Bengaluru: Reigning National billiards champion Varshaa Sanjeev bounced back after the opening day’s reverse with twin wins in the women’s 6-red snooker selection camp tournament at the KSBA hall here on Wednesday. Bengaluru’s Varshaa, who lost to Amee Kamani in her opener, scored a 3-0 win over statemate Keerthana P and 3-1 verdict over Maharashtra’s Arantxa Sanchis.
National champion Vidya Pillai too stayed in the reckoning with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Arantxa. In the boys’ U-16 snooker event, eight players, including three Karnataka cueists, have made it the round-robin league.
Results: Women: 6-red snooker: Varshaa Sanjeev (Kar) bt Keerthana P (Kar) 3-0; bt Arantxa Sanchis (Mah) 3-1; Vidya Pillai (Kar) beating Arantxa 3-2; Keerthana bt Anupama R (TN) 3-1; Amee Kamani (MP) vs. Chitra M (Kar) 3-2; Chitra bt Neena Praveen (TN) 3-0; Anupama bt Neena 3-0. Boys U-16: Group ‘A’: Jabez Naveen Kumar (TN) bt Sharav Anand (TN) 2-0; Laxminarayan (TN) beating Karan Sheshadri (Kar) 2-1; bt Mayank Karthik (Kar) 2-0; Sheshadri bt Sharav 2-1. Group ‘B’: Abdul Saif (TN) beating Darsh Tulshyan (Kar) 2-0; Mayur Garg (Guj) beats Sham Alwin (TN) 2-0; G Srikanth (Tel) bt Mayur 2-0; Darsh bt Alwin 2-1.Top-8 qualifiers: 1. Mayank Karthik (Kar), 2. G Srikanth (Tel), 3. Mayur Garg (Guj), 4. Jabez Naveen Kumar (TN), 5. Abdul Saif ( TN), 6. Karan Sheshadri (Kar), 7. Laxminarayan (TN), 8. Darsh Tulshyan (Kar). tnn