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Aditya Mehta defeated Pankaj Advani to clinch the 28th Asian snooker title

May 2, 2012 15:16 IST

India's top-seeded snooker player Aditya Mehta defeated compatriot and seven-time world champion Pankaj Advani to win 28th Asian snooker title concluded in Doha, on 29 April 2012. Mehta is only the third Indian to clinch the Asian Snooker Championship. With the victory of Mehta, the Asian trophy is set to return to India after a gap of eight years.

In the semi finals Aditya Mehta had triumphed over the reigning world champion Hossain Vafaei of Iran, while, Pankaj Advani,  had defeated Thailand`s Noppon Saengkham to set up the final clash.

Pankaj Advani won the silver followed by Hossein Vafaei who managed to win bronze. Over 40 players from 15 Asian countries had participated in the event.

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