Meet starts sans upsets
Sticky turf spoils five matches
Services teams for open events
CAB gains Rs 60 lakh
Mysore Races/ Mayfair bags main event
Track Trials/ Alamito, Alcalde shine

 
 
MEET STARTS SANS UPSETS 
 
 
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
 
Bhubaneswar, July 3: 
The Telegraph Schools Chess Championships’ first leg of the year, which got underway at the Sahid Nagar gymnasium-cum-incoor hall here Wednesday has so far seen no major upsets with one round of the three-round elimination section completed.

Top seed Abinash Das of DAV Public Scool, Unit-8, who was fourth last year, started his campaign with a win over Kalikedar Nath Behera. Similarly, second seed Abhishikta Pattnaik of Harihara Vidyapeeth, who finished fifth in last year’s championship (the first edition here), beat Kamonasish Mazpidar. Third seeded Brhmajyoti Mohant of Sraswati Sishu Mandir, Unit-8 beat Kodandadhar Patra.

Kono Moharana lost to Aurobindo Khuntia while Y. Kranti Kumar defeated Kumar Sankar.

The championship being held in association with Horlicks, started with a record number of 316 participants (an increase of 82 over last year) including 49 girls from 80 schools. The closing ceremony of the championship will be held on July 9.

The championship was jointly inaugurated this afternoon by Orissa State Chess Association president S. Srinivasan and by Deepika Debadrashini, the youngest girl participant of the tournament.

Prize money this year has been enhanced by Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000, and the big participation has needed elimination rounds.

The Orissa State Chess Association is organising the meet in association with the Alekhine Chess Club, Calcutta.

   

 
 
STICKY TURF SPOILS FIVE MATCHES 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, July 3: 
Unplayable surface forced the abandonment of five Calcutta Football League matches Wednesday. Though the downpour was not enough to rule out football totally, improper maintenance of grounds, it was learnt, was the main culprit.

The first division matches to suffer were between Howrah Union and City AC at Mohammedan Sporting (group A) and Behala Youth and Bally Protiva at the SAP ground in Barrackpore (group B). The second division games abandoned were scheduled to be held at the Customs, B.G. Press and Police grounds.

With a number of matches falling through over the last few days, a staggering 21 matches have been scheduled for Thursday.

Where ground conditions permitted football, like at the Howrah Stadium, Subhashish Chakraborty’s brace helped BNR beat West Bengal Police 3-0 in a group A match. Pankaj Basak scored the other goal.

In another group A match, Sonali Shibir beat Kalighat Club 1-0 at the Mohun Bagan ground with Subrata Pal hitting the winner. In the third Group A match of the day, Laltu Mondal’s solitary strike helped Peerless beat Wari 1-0.

In group B, Aryan downed Barisha SC 1-0, Subhashish Bhattacharya scoring the winner. In a second division match, S. Naskar of Kalighat MS was shown the red card against IBAC. His team lost 1-3.

Yakubu arrives

Mohun Bagan’s new Nigerian recruit, defender Yakubu, arrived at the city Wednesday,club authorities informed. He will join practice on Thursday. Mohun Bagan’s Brazilian superstar Jose Ramirez Barreto will also arrive in the city on the same day.

Barreto had kept ther Mohun Bagan fans on tenterhooks since he declared last season that he would be looking out for greener pastures.

East Bengal’s New Nigerian recruit, midfielder Mike Okoro who was with ITI last season, is expected to arrive on Saturday.

   

 
 
SERVICES TEAMS FOR OPEN EVENTS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, July 3: 
The fifth sub-junior and seventh sprint national rowing championships will be held over the Lake Club Course from Thursday to Sunday, it was announced Wednesday.

Eleven state teams and two from the Services will take part in the meets. The Services teams in contention are Services Sports Control Board and SERA.

Competition will be held in three categories — elite, challenger and open. The Services teams will not be allowed to take part in the elite and the challenger categories.

THE BENGAL CONTINGENT

SUB-JUNIOR BOYS: Pradipto Sur, Anurag Kar, Dilip Safi, Subhojit Mukherjee, Shiv K. Singh, Soumen Dutta, Rahul Banerjee, Ranjit Sarkar, S. Guha, Varun Gupta, Projesh. SUB-JUNIOR GIRLS: Aparna Gupta, Juni Mishra, Aparna Gupta, Tilottama Sarkar, Amanda Hynes, Saheli Chowdhury, Aheli Banerjee, Sabrina Bal, Roshni Majumdar, Snigdhi Pal Chowdhury, Mani Gupta, Komal Lama. OPEN GIRLS: Tilottama Palli, Sriparna Samazdar, Shyantoni Pal Chowdhury, Sarbani Das, Olivia Roy, Aparajita Sen, Hindula Dutta Roy. CHALLENGER FOURS: Arindam Mazumdar, Priyankur Kulkarni, Sougata Burdhan, Johar Roy. CHALLENGER COXLESS PAIRS: Shyamal Tikadar, Arjundeep Sen Gupta. CHALLENGER DOUBLE SCULL: Ranjit Kr Singh, Harjinder Singh. CHALLENGER SCULL: Subendu Mukherjee. ELITE FOURS: Rishi Kr Singh, Gurprit Singh Dhillon, Shakil Ahmed, Rajesh Gupta. ELITE PAIRS: Amit Singh, Indranil Chowdhury. ELITE DOUBLE SCULL: Rishi Kr Singh, Gurprit Singh Dhillon. ELITE SCULL: Sashi Kumar Singh.

   

 
 
CAB GAINS RS 60 LAKH 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, July 3: 
The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has gained Rs 60 lakh from the India-England one-dayer played at Eden Gardens on January 19.

The figure, unprecedented according to sources concerned, was tabled at the CAB working committee meeting Wednesday.

Sub-junior cricket

Kunal Chowdhury of Sports Lovers Association was named Player of the Meet at the Ambar Roy Memorial sub-junior cricket tournament. Biswanath CCC, Palta, got the Fair Play Trophy. The prizes will be given away at the annual function on July 27.

Bengal girls best

Bengal emerged champions at the sub-junior cricket tournament for girls that concluded in Uttaranchal on Monday.

   

 
 
MYSORE RACES/ MAYFAIR BAGS MAIN EVENT 
 
 
BY TITAN BOY
 
Mysore, July 3: 
Ridden with supreme confidence by jockey A. Imran Khan, the C. A. Kuts-trained Mayfair claimed the Kollegal Plate at the Mysore races held on Wednesday.

RESULTS

(With inter-state dividends)

1. Kollegal Plate 1,800m: (1-2-3) Mayfair (A. Imran) 1; Grey Bull 2; Three To Count 3. Won by: 1/2; 4-1/2; (1-57.6). Tote: Win Rs 16; Place: 13; 21; Quinella: 50; Shp: 40; Tanala: 113. Fav: Mayfair (1).

2. H. H. Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club Gold Trophy, Div-II 1,200m: (3-2-9) Laplander (R. Marshall) 1; Random Hearts 2; Atlantic Prince 3. Won by: 4-1/4; 5; (1-15.5). Tote: Win Rs 49; Place: 17; 13; 94; Quinella: 44; Shp: 41; Tanala: 2,620. Fav: Random Hearts (2).

3. Karighatta Plate 1,800m: (3-7-1) Squeeze (D. Singh) 1; Daiimio 2; Tattoo 3. Won by: 2-1/2; 1-1/4; (1-58.9). Tote: Win Rs 68; Place: 20; 17; 38; Quinella: 185; Shp: 57; Tan-ala: 2,027. Fav: London Bells (2).

4. H. H. Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club Gold Trophy, Div-I 1,200m: (9-6-8) Cormac (Rajinder) 1; Tulsa Time 2; Emmenbrucke 3. Won by: 1-1/2; 4; (1-15.5). Tote: Win Rs 73; Place: 23; 27; 20; Quinella: 702; Shp: 77; Tanala: 4,548. Fav: Dilmerub (3).

5. Oncidium Plate 1,200m: (6-9-5) Decision Maker (Harish) 1; Skipping Away 2; Tequila Ride 3. Won by: 2-3/4; 1/2; (1-15.8). Tote: Win Rs 67; Place: 22; 35; 45; Quinella: 222; Shp: 73; Tanala: 6,574. Fav: Finest Flare (3).

6. Bidadi Plate 1,200m: (11-1-6) Tina’s Tune (Shobhan) 1; Greek Lady 2; Octane 3. Won by: 3-1/2; Nk; (1-16). Tote: Win Rs 357; Place: 46; 26; 33; Quinella: 1,462; Shp: 104; Tanala: 22,015. Fav: Clipper (3).

Jackpot: Rs 36,841 (Carried over); (C) Rs 9,473.

Treble: (i) Rs 756; (ii) Rs 25,544.
   

 
 
TRACK TRIALS/ ALAMITO, ALCALDE SHINE 
 
 
BY OUR TURF CORRESPONDENT
 
Calcutta, July 3: 
Alamito and Alcalde worked well on Wednesday.:

Outer sand track

1,000m: Approval (Amil) in 1-20s; (400m) 31s. Sencai (Som S.) and Grand Lodge (E. Smith) in 1-16s; (400m) 30s. Level. Alamito (Islam) and Alcalde (Rabani) in 1-12s; (400m) 29s. Level. Adducer (Rabani) and Magician (Islam) in 1-14s; (400m) 29s. Level. Lovely Project (Rb) in 1-22s; (400m) 30s. Arrayal (Rabani) and Pehlvan (Islam) in 1-17s; (400m) 30s. Former was 3 ls better. Dictate (Haroon) and Cup of Life (Amil) in 1-23s; (400m) 31s. Former was a distance better. Mr Bombshell (Rabani) and Queen’s Logic (Islam) in 1-17s; (400m) 30s. Former was a distance better.

800m: Rescue Act (Rabani) and Acute (Islam) in 58s; (400m) 29s. Level. Venus (Som S.) in 1-3s; (400m) 32s. Winning Hand (Som S.) in 59s; (400m) 30s. Moved easy. Heaven’s Blessing (G. Singh) in 1-4s; (400m) 30s.

600m: Beneficent (Gurang) in 46s; (400m) 29s. Tequila Shot (G. Singh) in 47s; (400m) 29s.

400m: Dancing Rhythm (G. Singh) in 29s. Sky Command (Amil) in 29s. Scenic Song (Haroon) in 30s. Knoxville (Upadhya) in 30s. Prince of Fashion (Dalpat) in 31s.

Sand track

1,000m: Touch of Elegance (Brij S.) in 1-23s; (400m) 33s.

600m: Finders Keeper (Dalpat) in 49s; (400m) 31s.    

 

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