Savur leads way in third round

Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Former National champion and World No.4 Arvind Savur showed glimpses of his prowess that had earned him the nickname Tornado Fats as the 72-year old veteran slipped past Suffiyan Ahmed with a 4-3 scoreline to enter the third round of the World Snooker Indian Open Qualifying competition, here Monday.

While Savur won 71-14, 71-70, 39-59, 31-91, 67-28, 42-57, 67-33, another former National champion Shyam Jagtiani from Kolkata lost 2-4 to Vishal Vaya while fanciped players like Sourav Kothari, Kamal Chawla, Rafath Habib, IH Manudev and Balachandra Bhaskar advanced to the third round.
Results (second round): Balaji Reddy (Kar) bt Peter Paul (TN) 4-0; Deepinder Singh (Pun) bt Suman.S (Kar) 4-1; G Sridhar (AP) bt Partiban (TN) 4-0; Rishab Pandya (Mah) bt Sean Davis (Kar) 4-2; Varun Madan bt Anand Raghuvanshi 4-1; Sourav Kothari (PSPB) bt Kunal Rokade (Mah) 4-0; Rohan M bt Nihaal Wadhwa 4-2; Himanshu Jain bt Sunil Sharma 4-1; Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Vidya Pillai (Kar) 4-1; Dilip Kumar (TN) bt Deepak.A (Kar) 4-1; L Nagaraj (Kar) bt Anand HE (Kar) 4-0; IV Rajeev (AP) bt Mithun V 4-0; Kamal Chawla (Rlys) bt Germain Girish (Kar) 4-0; Pushpinder Singh (Rlys) bt Jehan Williams 4-2; Rafath Habib (Rlys) bt Pramod Kumar (Kar) 4-0; Balachandra Bhaskar (Kar) bt Viren Sharma 4-1; IH Manudev (kar) bt Asif Altaf (Kar) 4-0; Rahul Sachdev (Mah) bt Michael Rebello (Kar) 4-0; M Prabhakar (Kar) bt Mahesh Adithya 4-1; Loganathan R (TN) bt Zubin Lelinwala (Mah) 4-0; Santosh R (Kar) bt Nikhil Pise (Kar) 4-3; Vishal Vaya bt Shyam Jagtiani (Rlys) 4-2; KS Naveen Kumar (Kar) bt Suddin Maldini (Kar) 4-1; Arjun.AR (Kar) bt Lalrina Renthlei (Miz) 4-2; Arvind Savur (Kar) bt Suffiyan Ahmed (Kar) 4-3; Varun Kumar bt John Samuel 4-0; Jasim Tawin (Kar) bt Ravi Verma (Kar) 4-1; Anuj Uppal bt Madhu Chandra 4-3; Prem Prakash bt Abhijit Rannade 4-1; D Raj Kumar bt Wasim Ahmed 4-0; Subrat Das (Ori) bt V.Anand (Kar) 4-2.