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Track trials

Bhubaneswar, July 2: 
The Bhubaneswar leg of The Telegraph Schools� Chess Championship 2002 gets underway here from Wednesday. The meet, which concludes on July 9, is sponsored by Horlicks and organised by the Orissa State Chess Association in co-operation with Calcutta�s Alekhine Chess Club.

With 316 students, including 49 girls in the fray, this edition has already recorded the highest participation in the tournament�s history.

The meet, in only its second year in the city, will be held at the Sahid Nagar gymnasium-cum-indoor hall and will see students from over 80 schools from Balasore, Khurda, Gop, Puri, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela and Jatni battling it out.

City boy Abinash Das, who finished fourth last year, is the boys� top seed while Abhishikta Patnaik, fifth last year, tops the seedings among the girls.

The youngest participant this year is five-year-old Divyajyoti Pradhan of the city�s Saraswati Sishu Mandir.

The Telegraph Schools Chess meet has, in the past, been the battleground of players like GM Zia-ur-Rehman of Bangladesh and GM norm-holders Sandipan Chanda, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Tejas Bakre among others.

The top five players of this leg will participate in the final leg of the tournament� the only rating school event in the country � in Calcutta.

The meet will be inaugurated by commissioner-cum-secretary of the tourism and culture department R Balakrishnan.



Raju hattrick in George win

George Telegraph�s Raju Ghosh scored the first hattrick of the Calcutta Football League�s first division group A this season to take his team to a 3-0 victory over CFC at the Mohun Bagan ground on Tuesday.

Sporting Union�s match with Taltala DS, which saw the former�s Bishnupada Mondal being red-carded ended 1-1. Sanjib Das scored for Sporting Union and Goutam Dowari for Taltola.

Another group A match between Eastern Coalfields and Railway FC ended goalless at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. The Bata-Customs match was washed out due to rain. The group B match between Aikya Sammilani and United Student ended goalless.

Big 3 galleries

Deputy commissioner of police (headquarters) Shivaji Ghosh, accompanied by PWD engineers inspected the galleries of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting club grounds on Tuesday.

Eden Test

The third Test of the upcoming India-West Indies series is likely to be played at the Eden Gardens from October 31 to November 4, according to BCCI sources. The first two matches are to be played in Mumbai and Chennai, respectively.

Bar likely on junior players

The Cricket Association of Bengal constitution is likely to be reworked to reverse the trend of local tournaments being swamped by large numbers of outstation players. CAB authorities are planning to make it mandatory for a under-17 or under-19 player to have represented Bengal if he is to play in any CAB-organised meet.

Best umpire

Aloke Bhattacharya has been named the CAB�s best Board umpire and Somenath Ghosal the best general umpire for the 2000-01 season. It was also learnt that a demotion system may be introduced for the different categories of umpires from the upcoming season.

Lady referee for Asian Games

Bentla Couth, a woman referee from Kerala has been chosen for September�s Pusan Asian Games. Bengal�s Udayan Halder will perform the duties of an assistant referee.

However, Komaleeswaran Sankar, who did duty at the recently-concluded World Cup as an assistant referee has not been called for Games.


Mysore, July 2: 
The C. A. Kuts-trained Mayfair may win the Kollagal Plate here on Wednesday.


2.45 pm: Mayfair 1. Three To Count 2.
3.15 pm: Beverley Babe 1. Laplander 2. Royal Satsuma 3.
3.45 pm: Brave Risk 1. London Bells 2. Daiimio 3.
4.15 pm: Sassy 1. Dilmerub 2. Vereva 3.
4.45 pm: Mussleburgh 1. Scandal Sheet 2. Emerald Forest 3.
5.15 pm: Clipper 1. Radical 2. Austine Jennings 3.

Day�s Best: Mayfair

Double: Brave Risk & Clipper.

Calcutta, July 2: 
Sovereign Bullet worked well on Tuesday.

Outer sand track

800m: Asprey (Upadhya) and Lady Shirley (Rb) in 1-1s; (400m) 31s. Level. Sovereign Bullet (Rb) in 58s; (400m) 28s. Fit. Storm Centre (Upadhya) in 1-2s; (400m) 29s. Khublie (Dalpat) in 1-1s; (400m) 29s. Easy. Giorgio (Upadhya) and Yukon (Rb) in 58s; (400m) 28s. Level. Secret Adversary (Rb) and Peace Envoy (Rb) in 1-3s; (400m) 30s.

400m: Scarlet Raider (Yacoob) 33s. Star of Ring (Gurang) and Social Girl (Asghar) in 31s. Level. Bay Dragon (Salam) and Crown Prince (Rb) 32s. Level. Beneficent (Asghar) and Amber Dancer (Yasin) in 31s. Level.

Sand track

400m: Ballet Master (Yasin) and Moon Quest (Rb) in 29s. They were level. Dictate (Haroon) in 30s.    


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