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Unseeded Qadeer shocks Mubashir

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM
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Unseeded Qadeer shocks Mubashir

KARACHI: Unseeded Qadeer Abbas shocked fifth seed Mubashir Raza on the second day of league matches of the Jubilee Insurance 43rd National Snooker Championship 2018 here at the Karachi Gymkhana on Tuesday.

It was the second defeat in as many days for Mubashir, hailed as one of the most accomplished young cueists of the country. He had been overpowered by Majid Ali, who had been awarded a wildcard entry, on the opening day.

Top seed Asjad Iqbal, who had begun his campaign with an emphatic break of 120 in his first game, registered his second successive victory by defeating Ali Haider. Second seed Muhammad Asif, a former world champion, also made it two in two by whacking Haris Nadeem.

Third seed Muhammad Bilal, fourth seed Shahid Aftab, sixth seed Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir and eighth seed Bilal Masih also extended their unbeaten run for the second day running.

Seventh seed Khurram Hussain Agha opened his account by routing Ahmad Shah in straight frames after having been surprised by Imran Shahzad, another wild card entrant, the other day.

Zulfiqar Qadir and Babar Masih, in complete command of the situation, also fired a break of 106 each against their respective opponents.Naseem Akhtar, the reigning World Junior champion, continued his march towards victory with his second successive win.

Results: Asjad Iqbal (Pjb) bt Ali Haider (Pjb) 4-2 (63-43, 82-16, 66-57, 37-87, 40-53, 81-11); Muhammad Asif (Pjb) bt Haris Nadeem (Sindh) 4-1 (28-72, 85-24, 64-39, 70-2, 57-12); Ian Mark John (Sindh) bt Shaikh Mudassir (Pjb) 4-0 (walkover); Muhammad Umar (Pjb) bt Sarbuland Khan (KP) 4-1 (55-56, 67-61, 96-0, 63-56, 59-17); Muhammad Imran (KP) bt Jahangir Yar Muhammad (Bal) 4-2 (58-30, 65-26, 62-45, 46-53, 24-63, 75-8); Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) bt Rashid Mahmood Abbasi (Isb) 4-2 (36-82, 55-08, 45-71, 75-1, 68-34, 73-18); Muhammad Bilal (Pjb) bt Mahmood Khan (Bal) 4-0 (84-14, 66-19, 64-27, 85-21); Shahid Aftab (Pjb) bt Saif Ali Khan (Bal) 4-0 (72-31, 76-74, 60-52, 68-5); Abdul Javaid (Pjb) bt Usman Ahmad (Pjb) 4-3 (56-65, 69-14, 70-11, 50-34, 52-58, 23-77, 71-20); Fazal Umar Butt (Sindh) bt Muhammad Shahbaz (Pjb) 4-1 (60-26, 58-48, 61-34, 70-45, 73-20); Agha Bilawal (Sindh) bt Turyali Aziz (Bal) 4-1 (68-50, 58-18, 35-59, 95-34, 61-14); Aakash Rafique (KP) bt Musaddiq Mahmood (Isb) 4-1 (90-21, 45-65, 69-64, 78-52, 72-8); Qadeer Abbas (Pjb) bt Mubashir Raza (Pjb) 4-3 (63-66, 65-34, 53-0, 50-67, 0-96, 65-20, 56-18); Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir (Sindh) bt Umair Alam (Sindh) 4-1 (1-0, 66-34, 29-68, 111-11, 99-10); Majid Ali (Pjb) bt Muhammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) 4-1 (89-56, 65-35, 52-16, 22-61, 63-22) Ahsan Javaid (Pjb) bt Asif Toba (Pjb) 4-3 (2-73, 71-25, 24-58, 58-40, 91-41, 48-64, 72-45); Muhammad Abdullah (KP) bt Muhammad Faizan (Sindh) 4-1 (54-50, 52-44, 17-59, 68-11, 67-55); Awaisullah Munir (Pjb) bt Saeed Ahmed (Bal) 4-0 (65-54, 108-12, 65-63, 68-15); Khurram Hussain Agha (Sindh) bt Ahmed Shah (Bal) 4-0 (49-23, 86-0, 70-16, 70-11); Babar Masih (Pjb) bt Samiullah (Bal) 4-1 (82-20, 43-75, 80-04, 106-22, 69-30); Muhammad Bilal (Pjb) bt Abdul Javaid (Pjb) 4-2 (70-28, 68-12, 79-28, 10-112, 36-44, 76-10); Shahid Aftab (Pjb) bt Fazal Umar Butt (Sindh) 4-1 (84-30, 96-8, 104-8, 18-63, 51-41); Usman Ahmad (Pjb) bt Turyali Aziz (Bal) 4-2 (84-17, 31-65, 85-42, 18-60, 65-25, 71-33); Aakash Rafique (KP) bt Muhammad Shahbaz (Pjb) 4-0 (72-36, 62-18, 68-34, 65-63); Aamir Sohail (KP) bt Agha Bilawal (Sindh) 4-2 (61-56, 34-66, 67-50, 43-41, 43-53, 66-25); Farhan Noor (Pjb) bt Musaddiq Mehmood (Isb) 4-1 (46-58, 48-27, 68-17, 72-34, 61-24).

Today’s fixtures: Asjad Iqbal (Pjb) v Muhammad Imran (KP); Muhammad Asif (Pjb) v Rashid Mahmood Abbasi (Isb); Shaikh Mudassir (Pjb) v Ali Haider (Pjb); Muhammad Umar (Pjb) v Haris Nadeem (Sindh); Jahangir Yar Muhammad (Bal) v Ian Mark John (Sindh); Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) v Sarbuland Khan (KP); Muhammad Bilal (Pjb) v Turyali Aziz (Bal); Shahid Aftab (Pjb) v Akash Rafique (KP); Usman Ahmad (Pjb) v Aamir Sohail (KP); Muhammad Shahbaz (Pjb) v Farhan Noor (Pjb); Agha Bilawal (Sindh) v Mahmood Khan (Bal); Musaddiq Mahmood (Isb) v Saif Ali Khan (Bal); Mubashir Raza (Pjb) v Muhammad Abdullah (KP); Zulfiqar Abdul Qadir (Sindh) v Saeed Ahmed (Bal); Muhammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) v Muhammad Faizan (Sindh); Ahsan Javaid (Pjb) v Awaisullah (Pjb); Bahadur Khan (Bal) v Qadeer Abbas (Pjb); Rambail Gul (KP) v Umair Alam (Sindh); Khurram Hussain Agha (Sindh) v Muhammad Sajjad (Pjb); Babar Masih (Pjb) v Sultan Muhammad (Sindh); Abdul Sattar (Sindh) v Aamir Shahzad (KP); Muhammad Ijaz (Pjb) v Noman Javed (Isb); Sohail Shahzad (Sindh) v Ahmed Shah (Bal); Haris Tahir (Pjb) v Samiullah (Bal); Agha Bilawal (Sindh) v Abdul Javaid (Pjb); Musaddiq Mahmood (Isb) v Fazal Umar Butt (Sindh); Turyali Aziz (Bal) v Mahmood Khan (Bal); Aakash Rafique (KP) v Saif Ali Khan (Bal).

Source: thenews.com.pk

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