Gul Afzal wins 4th Islamabad Snooker Championship-2015
ISLAMABAD: By defeating Yasir Nadeem by two frames to four, Gul Afzal won the 4th Islamabad Snooker Championship here at PSB Billiards & Snooker Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Yasir Nadeem won the first frame with furious style in which he also played the highest break of 55, the highest of the Championship but later on his opponent Gul Afzal played outstandingly and won the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th frame. Both the finalist have also qualified to represent in the forthcoming National Ranking Snooker Championship-2015 starting from January 31 at Karachi.
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Dasgin Sikharov was the chief guest. He along with Dr. Shahzad Waseem, President IBSA distributed the prizes & Cash awards of worth Rs 100,000 amongst the players.
Muhammad Nouman Iqbal and Muhammad Hassan Anwar were also awarded cash award of Rs 10,000 each for being the Champion & runners up of the 2nd Islamabad Jr. U-21 Snooker Championship held last month in the same venue.
Both players performed outstandingly by qualifying Semi final and quarter final of the 7th jubilee Insurance National ranking Championship held in Karachi recently. More than 100 players participated in the 4th Islamabad Senior Snooker Championship held from Jan 16 to Jan 24, 2015. The initial round was held in six various snooker clubs namely Rana Snooker masters, G-10 Markaz, The Breakers, F/11 & E/11, Pot Black Snooker Club, Riley Snooker Club, H-2 Snooker Club and Rack & Roll Snooker Club, Civic Center, Baharia Town, Phase 4 of the federal capital. The final round of top 32 was held at PSB Billiards & Snooker Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Dashgin Sikharov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan hailed the brotherly relations of Pakistan & Azerbaijan and hoped that these relations would be strengthing in future. He congratulated both the finalist and said the game of Snooker is an interesting game and the standard of the game in the Capital is ramarkable. the credit goes to the players as well as IBSA President Dr. Shahzad Waseem.
Dr Shahzad Waseem, President IBSA thanked the chief guest for gracing the final match; DG, PSB Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera, Deputy DG, PSB Agha Amjad Ullah and PSB team, Print & electronic Media to extend maximum cooperation in making the Championship a big success.Muhammad Faheem Anwar, Secretary general IBSA presented the championship report. A large number of players and snooker enthusiasts along with Saleem Akhatar Rana, Senior Vice President IBSA watched the final match. Ejaz Ahmed of PSB was the Chief Umpire of the Championship.