Peter Paul and Md Hassan beat Rakesh and Sri Deepa Darshan 3-2 in a closely fought pre-quarterfinal match in the Padmashri MHP Rao Memorial Open doubles snooker tournament. The Tamil Nadu Billiards and Snooker Association (TNBSA) is conducting the event at its premises.
Results: Pre-quarterfinal: Varun Kumar & Jagadesh bt Abdul Qadar & Naresh 3-1; Peter Paul & Md Hassan bt Rakesh & Sri Deepa Darshan 3-2; Girish & Vasanth bt Anupama & Vijay Ram. 3-0; Vijay Nichani & Vinay Kothari bt Mushtaq & Zia 3-0.
Second round: Madan Mohan & Vivek Bhandari bt Dinesh & Santhosh 3-2; Abdul Qadar & Naresh bt Kamal and Ajeesh 3-2; Sasikumar & Bhuvaneswaran bt Srinath & Naveen 3-0; Rakesh & Sri Deep Darshan bt Ashwin & Sajiv Mathew 3-1.