ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP):The third edition of Jubilee Insurance National Masters +40 Snooker Championship 2019 commenced on Thursday at the Snooker Hall of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Sports Complex, Islamabad.
Eighteen cueists, divided into eight groups for the preliminary
rounds are in the action in the four-day championship, which is scheduled to end on Sunday. Top two from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The winner of the Masters championship Rs 50,000, the runner-up
will collect Rs 25,000, while the losing semi-finalists will pocket Rs 10,000
each. The highest break will fetch a reward of Rs 5,000.

The result of day first matches played till filing of this report are as under:
Shah Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Naseem Paracha (Sindh) 3-2 (87-01, 61-62, 43-68, 57-46,
72-29(51), Imran Shehzad (Punjab) bt Abdul Rehman (Balochistan) 3-0 (94-07(51),
57-46, 75-07(50),), Azhar Khan (Punjab) bt Mehmood Khan (Balochistan) 3-0 (59-14,
44-21, 47-25), Muhammad Shafi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Masood Ahmed (Islamabad)
3-1 (56-69, 35-69, 52-51, 62-20), Abu Saim (Pujab) bt Saeed ur Rehman (Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa) 3-1 (69-62, 51-39, 53-58, 75-35), Farrukh Usman (Sindh) bt Saeed
Ahmed (Balochistan) 3-2 (17-48, 18-83, 62-31, 53-45, 67-09(50),), Danish Haroon
(Sindh) bt Khalid Awan (Balochistan) 3-0 (50-12, 64-31, 64-30), Mujtahid Ali
Shah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Shehzad Butt (Pjb) 3-2 (56-46, 64-32, 44-58,
28-63, 59-35), Abdul Rehman (Balochistan) bt Shah Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) 3-0
(54-39, 53-52, 80-43), Arshad Ali Qureshi (Islamabad) bt Naseem Paracha (Sindh)
3-0 (63-24, 59-30, 42-08), Muhammad Shafi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) bt Mehmood Khan
(Balochistan) 3-1 (62-37, 62-15, 52-60, 71-67), Imran Shehzad (Punjab) bt
Arshad Ali Qureshi (Islamabad) (65-31, 59-16, 60-37), Naveen Perwani (Sindh) bt
Azhar Khan (Punjab) 3-0 (66-39, 61-0, 66-33), Danish Haroon (Sindh) bt Shehzad
Butt (Punjab) 3-0 (66-39, 61-0, 60-33).