Morgan To Meet Kowalski In The World Games Quarter-Finals

Darren Morgan

Pankaj Advani 1-3 Darren Morgan
47-55, 4-84, 63-50, 36-64
Antoni Kowalski 3-0 Ahmed Saif
81-4 (74), 92-31, 89-1

In one of the standout performances of the snooker competition so far, Poland’s Antoni Kowalski defeated Qatar’s Ahmed Saif 3-0 with a break of 74 in the opening frame the highlight from the 20-year-old.

Despite admitting he struggled to adapt to the quick speed of the table, Kowalski was able to outscore his opponent by 262 points to 36 in the match. He took the second frame with visits of 23 and 35 and closed out the win by taking the third 89-1.

Kowalski will take on Great Britain’s Darren Morgan in the quarter-finals after Morgan defeated Pankaj Advani 3-1. A break of 37 in the first frame and 43 in the second helped the Brit to a 2-0 lead. In the third frame, Advani had to clear to the black to remain alive in the match and he delivered what was required with two excellent shots to halve his deficit at 2-1.

However, Morgan used his experience to see out the fourth frame and book a place in the quarter-finals.

“It is disappointing to exit early in The World Games but these are short-format matches,” said Advani. “Darren Morgan is a very formidable player, he has been a champion in the past. He is very seasoned and I thought he got used to the table better than I did, so I wish him luck for the rest of the tournament. It is always an honor to represent India in a major international event and it is a privilege to represent India at snooker in The World Games.”

The Olympic Channel is live streaming The World Games and billiards will feature on July 16 and July 17 when the finals take place. A full streaming schedule and links are at The match schedule, results, and live scores are at

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