Pakistani 16-year-old cueist, Ahsan Ramzan has made the country proud on Friday by winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship after beating Iran’s Amir Sarkosh in the final at Doha.
Ahsan Ramzan was able to defeat Amir Sarkosh of Iran by 6-5 at the final held in Doha after he had defeated the defending champion and compatriot Muhammad Asif in the semi-finals of the event.
The young cueist displayed amazing skills, and great control to earn the country’s fourth IBSF World Snooker Championship title. Ahsan Ramzan is also the country’s youngest to win the trophy after Mohammad Asif, who had won it twice, while veteran Mohammad Yousuf won it in 1994.
Ramzan, who has U16, U17, and U18 titles under his belt, was able to clinch nine frames while losing only two as he made his way through the group consisting of Sri Lankan and Russian cueists.
The young cueist started off the final with confidence by taking the first two frames 63-60 and 91-0, but Sarkosh was able to win four consecutive frames in an attempt to put pressure on Ahsan Ramzan.
However, the 2-4 deficit did not cause any pressure for the Pakistani youngster, who showed his talent by winning the seventh frame, but he could only pocket one red in the eighth frame, giving Sarkosh the chance to take a lead of 5-3.
Sarkosh was just one frame away from winning the championship for Iran, but Ahsan Ramzan made a comeback by winning the ninth frame as he did not allow his opponent to get any pockets. He also won the tenth frame to tie the game at 5-all.
In the final frame, the Pakistani teenager showed his skills and and played magnificently by ensuring his opponent doesn’t get any room to come back.
Ramzan won the final in over five hours and 20 minutes with scores of 63-60, 91-0(70), 56-34, 01-102(102), 28-68, 27-66, 86-18, 1-70, 69-0, 63-17 and 67-25, taking home the IBSF World Snooker Champion title.