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Prasad wins opener

Zanzeer Singh
Sunday, May 18, 2014

TOP seed Jiten Prasad made a bright start to his title defence after winning the first round pool game at the Paradise Beverage-sponsored National Rankings Snooker Championship at the Lautoka Club yesterday.

Prasad defeated Ba Central Club veteran Ismail Wali 2-1. The number one player in the A Grade, Prasad displayed good potting skills to outwit Wali in the final frame after the match was locked one each.

The score card read 61-48, 53-63, 80-22.

Ali Boy of Ba upset Fiji number three Deepak Jai Ram 2-1. Boy lost the first frame 49-19 but bounced back to win the next two frames 36-27 and 55-50.

In the B Grade Shanil Kumar of Nausori Club upset Francis Ram 2-1. Ram a former A Grade player failed to find his form going down 27-67, 57-55, 62-37.

Natabua High School student Vikrant Sharma downed Ravi Narayan in straight frames 59-57, 59-39. The event continues at the Lautoka Club and South Seas Club today.