Chennai: Coming up with a century break, ONGC's Brijesh Damani rallied to beat local lad Peter Paul 3-1 in the preliminary league of the Alumini Club Anna University invitational snooker tournament, here on Saturday.

After losing the first frame, Damani rallied to level with frame score with a superb break of 67 and then followed it up to lead 2-1 in the third. He struck fluency with an artistic 116 in sinking eight blacks, four pinks, three blues,one brown, green and a yellow with ease.

Others to qualify for the knock-out stage at the end of today's matches are S A Saleem, Faisal Khan, Siddharth Parikh, Rafath Habib, Vijay Nichani and R Loganathan qualified for the knock-outstage from their respective groups.

The results (preliminary league):
Group A: Devendra Joshi (PSPB) bt Subramaniam (TN)3-2; Alok Kumar (PSPB) bt Girish. Reddy (Rlys) 3-0. Group B: VijayGoel (Del) bt Prem Prakash (TN) 3-0. Group C: Dhruv Sitwala (ONGC) bt PranitRamchandani (TN) 3-1; IH Manudev.(Kar) bt Pranit Ramchandani (TN) 3-0.Group D; Rupesh Shah (PSPB) bt Harpreet Singh (TN) 3-1. Group F: BrijeshDamani (ONGC) bt Peter Paul (TN) 3-1. Group G: Saurav Kothari bt VarunKumar (TN) 3-2. Group H: Laxman Rawath (Del) bt Sundeep Gulati (Del) 3-1;R Loganathan (TN) bt Siddharth Rao (TN) 3-2.