Billiards: Alok Kumar, Shandilya lose

Leeds, Oct 30 (IANS) Indian challenge in the points format World professional billiards championship ended as both national champion Alok Kumar and Ashok Shandilya lost their respective semi-final matches here.

Alok Kumar, finalist in the 150-up format last week, squandered a handy lead to allow Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist scramble to a 1250-916 win, while David Causier, winner of the 150-up format title, lined himself up for a double after defeating Shandilya 1250-710 in the semi-finals Tuesday.
The results (semi-finals, high breaks):
Peter Gilchrist (SING) bt Alok Kumar (IND) 1250 (158, 110, 112, 265, 135)-916 (174, 138, 151); David Causier (ENG) bt Ashok Shandilya (IND) 1250 (112, 187, 229, 120)-710 (149, 100).