Oxford HS emerge best
Bhutia to lead India
In The City
Bangalore Racing/ The Pelican lifts Bangalore Leger
Calcutta Racing/7 for Wednesday�s Pa Bear Cup

Guwahati, July 21: 
Class-IV Kairang Lower Primary School Khumukcham Sanjoy Singh held aloft the winner�s trophy amidst thunderous applause, while Oxford High School, Aizawl received the Best School Trophy as the curtains were rung down on the second leg of The Telegraph Schools� chess championship at the Vivekananda auditorium here Sunday.

Troilokya Nanda of Edith Douglas School was given the runner-up trophy. Sanjoy (9.5 points) and Troilokya (8.5 points) as well claimed best Under-7 and best Under-13 special prizes, respectively.

On the progressive score tie-break, Debanand Singh (8.5 points) of Baskandhi High School, Sashank Singh (8.5 points) and Jibananda Singh (8.5 points) of Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya were placed in third to fifth positions. Though N. Scientist of Lairiky Engbam High School also finished with 8.5 points, he had to content with sixth placing.

Nandan Buragohain (8 points) of Nazira Higher Secondary & Multi-Purpose School, Rajib Dhar (8 points) of Netaji Vidyapeeth Railway Higher Secondary School, Twinkle Daulaguphu (8 points) of Assam Valley School and Manas Pratim Hazarika (8 points) of Happy Child School were placed seventh to tenth. Best girl special prize went to Suranjan Talukdar (7 points) of Disneyland High School.

Ranbir Chakma (7 points), Lal Ruatsanga (7.5 points), Lalthangrima (7 points) and Lalnun Siama (6 points) in all collected 27.5 points to help Oxford High School bag the Best School Trophy.

Minister of state for sports & youth welfare Robin Bordoloi who was the chief guest on the occasion gave away the main prizes and trophies.


Calcutta, July 21: 
Bhaichung Bhutia has been named captain of the 20-member Indian football team which will participate in the LG Cup in Vietnam. This was announced on Sunday night by the team�s project director Santo Mitra.

India take on Singapore on August 2 in their tournament opener. The meet finishes on August 10.


Goalkeepers: Sangram Mukherjee, Rajat Ghosh Dastidar, Nasim Akhtar; Defenders: Mahesh Gawli, Deepak Mondal, Satish Kumar Bharti, Samir Nayak, Debjit Ghosh, Arun Malhotra; Midfielders: Manitombi Singh, Rennedy Singh, Tomba Singh, K Ajayan, S Venkatesh, Sasthi Duley; Forwards: Alex Ambrose, Bijen Singh, Avishek Yadav, Pravin Kumar, Bhaichung Bhutia

Chief coach: Stephen Constantine.


July 21: 

Nasir to assist Habeeb at Mohammedan Sporting

Nasir Ahmed was appointed Mohammedan Sporting�s goalkeeping coach on Sunday. Ahmed will officiate as chief coach in the absence of Mohammed Habeeb, who will travel with the IFA XI to South Africa. Meanwhile, club officials are understood to have expressed disappointment over the team�s defence force and are planning to recruit a defender, favourably from Africa.

Colts headed for SA

A 16-member colts team from the Sambaran Banerjee Cricket Academy will go on a tour of South Africa on September 19.

The tour, organised by the Academy in association with the East Zone Colts Cricket Club, will involve 15 matches, including three under lights and will get over on October 17.

The team, to be selected in the first week of August, will be pitted against South African U-17, U-19 provincial sides, Premier Division clubs and leading school and college teams in Johannesburg and Durban.

The Academy also revealed plans to send a similar side to the United Kingdom in June 2003.


FOOTBALL: Calcutta League � First Division, Group A: Police AC vs CFC (East Bengal), Kidderpore SC vs Railway SC (Tarun Sangha), Eastern Coalfields SA vs Milan Bithee (Howrah Union); Group B: United Students vs Police AC (Belghoria AC), Taltola DS vs Salkia Friends (SAP 1), Behala Youth vs Muslim AC (Rabindra Sarobar), Barisha vs Anushilani (Mohun Bagan), Aryan vs Monohorpukur Milan Samity (Mohammedan Sporting).    

Bangalore, July 21: 
Ridden by Y. Srinath, the M. K. Jadhav-trained The Pelican scored an easy victory in the Bangalore St Leger on Sunday.


(With inter-state dividends:

1. Astronomic Plate, Div-II 1,400m: (7-3-2) Thrill of Success (I. Chisty) 1; Burning Roma 2; Wovoka 3. Not run: Crystal Ocean (8). Won by: 3/4; 3/4; (1-29.4). Tote: Win Rs 18; Place: 19; 16; Quinella: 29; Shp: 38; Tanala: 161. Fav: Thrill of Success (7).

2. Divine Light Plate 1,400m: (8-6-1) It�s A Steal (Harish) 1; Double Eagle 2; San Antonio 3. Won by: 2-1/4; SH; (1-28.6). Tote: Win Rs 15; Place: 13; 19; 44; Quinella: 51; Shp: 57; Tanala: 740. Fav: It�s A Steal (8).

3. Happy Valley Plate 2,000m: (1-5-8) Agnivarsh (I. Chisty) 1; Selena 2; War Trumpet 3. Won by: Nk; 2; (2-11.3). Tote: Win Rs 50; Place: 16; 12; 36; Quinella: 36; Shp: 45; Tanala: 914. Fav: Selena (5).

4. Astronomic Plate, Div-I 1,400m: (6-8-1) Special Request (Shobhan) 1; Old Meldrum 2; Cool Camp 3. Won by: 7-1/4; Nk; (1-28.3). Tote: Win Rs 37; Place: 13; 23; 13; Quinella: 155; Shp: 84; Tanala: 812. Fav: Cool Camp (1).

5. D. M. Shivaswamy Memorial Cup, Div-I 1,200m: (4-5-2) Star of Heaven (M. Narredu) 1; Silver Toy 2; Telegram 3. Won by: 7-1/4; SH; (1-14.3). Tote: Win Rs 33; Place: 13; 55; 43; Quinella: 464; Shp: 173; Tanala: 10,557. Fav: Star of Heaven (4).

6. Bangalore St. Leger 2,800m: (3-1-6) The Pelican (Srinath) 1; Arterial 2; Star of The Crop 3. Won by: 7-1/4; 5; (3-1.5). Tote: Win Rs 13; Place: 10; 44; Quinella: 43; Shp: 68; Tanala: 395. Fav: The Pelican (3).

7. Bold Gesture Plate 1,200m: (10-8-2) Radcliff (Rajesh) 1; Silver Mist 2; Moonlight Rays 3. Won by: Nk; 1/2; (1-18.4). Tote: Win Rs 90; Place: 26; 13; 18; Quinella: 86; Shp: 54; Tanala: 680. Fav: Silver Mist (8).

8. Brindavan Garden Cup 1,600m:(6-8-4) Prevalence (Prakash) 1; Florale 2; Way To The Stars 3. Won by: 3; 2; (1-42.3). Tote: Win Rs 26; Place: 17; 19; Quinella: 41; Shp: 45; Tanala: 217. Fav: Prevalence (6).

9. D. M. Shivaswamy Memorial Cup, Div-II 1,200m: (4-1-5) Common Wealth (Srinath) 1; Native Red 2; Black Ocean 3. Won by: 6-1/2; 1/2; (1-17.4). Tote: Win Rs 27; Place: 12; 15; 18; Quinella: 39; Shp: 34; Tanala: 187. Fav: Common Wealth (4).

Jackpot: Rs 3,186; (C) Rs 361.

Treble: (i) Rs 108; (ii) Rs 136; (iii) Rs 742.


Calcutta, July 21: 
The seven-horse strong Pa Bear Cup takes centrestage in Wednesday�s six-event card. First race starts at 1.55 pm:


1. Douetil Memorial Cup 1,800m (Cl III, Cl IV eligible; Rt. 22-72) 1.55 pm: Alkido 60; Alamito 59.5; Prince of Fashion 49.

2. Metallic Handicap 1,400m: (Cl IV, 5-y-o & over; Rt 22-50) 2.30 pm: Brave Show 61; Knoxville 58; Mr. Bombshell 58; Alborada 57; My Opinion 55.5; Grand Lodge 53.5; Flying Scot 53; Rheinheart 52; Wandering Warrior 49.

3. Kingcraft Handicap 1,200m (Cl V; Rt 00-28) 3 pm: Black Mane 60; Tohfa 60; Adams Dream 59.5; Darth Vader 58; Lady Shirley 57.5; Kyalami 47.5.

4. Cherry Handicap 1,100m (Cl IV; Rt 22-50) 3.30 pm: Software 60; Flamebird 59; Lively Project 58; Leading Conquest 57.5; Montjeu Star 57.5; Starina 56.5; Strom Centre 54.

5. Pa Bear Cup 1,400m: (Cl II; Rt 66-94) 4 pm: Lockers Park 60; Gold Buck 58.5; Amber Dancer 57; Allaying 54.5; Ispahan 54; Soviet Port 53; Discomatic 50.5.

6. Wheels Handicap 1,100m (Cl III; Rt 44-72) 4.30 pm: Thunder Struck 60.5; Zuhaak 59.5; Ashbury 57.5; Raaz 55.5; Cool Quest 54.5; Star Music 51.5; On The Bit 49.5.

Jackpot: 2; 3; 4; 5 & 6.

Treble: (i) 1; 2 & 3; (ii) 4; 5 & 6..

Track trials

On Sunday, sand track

800m: Discomatic (Asghar) and Amber Dancer (Yasin) in 56s; (400m) 25s. Level. Pearl Dragon (Yasin) and Alborada (Asghar) in 55s; (400m) 25s. Former was 2 ls better. Lively Project (Yasin) in 57s; (400m) 23s. Good.

On Saturday, outer sand track

1,200m: The Archer (F. Khan) in 1-29s; (400m) 27s. Good. Touch of Elegance (Brij S.) in 1-35s (400m) 29s.

1,000m: Flinders (Koch) in 1-16s; (400m) 29s. Easy. Wandering Warrior (Koch) in 1-13s; (400m) 28s.

800m: Harry The Horse (Rutherfo-rd) in 58s; (400m) 27s. Fit. Ispahan (Rutherford) in 59s; (400m) 27s. Fit. Estocade (Rutherford) in 58s; (400m) 27s. Cool Quest (Koch) in 1-0s; (400m) 27s. Brave Show (Rabani) in 1-0s; (400m) 28s. Timvabati (Som) and Sariano (Amjad) in 59s; (400m) 30s. Former Good. Zuhaak (Kujur) and Soliel (Amjad) in 57s; (400m) 28s. Former better. Kainat (Som S.) in 59s; (400m) 29s. Easy. Lady Shirley (Dalpat) in 1-2s; (400m) 26s.

600m: Software (K. Kumar) in 41s; (400m) 26s. Fit. Soviet Port (Yasin) and Peace Envoy (Asghar) in 43s; (400m) 27s. Level. Secret Blessing�s (Asghar) and Gallant Rom-eo (Yasin) in 46s; (400m) 29s. Level.

Monsoon track

1,600m: Alamito (C. Alford) in 1-53s; (1,000m) 1-11s; (400m) 26s. Note.

1,400m: Magnifico (C. Alford) Abas-hed (Shanker) in 1-43s; (400m) 28s. Former a length better. Actress (C. Alford) and Calamint (Shanker) in 1-42s; (400m) 27s. Level. Anacott (Amil) and Assailler (Domingo) in 1-49s; (400m) 30s. Former far better. Abridge (Rb) and Callisto (C. Alford) in 1-41s; (400m) 27s. Level.

1,200m: Acklins (Domingo), Actable (Amil) and Artiness (C. Alford) in 1-24s; (400m) 26s. 3 ls and 6 ls separated them. No Regrets (Gowli) in 1-22s; (400m) 26s. Urged. Alsheim (C. Alford) and Alicylic (Amil) in 1-29s; (400m) 29s. Former far better. Giorgio (Upadhya) in 1-28s; (400m) 28s. Fit. Software Classic (Gowli) and Cupola (F. Khan) in 1-27s; (400m) 26s. Level. Anolini (Shanker) and Calcuttan (C. Alford) 1-27s; (400m) 28s. Level. Classic Pursuit (Islam) and Ashbury (Rabani) in 1-26s; (400m) 27s. Level.

1,000m: Lockers Park (Rabani) in 1-16s; (400m) 28s. Arbello (Rb) and Archery (Shanker) in 1-10s; (400m) 27s. Level. Endless Surprise (Rabani) in 1-10s; (400m) 27s. Allaying (C. Alford) in 1-9s; (400m) 25s. Note. Mr Bombshell (Rabani) and Arrayal (C. Alford) in 1-10s; (400m) 26s. Former far better. Dancing Rhythm (G. Singh) in 1-7s; (400m) 28s. Fit. Tiger Top (Som) and Tohfa (Gowli) in 1-15s; (400m) 27s. Level. Knoxville (Upadhya), Raaz (G. Singh) and Flying Scot (Amjad) in 1-10s; (400m) 26s. 4 ls and 3 ls separated them.

800m: Prince of Fashion (Rutherford) in 53s; (400m) 24s. Good. Sencai (Smith) in 56s; (400m) 27s. Easy. My Opinion (Amjad) and Cup of Life (Jayaprakash) in 53s; (400m) 25s. Level. Rheinheart (Shanker) in 1-0s; (400m) 30s. Calculus (F. Khan) in 54s; (400m) 25s. Moved well. Gold Buck (Shanker) in 56s; (400m) 27s.

600m: Adeline (Engineer) in 40s; (400m) 26s.

Sand track

1,200m: Bul Bul (Engineer) in 1-33s; (400m) 29s.

800m: Wokamba Warrior (Jayaprakash) in 58s; (400m) 30s. Auctioneer (Jayaprakash) in 55s; (400m) 28s. Fit. Star Music (Smith) in 55s; (400m) 28s. Easy. Secret Adversary (Yasin) in 57s; (400m) 24s. Fit. Thunder Struck (A. P. Singh) in Royal Philosopher (Yasin) in 58s; (400m) 27s. Level. Regency Times (Asghar) in 59s; (400m) 27s.

600m: Alborada (Upadhya) in 40s; (400m) 25s. Moved well. Flying Power (Amjad) in 38s; (400m) 25s. Note. Grecian Prince (Yasin) in 42s; (400m) 27s.

Gate practice (from 2,000m to 1,000m): Uprising (Amjad) and Adams Dream (Kujur) in 1-13s. Former was 6 ls better.


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