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Walter leads A-grade ranking

Zanzeer Singh
Thursday, November 30, 2017

MERCHANT Club player Walter Robinson has topped the 2017 Billiards and Snooker Association of Fiji (BSAF) A-grade rankings after reaching the final of the fourth championship last weekend.

Robinson trailed Jitendra Prasad by three points going in the final championship of the season, however edged ahead after Jitendra lost to Rahil Prasad 3-2 in the quarter-final.

The final ranking championship went down to the wire with all the favourites making it through to the quarter-finals stage.

In the other quarter-final results, Sahil Prasad defeated Nitesh Chand 3-2, Sikeli Nawaqaliva defeated Epeli Bua 3-1 and Robinson beat Viliame Umu 3-0.

In the semi-finals, Sahil beat Rahil 4-1 (93-27, 69-43, 19-54, 64-52, 61-50) while Robinson defeated Nawaqaliva 4-2 (62-30, 62-24, 64-25, 60-23, 59-52, 72-60).

In the final, Sahil defeated Robinson 5-4 (67-37, 69-27, 90-35, 56-20, 25-78, 23-76, 51-59, 40-67, 57-17).

Robinson made the highest break of 79 points against Vineel Nand during the pool stage.

BSAF tournament coordinator Simon Reddy said lots of highest breaks were recorded.

Reddy said the level of competition was high.

"The players were gunning for a spot in the top 16 to qualify for the Champion of Champions event," he said.

"Walter was very focused during the tournament.

"He was down 4-0 in the final but managed to draw level.

"It was an interesting match which kept the spectators on the edge of their seats."

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