KARACHI Muhammad Ahsan Javaid, a student from Faisalabad, emerged as new NJI national junior under-21 snooker champion when he recorded one-sided victory in the final by five frames to three over debutante Muhammad Ishtiaq of Sindh here at Karachi Club on Thursday. Ahsan Javaid, who represented Pakistan in the last Asian junior championship in Myanmar two years ago, showed brilliant form in the last four decisive frames winning all without any resistance from his opponent to earn winners purse of Rs 50,000. The frame score in favour of the winner was 20-67,59-45,36-60,30-55,70-26,64-02,54-47,59-54. In the first four frames, Ishtiaq dominated and took 3-1 lead, however, in the next four frames, he struggled as his experienced opponent gained supremacy to clinch the final hours. Ishtiaq finished the 32-player championship earning runners up prize money of 25,000. Both the players, by virtue of being the finalists, have already been selected to represent Pakistan in the Asian Junior championship which will be played in Indore, India in coming April. Last years champion Asjad Iqbal, who lost in the quarter-finals, had the consolation of winning the highest break cash award of Rs 5000 for his break of 85. The losing semi-finalists Mian Muhammad Sheeraz and Qamar Zaman Khan both of Punjab got Rs 10,000 each and the losing quarter-finalists Rizwan Hashmi (Sindh), Ayaz Khan (Punjab), Yasir Rehman (Punjab), Asjad Iqbal (Punjab) got Rs 5000 each. Tahir Ahmed, director NJI, gave away prizes at an impressive ceremony held shortly after the final. Also present on the occasion were president Pakistan Billiard and Snooker Association Alamgir Shakih, Munawwar Shah Secretary PBSA and secretary Karachi Cub Zulfiqar. Muhammad Ahsan Javaid started as favourite to win the final against an inexperienced opponent Muhammad Ishtiaq playing his first national event. However in the initial stages of the competition, Muhammad Ishtiaq almost overran his opponent by winning first, third and fourth frames to ignite speculation of an upset. But the position changed in the next four frames of best of nine frames final. Ishtiaq could not maintain the performance and succumbed to Ahsan Javaid who came back late with fine potting. Ahsan recorded breaks of 31, 32, 39 and 29 while Ishtiaq had one break of 30 in the first frame. Without the generosity of NJI, the PBSA would not have been able to raise the prize money of Rs 120,000 and make the championship financially attractive. The PBSA minimum needs Rs 5 million annually to organise its domestic activities and enter teams in world amateur, Asian and the six red ball championship which is new additional to international circuit. The PBSA gets measly close to Rs 0.2 million as annual grants in aid from the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and raises rest of funds needed for its activities with special grants from either the PSB or the Pakistan Sports Trust which last year stepped in to provide finances for one of its international tour. Karachi Club, known as the home of national snooker, is main supporter of the sport. The club provides free of cost playing and other related facilities to the participants. It was due to the efforts of the managing committee of the club and the first head of PBSA Asghar Valika who was also president of Karachi Club that Pakistan produced the first amateur world champion in Muhammad Yousuf in 1992.