Calcutta: Top national paddlers Subhajit Saha, Sourav Chakraborty and Ranabir Das (among men) and Mouma Das, Mantu Ghosh and Poulami Ghatak (among women) will be seen in action at the National Insurance-state table tennis championships to be held at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from Saturday to November 21.
They will lead a pack of 575 players and 43 teams from 14 districts. Though officially a state meet, 22 nationally-ranked players are also in the fray.
The participating districts are: Burdwan, Siliguri, Howrah, Chandernagore, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purulia, Jalpaiguri, Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, South Calcutta, Central Calcutta and East Calcutta.
The players will have 22 events in which to fight out for the honours in this, the 33rd edition of the championship, which has been hosted equally by the city and the districts ever since its inception.
While the finals of the individual events will be held on November 21, the inter-district team championship final will be held on November 18.
Men’s singles — 1. Subhajit Saha, 2. Sourav Chakraborty 3. Ranabir Das 4. Shibaji Dutta; Women’s singles — 1. Mouma Das 2. Mantu Ghosh 3. Poulami Ghatak; Boys’ singles — 1. Niloy Basak 2. Subhadip Das 3. Snehashish Bhattacharjee 4. Amarnath Das; Girls’ singles — 1. Mousumi Paul 2. Sayantika Kundu 3. Anushree Saha 4. Runa Roy.