Canadian Billiard Team Overwhelms India

Canadian Billiard Team Overwhelms India
The Canadian billiards team secured their place in the second round of the 2007 World Cup of Pool with a convincing 8-3 triumph over India.The Canadian side, consisting of Edwin Montal and Alain Martel, were never in trouble against the Indian duo of Dharminder Singh Lilly and Manan Chandra.
In the second match of the second day at the Outland Nightclub in Rotterdam, Canada, the 11th seeds, showed they would be no pushovers with a fine display of safety play and potting finesse.
A Canadian team reached the last 16 of the 2006 competition in Newport, Wales and they qualified for the same stage here, where they will play either Vietnam or Korea on Friday afternoon.
The North Americans moved 2-0 ahead before a rare error from Martel, who is known throughout pool as the Dancing Bear, gave the Indians a chance. Martel had missed a simple-looking 8-ball and the Asians did the rest to record their opening rack of the tournament.
At this time they only trailed 2-1 but had the break, which could have proved crucial in the winner’s break format. However, it was not to be for India as Canada regained control quickly and then won the next four racks to move 6-2 ahead with the game looked practically over.
India did manage to win one more rack but it was not enough as Canada deservedly sealed an 8-3 victory.