Aparajita on 7-gold rung
Port beat Eastern Coalfields
CLT table tennis
Indian duo finishes 17th
Radical upsets calculations

Calcutta, June 8 
Aparajita Pramanik won two more events in girls’ group II competition on the final day of the state age-group aquatics meet to finish with a whopping seven titles. The city girl left the fields behind in 50m and 200m freestyle races.

The final day saw four new state records, including one more by Gouranga Mondal.

The South 24 Parganas boy, competing in group II, sank his fourth meet record in three days by winning the 100m breaststroke in one minute, 17.26 seconds.

Putul Nandy rewrote her own mark in girls’ group I 200m breaststroke, clocking three minutes, 03.02 seconds. Her previous record was 03:05.38.

Snehashish Mukherjee’s timing of 26.11 seconds in boys’ group I 50m freestyle bettered S. Ganguly’s previous mark of 26.34.

In boys’ group I 100m butterfly, Sudip Chatterjee clocked one minute, 01.29 seconds to erase Akbar Ali Mir’s 1995 record.    

Calcutta, June 8 
Port Trust beat Eastern Coalfields 2-0 in the CFL first division group A clash at Batanagar today. Kaushik Prasad and Rabi Karmakar were the scorers.

Peerless edged past Kidderpore by the odd goal in three at Rajdanga. Kaushik Dey and Liton Majumdar were on target for Peerless, Niladri Chakraborty for Kidderpore.

Bata rode Partha Banerjee’s 50th-minute strike to full points over West Bengal Police. The day’s fourth group A tie, featuring Aryan and City AC, ended goalless. A hattrick was recorded in second division action today, IBAC’s L.D. Murmu netting all three goals against Howrah Town.

Inter-club meet

The International Club is organising an inter-club sports carnival from Saturday as part of its platinum jubilee celebrations, it was announced at a press conference this evening.

Twelve clubs, besides the hosts, will vie for honours in tennis, snooker, bridge and darts. All finals will come off on June 17.    

Calcutta, June 8 
The quarter finalists were identified in the sub-junior girls’ event of the CLT table tennis championships today. Those making the last eight were Ria Dasgupta, Saptadipa Ghosh, Aparna Pal, Arpita Banerjee, Soumi Mondal, Arjama Ghosh, Sarabi Mondal, Agamani Mitra.    

Calcutta, June 8 
It has almost become a ritual for a Chinese pair to top the Worldwide Bridge contest and this year’s 14th edition held last Friday and Saturday was no exception. The Chinese duo of Lelin and Luowenchan scored 75.23% in Saturday’s game to head the rankings list posted so far on the World Bridge Federation website.

Compatriots, Gu Ming Yuan and Han Peng Fei, scored 73.67 in the same day to finish second.

In third place was Italy’s L. Treta and P. Raffa (73.29 on Friday), followed by Frank Zdziencki-Joan Jones of Wales (73.08 on Friday) and Italy’s M. Sabdli and L. Ventriglia (72.99 on Friday). The best Asian performance came from Thailand as Sunisa Vatanask-Virat Chinmanas finished sixth overall with a score of 72.51 on Saturday.

The best Indian performance came on Saturday from Vijay Kumar Agarwal and Surendra Kumar Ghatak at the Gymkhana Club in Allahabad with a score of 70.04 (down from 73.42 on local scoring) which also enabled them to finish first in WBF Zone 4 (Africa, Asia and Middle East, covering all countries from Bangladesh in the East to the whole of Africa in the West) and 17th overall worldwide.

They were 6th worldwide on Saturday. This is the second best Indian performance ever in the worldwide contest after the second place achieved in 1992 by Sumitra Kumar Sen and Nikhil Nandy from Dibrugarh.

The score of the top Calcutta pair, Bharati Dey and Madan Lal Agarwal dropped practically from the local score of about 71 on Saturday to 64.84 on the World-wide match-pointing which was still good enough to fetch them third place in India, behind P. N. Malhotra and R. Wahi who scored 65.45 the same evening at Hyderabad, but only 78th place Worldwide.

Among the other Indian pairs who performed creditably were C. K. Krishnan-R. Kini (64.06 in Bangalore on Saturday), Jitu Solani-Ramani (62.99 in Mumbai on Friday) and Madhav Lal Capoor-Anil Sondhi (62.93 ), up from 61.36 locally, at Calcutta on Friday).    

The R. Shanker-trained Radical scored an upset victory in the S. V. Subramaniam Memorial Gold Cup in Mysore on Thursday. Hanumant Singh partnered the Wassl Reef-Flashing Bee daughter to victory.


(With inter-state dividends)

1. Alakananda Plate 1,100m: (8-1-5) Hilary (Rajesh) 1; Glass Slipper 2; Gregarious Grey 3. Won by: 3; 5; (1-8.5). Tote: Win Rs 35; Place: 12; 16; 41; Quinella: 28; Tanala: 324. Fav: Glass Slipper (1).

2. Birthday Girl Plate, Div-II 1,400m: (9-6-10) Queen’s Award (Bhati) 1; Swiss Knife 2; Western Ghats 3. Won by: 5-1/2; 1-1/4; (1-28.7). Tote: Win Rs 155; Place: 33; 29; 35; Quinella: 764; Tanala: 24,225. Fav: Cosmic Creation (5).

3. Birthday Girl Plate, Div-I 1,400m: (5-6-7) Rock Sea (Hanumant) 1; Divisional 2; Bon Honour 3. Won by: 1/2; 3/4; (1-29.7). Tote: Win Rs 94; Place: 32; 21; 31; Quinella: 170; Tanala: 3,147. Fav: Divisional (6).

4. Ganjam Plate, Div-I 1,200m: (9-6-4) A For Alfa (Faisal Ismail) 1; Dealers Ace 2; Persian Sky 3. Won by: 1-1/4; 3/4; (1-15.1). Tote: Win Rs 16; Place: 11; 39; 33; Quinella: 132; Tanala: 1,161. Fav: A For Alfa (9).

5. S. V. Subramaniam Memorial Gold Cup 1,100m: (9-6-2) Radical (Hanumant) 1; Greek Lady 2; Random Hearts 3. Won by: 1-1/4; 5; (1-8.5). Tote: Win Rs 202; Place: 26; 13; 30; Quinella: 117; Tanala: 7,140. Fav: Greek Lady (6).

6. Ganjam Plate, Div-II 1,200m: (5-10-9) Arabian Beauty (Arun) 1; You Bee Forty 2; Solo Knight 3. Won by: SH; 3-1/2; (1-16.1). Tote: Win Rs 35; Place: 16; 35; 29; Quinella: 178; Tanala: 3,384. Fav: Arabian Beauty (5).

7. Ramanagar Plate 1,200m: (1-4-9) Carbon Copy (Shafiq) 1; Cruising Away 2; Travel Around 3. Won by: 1/2; 3/4; (1-13.4). Tote: Win Rs 162; Place: 47; 14; 22; Quinella: 172; Ta-nala: 1,483. Fav: Lost Horizon (2).

8. Sargur Plate 1,400m: (11-13-2) Cyclades (Ramesh) 1; One Step Ahead 2; Imperial Weapon 3. Won by: 1-3/4; SH; (1-28.2). Tote: Win Rs 40; Place: 19; 299; 15; Quinella: 3,370; Tanala: 17,796. Fav: Imperial Weapon (2).

Jackpot: Rs 34,762 (Carried over); (C) Rs 4,469.

Treble: (i) Rs 10,869; (ii) Rs 1,774.    


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