Imphal, May 22: Second seed Rk. Bhogen Singh shared the lead with three others, with three points in the 24th Kh. Anou Singh Memorial State Level Open-Chess Tournament 2014, played at Kwakeithel, Imphal West, today.
Bangkim Singh, Kishan Singh and Inao Sharma triumphed in the third round to share the lead with Bhogen Singh. Top seed S. Premjit Singh had mixed luck as he shared half a point with Shasikanta after a draw to stand with 2.5 points in the tournament.
Herojit Singh, Ningthem and Pari Singh also got 2.5 points. Altogether 21 players have two points.
Challenge Cup: Football Lovers Association Manipur sailed into the quarter-final, defeating KMC Champai by 3-2 goals in the 16th Challenge Cup Veteran Football Tournament 2014 at Mapal Kangjeibung today.
KMC got an early lead through Paominthang Kipgen in the first minute and consolidated through Paominthang Hangshing in the 11th minute.
However, Football Lovers rode back confidently with N. Bobo Singh getting the teamís first goal in the 30th minute.
Joy Kabui fetched the equaliser in the 34th minute and N. Bobo scored the winning goal in the 44th minute.
In another match, United Veteran Sporting Association beat NCD Khonghampat. N. Sagar got two goals while L. Hemlet and W. Prabin fetched a goal each for United Veteran. L. Joychandra got the lone goal for Khonghampat.