Asian 6 Red Snooker and Team Championship was held in Kish Island, Iran, during May 24 - 31, 2015.
Hamza Akbar (Pakistan No.1), Shahram Chengezi (Pakistan No. 2), Muhammad Asif (Pakistan No. 3 and Former World Champion) and Muhammad Sajjad (Pakistan No. 4 and World No. 2) represented Pakistan in the competitions.
The events had two parts, the individual (6 Reds) and the Team Event. The championships kicked off with the 6 Reds (individual) Event in which 30 players from 10 countries took part.
Shahram Changezi performed best among all four Pakistani players, eventually defeating Hamza Akbar in the pre-quarter-finals of the 6 Reds (individual) event. However, he lost to the Iran’s Sohail Vahedi in the quarter-finals and stood 5th. Muhammad Sajjad, Muhammad Asif and Hamza Akbar were ranked 8th, 9th, and 10th, respectively.
In the Team Championship, Shahram and Hamza were paired together as Pakistan “B,” and Asif and Sajjad were paired as Pakistan “A.” Shahram and Hamza took a flying start and white-washed the defending champions, India “A,” by 3-0.
In the quarter-finals, Shahram and Hamza met India “B” team. This was the most thrilling match as it went full stretch till the last deciding frame. Shahram outclassed his Indian opponent in the final frame and clinched the match on the final black ball.
Shahram and Hamza finished 3rd in the event and won the Asian Bronze Medal.
NUST congratulates Shahram on once again proving his potential in an international arena and bringing laurels to the nation.