Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Shooting Stars won the second edition of Bengal Snooker League beating The Rockets 4-3 in the final at the Saturday Club here on Sunday.
It was a see-saw battle where Stars’ Laxman Rawat won the first frame against Shahbaz Khan 66-32, but in the next three frames, Rockets pulled back and took the lead to make it 3-1.
From there on, Stars showed immense grit to win three games back to back.
Stars’ Gautam Khanwani and the pair of Laxman and Malkeet Singh won their respective matches to win a prize purse of Rs 5 lakh.
The Rockets received a prize of Rs 3 lakh for finishing runners-up.
Earlier in the play-off format, the Stars, who qualified as the second best team, won against fancied RKG Snooker Champs 4-3 to storm into the final by winning the Qualifier 1.
The Sourav Kothari-led Snooker Champs’ tried again in Qualifier 2 but were thrashed 0-4 by the Rockets who had earlier shut the door on Pappu Penguin with a 4-2 win.
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