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BSAM Billiards: Chandu Kansodaria, Rohan Jambusari inspire MCF to win maiden crown

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Mumbai: Seasoned cueists Chandu Kansodaria and Rohan Jambasuria easily won the first and second frames respectively which helped Mandpeshwar Civic Federation (MCF) defeat hosts Cricket Club of India (CCI) 431-270 in the final and win their maiden crown in the CCI-Kekoo Nicholson BSAM Billiards League 2022 at the Wilson Jones billiards hall.

CCI, playing with a handicap of plus 110 points as against MCF handicap of minus 35 point, started with a combined handicap of 145 point handicap. But, unlike in the earlier rounds, they looked out of form and could not offer much resistance and build on that advantage.

MCF’s Kansodaria (scratch handicap) showed good touch and constructed a break of 84 points and went on to tame Satbir Narula (+50) by a massive 200-48 point difference Later, Jambasuri (-60) was in complete control against Hasan Badami (-20) and deftly compiled breaks of 57, 73 and 41 and charged to a 200-73 point victory, which turned the advantage in favour of the Borivali club.

Having gained a 134-point advantage MCF’s third player Gogri (+25) was left with a simple task of scoring 66 points as compared to Ganglani (+80) who required 200 points to ensure CCI’s win. Gogri comfortably finished things off scoring the required points while Ganglani managed only 39 points.

MCF Tough Men went home richer by Rs 60,000 while CCI Billiards Boys had to rest content with the runners-up prize of Rs 30,000. The losing semi-finalist received Rs 15,000 each and the four losing quarter-finalists were presented with a purse of Rs 7,500 each.

Results – Final: Mandpeshwar Civic Federation ‘MCF Tough Men’ (-35) beat Cricket Club of India ‘CCI Billiards Boys’ (+110) -- 431-270 (Chandu Kansodaria (SCR) bt Satbir Narula (+50) 200-48, Rohan Jambasuria (-60) bt Hasan Badami (-20) 200-73, Akshay Gogri (+25) bt Giriraj Ganglani (+80) 66-39).

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