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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)
SSB-SJAS Sports Festival: Zeeshan Nazir lifts snooker title
Islamabad (Sports Desk):-Zeeshan Nazir from 24 News overcame experienced Mohsin Raza in the final of snooker event of the SSB-SJAS Sports Festival at the Legend Snooker Club. According to details, 24 journalists from different media houses participated in the event where Zeeshan Nazir played aggressively and beat Faizan Lakhani of Geo News in the semifinal and then outclassed tournament favorites Mohsin Raza in the best of 3 final. Later, President PBSA Irfan Motan distributed prizes along with Hanif Lakhani and Senior Vice president of SJAS Zubair Nazeer Khan.
Mohammad Sajjad wins the 46th NBP National Snooker Championship
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT ISLAMABAD (October 10, 2021):-Mohammad Sajjad of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has won the 46th NPB National Snooker Championship 2021 after beating Ahsan Ramzan  7-6 in the final at NBP Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Monday. The final score-line was 46-63, 72-33, 0-68, 7-72, 71-13, 14-59, 64-24, 75-62(65), 1-80, 103-27(80), 61-72, 121-13(121) and 60-50. Jawed Karim (President PBSA), Arif Usmani (President NBP), Asma Shaikh (SEVP NBP), Zulfiqar Ali Ramzi (                 Hon. Sec PBSA), Abdul Qadir Memon ( SVP – PBSA), Wahid Abdul Qadir (VP – PBSA), Saad Salman Dar (                   EVP – NBP), Arshad Hussain (VP Wing Head NBP), Shehzad Karimi (EVP NBP), Mohammad  Anwer Farooqi (AVP NBP) and other people watched the final. Karim Akram Khan presented the Highest Break Rs. 10,000 Prize + Trophy to Mohammad Sajjad (147). Chief guest Arif Usmani gave away cash prize of Rs. 100,000 and glittering trophy to winner Mouhammad Sajjad of National Bank of Pakistan.
National Snooker Championship; Sajjad and Ahsan set to play final
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT ISLAMABAD (October 10, 2021):-Ace national cueist Mohammad Sajjad of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Ahsan Ramzan of Punjab qualified for the final of 46th NPB National Snooker Championship 2021 after beating Haris Tahir and Baber Mashi respectively by 6-4 and 6-5 in the semifinals at NBP Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Sunday. The final will be played on Monday at same venue while president NBP Arif Usmani will grace the closing ceremony as chief guest at evening. Results (Semifinals):- Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) beat Haris Tahir (NBP) 6-4 (33-95, 66-57, 4-71, 69-0(51), 64-23, 59-71, 58-20, 61-89, 67-15, 62-29) Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) beat Babar Masih (Punjab) 6-5 (55-22, 83-9, 11-101(84), 83-8, 0-70, 58-59, 2-60, 84-2, 54-48, 46-57, 60-2)
National Snooker Championship: Sajjad claims historical victory
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD (October 9, 2021):-Mohammad Sajjad (NBP), Haris Tahir (NBP), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) and Babar Masih (Punjab) qualified for the semifinals of 46th NBP National Snooker Championship 2021 after winning their respective quarterfinals matches at National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Saturday. Former National Champion Mohammad Sajjad registered a historical victory against Zulfiqar Ali Qadir in the first quarterfinal, as he achieved the milestone of maximum break of 147. He showed his supper form and played excellent shots. It happened for the first time by any player in a national championship, as he made this mark in the second frame of the quarter finals match. Later, in the penultimate quarterfinal, Ahsan Ramzan of Punjab ousted defending champion and top seed Mohammad Asif of NBP 5-2 in a thrilling seven frame contest. Ahsan Ramzan won the match with the score-line of 70-57, 44-83(83), 71-33, 93-45(66), 78-49 and 13-67. Results (Quarterfinals): Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) beat Zulfiqar Ali Qadir (Sindh) 5-4 (100-8(62), 147-0(147), 72-0(63), 77-52, 53-70, 1-64, 42-66, 55-35, 94-28) Haris Tahir (NBP) beat Shahid Aftab (Punjab) 5-2 (74-44, 68-24, 29-65, 43-64, 79-51(75), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) beat Mohammad Asif (NBP) 5-2 (70-57, 44-83(83), 71-33, 93-45(66), 78-49, 13-67(56), Babar Masih (Punjab) beat Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) 5-1 (64-30, 100-27, 131-1(69-56), 74-12, 55-79, 61-8) Sunday’s Fixtures: 1st Semifinal: Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) v Haris Tahir (NBP) at 10:00 am 2nd Semifinal: Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) v Babar Masih (Punjab) at 12:30 pm
National Snooker Championship: All top players reach in quarterfinals
Sports Reporter KARACHI (October 8, 2021):-All top national cueist moved into the quarterfinals of the ongoing 4th National Snooker Championship 2021 after beating their respective opponents in the pre-quarterfinals at NBP Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Friday. Results (Pre-quarterfinals): Zulfiqar A.Qadir (Sindh) bt Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) 5-1 (71-45, 72-18, 39-57, 72-14, 72-25, 61-56(59),) Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) bt Mohammad Saleem (KP) 5-1 (24-72, 82-11(58), 99-10(62), 93-0(62), 68-25, 78-48) Haris Tahir (NBP) bt Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) 5-3 (24-58, 44-58, 60-21, 41-85, 64-31, 65-14, 62-27, 80-50) Shahid Aftab (Punjab) bt Awais Ullah (Punjab) 5-2 (21-91(82), 72-79, 58-24, 71-60, 69-55, 80-38, 122-09(122),) Mohammad Asif (NBP) bt Umer Naeem (Sindh) 5-4 (83-30, 127-8(83), 89-33, 27-68, 66-36, 20-73, 57-66(60), 4-69(64), 64-31) Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) bt Umair Haider (Punjab) 5-1 (106-47, 55-27, 70-39, 16-75, 62-58, 48-9) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) bt Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) 5-4 (53-41, 71-08(61), 62-55, 27-58, 88-15, 53-68, 34-68, 14-70, 70-28) Babar Masih (Punjab) bt Sharjeel Mehmood (KP) 5-4 (90-30, 96-11, 80-34, 108-30(104), 9-88(86), 15-95(82), 0-99(98), 36-64, 77-0(61),) Saturday Fixtures (10:00 am –Quarterfinals): Zulfiqar Ali Qadir (Sindh) v Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) Haris Tahir (NBP) v Shahid Aftab (Punjab) Mohammad Asif (NBP) v Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) v Babar Masih (Punjab)
National Snooker Championship 2021: League Round completes
SPORTS REPORTER Karachi (October 7, 2021):-The League Round of the ongoing 46th National Snooker Championship 2021 has completed and 16 players quailed for the next round after winning their matches at NBP Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Thursday. The next round will be played on knock-out system. On the 7th day the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) snooker championship Babar Masih scored highest beak-point of 126 while Mohammad Sattar Khan and Asjad Iqbal played 117 points break. Results (Day-VII): Umer Naeem (Sindh) bt Hiskail Bilal (Bal) 4-0 (75-7, 59-35, 72-21, 102-2(67),) Shah Khan (KP) bt Mohammad Imran Qamar (Punjab) 4-3 (13-60, 59-10(54), 54-42, 32-106(98), 52-29, 40-72(65), 56-41) Munhammad Naseem Akhtar (NBP) bt Mohammad Saleem (KP) 4-3 (68-47, 62-32, 1-69(55), 71-41(51), 8-117(83), 25-76, 105-1(58),) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) bt Waseem Abbas (Punjab) 4-1 (60-53, 17-57, 53-10, 70-39, 70-46) Mohammad Sattar Khan (Isb) bt Ibrahim Khan (Bal) 4-3 (29-76, 53-12, 47-72, 75-15, 65-22, 01-63, 128-0(122),) Babar Masih (Punjab) bt Haris Tahir (NBP) 4-1(46-72(72), 114-0(50), 82-46(62), 126-0(126), 63-05) Asjad Iqbal (NBP) bt Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) 4-3 (117-0(117), 34-72, 71-01, 69-68(62), 11-91(55), 28-62, 93-9(93),) Yaqoob Khan (KP) bt Tanzeel Hussain (Bal) 4-2 (58-46, 69-33, 55-62, 33-69, 48-18, 62-22) Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) bt Mohammad Ahsan Javaid (Punjab) 4-0 (74-45, 81-6(64), 66-7, 80-28) Hiskail Bilal (Bal) bt Sheikh Mohammad Muzammil (Punjab) 4-1 (55-15, 74-26, 64-27, 9-52, 59-37) Mohammad Imran Qamar (Punjab) bt Umer Naeem (Sindh) 4-3 (53-78, 51-47, 80-15, 52-62, 64-11, 40-67, 63-11) Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) bt Mubashir Raza (Punjab) 4-2 (56-57, 28-80(80), 67-8(67), 110-35(82), 62-0, 67-43) Hamza Ilyas (Punjab) bt Saad Khan (KP) 4-3 (74-41, 17-61, 80-33, 13-51, 44-54, 76-2, 80-44) Umair Haider (Punjab) bt Bahadur Khan (Bal) 4-3 (47-62, 76-45, 31-66, 76-40, 58-46, 47-59, 60-30) Shahid Aftab (Punjab) bt Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) 4-1 (70-1(70), 84-35(58), 73-14, 40-105, 64-47) Aamir Sohail (KP) bt Waqar Ahmed (Isb) 4-3 (22-59, 60-5, 65-28, 23-63, 65-55, 33-66, 63-13) Farukh Usman (Sindh) bt Mohammad Aftab Baig (Bal) 4-0 (Walk over) Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) bt Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) 4-0 (88-10, 60-32, 68-36, 68-16) Ali Hamza (Sindh) bt Abdul Javed (Isb) 4-0 (75-5, 57-22, 77-7(75), 94-27(77),) Nadeem Gull (Punjab) bt Mohammad Imran (KP) 4-0 (67-18, 50-14, 61-19, 53-26) Mohammad Asif (NBP) bt Mohammad Shahzad (Punjab) 4-1 (42-69, 74-60, 60-45, 71-32, 60-8) Awais Ullah (Punjab) bt Rambel Gull (KP) 4-1 (64-10(53), 55-25, 65-0(64), 15-65, 59-31) Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) bt Zubair Tahir (Punjab) 4-0 (64-1, 92-0(92), 80-66, 107-10(106),) Sharjeel Mehmood (KP) bt Adil Khan (Bal) 4-1 (76-16, 21-68, 82-33(72), 81-1, 57-47) Munawar Khaliq (Isb) bt Abdul Qadir Ashir (Bal) 4-3 (57-70, 26-84, 50-59, 70-2, 54-20, 69-18(51), 105-7(76),) Tomorrow Fixture 10:00 am Pre Quarter Best of 9 Frames Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) v Zulfiqar Ali Qadir (Sindh) Mohammad Sajjad (NBP) v Mohammad Saleem (KP) Mohammad Bilal (Punjab) v Haris Tahir (NBP) Shahid Aftab (Punjab) v Awais Ullah (Punjab) 1:00 pm Mohammad Asif (NBP) v Umer Naeem (Sindh) Umair Haider (Punjab) v Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) v Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) Babar Masih (Punjab) v Sharjeel Mehmood (KP) After Day 6th Group Position A. Mohammad Asif (NBP), Awais Ullah (Punjab) B. Mohammad Sajjad (NBP), Sharjeel Mehmood (KP) C. Shahid Aftab (Punjab), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) D. Sheikh Muhammad Mudassir (Punjab) E. Muhammad Ijaz (Punjab), Umer Naeem (Sindh) F. Umair Haider (Punjab), Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) G. Muhammad Faizan (Sindh), Muhammad Saleem (KP) H. Babar Masih (Punjab), Haris Tahir (Punjab)
National Snooker Championship 2021: Hammad overcomes Farukh 4-3
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Karachi (October 6, 2021):-Hammad Hassan Shaikh from Punjab overcame Farukh Usman from Sindh 4-3 in a well-contested seven frame match in the 46th NBP National Snooker Championship 2021 at NBP Sports Complex, Clifton, Karachi on Wednesday. The final score-line was 20-54, 75-25(52), 48-61, 64-70, 94-01(50), 67-66 and 62-53. Results (Day-VI): Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) beat Ali Hamza (Sindh) 4-1 (58-84, 72-0, 84-06(66), 61-50, 89-01(89),) Nadeem Gull (Punjab) beat Abdul Javed (Isb) 4-2 (72-58, 13-77, 62-25, 109-9(109), 13-60, 60-44) Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) beat Waqar Ahmed (Isb) 4-0 (89-63(51), 75-51, 81-34, 78-0(54),) Hammad Hassan Shaikh (Punjab) beat Farukh Usman (Sindh) 4-3 (20-54, 75-25(52), 48-61, 64-70, 94-01(50), 67-66, 62-53) Sharjeel Mehmood (KP) beat Zubair Tahir (Punjab) 4-0 (67-7(67), 64-41, 59-27(50), 67-1) Adil Khan (Bal) beat Saif Ullah (Punjab) 4-1 (101-5, 41-67, 73-41, 90-20, 70-25) Mohammad Shahzad (Punjab) beat Abdul Qadir Ashir (Bal) 4-1 (82-01, 66-18, 41-71, 71-49, 60-51) Rambel Gull (KP) beat Munawar Khaliq (Isb) 4-2 (39-59, 78-19, 60-53, 56-46, 40-56, 92-17) Awais Ullah (Punjab) beat Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 4-2 (91-04, 01-60, 69-36, 67-68, 73-36(56), 76-64) Haris Tahir (NBP) beat Sultan Mohammad (Sindh) 4-0 (93-12, 124-0(56,62), 69-5, 110-6(110),) Asjad Iqbal (NBP) beat Yaqoob Khan (KP) 4-0 (67-28, 82-10(68), 62-31, 64-12) Mohammad Saleem (KP) beat Waseem Abbas (Punjab) 4-1 (71-08(71), 72-43, 32-69, 72-49, 55-51) Mohammad Faizan (Sindh) beat Ibrahim Khan (Bal) 4-3 (20-78, 20-71, 61-23, 77-35, 42-79, 63-07, 66-43) Mohammad Sattar Khan (Isb) beat Aamir Shahzad (KP) 4-1 (10-71, 76-33, 54-36, 68-28, 76-50) Saad Khan (KP) beat Bahadur Khan (Bal) 4-1 (80-17, 61-18, 43-11, 38-5, 75-34) Umair Haider (Punjab) beat Mohammad Taufiq Johri (Sindh) 4-0 (66-37, 63-15, 56-26(51), 48-12) Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) beat Sheikh Mohammad Muzammil (Punjab) 4-0 (92-16, 67-45, 72-12, 70-11) Zulfiqar A. Qadir (Sindh) bt Hamza Ilyas (Punjab) 4-2 (83-1, 8-81(74), 16-75(66), 79-21(52), 90-17, 98-0) After Day 6th Group Position Group A. Mohammad Asif (NBP) B. C. Shahid Aftab (Punjab), Ahsan Ramzan (Punjab) D. Sheikh Mohammad Mudassir (Punjab) E. Mohammad Ijaz (Punjab) F. G. H. Babar Masih (Punjab), Haris Tahir (Punjab)