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Big-prize bridge

Leading Indian players will vie for top honours in a bridge competition, starting at Bengal Rowing Club Friday.

Forty-six state and ten outstation teams, including national champions Formidables and C.V. Rao’s team, will take part in the meet. The three-day Shree Cement bridge meet will also offer Rs. 2.80 lakh as total prize money. There will be two events — team and pairs. While the team champions will take home Rs. 1 lakh, the best in the pairs event will be richer by Rs. 30,000.

The meet, being held under West Bengal Bridge Association’s supervision, will be played in a 12-session Swiss format.

Mary Ann sole leader

Mary Ann Gomes (6 points) opened up a one-point lead in the girls’ section of the Wipro Young Super Genius chess meet at Gorky Sadan on Tuesday. She maintained an all-win record after six rounds. Orissa’s Kiran Mohanty was trailing her by a point. Among the boys, Saurav Chakraborty and Rahul Sangma shared the lead with all-win record.

Tennis centre

The Floodlit Tennis Training Centre will be inaugurated at the Calcutta Gymkhana Club at Park Circus Maidan on Saturday. It will provide the aspirants with training and academic guidance towards a cent par cent tennis scholarship in a tie-up with NCAA Division I universities in the US. Arka Mondal, the current highest ITF ranked player, is the first recipient of the scholarship.

The centre will also conduct exchange trips with similar tennis academies in the Asia/Oceania region, with leading Indian players offering tips to the trainees on regular basis. The centre will also take care of travelling and supervision for the trainees in a tournament.

Schools’ cricket

New Alipore Multipurpose School (NAMS) defeated Naktala High School by six wickets in the CAB inter-school meet on Tuesday. Aditya Sengupta (112) and Srijit Das (94) helped NAMS to the victory target easily.

BRIEF SCORES: Naktala HS 257/7 (Debjit Basu 104; Anandam Paul 4/40). NAMS 258/4 (Aditya Sengupta 112, Srijit Das 94). NAMS won by 6 wkts.

CU best in yoga

Calcutta University emerged overall champions in men’s category of the inter-university yoga championships, recently held in Amritsar. According to information received here, CU became the first university from the east zone to have won the title. CU girls finished third in overall section. In all, 66 universities took part in the championships.

Felicitation

District School Sports Association (South Calcutta) will felicitate 150 boys and girls, who have been faring well in the school games for the past three years. The association’s own ground near Lake Kalibari will be formally opened on Wednesday.

TODAY IN SPORT

CHESS: Wipro Super Genius meet at Gorky Sadan.

SQUASH: Merchants Cup at Calcutta Racket Club.


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