Rupesh Shah, the world champion won the 12th Asian Billiards championship at Indore Tennis Club, Indore on 7 April 2013. He defeated Alok Kumar 6-4 in the fierce match.
Rupesh Shah finished at 101, 95 and 100 to defeat Alok Kumar. It is important to note that this is the 10th Asian Billiards title. Rupesh Shah is the new entry into the club of elites such as Ashok Shandilya, Alok Kumar, Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani and Devendra Joshi.
Rupesh Shah already qualified for 2013 World Championship as the defending champion.