Vidya, Varun emerge snooker champs

Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangalore based national 15-Red snooker champion Vidya Pillay overcame a one-frame deficit to beat Tamil Nadu's Neena Praveen 4-2 to lift the women's crown while Varun Madan (Delhi) overcame Rahul Sachdev (Maharashtra) 7-4 in the men's final of the National 6-Red Snooker Championship here Wednesday.

Pillay, 1-2 in arrears, kept her nevers to defeat Praveen by taking the next three frames on the trot to emerge the deserving winner.

Madan had to ward off a stiff resistance from Sachdev, who after losing the opening three frames, came surging back to level at 4-4. However, Madan dominated the next three frames to annex the men's title.

The final results:

Women's: Vidya Pillai (KAR) bt Neena Praveen (TN) 4-2 (37-30, 31-32, 27-37, 41-09, 32-27, 52-21). For 3-4 placing: Amee Kamani (MP) bt R. Umadevi (KAR) 3-0 (41-28, 31-06, 31-06).

Men's: Varun Madan (DEL) bt Rahul Sachdev (MAH) 7-4 (32-30, 50-14, 42-22, 25-33, 14-36, 31-29, 17-53, 19-44, 39-22, 69-08, 37-21). For 3-4 placing: Sourav Kothari (PSPB) beat Ketan Chawla (MP) 4-2 (22-35, 35-10, 17-32, 64-05, 57-08, 36-05).


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