Dubai: It was mixed luck for the top two UAE snooker players in third round action of the 2017 Dubai Snooker Tournament being played at the Dubai Snooker Club.
UAE national team member Mohammad Shehab brushed aside Sami Al Harashdi 3-0, while the experienced Mohammad Al Joker went down 1-3 against an unheralded Rashid Al Shukaili in late night action in Friday’s feature matches.
Shehab’s younger brother Ahmad also assured himself a place in the next round of competition with an easy 3-1 win over Rami Omar 3-1, while another UAE national team member Abdullah Al Attar defeated Mohammad Sadak 3-0 to book his rightful spot.
The toughest match of the night involved Sa’ad Ahmad Mujaddadi taking on Hussain Khalid before the former player eased through 3-2, while in other matches, Farhan Qamar beat Fahad Al Homomy 3-0 and Rami Bel Khalid got the better of Yahya Asweethi 3-1.
After a final round of matches on Saturday and Sunday, the pre-quarterfinals are scheduled to be held on Monday. Sponsored by Chocolate Advertising LLC, the annual snooker tournament is scheduled to conclude with the final at the Dubai Snooker Club on March 23.
Ahmad Shehab bt Rami Omar 3-1
Mohammad Shehab bt Sami Al Harashdi 3-0
Abdullah Al Attar bt Mohammad Sadak 3-0
Rashid Al Shukaili bt Mohammad Al Joker 3-1
Sa’ad Ahmad Mujaddadi bt Hussain Khalid 3-2
Farhan Qamar bt Fahad Al Homomy 3-0
Rami Bel Khalid bt Yahya Asweethi 3-1