Ahsan Ramzan loses in final of IBSF World Snooker Championship

Ahsan suffered defeat at the hands of Michael Georgiou of Cyprus

By Web Desk
November 16, 2023
Ahsan Ramzan in action. - File

Pakistan’s Ahsan Ramzan lost in the final of IBSF 6-Red World Snooker Championship which concluded in Doha on Wednesday.

In the final, Ahsan suffered defeat at the hands of Michael Georgiou of Cyprus 6-4 with the frames score being 22-36, 39-7(39), 30-37, 34-26(34), 13-48(31), 33-22, 12-50, 47-06, 71-0(71), 41-20.

Earlier in the semi-final, Ahsan defeated Ali Alobaidli of Qatar 6-4 while in the other semi-final Michael Georgiou of Cyprus snatched a narrow 6-5 win against Pakistan’s Muhammad Naseem Akhtar.

Ramzan and Naseem reached the semi-finals of IBSF World 6 Red Snooker Championship 2023 on Tuesday.

Naseem beat Xiaolong Liang (China) 5-4 (32-25, 37-11, 22-30, 0-46, 0-44, 53-08, 47-0, 21-34, 44-21) while Ramzan defeated Habib Sabah (Bahrain) 5-2 (35-26, 06-47, 37-0, 0-51(51), 40-11, 41-0(37), 29-27) in the quarter-finals.

Before that, Ramzan defeated India's Pankaj Advani, winner of more than 20 world titles in billiards and snooker, 5-0 to qualify for the quarter-finals.

In June this year, Ramzan won the Asian U21 Snooker Championship in Iran.

Ahsan defeated Iran's Malad Pourali by five-two in the final.

The young Pakistani cueist looked favourite from the start as he took the lead of 4-0 by winning the first four frames convincingly.

Despite a very strong comeback by the Irani as he won the fifth and sixth frames, Ramzan did not lose his grip on the game and finished the game by winning the seventh frame and claiming the title.

He won the match with frame scores of 48-46, 70-5, 61-6, 62-29, 30-71, 55-67, 101-27.

It must be noted that before Ahsan, three Pakistanis, Farhan Mirza, Majid Ali, and Haris Tahir, on four occasions played in the final of the Asian U21 championship, but none could win the title.

Ramzan also won the IBSF World Snooker Championship title in 2022.