Muhammad Sajjad lifts NBP Ranking Snooker trophy for third time!
Muhammad Sajjad defeated 20-year-old Haris 8-6 in the 12 NBP Ranking Snooker Championship 2020 which concluded effectively at bank’s sports complex, Karachi.
The 12th edition of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Ranking Snooker Championship 2020 concluded effectively at bank’s sports complex, Karachi.
Former national champion, Muhammad Sajjad defeated 20-year-old Haris who entered the contest on wildcard as national U-21 champion, 8-6 in the best of 15 frames final to recapture the title for the third time.
Former World No. 2, Sajjad, who won the NBP title twice in 2009 and 2014, hit a trouncing break of 77 in the 14th frame which allowed Sajjad to win the exciting showdown 56-27, 59-55, 60-17, 106-31, 20-61, 66-45, 33-74, 66-5, 11-67, 60-63, 17-73, 57-42, 27-63, 129-0.
This victory has given him a hop of 10 place from 12th to two in the national ranking.
After shining at the junior level, it was a phenomenal rise for 20-year-old Haris who entered the contest on wildcard as national U-21 champion.
Sajjad received a glittering trophy and a cash prise of Rs100,000 from the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Mr. Arif Usmani while Haris received runner-up trophy and runner-up purse of Rs40,000.
Babar Masih won the cash award of Rs 5,000 for registering the highest break of the tournament (128).
The event had presences of Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) top hierarchy Munawwar Hussain Shaikh, Zulfiqar Ramza and former President Alamgir Shaikh along with bank’s other senior executives.