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IN THE CITY

Jain stuns Sethi

Himanshu Jain of Andhra Pradesh shocked Geet Sethi on the opening day of the singles event of Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship on Sunday. Jain won 63-54, 29-64, 23-58, 59-15, 53-32.

Sourav Kothari, Aditya Mehta and Aloke Kumar, however, got off to winning starts. The team of Alok Kumar & Anil Poddar, meanwhile, outplayed local lads Brijesh Damani and Abhishek Kedia to win pro-am doubles event.

Telegraph Cup

The Telegraph A defeated CitiBank 1-0 in the CC&FC Corporate Five-a-side invitational football tournament for The Telegraph Cup 2012 at Calcutta Cricket & Football Club. Results Pratidin 4 SPS Group 1; The Nielsen Co. 1 CESC 0; Eveready Industry Ind. 4 Khaitan & Co. 1; Wesman Eng. 5 Volvo Trucks India 2; Panorama Electronic 3 HSBC HDPI 1; Highlife Management 3 Berger Paints 1; Lintas 2 ITC B 0; TCS Red 3 Wipro Infotech 1; Cognizant Technology 4 Assam Tea Brokers 1; Seaways Shipping 1 Blue Star 1; Selvel 10 Birla Tyres 0; Wipro Ltd. 2 Pernod Ricard 0; Magma B 2 Intercraft Auto City 0; Jayshree Tea 4 Inspectorate Griffith 1

Basketball

Loreto Dharamtala B and Future Foundation entered the semi-finals of the junior division of the inter-school basketball meet on Sunday. While B beat Loreto Dharamtala A 19-11, Future Foundation defeated Birla High School 24-16.

Rally team

The state will have its first-ever indigenously composed team recognized by the FMSCI the Speedy Bongs taking part in the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC). While Sk Ajgar Ali of Haldia will take part in the 2000cc Indian National Rally Championship, teammate and city-based Sourav Chaudhuri will be in the Indian junior national championship (up to 1600 cc).