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Sports honours for Tata firms

Tata Motors (Pune) and Tata Steel ‘A’ hogged the limelight in the two-day inter-company indoor games, which concluded in Jamshedpur on Sunday.

While the former grabbed the top slot in table tennis and carom competitions at New Badminton Hall, the latter emerged winners in chess at the adjacent JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Tata Motors paddlers defeated Tata Steel ‘A’ 3-2 in the table tennis finals and later put it across Tata Steel wire division (Boisor) 13-24, 23-16, 19-17 to claim the carom title.

Host Tata Steel ‘A’ made up for its table tennis loss by garnering maximum 14 points to win the chess tournament. Tata Motors finished second with 11 points while Tata Steel ‘B’ took the third spot with 10 points.

Both Tata Motors and Tata Steel ‘A’ paddlers reached the summit clash by handing out 3-0 defeat to Titan Industries ‘A’ (Bangalore) and Titan Industries ‘C’, respectively, in the last four stage.

In the carom semis, the automobile giants beat Tata Chemicals (Mithapur) 23-14, 25-8 ,while Tata Steel wire division (Mumbai) got the better of Voltas Limited (Mumbai) 25-10, 25-7.

The steel major’s deputy vice-president (raw materials) Rajeev Singhal handed over the prizes.

Tata Steel sports department chief Farzan Heerjee, senior manager Charles Borromeo and other functionaries were present.

The event, in which nine firms under Tata group participated, was organised by Tata Steel in association with Tata Sports Club (Mumbai).