Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Thailand's Noppon Saengkham warmed up for the knock-out phase with a brilliant break of 122 clearance as he outclassed Himanshu Jain 3-0 to qualify for the pre-quarter-finals of the Kences Constructions - ASCA International snooker tournament here Wednesday.
The century run comprised of 14 reds, seven blacks, three blues, two pinks, one yellow, one green and all the colours.
Also progressing to the round of 16 were Hong Kong's Andy Lee and Stephen Chau both winning their respective league matches quite convincingly, and Thailand's R. Yotharuck.
Among Indians to qualify were junior National champion Laxman Rawat, Lucky Vatnani, IBSF World No.3 Kamal Chawla, Rafath Habib, Shabaz Khan, Divya Sharma, Rupesh Shah, Manish Jain, Brijesh Damani, Manan Chandra, Sourav Kothari and National champion Aditya Mehta.
The results (league):
Group A: Ashok Shandilya bt Pranit Ramchandani 3-0; Divya Sharma bt Pranit Ramchandani 3-2; Lucky Vatnani bt Shandilya 3-0. Group D: Noppon Saengkham (Thailand) bt Himanshu Jain 3 - 1. Group E: Andy Lee (Hong Kong) bt Sarang Shroff 3 - 2; Lee bt Brijesh Damani 3 - 1.
Group F: Rafath Habib bt Manan Chandra 3 - 1; Ehsan Heydari (Iran) bt Lalrina Renthlei 3 - 1; Chandra bt Heydari 3 - 2. Group G: Steven Chau (Hong Kong) bt Peter Paul 3-1; Chau bt Sourav Kothari 3 - 2. Group H: Shabaaz Khan bt R Yotharuck (Thailand) 3-0.