Big turnout for Guwahati leg
Soumyajit, Medha best
Double hattrick
Bangalore Races/ Blue Hare surprises
Calcutta Races/ Track trials

Guwahati, July 1: 
As the ABITA indoor stadium here prepares for the inauguration of the Guwahati leg of the The Telegraph Schools’ Chess, the list of participants has reached 116 and growing. Entries will be accepted till Tuesday morning, the day of the inauguration.

So far 47 schools from the North-East states have been represented in the fray of this third and final leg preceding the Calcutta grand finals.

From Guwahati alone, 36 schools have entered. Apart from the hosts, students from Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya are also in contention.

G. Inao Sharma, Raju Loukrakram, Malabika Singh, Nandan Buragohain, Trailokya Nanda and Abhinav Barua are tipped as favourites in the tournament.

Five-year-old Kaushik Doley and six-and-half-year-old Nisha Singh are the youngest contestants among the boys and girls, respectively.

Director in-charge, North-East regional sub-centre of the Sports Authority of India, Harakanta Borgohain will inaugurate the event in the stadium hall Tuesday at 1.30 pm and the first round begins after an hour.

The following days will have two round-each session of four hours daily till July 7 in the nine round Swiss league.

The top five finishers of this leg get to travel to the Calcutta finals. They will be joined by the top fiVe finishers from Bhubaneswar and Jamshedour.

This leg carries ten cash prizes and 18 special prizes. The winner will take home Rs 4,000 plus the trophy, while the runner-up gets Rs 3,000.

There will also be a trophy for the Best School, for collecting maximum points counting top four scores.

The prize distribution ceremony is slated for July 8. Coca-Cola will be serving soft drinks to the participants during the tournament.


Calcutta, July 1: 
Soumyajit Ghosh and Medha Moitra lifted the nursery boys and girls titles, respectively, at the Cossim Bazar table tennis championship in Siliguri today.

According to information received here, Soumyajit laboured hard to beat Priyabrata Das 31-29, 21-11 while Medha won easily against Shreya Ghosh 21-18, 21-11. Shanta Sabuj Chakraborty was the cadet boys champion and Sharmila Thakur won the cadet girls title.


Finals — Nursery boys: Soumyajit Ghosh bt Priyabrata Das 31-29, 21-11. Nursery girls: Medha Moitra bt Shreya Ghosh 21-18, 21-11. Cadet boys: Shanta Sabuj Chakraborty bt Kuntal Basak 13-21, 21-18, 21-15. Cadet girls: Sharmila Thakur bt Sabana Parveen 21-8, 21-17.

Semi-finals — Sub-jr boys: Amarnath Das bt Soumyajit Sarkar 21-11, 21-18, 18-21, 14-21, 21-18; Avishek Mukherjee bt Sudipto Ghosh 22-20, 21-11, 21-18. Sub-jr girls: Salankara Mahalonobish bt Triparna Biswas 21-13, 21-18, 12-21, 21-14; Sukanya Bose bt Pallavi Kundu 21-8, 12-21, 18-21, 21-17, 21-13. Boys singles: Snehashish Bhattacharya bt Niloy Basak 21-17, 21-18, 21-18; Subhodip Das bt Soumyajit Sarkar 15-21, 21-13, 23-21, 21-17. Girls singles: Soumi Mondal bt Runa Roy 21-15, 21-13, 13-21, 21-10; Manisha Chakraborty bt Meenu Basak 23-21, 21-15, 16-21, 19-21, 21-15.


Calcutta, July 1: 
Debashish Pal of Orient Club scored six goals in his side’s 12-0 demolition of Manicktola SA in a Calcutta Football League 5th division match at the Rangers ground today. The winners were leading 6-0 at halftime and Pal scored all his goals following the breather.

In another match, Ramkrishna SC beat Southern AC 2-0 and the latter’s Moloy Khamuri was shown the red card.

CCCC donation

Calcutta Cricket Coaching Centre (CCCC) today donated Rs 8,000 and Rs 2,000 worth of necessary goods to former Ranji cricketer Pulin Mitra, who is struggling to make both ends meet these days. Minister Ashok Bhattacharjee spoke of providing him with a place to live as well.


Bangalore, July 1: 
Jockey Sathish Narredu partnered the Madhu B. Mangalorkar-trained Blue Hare to a surprise win in the Juvenile Sprinters’ Million in Bangalore on Sunday.


(With inter-state dividends)
1. Hampi Cup, Div-II 1,200m: (2-1-5) Crowned (Prakash) 1; Semoran 2; Leading Conquest 3. Won by: 1/2; Nk; (1-17.3). Tote: Win Rs 17; Place: 12; 21; 26; Quinella: 76; Tanala: 729. Fav: Crowned (2).
2. Chamundi Hill Cup 1,400m: (3-7-5) Money Spinner (R. Marshall) 1; Vertigo 2; Masti 3. Not run: Bracelete Queen (4). Won by: 6; 3/4; (1-30.5). Tote: Win Rs 59; Place: 17; 32; 17; Quinella: 400; Tanala: 3,678. Fav: Forestry (2).
3. M. Ali Asker Memorial Plate, Div-II 1,200m; (4-2-7) Golden Collection (S. Narredu) 1; Acceptor 2; Walk In The Clouds 3. Won by: 1/2; 1/2; (1-15.4). Tote: Win Rs 30; Place: 14; 24; 52; Quinella: 148; Tanala: 2,477. Fav: Star Liner (6).
4. Honeyday Plate 1,600m: (3-5-8) Pink Squirrel (C. Krishnan) 1; Aerobatic 2; Hello Baby 3. Won by: Nk; 5-1/4; (1-42.6). Tote: Win Rs 89; Place: 17; 16; 12; Quinella: 148; Tanala: 567. Fav: Hello Baby (8).
5. M. Ali Asker Memorial Plate, Div-I 1,200m: (3-5-2) Classic Belle (Surjeet) 1; Butter Sponge 2; Chity Bang 3. Won by: 1; 4; (1-15.8). Tote: Win Rs 67; Place: 21; 14; 34; Quinella: 106; Tanala: 2,076. Fav: Butter Sponge (5).
6. Juvenile Sprinters’ Million 1,200m: (2-5-7) Blue Hare (S. Narr-edu) 1; Aprilia 2; The Archer 3. Won by: 1-1/4; 2; (1-14.9). Tote: Win Rs 90; Place: 21; 10; 90; Quinella: 45; Tanala: 4,500. Fav: Aprilia (5). (Note: Hero Worship finished third but was demoted following objection).
7. Hampi Cip. Div-I 1,200m: (1-2-4) Kirkcaldy (Appu) 1; Ankole 2; Krugar Park 3. Won by: 3/4; 2-3/4; (1-16.5). Tote: Win Rs 26; Place: 12; 13; 17; Quinella: 44; Tanala 337. Fav: Karkcaldy (1).
8. Kunigal Stud Plate 2,000m: (4-2-3) Mr. Belvedere (Gallagher) 1; Arikana 2; Soviet Ace 3. Won by: 2-3/4; Nk; (2-11.3). Tote: Win Rs 92; Place: 27; 17; Quinella: 77; Tanala: 994. Fav: Arikana (2).
9. Romantic Dancer Plate 1,400m: (4-7-6) Star Pegasus (Prakash) 1; Wovoka 2; Starstruck 3. Won by: 5; 4; (1-29.2). Tote: Win Rs 19; Place: 13; 21; 62; Quinella: 74; Tanala: 1,146. Fav: Star Pegasus (4).
Jackpot: Rs 32,317; (C) Rs 5,703.
Treble: (i) Rs 234; (ii) Rs 1,588; (iii) Rs 810.

Calcutta, July 1: 
The following track work was noted yesterday.

Monsoon track

1,000m: Victoria Rose (Rb) and Sunset Down (Islam) in 1-11s; (400m) 26s. They were level.Tequila Shot (Shanker) and Floral path (G; Singh) in 1-10s; (400m) 25s. Both were level.Heaven´s Blessing (Shanker) in 1-12s; (400m) 26s
800m: Flying Scot (Rb) in 55s; (400m) 24s. Good. Pure Passion (P. Alford) in 54s; (400m) 24s. Good. Starina (Rutherford) in 1-2s; (400m) 27s. Gold Buck (Shanker) in 1-0s; (400m) 26s.Eau Savage (Shanker) in 55s; (400m) 25s. Easy. Ispahan (Gowli) in 56s; (400m) 26s. Fit. Kargil Soldier (F. Khan) in 1-1s; (400m) 25s. Prince Obolensky (K. Kumar) in 53s; (400m) 24s. Note. Santillana (Saran) and Almond Rock (Yasin) in 55s; (400m) 24s. Former better. Staffordshire (Rb) in 55s; (400m) 23s. Handy. Mameena (K. Kumar) in 52s; (400m) 23s. Fit. On The Bit (F. Khan) in 52s; (400m) 24s. Handy. Winning Hand (Gowli) in 52s; (400m) 23s. Note. Software (G. Singh) in 57s; (400m) 26s. Easy. Double Dancer (Gowli) in 55s; (400m) 25s. Fit. Raaz (Rb) in 57s; (400m) 25s. Easy. Glass Slipper (F. Khan) in 53s; (400m) 24s. Fit. Ace of Spades (F. Khan) in 58s; (400m) 26s.
600m: Rich Dominion (Rb) and Grecian Prince (Kujur) in 47s; (400m) 27s. Both level. Solo Act (Engineer) in 47s; (400m) 28s. Just Kidding (P. Alf-ord) in 47s; (400m) 28s. Russian Czar (Rutherford) in 48s; (400m) 30s.

Sand track

1,000m: Grand Logic (Rb) in 1-22s; (400m) 29s.
800m: Consul´s Secret Jaiswal) in 58s; (400m) 26s.Armila (Engineer) in 57s; (400m) 24s. Easy. Sovereign Bullet (Saran) in 58s; (400m) 29s. Ballard Lady (F. Khan) in 56s; (400m) 26s. Tsaynen Blue (Gowli) in 56s; (400m) 26s. Spanish Drum’s (Saran S.) in 1-2s; (400m) 26s.
600m: Peace Envoy (B. Gurang) in 49s; (400m) 30s.

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