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Mohammed Shehab lost to teenaged Thai Boonyarit Keatikun.
Mohammed Shehab lost to teenaged Thai Boonyarit Keatikun.

Mohammed Shehab and Mohammed Al Joaker exit Asian Snooker Championship

Both UAE players lose their last round robin, first-round matches at Sheraton Karachi.

UAE snooker players Mohammed Shehab and Mohammed Al Joaker bowed out of the 2013 Asian Snooker Championship as they both lost their last round robin, first-round matches at Sheraton Karachi on Tuesday.

Shehab was up against teenaged Thai Boonyarit Keatikun on Tuesday and needed a victory in the match to move ahead to the last 16 stage but he suffered a shock 4-0 defeat that ended his run in the tournament.

Keatikun, who was also on the brink of elimination, put on an exceptional show of potting that included a century break as well to qualify for the next round.

Shehab had earlier recorded a 4-2 victory over Andy Lee of Hong Kong on Saturday, lost 4-1 to Shahid Aftab of Pakistan and defeated Ahmed Saif of Qatar 4-2.

Al Joaker also needed a 4-2 win over Mohammad Rais Senzahi of Afghanistan but went down 4-3 in his last Group G match on Tuesday.

Al Joaker had gone into the match with a 4-3 victory Abdul Sattar of Pakistan, a 4-0 triumph over Susantha Botheju of Sri Lanka and 4-0 defeat at the hands of Marvin Lim of Singapore.

The knockout stage of the championship starts on Wednesday with the final being scheduled for Friday.


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