Indian player Pankaj Advani successfully defended his Asian Snooker title after defeating Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh 6-3 in the best of 11 frames final at Doha, Qatar. The 36th edition of the Asian Snooker Championship was organized at Al-Messila Luxury Resort where 19 countries were in the contention of the title. Pankaj was unbeaten during the group stage and obtained second seed for the knockouts. During the knockout matches, he defeated Tam Yun Fung of Hong Kong 4-2 in the last-16 stage, Alijalil Ali of Iraq 5-3 in the quarter-finals, Cheung Ka Wai of Hong kong 5-3 during Semis and in the final knocked out Amir Sarkhosh 6-3 to retain his title. The prize distribution ceremony was graced by the representatives of sponsors, Ooredoo and Al-Maha with the dignitaries of QBSF, ACBS and IBSF executives.