Avijit, Namra joint leaders
Avijit Gupta of Rajasthan and Namra H. Pandya of Gujarat emerged joint leaders with 5.5 points in the under-13 boys’ category of the sixth national children’s chess championship Friday. Among girls in the same category, N. Raghavi of Tamil Nadu logged a full 6 points to lead, beating Mary Ann Gomes (4.5) in the sixth round.
The leader among under-11 boys was S. Sai Krishna of Andhra Pradesh (6), while among under-11 girls N. Pragna Patavi of Andhra Pradesh was leading with 5.5 points.
Rupesh in semis
SE Rly bt Ashis Smtiri Sangha 25-5, 25-12, 25-10; Natunpukur bt Kutubpur Pallimangal Samity 24-26, 25-18, 25-15, 25-23; Kalyan bt Naihati AC 25-16, 25-21, 25-21; Bijoyee bt Santoshpur Unnayan 25-9, 25-14, 25-14.
In category A (Under-13) Don Bosco beat Nava Nalanda, while in category B (Under-16) St Xavier’s beat Bhowanipore Education Society.
n Don Bosco 192/2 in 20 overs (Sagina Banerjee 50). Nava Nalanda 146/7 (Pradeep Dhall 3/32). Don Bosco won by 46 runs.
n Bhowanipore Education Society 141/7 (Pritesh Mirani 46). St. Xavier’s 142/3 (Neelobha Chatterjee 66). St. Xavier’s won by 7 wkts.
TODAY IN SPORT
TENNIS: Adhip Mukerjea Memorial meet at Jaidip Mukerjea acaddemy — finals from 1 pm.
CRICKET: SLOBA Cricket Coaching Camp-organised inter-school meet St. Lawrence Ground — Under-13: Cathedral Mission vs Bh. Guj. Edu. 7.30 am; Under-16: La Martiniere vs Nava Nalanda, 12 Noon.
GENERAL: All India Ordnance factory meet in various disciplines — concluding day at Cossipore from 2pm.
CHESS: 16th national children’s meet at Salt Lake Stadium — 7th round’s play.