Arup Basak claims title
Arup Basak had to dig deep into his experience to scrape past young pretender Subham Chowdhury to claim the men’s singles title of the Cossimbazar table tennis championship at YMCA (Chowringhee) Friday. Down by a game, Arup fought back to win 3-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9, in the final. In the women’s final, Saptaparni Guha was also down by a game, but regrouped herself to go past Sinjini Mitra 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6.
RESULTS (Singles finals)
Men: Arup Basak bt Subham Chowdhury 3-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9. Women: Saptaparni Guha bt Sinjini Mitra 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6. Boys: Soumyajit Sarkar bt Chiranjib Chowdhury 11-4, 11-7, 11-9, 11-9. Girls: Munni Laha bt Arpita Banerj ee 8-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6. Cadet boys: Raj Mondal bt Rohit Chakraborty 11-5, 11-7, 11-5. Cadet girls: Shramana Dutta bt Madhurima Das 11-6, 11-8, 13-11. Sub-jr girls: Samapti Biswas bt Agamani Mitra 11-13, 9-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-6, 8-11, 15-13. Sub-jr boys: Sougata Sarkar bt Dipanjan Chowdhury 11-9, 4-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5. Nursery boys: Sandipan Dey bt Soumyadeep Biswas 11-9, 11-4. Nursery girls: Kirtika Sinha Roy bt Suparna Bhattacharjee 11-6, 11-6.
The impasse that followed the Wari AC election fracas remains. While the dissidents have rested their argument having named Arun Lal secretary, incumbent secretary Nani Chanda maintains the dissidents’ attempt was to “disrupt the Annual General Meeting Wednesday.”
The only ‘move’ by the ruling body Friday was in sending the minutes of Wednesday’s executive committee meeting and the copies of an FIR lodged against the dissidents, to the IFA, CAB and BHA. The FIR was filed by the club’s executive committee.
South Point and Lake View set up a title-clash in senior boys category of their inter-school regatta at Rabindra Sarobar Friday.
Lake View and National High School were locked in a dead heat. Lake View, however, edged past their opponents in the re-race.
Senior boys: South Point bt St Xavier’s; Lake View bt National HS. Senior girls: Modern High bt Calcutta Girls; G.D. Birla bt Gokhale. Jr boys: Future Hope bt St Joseph & Mary; St James bt Khalsa English. Jr girls: Modern High bt South Point; Our Lady Queen of the Mission bt National High.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: CFL Super Division — Mohun Bagan vs WB Police (Bagan); 1st div. group A — FCI vs Sonali Shibir (Rabindra Sarobar), George Telegraph vs Kalighat (SAP-1), Salkia Fds Assn vs Kidderpore SC (Md.Sp). All matches from 3.30 pm.
RUGBY: Asian region IRB quadrangular meet — India vs Chinese Taipei at CCFC from 3.30 pm.
REGATTA: National inter-school meet — Finals and third-place row-offs at Rabindra Sarobar from 2.30 pm.
GENERAL: Olympic Day Run from Rabindra Sarobar Stadium to Netaji Indoor Stadium from 8 am.