Cueist defeats Tariq 4-2 in 7th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship.
KARACHI: In-form Asjad Iqbal hit a century break on the opening day of the 7th NBP Ranking Snooker Championship as he beat Amir Tariq 4-2 at the NBP Sports Complex on Wednesday.
Despite conceding the first frame, Asjad managed to win by a scoreline of 13-88, 104-0(104), 70-22, 69-30, 42-66 and 60-52.
Meanwhile, former IBSF World Champion Mohammad Asif had little trouble seeing off youngster Mohammad Faheem
4-0, while Mohammad Ishtiaq beat Mohammad Faizan 4-2.
In another match, Mohammad Sajjad had to toil hard for his first win in the competition as he battled a seven-frame game against Shah Khan but eventually won 4-3.
There were a couple of upsets on the opening day as Ian Mark John stunned Mohammad 4-2 while Muhammad Toufiq Jhori beat Aakash Rafique 4-3 and Mohammad Ahsan Javaid shocked Khurram Agha 4-2.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2015.
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