The defending champion of 150-Up format World Billiards, Rupesh Shah from India opens his account in 2013 World Billiards Championship with a straight win of 3-0 over Ireland's Wayne Doyle..
Though it was hard for Wayne to sustain against constant scoring of Rupesh, he managed to score 101 points in second game before getting trounced by Rupesh 3-Nil (150(90)-12, 150(96)-101, 150(155unf)-00).
Company Secretary of WBL and well known cueist, Phil Mumford also start steadily by winning his match 3-1 against Peter Shelley (England). However, Peter produced some good breaks of 73 and 84 points but failed to give them a better finish and lost to Phil.
Michael Pearson from Australia also pulled match against India's Aditya Agarwal in the decider game. Down Nil-1, Pearson pulled next two games but again went down in fourth game too. In the decider two worthy breaks of 66 and 88-unf were enough to edge out Aditya 3-2.