Pakistan’s Muhammad Sajjad lifts Asian 6-Red Snooker title in Kyrgyzstan

  • Sajjad had qualified for the final after beating another Pakistani player in the semis
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BISHKEK – Pakistan’s Muhammad Sajjad outclassed Hong Kong’s Lee Chun Wai 7-0 to win the Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship title in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Sunday.


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Sajjad had qualified for the final after beating another Pakistani player, Mohammad Bilal, 6-3 in the semi-finals.

This is his second major title, and the second Asian 6-Red Snooker Championship title for Pakistan. Muhammad Asif won the same title in Qatar in 2013.

The referee of the Sunday’s match was Wang Wai.

Interestingly, Bilal had defeated Indian snooker champion Pankaj Advani 2-6 in the quarterfinals and eliminated him from the competition.  Pakistan sent four snooker players for the tournament: Muhammad Sajjad, Mohammad Bilal, Asjad Iqbal and Babar Masih.

The Kyrgyz Snooker Federation (KSF) was hosting the ACBS 6-Reds and Teams Championship for the first time. The competition, which started on June 28, will continue till July 5.

A total of 38 players from Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates participated in the tournament.

The Asian Team Snooker Championship will commence from Tuesday.