Sensational Sargon Claims First National Snooker Title
By Alan Morris

California’s Sargon Isaac has sensationally won the United States National Snooker Championship title with victory in the final of this year’s event at the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel, California.

In what was his first appearance in the Championship, Isaac proved to be a revelation as he performed very well in winning all of his group matches in addition to his round of 16 and quarterfinal ties without dropping a frame – it was not until the fourth frame of his semifinal against Jack Kung did he finally lose a frame.

2012ussnookerchampionship champion sargonisaac2 Sensational Sargon Claims First National Snooker Title

California's Sargon Isaac has sensationally won the United States National Snooker Championship title with victory in the final of this year's event at the Embassy Billiards Club in San Gabriel, California.

26-year-old Isaac faced his regular practice partner at Shoreline Billiards in Mountain View, California, Ajeya Prabhakar in the final, in what would be a repeat of the final event on the 2011-12 United States Snooker Association (USSA) Tour played last month at Shoreline Billiards.

For the highly experienced Prabhakar, playing in his fifth championship final and the third in the past four years, it was an opportunity to finally get that second title he so desired after he had earlier put out the defending champion Ahmed Aly in an epic semifinal encounter.

Isaac, who grew up and learned his snooker in Nottingham, England, though has lived in the United States for six years and is now an American citizen, took initial control of the final which was being streamed live to a worldwide audience over the internet.

He went into a 2-0 lead after winning the first two frames but a run of 32 by Prabhakar helped him to decisively seal the third frame, and he then pinched frame four on the final black ball to level the match at 2-2 going into the mid-session interval.

Final
(Best-of-9-frames)

Match ID

Player

Player

F

Ajeya Prabhakar(California)

2 – 5

Sargon Isaac(California)

On the resumption of play, Prabhakar never really got back into the match as he lost frame five and appeared fatigued after his earlier long semifinal batt Read more ...