Wed Feb 15, 2017 02:45PM
Iranian billiard player Armin Mahmoudi
Iranian billiard player Armin Mahmoudi

Iranian billiard players have exhibited commendable skills at the West Asian Championship for Billiard Sports in Jordan, and claimed two medals at the regional tournament.

On Tuesday evening, Iran’s Armin Mahmoudi suffered a close 8-9 defeat in his individual 9-ball contest against Waleed Majid of Qatar at the semi-final round of the competitions in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, and landed in the third place to receive a bronze medal.

Mahmoudi had earlier in the day overcome Mazen Berjawi — a representative from Lebanon — 9-7 to secure a place among the top four billiard players.

Another Iranian sportsman, Saeed Aboulesani, fell to Mohammed Shehab of the United Arab Emirates 2-3 in the final 15-ball pool game on Monday, and finished as the runner-up to receive the silver medal.

The West Asian Championship for Billiard Sports started in Amman, Jordan, on February 11, and will finish on February 16, 2017.

The tournament has attracted dozens of cueists from Bahrain, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Billiard players Saeed Aboulesani, Ali Roshanikia and Armin Mahmoudi represent Iran in the championship.