Knowing how big snooker and billiards is in India and the large amount of members registered from this country, we would like to introduce you to Miss Arantxa Lael Sanchis, our new addition to the MaXimumbreak Team who will be working hard to bring us all the latest happenings from her home country of india. Please welcome Arantxa and wish her all the very best of success with her career and this new Indian snooker articles section.
Arantxa is a very talented young ladies snooker and billiards player from India, at just 17 years of age she's an upcoming player who is currently based in Mumbai. Her career profile since she started playing the sport two years ago is rather impressive.
- Highlights of her performance are :
- Ranked 4th among the World Under 21 players having lost in the Semi-Finals at the World U 21 Snooker Championship held in Goa, india from 21 - 31 Aug 2007. She defeated the top seed Ramona Belmont in the league encounter.
- She participated for the first time in the Indian Nationals Women’s Snooker & Billiards Championship 2007 and performed highly defeating Karnataka No 2 Sridevi 2-0, losing 2-1 to Top Ranked Chitra Magimairaj in Billiards and to high ranked veteran Uma Devi 2-1 in Snooker.
- Awarded the Most Promising player in an Open All Men tournament conducted by the Royal Western India Turf Club at Pune in 2006 for a notable performance.
- Defeated former National Snooker Champion Usha Khandelwal in a Open tournament in Pune in 2005.
- Ranked 2nd in Maharashtra in 2007, defeated former National Snooker Champion Heena Khandelwal 3:0 in the Semi Finals and lost to Meenal Thakur 3:1 in the Final.
Arantxa aspires to excel in cue sports and earn laurels at the International level for which she has the inclination and determination to persevere backed by sound basic technique and skills, which need to be upgraded on a definite training and development programme. She feels she has the potential to rise to the highest level in cue sports.
Playing Snooker/ Billiards for two years.
Participated in tournaments for men of all ages
PYC Invitation Snooker League 2005, 2006.
RWITC Invitation Snooker League 2005, 2006, 2007.
POONA CLUB Snooker League 2005, 2006.
Poona Club Snooker Tournament 2006 – Defeated former national Champion Usha Khandelwal in a league match.
Poona Goan Institute Tournament (Billiards & Snooker) - 2007
RWITC Invitation Snooker League 2007 – adjudged Most Promising Player (amongst men)
CME Open Snooker Tournament 2006 – Winner
CME Open Billiards Tournament 2006 – Winner
CME Open Handicap Snooker Tournament 2006 – Winner
CME Open Handicap Snooker Tournament 2005 - Winner
CME Open Snooker Tournament 2005 – Runners Up
The Best ladies player in Pune
Represented Catholic Gymkhana in Mumbai Leagues 2007 and performed well winning 5 out of seven fixtures.
15th National Ladies Billiards & Snooker Championship - 2007
Participated in both Billiards and Snooker and performed remarkably well in her first Nationals, giving a scare to reigning World Billiards Champion Chitra Magimairaj of Karnataka in Billiards ( Lost 2-1) and defeating high ranked Karnataka player Sridevi in Snooker in straight sets, thereby qualifying in her pool for the Pre-Quarter Finals in which she almost upset veteran Uma Devi of Karnataka, losing 2-1.
WORLD U 21 SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2007, GOA : 22 – 31 AUG
Lost in Semi Finals. Beat Top seed in League round. Ranked 4th in the World.
MAHARASHTRA STATE LADIES SELECTION & RANKING 2007
Coach – Mr. Satish Amarnath a renowned national and international player
Hobbies – Sports – Billiards/ Snooker, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Music, Reading, Essay writing (won many prizes), Computer Programming.
Field of Interest – Information Technology ( as a career)
Member of the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association.(WLBSA)
Accreditation with BFSI (India)
Member of Catholic Gym , Spring Club (Mumbai), PYC Deccan Gym (Pune).
To pursue Billiards and Snooker and Pool with dedication and do well on the National and International platform and make her Country proud.