700 confirm participation
Over 700 players have confirmed participation in the Saturday Club floodlit hard court tennis meet. The three-week long meet (Saturday to December 7) will see players fighting for honours in 15 categories. The Day I action involves boysí under-12 and under-14 events.
Vinod Sewa and Kareena Ahuja are the defending champions in menís and womenís singles, respectively. A total prize money of Rs. 52,000 is on offer for menís singles and doubles events, organisers said on Friday.
Alikha High School scraped through Baltikuri Muktam Dey School 4-3 in tie-breaker to move into the Howrah district zonal final in the Peerless inter-school football meet on Friday.
Nirmal Hriday Ashram beat Kharagpur Traffic School 2-0 while Raipur Kashiara HS edged past Medgachi HS 2-1 at Midnapore and Burdwan, respectively. Both winners sealed their place in their respective zonal final.
In a Jalpaiguri district zone match, Changmari State HS thrashed Vujari Para HS 5-0 on the back of Lazrulís hattrick.
FCI defeated State Electricity Board 4-2 in an invitation football tournament at Dhakuria. With this win, FCI moved into the semi-finals.
Surya to be feted
The Alekhine Ches Club and The Telegraph will felicitate new GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly at Gorky Sadan Saturday. Surya Sekhar is the eighth Indian and second from Bengal after Dibyendu Barua, who has earned the top honour.
The Leprosy Mission, Calcutta will hold a six-a-side inter-school cricket meet, aiming at raising funds for the organisation as well as creating awareness among the students about the disease. The meet will take place at St. Xavierís College ground on Sunday and St. James School ground on Tuesday.
Twenty three players sought transfers in the BHA inter-club transfers on Friday.
TODAY IN SPORT
TABLE TENNIS: State & inter-district meet at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 9 am.
TENNIS: Floodlit meet at Saturday Club: Day I action from 5 pm.
FOOTBALL: SCSDCís Khelar Mela ó 5-a-side meet at Rabindra Sarovar complex from 3pm.
TENNEKOIT: State meet matches at Rabindra Sarovar complex from 3.30pm.
CHESS: Felicitation of GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly at Gorky Sadan from 6 pm.