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Pankaj Advani wins 2015 IBSF World Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani

India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani has won 2015 IBSF World Billiards Championship (Point Format) in Adelaide, Australia. It was his overall 14th World title. He won 2015 IBSF World title by defeating Peter Gilchrist of Singapore by 1168 points. Advani is 14-time World Billiards and Snooker Champion. He is only player in the world to win world titles in all formats of both, Billiards and Snooker. He is the first cueist in the world to win the Grand double three times in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In recognition of his achievements in sports, Union Government has bestowed several awards upon him including Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006), Padma Shri (2009).