Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif wins IBSF World Snooker Championship

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Shafaqna Pakistan:Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif wins IBSF World Snooker Championship.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif on Saturday won the IBSF World Snooker Championship (amateur), beating Jefrey Roda of Philippines 8-5 in the final.

It was Asif’s second IBSF World title, having triumphed in the same competition in 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pakistan’s Mohammad Yousuf had also won the IBSF World Snooker Championship in 2012.

The country’s number one cueist, who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament, kept the momentum in the final as well to outclass his opponent.

Asif won the first three frames to take an early 3-0 lead with frame scores of 68-35, 88-00 and 69-1. Roda tried staging a comeback but couldn’t erase Asif’s lead.

Asif played a break of 105 in the fifth frame to minimise his deficit to 3-2, only to get it increased before the break as he made it 5-2 by the seventh frame. The Pakistani continued his form post-break to take it to 6-2.

Roda played a break of 71 in the ninth frame, but Asif responded well in the 10th to keep his lead.

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