Sourav Kothari Wins National Billiards Title

Sourav Kothari has added yet another championship to his impressive resume by winning the National Billiards Championship.


Sourav Kothari

The cueist from Kolkata came up against Siddharth Parekh in the final of the tournament and came out winning 5-2 in the match. Siddharth, who was playing his first National Billiards final, was outclassed by Sourav, who had earlier won the crown in 2014.

Sourav went on to win four straight frames in the best-of-nine game and though Siddharth had a late game struggle, Sourav put the game to bed eventually.

“I am just over the moon. I had spoken to dad (Manoj Kothari – National cuesport coach). He told me a few things and that really helped. It (the competition) is complete field of billiards, great feeling. Siddharth was on a roll after getting past (Pankaj) Advani in the quarter-final and then he went past B Bhaskar in the semis 4-0. So he was the man to beat,” Sourav said after the win.

Despite the score line, Sourav heaped praise on his opponent for the performance.

“It was a tough match regardless of the scoreline. Especially, the way Siddharth was playing I knew I had to start off well. I mean 0-4 down he came back with two century breaks. So a great match and great finish for me,” Sourav added.

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