Sohail Shahzad smashes two century breaks in National Snooker


KARACHI: Brilliant Sohail Shahzad ended the league outing in style with two dazzling century breaks and 6th straight win in the Jubilee Insurance 41st National Snooker Championship when he whipped Muhammad Jawed Ansari 4-1 on Tuesday.

Lanky International Sohail constructed the breaks of exactly 100 in the first and third frame to demolish Jawed with his spectacular potting and cue control here at the Shopping Arcade of Hotel Movenpick. Sohail of Sindh was set to make history by making another century break, but missed a green and was contended with 65 in the fourth frame.

Like Sohail, Muhammad Majid Ali ended on triumphant note when overpowered Imran Shahzad 4-3 to end his outing in the event. Former Asian Junior number two Majid raised a break of 74th in the fourth frame in tense match. After match was locked 3-all, Majid battled hard to annex the deciding frame 72-63 to notch-up his 6th win in a row.

Following are results: Muhammad Asif Toba (Pjb) bt Abdul Raziq (Bal) 4-1 (37-45, 80-0), 80-66, 76-19, 64-32), Aakash Rafique (KPK) bt Ubaid Khan (BAL) 4-1 (44-58, 68-09, 45-10, 67-32, 71-70), Sohail Shehzad (Sindh) bt Muhammad Jawed Ansari (Sindh) 4-1 (104-11, 36-56, 110-08), 72-05, 96-01), Asjad Iqbal (Pjb) bt Fawad Khan (KPK) 4-0 (62-23, 65-01, 121-0(57), 68-07), Bahadur Khan (BAL) bt Agha Bilawal (Sindh) 4-0 (71-47, 69-62, 59-14, 71-07), Shah Khan (KPK) bt Muhammad Ijaz (Pjb) 4-3 (09-63, 70-32, 55-69, 58-34, 09-94, 78-0, 69-46), Muhammad Iftekhar Khan (Sindh) bt Nadir Miraan (PJB)4-3 (34-60, 31-82, 80-37, 56-45, 55-43, 0-106, 59-56), M. Nauman Iqbal (ISB) bt Aamir Shahzad (KPK) 4-3 (54-40, 60-07, 26-62, 59-28, 38-63, 18-63, 70-0), Muhammad Majid Ali (Pjb) bt Imran Shehzad (Pjb) 4-3 (82-47, 0-87, 25-92, 23-79(74), 71-43, 81-04, 72-63), Babar Masih (Pjb) bt Abdul Sattar (Sindh) 4-2 (66-42, 38-75, 61-52, 28-55, 73-31, 63-01), Shahid Aftab (Pjb) bt Rambail Gul (KPK) 4-0 (64-32, 32-76, 12-58, 27-59, 48-57) Sultan Muhammad (Sindh) bt Sharjeel Mehmood (KPK) 4-1 (32-64, 76-32, 58-12, 59-27, 57-48).

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