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5. 

Who was the first Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards title?

[A]. Geet Sethi
[B]. Wilson Jones
[C]. Michael Ferreira
[D]. Manoj Kothari

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Jagadeesh said: (Jun 9, 2011)  
In which year wilson jones win

Akhil Mishra said: (Oct 11, 2011)  
Wilson Lionel Garton-Jones (2 May 1922 - 5 October 2003) was a professional player of English billiards from India. Jones, a dominant national amateur champion for more than a decade, won the amateur world championship twice, in 1958 and 1964. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1962, the Padma Shri Award in 1965, and the Dronacharya Award in 1996.

Jones, an Anglo-Indian, was born in Pune in Maharashtra, and studied at Bishop High School and St. Vincent's High School, before joining the War Service in 1939.

Priyanshi Panthi said: (Feb 15, 2012)  
When does he born?

Mohamed Bhasharath said: (Mar 20, 2012)  
Wilson Jones on the 11th of December 1958, when he emerged as the winner in the World Amateur Billiards Championship held at Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta. Wilson was the first ever Sportsperson of Independent India who had won the World Championship in any sport.

Answer : B.

Vinay Magotra said: (May 30, 2012)  
Wilson Jones won the amateur world championship twice, in 1958(held in Kolkatta )and 1964(held in New Zealand).

Sapna said: (Aug 11, 2012)  
Wilson Lionel Garton Jones, generally known as Wilson Jones was an Indian Billiards Player, and was the first World Champion in any sport that India had produced. Not only excellent Player, he also served as a commendable Billiards player and polished a number of Indian Billiards Players into extra-ordinary performers at International level.

Fiza said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
Wilson Lionel Garton-Jones (2 May 1922 - 5 October 2003) was a professional player of English billiards from India. Jones, a dominant national amateur champion for more than a decade, won the amateur world championship twice, in 1958 and 1964. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1962, the Padma Shri Award in 1965, and the Dronacharya Award in 1996.

Jones, an Anglo-Indian, was born in Pune in Maharashtra, and studied at Bishop High School and St. Vincent's High School, before joining the War Service in 1939. In 1950, he won his first national title, defeating T. A. Selvaraj in the final. During the next sixteen years, he won the amateur National Billiards Championship of Indian twelve times. In 1958, he won the World Amateur Billiards Championship held at Great Eastern Hotel in Calcutta. This was followed up by another world title in 1964 in New Zealand.

Sourav Debnath said: (Nov 12, 2013)  
In 1958, he won the World Amateur Billiards Championship held at Great Eastern Hotel in Calcutta. This was followed up by another world title in 1964 in New Zealand.

Priyanka Verma said: (Jul 5, 2014)  
"Wilson Jones" was the first to win the world amateur billiards title. He won this title in 1958, he won it in Sydney, Australia. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1962, the Padma Shri Award in 1965, and the Dronacharya Award in 1996.

Jitendar said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
"Wilson Jones" was the first to win the world amateur billiards title. He won this title in 1958, he won it in Sydney, Australia. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1962, the Padma Shri Award in 1965, and the Dronacharya Award in 1996.

Harshit said: (Dec 16, 2014)  
Wilson Jones was the first to win the world amateur billiards title in 1958.

Subhadarshi Sethy said: (Mar 1, 2016)  
Who is Geet Sethi?

Srinavith said: (Apr 10, 2016)  
Who is Manoj Kothari?

Arvind Kumar said: (May 18, 2016)  
Wilson Lionel Garton Jones was a professional player of English billiards from India and the first to win the world amateur billiards title. He won this title in 1958, he won it in Sydney, Australia.

In 1958, he won the World Amateur Billiards Championship held at Great Eastern Hotel in Calcutta.

Sanket said: (Jul 12, 2016)  
Wilson Lionel Garton-Jones (2 May 1922 -5 October 2003) was a professional player of English billiards from India.

Jones, a dominant national amateur champion for more than a decade, won the amateur world championship twice, in 1958 and 1964.

Siri Reddy said: (Jul 13, 2016)  
Who is Micheal Ferreira?

M.Srinivas said: (Sep 11, 2016)  
Wilson Jones, which state he belongs to?

Ayush Mishra said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
Who was Geet Sethi?

Ayush Mishra said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
Which city Wilson Jones belong to?

M.Lavanya said: (Nov 8, 2016)  
Wilson Jones belongs to Pune in Maharashtra.

Sarita said: (Dec 14, 2016)  
In which year Wilson Jones win?

Rajat said: (Jan 6, 2017)  
When was he born?

Pramod said: (Jan 27, 2017)  
Geet Siriram Sethi (born 17 April 1961) is a professional player of English billiards who dominated the sport throughout much of the 1990s, and a notable amateur (ex-pro) snooker player. He is a six-time winner of the professional-level and a three-time winner of the amateur World Championships, and holder of two world records, in English billiards. He, along with Prakash Padukone, has co-founded Olympic Gold Quest, a Foundation for the Promotion of Sports in India.

Dinesh said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Wilson Jones was a Welsh international footballer who played as a centre-forward for Wrexham, Birmingham and Nottingham Forest in the Football League.

He was Birmingham's top scorer on three occasions in the First Division in the 1930s. He won two caps for Wales, the first on 27 March 1935 against Northern Ireland at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, when he scored the first goal in a 3-1 win and the second on 20 May 1939, a 1-1 draw against France in Paris.

Abi Sundaram said: (May 12, 2017)  
Thank you all for giving more information about Wilson Jones.

Utsav Balhara Avi said: (Jul 2, 2017)  
Who were his parents?

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