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Shanker pips Koireng

Imphal, May 18: Eighth seed Y. Shanker Singh got the better of L. Koireng as he snatched the championís title with a better progressive score after the two were locked at six points each in the final of the 19th Y. Nilamani Memorial Open Chess Tournament at Singjamei Community Hall.

The final seventh round saw Y. Shanker pitted against ninth seed L. Koireng.

They managed a draw to split half a point each.

However, Shanker outpaced Koireng with a progressive score of 25 against 24.5 respectively.

First seed Rk. Bhogen Singh defeated second seed S. Premjit Singh to finish with six points as well but a low progressive score of 23.5 points.

Players who finished with 5.5 points include Th. Oley, G. Inao Sharma. E. Shashikanta Singh.

N. Loken and Th. Poireinganba finished with five points each.

Among the players in the tournament, Th. Jugeshwor Singh was adjudged Best Senior Player while L. Tulkisore got the junior best player title.

L. Abungo was declared the Best Disciplined Team in the meet.

Second seed S. Premjit Singh finished with a low 4.5 points, along with A. Sharat, E. Shashikanta, Mahesh Powar, O. Ningthem, Ph. Surjakanta, L. Yemen and S. Herojit Singh.

AMFA move

The All Manipur Football Association executive council decided to hand over the president-in-charge baton to K. Baruni Singh after president A. Santoshkumar submitted his resignation after an executive meeting held on Friday.

Veteransí soccer: Football Veteran Welfare Association held Veteran Sports Association, Imphal, to a 1-1 draw in the 16th Challenge Cup Veteran Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung.