66th Snooker Nationals Fancied cueists advance into second-round

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Untitled-46By M. Shamil Amit    

All fancied cueists won their respective matches to advance into the second-round of the Colombo District Snooker Tournament which got underway at the AAC and The Cue Club Billiards Table in Colombo yesterday.

This event is contested by over 155 cueists and is one of the qualifying tournaments to select the players who would be selected to play in the forthcoming 66th National Snooker Championships. 

Apart from the Colombo District Tournament which is conducted by the Billiards and Snooker Association, three other District Tournaments are also played concurrently in Galle (25 cueists), Kandy (37) and Nuwara Eliya (32). 

The four District Snooker Tournaments are scheduled to be concluded on October 17 after which the All-Island Lanka Plate Snooker Championship will be held from October 20th onwards.


M. I. Farook (MICH) beat S. D. Surasena (Army) 2-0 (78/8, 74/23). M. Izan Ali (The Cue) beat F. M. Kubaib (Port of Pool) 2-0 (63/31, 51/17). R. M. P. Ratnayake (Army) beat M. C. Martis (MCA) 2-0 (57/33, 82/33). J. M. D. Bandara (Army) beat M. J. M. Ifam (MSC) 2-0 (82/62, 61/32). M. S. Shahajan (MICH) beat M. J. M. Mursheed (POP) 2-0 (59/34, 61/41). Baratha Siriwardena (BRC) beat R. M. Ratnayake (Army) 2-0 (51/16, 49/10). M. F. M. Nifraz (POP) beat N. M. Ziyadeen (The Cue) 2-1 (54/36, 46/49, 69/33). K. G. Nishantha (Air Force) beat A. A. Amaratunga (Police) 2-0 (47/11, 50/12). S. J. Samarakoon (Army) beat M. Z. M. Ziard (POP) 2-0 (39/29, 58/24). Gayan Perera (YMBA) beat Dinura Jayodra (Starlight BC) 2-1 (20/63, 78/16, 71/60). M. Malik (The Cue) beat N. Sasivarno (CCC) 2-0 (37/23, 56/24).