Chennai: Laxman Rawat of PSPB annexed the title in the Ajay Rastogi Memorial All India Open Snooker Championship here.
In the best of 11 frame final, he defeated M Yogesh Kumar of Karnataka by six frames to three in a close contest.
Laxman started in right earnest winning the first frame, before Yogesh fought back winning the next two.
But Laxman, who was in fine form, potted with elan and won the next three frames in a to take a 4-2 lead. Yogesn showed signs of a fight back winning the seventh 34-52, before the PSPB cueist sealed his fate bagging the next two to bag the title.
Laxman Rawat (PSPB) bt M.Yogesh Kumar (KAR) 6-3 (71-41, 45-55, 02-63, 73-24, 56-24, 97-21, 34-52, 57-41, 65-57).