Pankaj Advani adds missing silverware to the cabinet!


Pankaj Advani is the new ASIAN SNOOKER CHAMPION ![:trophy:]

His trophy cabinet is now complete! :grinning: Advani won the Asian Snooker title to complete a career grand slam. In the final, the 34-year-old, who has already accomplished the feat in billiards, registered a 6-3 win over Thailand challenger Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon. As a teenager, Advani had won the IBSF World snooker championship in 2003 before adding the 6-Red snooker crown to his collection.

With this title, Advani scripted history in cue sports, becoming the only cueist to win the Asian and World Championships in all formats. He is also the only to do so in both both billiards and snooker.

He never worked so hard in his entire career to win a title. He had to fight back in most matches and even high fever during the final! But, Never Say Die attitude of the champion prevailed.

He is a 21-time World Champion and has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012 and recently in 2017.

Kudos to the Champion!

World Title No. 22 for Pankaj Advani

Wow! 21-time World Champion and with numerous International championship titles under his belt, this guy is on a roll bagging titles and breaking records one after the other. He has set an amazing benchmark not only in cue sports but also for all sports in India. Over the years he has managed to be a consistent Champion in both billiards and snooker.

Having said that, the Olympic medal remains elusive for Pankaj as cue sport is still not recognized as a sport in Olympics. If Breakdancing stands a chance to be included at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games then there seems no reason to deny cue sports from inclusion. Hopefully, we get to see that happen and see Pankaj get a chance to add this coveted medal to his collection.


A good chit-chat with Pankaj Advani.