Qatar’s star player Ali Alobaidli has won his first match of the Asian Men Snooker Championship 2023 here in Doha, Qatar. He defeated Alvin Barbero of Philippines in the straight set of frames 4-0. Ali had a good control throughout the match and was striking well with perfect positions for the next shot. In the first frame, Ali scored 62 against 10 followed by break of 62 in next frame to obtain 2-0 lead. He continued on the stride and won next two frames with an ease to register his first win of this championship. A session before, Asian championship debutant Nay Min Tun of Myanmar shocked the bronze medalist of previous edition Thaha Irshath of Sri Lanka by winning the deciding frame. Thaha was enjoying 2 frames lead when Nay Min Tun faught back to snach one frame 69-44. Certainly that frame win must have given a confidence to young debutant and he obtained lead in the fourth frame. For Thaha, it was all ball for tie and he brilliantly cleared the remaining balls to equal the score nad replacement of black-ball. They both spent some time for the safe shots, Thaha gave a chance to Nay Min Tun, who succeeded to pot the black and level the match 2-2 Although Thaha pulled back the fifth frame but again Min Tun took sixth frame to level again. In last frame, Min Tun dominated to keepThaha out of frame and finally potted the last pink ball to outclass Thaha Irshath. Current Asian 6Red champion, Siyavosh Mozayani from Iran survived in the deciding frame against another debutant of Asian championship Shan Nimat of Pakistan. Leading 3-1, Siyavosh lost next two frames and faced break of 93 from Shan to enter the decider. In last frame, Shan obtained initial lead of 47 points but Siyavosh held his nerve far better to craft a recovery break of 55 points and closed the proceedings 4-3.

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