Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) bt Sirbuland Khan (KPK) 5-2 (84-13, 26-72, 72-26, 72-01, 59-68, 83-07(62), 68-83) Monday’s Schedule (Semifinals): Shan Namat (Isb) v Awais Ullah Munir (Pjb) Shahid Aftab (Pjb) v Sultan Mohammad (Sindh)
National Snooker Championship: Ali Hamza beats Ahsan Ramzan 4-2
Sports Bulletin Report KARACHI: Ali Hamza outclassed Ahsan Eamzan 4-2 in the ongoing 8th National Snooker Championship at NBP Sports Complex Karachi on Thursday. Former World Champion and second seed, Ahsan Ramzan lost his encounter against Ali Hamza from Sindh 2-4. The final score-line was 5-92, 55-48, 48-17, 57-18, 69-11 and 66-62. Highest break of the match was 87 score. Results: Farukh Usman (Sindh) beat Shahid Aftab (Pb) 4-3 (60-70 (64), 47-40, 57-26, 0-141 (141), 42-73, 64-0, 57-38) Abdul Javed (Isb) beat Fawad Khan (Kpk) 4-2 (97-21, 51-91, 61-26, 78-67, 57-63, 61-50) Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) beat Mohammad Ijaz (Pb) 4-0 (101-27(51), 74-62, 85-0(85), 56-47) Adil A. Jabbar (Bal) beat Mohammad Iftikhar (Sindh) 4-0 (74-32, 61-07, 90-8, 65-26) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) beat Rizwan A. Aziz (Bal) 4-0 (49-21, 59-18, 72-01(52), 61-29) Sharjeel Mehmood (Kpk) beat Mubashir Raza (Pb) 4-1 (80-39, 70-58, 50-14, 36-67, 55-42) Awais Ullah Munir (Pjb) beat Saif Ali Khan (Bal) 4-0 (86-18(74), 70-0(60), 60-24, 79-18(55) Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) beat Amir Shehzad (Kpk) 4-3 (16-54, 66-31, 47-68, 77-13(60), 38-70, 72-36, 55-23) Mohammad Sajjad (Pjb) beat Jhanzaib Jahangir (Bal) 4-1 (67-46, 70-43(58), 66-43, 54-61, 78-01(76) Shan Namat (Isb) beat Mohammad Bilal (Pb) 4-1 (54-29, 65-15, 28-75, 71-45, 62-21) Ali Hamza (Sindh) beat Ahsan Ramzan (Pb) 4-2 (5-92, 55-48, 48-17, 57-18, 69-11, 66-62) Sirbuland Khan (Kpk) beat Rana Irfan (Pb) 4-3 (56-60, 31-74, 43-63, 69-61, 70-0, 71-23, 62-23) Waseem Abbas (Pb) beat Haris Tahir (Pb) 4-1 (80-12, 55-68, 78-30, 59-34, 87-45) Results (Day 1): Adil A. Jabbar (Bal) beat Mouhammad Ijaz (Pb) 4-3 (114-06 (90), 24-69, 31-73(58), 81-0(54), 30-71, 105-53, 78-65) Mubashir Raza (Pjb) beat Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) 4-1 (65-33, 5-66, 85-47(64), 76-10(68), 107-14 (92) Sharjeel Mehmood (Kpk) beat Rizwan A. Aziz (Bal) 4-1 (33-80(69), 60-09, 75-01, 61-02, 92-50) Awais Ullah Munir (Pb) beat Amir Shehzad (Kpk) 4-2 (105-07, 66-57, 61-73, 15-57, 60-27, 68-06) Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) beat Saif Ali Khan (Bal) 4-0 (68-30, 82-04, 91-50, 53-03) Friday’s Fixtures: Jhanzaib Jahangir (Bal) VS Mohammad Bilal (Pb) Ali Hamza (Sindh) VS Rana Irfan (Pb) Akash Rafiq (Kpk) VS Mohammad Jawed Ansari (Sindh) Waseem Abbas (Pb) VS Zaib Khan (Bal) Farukh Usman (Sindh) VS Fawad Khan (Kpk) Mohammad Ijaz (Pjb) VS Mohammad Iftikhar (Sindh) Rizwan A. Aziz (Bal) VS Mubashir Raza (Pb) Saif Ali Khan (Bal) VS Amir Shehzad (Kpk) Mohammad Sajjad (Pjb) VS Shan Namat (Isb) Ahsan Ramzan (Pjb) VS Sirbuland Khan (Kpk) Babar Masih (Pjb) VS Mohammad Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) Haris Tahir (Pjb) VS Abdul Sattar (Sindh) Shahid Aftab (Pjb) VS Abdul Javed (Isb) Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) VS Adil A. Jabbar (Bal) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) VS Sharjeel Mehmood (Kpk) Awais Ullah Munir (Pjb) VS Sultan Mohammad (Sindh)
WSF Juniors and Seniors Snookers Championships next year in Sydney
Sports Bulletin Report Sydney (AUS): The 2023 WSF Championships will run from 31 January – 11 February at the Mt Pritchard District and Community Club, known as ‘Mounties’ in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. The event will include an open championship and a junior championship, each tournament carrying a World Snooker Tour card for its winner. One of the biggest international amateur competitions held for many years, the titles were won by China’s Si Jiahui and Ukraine’s Anton Kazakov respectively, with both players earning a two-year World Snooker Tour card from the start of the 2022/23 season. The inaugural WSF Championships staged in March 2018 were headlined by an all-new mixed gender competition won by China’s Luo Honghao, who alongside runner-up Adam Stefanow from Poland subsequently turned professional for the first time. Alongside this tournament, the event was also staged alongside the World Women’s Snooker Championship, won for the third time by Ng On Yee, while the first WSF Seniors Championship saw Brazil’s Igor Figueiredo defeat Darren Morgan to emerge victorious. In 2020, the WSF returned to Malta with the WSF Open and the new WSF Junior Open competition. For the first time these tournaments were staged as entirely open events, with players of any gender or nationality welcomed to compete. The junior competition was contested by China’s Gao Yang and England’s Sean Maddocks, with the former running out a 5-2 winner to claim the title and a two-year professional tour card. The open age competition saw Ashley Hugill reclaim his place on the World Snooker Tour with a 5-3 victory against Ukraine’s Iulian Boiko. All four finalists would ultimately earn professional status as a result of their performances, while several other players would be rewarded for their achievements by qualification for prestigious professional events including the World Championship.  
Asian Snooker Championship: Ahsan Ramzan and Mohammad Asif earn victories
Sports Bulletin Report DOHA-QATAR:-Duo of Pakistani cueists Ahsan Ramzan and Mohammad Asif have won their matches in the first round of 37th Asian Snooker Championship that started Doha, the capital city of Qatar on Saturday. The final will be played on March 16, 2022 at the same venue. As many as 44 players are fighting for top honour from different 20 countries of the region. All players have been divided in 11 groups, as each group has four snooker players. However, two players from each group will get the berth in the next round of the Asian Snooker Championship 2022. Results (Day-1): Ahsan Ramzan (Pak) beat Mansour Alobaidli (Qatar) 4-0 (62-39, 97-16, 53-10, 101-15(70),) Mohammad Asif (Pak) beat Aung Phyo (Myanmar) 4-3 (84-48(81), 42-68, 16-72, 87-27, 19-63, 68-43, 79-32) Fixtures (March 3, 2022): Mohammad Asif (Pak) v Essa Al Qubaisi (Qatar) Mohammad Sajjad (Pak) v Mohammad Al-Binali (Qatar) Ahsan Ramzan (Pak) v Pankaj Advani (India) Mohammad Asif (Pak) v Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn (Thailand) Mohammad Sajjad (Pak) v Passakorn Suwannawat (Thailand)
Ahsan Ramzan wins the IBSF World Snooker Championship
Sports Bulletin Report DOHA-QATAR:-Pakistan’s upcoming 16-year old, Ashan Ramzan has won the IBSF World Snooker Championship 2022 after beating Amir Sarkosh from Iran 6-5 that concluded Doha Qater on Friday. The final score-line was 63-60, 91-0(70), 56-34, 01-102(102), 28-68, 27-66, 86-18, 1-70, 69-0, 63-17 and 67-25. The championship was played from March 6 to 11 in the capital city of Qatar under the banner of International Billiard and Snooker Federation (IBSF). The champion Ahsan Ramzan had defeated compatriot and defending champion Mohammad Asif in the semifinal 5-4 with a 102 points break. Ashan maintained the same game in the final against Iranian guy Amir Sarkosh and claimed with 6-5 frames victory.   Results (Semifinals): Amir Sarkosh (Iran) beat Mohammad Sajjad (Pak) 5-4 (64-32, 59-47, 77-25, 18-62, 103-14(102), 30-59, 09-75(62), 24-58, 66-01(64),) Ahsan Ramzan (Pak) beat Mohammad Asif (Pak) 5-4 (63-71, 21-60, 76-50, 75-51, 64-65, 63-46, 39-68, 69-62, 62-60) Result (Final): Ahsan Ramzan (Pakistan) beat Amir Sarkosh (Iran) 6-5 (63-60, 91-0(70), 56-34, 01-102(102), 28-68, 27-66, 86-18, 1-70, 69-0, 63-17, 67-25)
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