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Alok Kumar leads Indian charge

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Leeds, Oct 28 (IANS) Alok Kumar avenged his 150-up final defeat by overcoming England’s David Causier 400-375 to lead a bunch of 14 Indians into the Round of 32 in the World Professional Billiards Championship (points format) here Sunday.

The results (India matches):

Group A: Alok Kumar bt Guj Hays (Jersy) 400-70; bt David Causier (Eng) 400-375; bt Binh Nguyen (Vie) 400-263; Fraser Durham (Canada) 400-172.

Group B: Dhvaj Haria bt Stephen Kershaw (Eng) 400-147; bt John Mcintyre (Northern Ireland) 400-76; lost to Mathew Bolton (Aus) 309-400; bt Carl Walter Steiner (Aus) 400-00.

Group D: Subramanian Venkateswaran lost to Ian Williamson (Eng) 154-400; lost to Peter Gilchrist (Sing) 65-400; bt Kien Nguyen (Vie) 400-203; bt Anna Lynch (Aus) 400-160.

Group F: Balachandra Bhaskar bt Peter Atkinson (Eng) 400-212; bt Gaye Jones (Eng) 400-46; bt Wane Carey (NZ) 400-195; bt Phil Mumford (Eng) 400-300.

Group G: Aditya Agarwal bt Martin Budge (Eng) 400-97; bt Nam Pham (Vie) 400-283; lost to Martin Goodwill (Eng) 130-400; lost to Arthur Winn (Eng) 251-400.

Group H: Rupesh Shah bt Peter Tankard (Aus) 400-149; bt Shekar Surve (Ind) 400-164; bt Jamie Barker (Eng) 400-119.

Group I: Sourav Kothari bt Siddharth Parekh (Ind) 400-141; bt Adam Clarke (Eng) 400-117; bt Adam Clarke (Eng) 400-172.

Group K: Dhruv Sitwala bt Arun Agarwal (Ind) 400-134; bt Mark Nolon (Ire) 400-45; bt Aaron Davies (Eng) 400-145; Agrawal bt Davies 400-132; bt Nolon 400-98.

Group L: D. Raj Kumar bt Martin Schmidt (Aut) 400-120; lost to Ashok Shandilya 53-400; bt Phil Davies (Eng) 400-150; bt Peter Shelley (Eng) 400-210; Shandilya bt Davies 400-78; bt Shelley 400-202; bt Schmidt 400-83.

Group M: Geet Sethi bt Devendra Joshi 400-203; bt Grant Meadley (Aus) 400-105; bt Eva Palimius (Eng) 400-122; Joshi bt Palmius 400-116; bt Meadley 400-172.