l Alekhine Chess Club will organise a rapid chess tournament on September 21 and 22 at Gorky Sadan. This meet is restricted to school children, below 14. Competition will be held in three sections under-8, under-10 and under-14. The meet is sponsored by ETV, and the champion in each category will have the privilege of witnessing the forthcoming World Cup at Ramoji Film City.
l The last rites of Parimal Mukherjee, treasurer and very much the soul of Alekhine Chess Club, was performed at the Keoratala burning ghat Thursday evening. Mukherjee died Wednesday following an accident. Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Neelotpal Das were among others who paid their last respects to Mukherjee at Gorky Sadan.
l Devang Gandhi has joined Tollygunge Agragami from Mohun Bagan. Tollygunge also roped in Arindam Sarkar from Suburban and Rajib Dutta from Tapan Memorial. Ranadeb Bose left East Bengal for Wari.
FOOTBALL: CFL, Super Division relegation leg: Ever Ready vs Bhratri Sangha (East Bengal); SAIL vs Eastern Railway (Howrah Stadium). From 3.15 pm. 1st div. group B relegation play-off: United Students vs Calcutta Police (Rabindra Sarobar); Aikya Sammilani vs Victoria SC (Mohun Bagan). Matches from 3 pm.