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Coca - Cola Squash Open Championship 2012

  24th to 29th July 2012 at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts, Sector 8, R K Puram, New Delhi
   
 
  

Gaurav Nandrajog Wins the Coca Cola Squash Open Championship 2012

Karm Kumar becomes first Men’s U-23 Champion; Ranjit Singh wins Boys’ U-17 final

All winners with their trophies along with office bearers of ISP

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New Delhi, July 29, 2012: Second seed Gaurav Nandrajog stunned first seed Sandeep Jhangra 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7) in final match of the Coca-Cola Squash Open Championship 2012, played at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts, R K Puram.

This is an outstanding return of Gaurav, who came back from an injury after a year. In 2006 Senior National Squash Championship, he beat Ritwik Bhattacharya in the semi-final match.

Sandeep, who clinched Bronze Medal in team championship category of the 2010 Asian Games, won first two games to give a tough fight to Gaurav. But, Gaurav found his lost form in the third game and after that, he won last three games continuously to claim the prize money of Rs 35,000/-.

In Men’s U-23, Karm Kumar became the first champion of the newly introduced category of the 105th tournament, organised by Indian Squash Professionals (ISP). Karm thrashed Rishi Jalan 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7) in the final match.

In Girls U-19 final match, Urwashi Joshi (JSW) Birla College, Mumbai easily defeated Tanvi Khanna 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5). 

In Boys’ U-17 final, Ranjit Singh upset Ashwary Singh of Jindal Squash Academy , Mumbai 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-3) in the toughest match of Day 6.  

More than 350 players of all age-categories from all over the country competed for the whopping prize money of Rs 3.25 Lacs. They cheered by Squash players, enthusiasts and school children along with their parents.

Winners list

Men’s - Winner Gaurav Nanderjog 
Runner-UP Sandeep Jhangra 
3RD Karm Kumar 
4TH Laxman Joshi 
5TH Rishi Jalan 
6TH Parmit Singh 
7TH Shakir Hussain 
8TH Maninder Sandhu 

U-23 W Karm Kumar 
Runner-UP Rishi Jalan 
3RD Laxman Joshi 
4TH Divij S Kadan Walkover

U-19 W Abhijeet Mallik 
Runner-UP Shashi Pandey 
3RD -Uttkarsh Kumar 
4TH Divij S Kadan Walkover

U-17 W Ranjit Singh 
Runner-UP Ashwary Singh 
3RD Junaid Muzzafar 
4TH Robin Maan 
5TH Harshit Mucchul
6TH  Abhishek Kumar 
7TH Akhlesh Yadav 
8TH Mukul Yadav Walkover

U-15 W Ranjit Singh 
R-UP Robin Maan 
3RD Sandeep Paswan 
4TH Naseem A Khan 

U-13 W Saksham Choudhary
R-UP Rahil Peris 
3RD Abdur Rehman 
4TH Prithvi Singh 

U-11 W Sankalp Anand 
R-UP Prithvi Singh 
3RD Ishaan Nayar 
4TH Shevam Gulati 

GIRLS
U-19 W Urwashi Joshi 
R-UP Tanvi Khanna 
3RD Janet Vidhi 
4TH Jannat Duhan 

U-17 W Urwashi Joshi 
R-UP Tanvi Khanna 
3RD Shraddha Gulati 

U-15 W Sanika Chowdhary 
R-UP Mahima Gupta 
3RD Amaya Kothari 
4TH Nandika Kumar 

U-13 W Nandika Kumar 
R-UP Bhavna Yadav 
3RD Megha Bhatia 
4TH Jannia Singh 

U-11 W Megha Bhatia 
R-UP Janiya Singh 
3RD Not Iteeva Pandey 
4TH Played Antara Pandey 

HANDICAP 1 Janet Vidhi 
Runner Up Inderjit Singh 

HANDICAP 2 Devrath Jalan 
Runner Up Saurav Nayar 

MENS O -35 
W-Vikas Nayar 
R-UP - Saurav Nayar 
3RD - Anil Bhagat 
4TH - Rajat Johar 

KVS BOYS 
U-19 
W - S Radhakrishna 
R-UP Saurab Babu 

U-15 
W Saral Babu 
R-UP Shubham 

Scores :

RESULTS Day 6:

FINALS :

Men’s Open : Gaurav Nandrajog bt Sandeep Jhangra 3-2 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-7). 
3
r
d Position: Karm Kumar bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-4)

Men’s U-23
: Karm Kumar bt Rishi Jalan 3-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7)

Girls U-19 :
Urwashi Joshi bt Tanvi Khanna 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-5)

Boys U-17 :
Ranjit Singh bt Ashwary Singh 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-3)
Girls U-15 :
Sanika Choudhary bt Mahima Gupta 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-5)
Girls U-13 :
Bhavna Yadav bt Nandika 3-2 (10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6)
Boys U-11 :
Sankalp Anand bt Pritvi Singh 3-2 (11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9)
Girls U-11 :
Megha Bhatia bt Janiya Singh 3-0 (12-10, 11-5, 12-10)  

RESULTS Day 5:

Men’s Open SF: 
Sandeep Jhangra bt Karm Kumar 3-0 (13-11, 11-3, 11-7) 
Gaurav Nandrajog bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-3, 11-4, 11-4)
Men’s U-23 SF: 
Rishi Jalan received walk-over against Divij S Kadan
Girls U-19 SF: 
Urwashi Joshi bt Janet Vidhi 3-0 (11-7, 11-4, 11-4)
QF: Tanvi Khanna bt Jannat Duhan 3-0 (11-0, 11-6, 11-3)
Boys U-17 SFs: 
Ashwary Singh bt Robin Man 3-2 (4-11, 11-5, 7-11, 11-3, 11-7)
Ranjit Singh bt Junaid Muzzafar 3-2 (11-6, 3-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2)

RESULTS Day 4:

Men’s Open Pre-QF: Shakir Hussain bt Ashray Ohri 3-2 (9-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7)
Men’s U-23 SF:
Karm Kumar bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-6)
QF:
Rishi Jalan bt
Abhijeet Malik 3-0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-8)
Boys U-19 QFs:
Divij Kadan bt Rajat Sharma 3-0 (11-6, 11-6, 11-6)
Uttkarsh Kumar bt Junaid Muzzafar 3-0 (11-9, 11-2, 15-13)

Girls U-19 QF:
Janet Vidhi bt Tarunima 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9)
Boys U-17 QFs:
Robin Man bt Abhishek 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6)
Junaid Muzzafar bt Akhilesh Yadav 3-1 (11-5, 8-11, 11-8, 11-2)
Ranjit Singh bt Harshit Mucchut 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-5)

ARTICLES IN PRESS:

Nandrajog makes winning return
(Article in Afternoon
27th July 2012)


New Delhi : Gaurav Nandjog made a winning return to the squash court after five years as he beat Aseem Ingale 11-0, 9-11,11-4,11-2 in men’s open category of the Coca Cola Squash Open Championship played at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts, R K Puram. Gaurav , who stunned Ritwik Bhattacharya  in the semi final of the Senior National Squash Championship 2006, lost of quarter final match in last year’s National Championship to finish in the top 10 national ranking. In men’s U-23 Section , Laxman Joshi of Jindal Squash Academy , Mumbai outplayed Paramjit Singh 6-11,11-6,11-0,12-10 in newly introduce category . Laxman , who finished runner up at the National Junior Squash Championship 2004 in U-15 category , lost the first game but came back brilliantly to beat Paramjit of Indore in the toughest match of Day 3 of the 105th  tournament organized by Indian Squash Professionals (ISP)

Jangra, Nandrajog face off
(Article in Asian Age July 30, 2012)

In a lop – sided affair top seed Sandeep Jangra outplayed Karm Kumar 3-0 (13-11,11-3,11-7) to enter men’s open final of Coca Cola Squash Championship at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Court in the capital on Saturday.

Jangra who clinched the bronze medal in team championship category at the 2010 Asian Games will lock horns with Gaurav in the summit clash of the men’s open at the 105th tournament organized by Indian Squash Professionals.

Nandrajog thrashed Laxman Joshi 3-0 , (11-3,11-4,11-4) in the other semi final match

In girls u-19 semi –final matches, Urwashi Joshi blanked Janet Vidhi 3-0 (11-7,11-4,11-4) while Tanvi Khanna beat Jannat Dulhan 3-0 (11-0,11-6,11-3)

In the boys Under – 17 semi-finals , Aishwarya Singh of Jindal Squash Academy ,Mumbai pipped Robin Man 3-2 (4-11,11-5,7-11,11-3,11-7) in a close match. Aishwarya will take on Ranjit Singh who beat Junnaid Muzzafar 3-2 (11-6 , 3-11, 9-11,11-7,11-2) for title.

More than 350 player from across the country are competing for the whopping prize money of Rs 3.25 lakhs.

RESULTS :
Men’s Open semis : 
Sandeep Jangra beat Karm Kumar 3-0 (13-11,11-3,11-7) ; 
Gaurav Nandrajog bt Laxman Joshi 3-0 (11-3,11-4,11-4)

Girls U-19 semis : 
Urwashi Joshi beat Janet Vidhi 3-0 (11-7,11-4,11-4)

QF : Tanvi Khanna bt Jannat Dulhan 3-0 ( 11-0,11-6,11-3)

Boys U-17 semis : 
Aishwarya Singh bt Robin Man 3-2 (4-11,11-5,7-11,11-3,11-7) 
Ranjit Singh bt Junaid Muzaffar 3-2 (11-6,3-11,9-11,11-7,11-2)

Nandrajog rallies to clinch title
(Article in The Hindu July 30th 2012 – New Delhi)

New Delhi : Second seed Gaurav Nandrajog bounced back from the brink of defeat to upstage top seed Sandeep Jhangra 7-11,7-11,12-10,11-8,11-7 to win the men’s title in the Coca – Cola Open Squash Championship at the Kendriya Vidyalaya squash courts , R.K Puram , here on Sunday.

The results (finals): 
Men’s Open : Gaurav Nandrajog bt Snadeep Jhangra 7-11,7-11,12-10,11-8,11-7.

Third place : Karm Kumar bt  Laxman Joshi 11-6,11-6,11-4.
U-23 : Karm Kumar bt Rishi Jalan 11-8,11-8,11-7
Boys U- 17 : Ranjit Singh bt Ashwarya Singh 11-9,11-4,11-3
U-11 : Sankalp Anand bt Prithvi Singh 11-8,11-6,8-11,6-11,11-9.
Girls U-19: Urwashi Joshi bt Tanvi Khanna 11-7,11-7,11-5
U-15: Sanika Choudhary bt Mahima Gupta 11-3,11-7,11-5
U-13: Bhavna Yadav bt Nandika 10-12,11-5,11-9,9-11,11-6.
U-11 :Meghna Bhatia bt Janiya Singh 12-10,11-5,12-10

Nandrajog wins Coca – Cola Squash Open
(Article in Afternoon 30th July 2012 - Mumbai)

New Delhi : Second seed Gaurav Nandrajog stunned top seed Sandeep Jhangra 7-11,7-11,12-10,11-8,11-7 in the final of the Coca – Cola Squash Open Championship 2012, played at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts RK Puram  on Sunday. It was an outstanding return of form to Gaurav who came back from injury after a year. In the 2006 Senior National Squash Championship , he had beaten Ritwik Bhattacharya in the semi-finals. Sandeep , who clinched bronze in the team championship category of the 2010 Asian Games, won the first two games to give a tough fight to Gaurav. But Gaurav found his form in third game and won the last three games on the trot to claim the prize money of Rs 35,000.

Shakir Hussain in quarterfinal
(Article in The Hindu July 28th 2012,  New Delhi)

New Delhi : Shakir Hussain defeated Ashray Ohri 9-11, 12-14,11-3,11-6,11-7 to reach men’s single quarterfinals of the Coca Cola Open Squash Championship at the Kendriya Vidyalaya court R K Puram here on Friday.

In men’s under -23 category Karm Kumar beat Laxman Joshi 11-7,11-8,11-6 to reach the final.



Jhangra to meet Nandrajog

(Article in The Hindu 29th July 2012 – New Delhi)

New Delhi : Sandeep Jhangra outplayed Karm Kumar 13-11,11-3,11-7 to reach the men’s single final of the Coca Cola open squash championship at Kendriya Vidyalaya  courts R K Puram on Saturday.

In the title clash , Jhangra will take on Gaurav  Nandrajog who thrashed Laxman Joshi 11-3,11-4,11-4.

Other Results(semifinal):
Boys U-17 : Ashwarya Singh bt Robin Man 4-11,11-5,7-11,11-3,11-7 ; 
Ranjit Singh bt Junaid Muzzafar  11-6,3-11,9-11,11-7,11-2 – Principal Correspondant

Kadan rallies to beat Sandhu
(Article in The Hindu July 26th 2012 – New Delhi)

New Delhi – Divji Singh Kadan fought back to beat Maninder Pal Singh Sandhu 11-13,10-12,11-5,11-4,11-4 in the men’s under -23 category of the Coca – Cola Open Squash Championship at the Kendriya Vidyalaya courts R.K Puram here on Wednesday.

Other Results:
Men Open : 

Dhruv Dhawan bt Vicky Gagal 14-16, 11-5 , 12-10, 11-6 
Dharmendra Singh bt Shiv Diwan 12-11,3-11,11-6,11-6; 
Sikander Pandey bt kunal 11-6,11-5,11-6 ; 
Harsh Dala bt Sabit Kumar 11-3,11-2,11-1; 
Farman K bt Saket Wali 11-3,11-9,15-13.

Gaurav Nandrajog posts win
(Article in The Hindu July 27th 2012 – NewDelhi)


New Delhi : Gaurav Nandrajog defeated Assem Ingale 11-0,9-11, 11-4,11-2 in the third round of the Coca Cola Open Squash Championship at the Kendriya Vidyalaya squash courts R K Puram here on Thrusday.

In the men’s under -23 section Laxman Joshi beat Paramjit Singh 6-11,11-6,11-0,12-10.



Mukul Yadav upsets top seed in Delhi squash
(Article in Hindustan Times 20th July 2012 – Pune)

New Delhi : Mukul Yadav upsets top seed Akhil Yadav 3-1 on the inaugural day of Coca Cola Squash Open Championship here at Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts. In the men’s under -23 category introduced for the first time , Rishi Jalan beat Shashwat Anand. RETEURS

Nandrajog clinches Coca – Cola Squash
(Article in Mail Today July 30th 2012 – New Delhi)

SECOND seed Gaurav Nandrajog (in pic) upset top seed Sandeep Jhangra 3-2 (7-11,7-11,12-10,11-8,11-7) to clinch the title of the Coca – Cola Squash Open Championship in New Delhi on Sunday. Sandeep  who clinched bronze medal in the team championship at the 2010 Asian Games ,won the first two games. But Gaurav found rhythm and won three games in a row to notch up the victory and the title. In men’s u-23 ,Karm Kumar thrashed Rishi Jalana 3-0 (11-8,11-8,11-7) to bag the title.

Mukul stuns Akhil 
(Article in DNA 25th July 2012 –Pune)

Mukul Yadav of UP upset top seed Akhil Yadav of Jindal Sports Academy 3-1 at the Coca –Cola Squash Open Championship 2012 in Kendriya Vidyalaya Squash Courts, RK Puram in Delhi . In Men’s U-23 category, second seed Rishi Jalan of Cornell University (US) thrashed Shashwat Anand . In another match of boys U-19 Siddharth Choudhary disappointed Kendriya Vidyalaya’s No 1 player Shaurya Sharma 3-0.

Total Prize Money is Rs. 3.25 Lacs plus gifts from various sponsors.

 
CATEGORIES:   

1.      MENS OPEN
2.     
MENS U-23
3.     
BOYS U-19
4.     
BOYS U-17
5.     
BOYS U-15
6.     
BOYS U-13
7.     
GIRLS U-11
8.        BOYS U-11

   

Rules and Regulations of the Championship:  

  1. American / Point a Rally scoring of 11 points upto 2 clear points, best of 5 games.

  2. There will be a play off for 3rd and 4th positions for all categories and in some categories till 8th place which will be intimated after all entries have been received.

  3. Eye protection mandatory for all junior players. Incase of not wearing eye-wear, junior players will not be allowed to play any match.

  4. Players are required to report 20 minutes before the scheduled match time.

  5. Entry forms available on http://www.ispsquash.com

  6. Players can enter one category but seeds will also be included in a higher category according to entries received.

  7. There will be an additional category only for KV Delhi students which will also be played. KV players will be advised separately about this category.

  8. The Handicap Singles is only for un-seeded men’s players who are not expected to win any tournament category. The rules for Handicaps will be modified by the Tournament Committee / Director to ensure that every player gets an equal opportunity to win.

  9. In event of any dispute Tournament Directors/Committee decision will be final and binding on the participants.

  10. Incomplete forms and illegible forms will be rejected. Participants are advised to write complete details clearly in block letters.

  11. Prizes will not be given to the players who are not present on the prize distribution day.

  12. All the entries to be sent to Indian Squash Professionals, 705, Raylon Arcade, Next to Pidilite, Kondivita, Andheri east, Mumbai 400059. Tel: 42382000 Fax: 42382020 Email: squashindia@yahoo.com or Rahul Kumar at J-501, Som Vihar, Sangam Marg, R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110022 email : rahulirak@rediffmail.com

  13. Dead line for the entries is 20th July 2012 at 5pm.

  14. Draws will be available online at www.ispsquash.com from 22nd July 2012 and will be emailed to all participants wherever email id's are provided, it is responsibility of players to look up their match timings and report on time.

  15. Sufficient entries have to be received in a category for it to be conducted. Tournament committee decision on this is final.

  16. All players will be expected to mark and referee matches.

  17. All players participating are invited for the prize distribution ceremony on 29th July 2012 at India Habitat Centre, Magnolia Hall, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

  18. Any outstation player requiring subsidised accommodation should contact Mr. Rahul Kumar separately.

  

Tournament Directors: Mr. Rahul Kumar and Mr. Sanjay Goyal

Tournament Committee: Mr. Sunil Bhandari, Mr. Aakash Sharma, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Saket Wali and      Mr. Vijay Kadan

ISP Committee Members : Mahendra Agarwal, Noreena Pereira, Karan Mehra, Karanjeet Singh,     Imroze Pathan, Ashok Nagpal 

Organised by 

ISP (105th Tournament) and SRFD