Nineteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani on Wednesday sent out a strong message before the upcoming world championships by winning the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China.
It was, however, Advani who shone the brightest as he registered one-sided victories in every match, be it league or knockout. After dropping two frames each in a league match and in the last-16 knockout ties, every other match saw Advani concede one frame or none. The final was no different. After losing the first two frames, Reti showed minor signs of a comeback by clinching the third. Later, Advani compiled breaks of 49, 51 and then a complete clearance from start to finish in the last frame, signing off the championship with a flawless 94 to bring home the Tour trophy. The 33-year-old from Pune will now have to immediately switch to Billiards as Myanmar hosts the prestigious world championships from November 12 to 27.
Result: Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Ju Reti (China) 6-1.