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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Completion of the quarter-finalists of the Asian Snooker Championship in Doha

The contract for the quarter-finalists of the Asian Snooker Championship for men’s singles, the first of the three Asian championships for snooker and English billiards, organized by the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Association, has been completed until the nineteenth of this March, with the participation of the most prominent 80 players and players on the continent level, representing 26 countries. .

Qatari player Ali Al-Obaidly failed to qualify for the quarter-finals, after losing to his opponent Fung Quoc Wai, champion of Chinese Taipei, with a score of (1-4) in the match that took place between them this evening. The match between Al-Obaidli and the Chinese Taipei champion witnessed strength and competitiveness on the part of the players, as the Qatari player started the match with the advantage and advanced in the score (1-0). .

The career of Bashar Hussein, the Qatar national team player, also stopped at the second round, after the draw pitted him in a strong and difficult confrontation against the Thai champion Pongsakron Chungjirak, which he lost by 1-4. Bashar performed well at the start of the match and exchanged wins in the first rounds, but the Thai player’s experience gave him the advantage to win, while the Qatari player made a number of mistakes at crucial times, which his opponent took advantage of and ended the match in his favour.

In terms of the rest of the results of the round-robin matches, the Chinese player Deng Haohui qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating his Emirati rival, Issa Al-Hashemi, with a score of 4-0. The Chinese Deng set a date in the next round with the Malaysian Lim Kok Leung, who also qualified after defeating his Bahraini rival Habib Saleh, with a score of 4-1. Indian player Ishpreet Singh Chadha booked his place in the quarter-finals after defeating his Thai rival, Jungrak Bunrud, by 4-2.

Chadha will meet in the next round with the other Thai player, Pongsakron Chongjirak, who also qualified after overcoming his Indian rival, Komal Chola, with a score of 4-2. The Indian player, Sparsh Virwani, also advanced to the quarter-finals, after defeating his opponent, Cheung Ka-wai, champion of Chinese Taipei, with a score of 4-3. Virwani will meet in the next round with his Chinese rival Jiang Jun, who also qualified after his difficult victory over Malaysian Thor Chuan Liung, 4-3.

Fong Quoc Wai, Chinese Taipei champion, who defeated Qatari Ali Al-Obaidli, will meet in the quarter-finals with Iranian Amir Sarakhush, who also qualified after defeating his Afghan rival Saleh Mohammadi, 4-2.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, the quarter-final matches will be held during the morning period and the semi-final during the evening period, with the final match taking place at 4 pm the day after tomorrow, Thursday.


In turn, Issa Al Qubaisi, the Qatar snooker team player, confirmed that his participation in the Asian Snooker Championship means a lot to him, as it is one of the most important tournaments he participates in annually, which helps him to develop his level and gain new experiences year after year.

Al Qubaisi said, in a press statement, that the current edition of the Asian Championship is witnessing the participation of the most prominent players in the continent and the world class, which was evident in the strength of the competitions during the first rounds, which heralds more powerful confrontations in the advanced stages.

He added that he had no luck in qualifying for the second round of competitions, as the draw put him in a difficult group among three of the continent’s most prominent players, who are candidates to continue the journey and compete for the title. Al Qubaisi thanked the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation for giving him the opportunity to participate in the Asian Championship, noting that all the national team players benefited from participating in this tournament, whether they were eliminated from the group stage or completed the journey to the advanced roles.

For his part, the Syrian player Yazan Al-Haddad praised the organizational and technical levels of the Asian Snooker Championship for men’s singles, which Doha is currently hosting, indicating at the same time that he always enjoys distinguished participation in Doha in all aspects.

Al-Haddad said, in a press statement, that the snooker tournaments that are held in Qatar are always successful in all respects, especially since officials in the Qatar Federation are the same ones responsible for the Asian and International Snooker Federations.

He explained that his participation in the Asian Snooker Championship this year was disappointing and bad compared to the previous tournaments in which he participated and achieved much better results, considering that he bears responsibility for the early exit from the competitions because of the mistakes he made, in addition to that his choices were not correct due to haste. Al-Haddad stressed that the Asian championship is considered one of the strongest tournaments in the world, and that participation in it is an important matter for all players, pointing out that he will try during the coming period to correct the mistakes he made so that they will not be repeated in the future.

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