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    Pakistan Snooker Ranking 2012

  • Shahid, Asjad set up ranking snooker final

    KARACHI: Former national champion Shahid Aftab and Pakistan No 2 Asjad Iqbal, both from Punjab, were stretched to limits by local cueist Abdul Sattar and Mohammad Ijaz respectively before making it to the final of the ninth National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Ranking Snooker Cup at the bank’s sports complex on Monday...

    Sattar, who needed just one frame to wrap up the match, lost concentration and saw the next four frames and the match...

  • Asjad Iqbal clinches ranking snooker title for fourth time

    KARACHI: International cueist Asjad Iqbal and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Ranking Snooker Cup title have been synonymous for the last couple of years...

    The triumph — 63-49, 39-69, 65-17, 1-86, 5-64, 96-44, 74-42, 67-15, 30-82, 72-42, 78-30, 62-29 — also helped him reach the top of the national ranking after a lapse of seven years succeeding former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif...

  • Qadir stuns Bilal in ranking snooker

    Qadir stunned seasoned Mohammad Bilal 6-2 to sneak in his career’s maiden final of a ranking championship at the Karachi Gymkhana on Thursday...

    He is now drawn to face former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif in the final on Friday after the latter sent top player Asjad Iqbal packing straight 6-0 in the first semi-final of the Jubilee Insurance third ranking snooker championship...

  • Asif downs Qadir to lift ranking snooker title

    Qadir in the final of the Jubilee Insurance third ranking snooker championship to land his first domestic title of the year at Karachi Gymkhana on Friday...

    While doing so the snooker celebrity also notched up two splendid breaks of 101 and 143 in the fifth and 10th frames...

  • Sajjad out of ranking snooker after second successive loss

    KARACHI: Top seed and national champion Mohammad Sajjad on Friday became the first major casualty when he was knocked out on the last day of the league matches in the ninth National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Ranking Snooker Cup at the bank’s sports complex...

    Apart from Sajjad, other seeded cueists who could not go beyond the league were former Pakistan No 1 and the third seed Khurram Agha, fourth seed Nadir Miraan, seventh seed Mohammad...

  • Majid to face Asif in ranking snooker final today

    KARACHI: Highly talented Mohammad Majid Ali and cue sport maestro Mohammad Asif stepped into the final of the Langnese ranking snooker cup after registering magnificent victories over their opponents in the pre-finals at hotel Movenpick on Wednesday...

    Former national junior champion and 17th ranked Majid exhibited better acumen to whip 14th ranked Babar Masih 6-4 (78-49, 53-70, 63-37, 70-42, 15-90, 21-82, 73-33, 80-19, 44-54, 73-48)...

  • Asif tames Majid in gruelling final to lift ranking snooker cup

    KARACHI: Former world champion and top seed Mohammad Asif came from behind to whip former Asian junior number two Mohammad Majid Ali 8-4 in the gruelling final to lift the Langnese ranking snooker cup at hotel Movenpick on Thursday...

    Asif, who went down 5-6 to Shahram Changezi in the 40th national championship earlier this year, made a remarkable comeback capturing back-to-back ranking titles (NBP and the Langnese cups) to culminate...

  • All eyes on juniors as ranking snooker event begins today

    KARACHI: As many as 38 cueists from across the country including the quartet that miserably failed to come up to the mark in the just-concluded fourth Asian team event and fifth 6-Reds snooker championships will compete for honours when the second ranking snooker championship begins at hotel Movenpick Arcade on Saturday...

    The contestants include two wild cards — 2012 national junior champion Hunain Amir and under-18 runner-up...

  • Four outsiders advance to ranking snooker quarter-finals

    KARACHI: Unseeded Sindh Cup finalist Zulfiqar A Qadir earned a distinction by becoming the only unbeaten cueist to reach the knockout quarter-finals as the seeded quartet bit the dust in the eighth National Bank of Pakistan Ranking Snooker Championship at the bank’s sports complex on Friday...

  • Century breaks galore as Asjad makes shock exit in ranking snooker

    KARACHI: It was an unusual day in the 10th National Bank of Pakistan ranking snooker championship at the bank’s sports complex on Friday when five cueists shone with century breaks in the pre-quarter-finals besides the elimination of defending champion Asjad Iqbal...

    Asif fought back from two frames down to post 45-64, 59-65, 98-0, 124-0, 130-1, 1-129, 74-34, 80-36 victiory over former Pakistan No 1 Khurram Agha...

  • Ijaz topples Asif to reach ranking snooker final

    KARACHI: In a epic semi-final, unseeded Mohammad Ijaz sprung a big surprise when he toppled top seed and reigning national champion Mohammad Asif 6-5 to reach the maiden ranking final of his career in the 10th National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) ranking snooker championship at the bank’s sports complex on Sunday...

    Babar already boasts one ranking title in his bag that he won in 2016...

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