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Habib, Ahmed for World Masters


Bangalore : Rafat Habib, the former India No.2, and Nadeem Ahmed, both from Tamil Nadu, qualified to represent India in the IBSF World Masters snooker championship to be held at Sofia, Bulgaria, from Nov 24 to Dec 2.

Habib and Ahmed made it to the selection tournament final by virtue of which they booked their berths in the Masters tournament. In the final played Sunday, Habib, the 2002 Asian Games doubles gold medal winner, defeated Ahmed 80-36, 68-04, 57-60, 65-29.

In the semi-finals, Habib defeated L. Nagaraj 3-0 and Ahmed overcame Surendran S. also 3-0. The play-off for third and fourth places saw Nagaraj beating Surendran 3-1.