Pankaj Advani pockets World Billiards title

INTERSpadvaniPankaj Advani, 30, has won the IBSF World Billiards Championship. He beat out Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist by 1168 points.

Bengaluru’s ‘Golden Boy’ Advani was keen to not only defend his Time format world title but also to avenge his loss of the Point format championship to Gilchrist, that happened under a week ago.

Advani has stamped his mark again in billiards at the world level for some years now. After annihilating England’s Mike Russell in the final of the 2012 edition of the Time format, Advani went on to win twin titles in both Point and Time formats in 2014.