16-times World Champion Pankaj Advani stormed into the finals of Asian Snooker Championship 2017 in Doha by thrashing Pakistan’s Mohammad Bilal 5-0 in a thoroughly one-sided semi-final encounter.
He will meet 2nd seed Lv Haotian of China, who defeated Mohamed Shehab of UAE 5-3 in the other semi-final.
Pankaj is just one win away from a first of its kind “Career Grand Slam” in cue sports.
Having won all the major events – Nationals, Asian and World Championships in both Billiards and Snooker and in both the long and short formats, this is the one title (15-red Asian Snooker) that has eluded Advani.
A victory will make Advani only player in history to win all Majors in two sports at all levels and across all formats.
He will also become the first player to hold Asian Billiards and Snooker Championships after recently having won the Asian Billiards title.