Muhammad Asif wins world snooker title

Pakistani cueist Muhammad Asif won his next world title after beating Philippines player Jefrey Roda 8-5 at the final of IBSF World Snooker Championship 2019 played Turkey’s Antalya on Saturday.

He finished the best-of-15 frames succeed with dozens of 68-35, 88-0, 69-17, 28-73, 5-118, 93-0, 69-1, 72-57, 10-93, 77-04, 21-65, 54-66 and 68-51.Asif, who hails from Faisalabad, had won his first World Title in 2012 at Bulgaria. His rival Roda also procured any medal for his country after a gap of 27 years.The Pakistani cueist appeared on track to bag an easy success after winning first 3 frames in a fast succession.

On the other hand, the Philippines player made a powerful comeback with a century break of 105 at the fourth frame, according to the match Report on IBSF’s official site.

The two players then won four frames each to reach 7-5 before entering the crucial 13th frame, where Roda fought hard but Asif held his nerve to come in addition to his opponent and won the match 8-5.In women’s category, Ng About Yee of Hong Kong raised her third world snooker title after a gap of eight years.She outplayed Thai woman Nutcharat Wongharuthai 5-2 in the final.

She was down with 2 frames and then rallied breaks of 42, 30, 30 68 and 60 to outclass her opponent.Asif defeated Thailand’s Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn 7-0 at the semifinal on Friday. The Pakistani cueist, in a message, said that he was dedicating his success to the Pakistani nation and the Kashmiri brethren. “This wasn’t an easy occasion at all. However, I remained concentrated as I was determined to win for my nation,” he said.Alok won initial frame and was in strong position to win instant but Suckakree snatched it away to par and he then went on triumph following four frames to lead 5-1.

Though Alok made a comeback in frame with two breaks of 46 and 41 but that was too late as Suckakree made a break of 59 at 8th frame to guarantee the title.IBSF President Mubarak Al-Khayarin, Vice President Jim Leacy and Executive Ajeya Prabhakar alongside President of Turkish Billiards Federation Ersan Ercan and other dignitaries presented medals and decorations to the powerful cueists.

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