Former world champion Peter Gilchrist of Singapore delivers his another best and won the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Long Up title here at Bengaluru, India. The final was played today evening where he defeated Indian player Sourav Kothari by nearly 900 points (1500-617).
It was a brilliant performance by Gilchrist who carried away the entire match one-sided However, Sourav put in some efforts to cover up and crafted break of 280 points before bowing down to the Iconic player Peter Gilchrist.
The start was good for Sourav as he scored first break of 90 points in the sixth of play but once he missed, Peter took all control and posted breaks of 127, 68, 66 and 57 to gain handsome lead.
Though Sourav compiled another break of 88 points but Peter shown his class and crafted an outstanding break of 356 points followed by 150 in next two visits to leave Sourav way behind. Eventually that 356 remained the highest break of the tournament.
Even though Peter did not stop there and made another remarkable break of 207 points in 23rd visit. He further added two more breaks of 98 and 110 points to take up the lead to more than 1100 points.
However, before he could close the proceedings, Sourav made some efforts to restore pride, but his break of 280 points in 28th visit did not make any difference to the match as Peter again posted two more breaks of two more breaks of 64 and 27 unfinished to claim his third IBSF title.
Other Indian players, Rupesh Shah and Dhvaj Haria shared the joint Bronze.
After the Prize Distribution ceremony, much delighted Peter spoke to IBSF Media Officer. Listen what the Champion said:
Prize Distribution Ceremony: