Naseem Akhtar Wins U-18 Snooker World Championship 2017

Naseem Akhtar

A Pakistani player, Naseem Akhtar won the under 18 World Snooker championship by defeating the Chinese player, Peifan Lei with the margin of 5-3.

In the world championship, there were 48 cueists belonged to 29 different countries of the world. Two Pakistani players, Naseem Akhtar and Haris Tahir also participated in this big event.

Undefeated till pre-quarter finals

The two players played their group stage matches and they remained undefeated in these matches against their rivals of different countries. When they faced each other in the pre-quarterfinals, Naseem beat Haris with the score of 72-16, 7-67, 91-31, 69-45 and 63-24 in the frames.

Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association, the champion reached to the semi finals yesterday after beating Florian Nuble from Austria in the quarterfinals by 4-1 with the score of 62-67, 74-7, 86-29, 74-8 and 72-21.

Flawless Victory in Semi Finals

In the semi finals, he played the match against Amir Nardela of Israel. He won all of the frames against him by 4-0 and reached into the finals. These two brilliant players represented Pakistan in this great event and they played well during the entire event and Haris was also beat by his Pakistani player.

Snooker Players in Pakistan

The former world champion, Muhammad Yousaf moved to Pakistan after leaving India. He won different titles like

  • 2006 IBSF World Masters Champion
  • 2002 Asian Champion
  • 2000 IBSF World Championship Quarter Final
  • 1998 ACBS Asian Snooker Champion
  • 1994 IBSF World Snooker Champion

Muhammad Yousaf also teaches the snooker to the new young players at the big snooker club, Dolphin Snooker Club located in Chandni Chowk, Lahore.


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