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Asif went down in a thriller of 6-Reds World Snooker opener.

KARACHI -- Former IBSF World champion Mohammad Asif of Pakistan went down 4-5 against Gareath Allen of Wales in his opening match of 6-Reds World Snooker Championship in Bangkok (Thailand) on Monday.

Asif, who lost his 6-Reds Asian crown here in the city last week fought well after going fighting after an intriguing nine-frame battle.

Faisalabad-based Asif made a cracking start by winning opening frame which included a break of 75. Allen won the next two to gain 2-1 lead. A break of 40 saw Asif levelling the terms 2-2 and winning the next to make it 3-2.

However a well constructed break of 68 saw Gareth Allen making 3-3. Asif again forged ahead by grabbing the 7th frame.

Allen playing smartly tactically and demonstrating brilliant cue control won the two frames to seize the match.

Asif will take on Greame Dott of Ireland on Tuesday in Bahat eight million prize money event.

Top amateur and professionals cueists from across the world are taking part in the 6-day event.


Gareth Allen (Wales) beat Mohammad Asif (Pak) 5-4 (4-75), 31-25,46-0, 20-41,11-54,68-0,19-44, 44-13,47-0).

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Sep 2, 2014
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