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Sunil Verma Memorial Open Squash Championship 2013

  From 18th to 20th January 2013 at JSW Steel Ltd., Jindal Recreational Complex, Vasind, Dist Thane
   

All winners along with officials of JSW Steels : Mr. Parth Jindal, Mr. J.D.Jindal, Mr. Sanjay Goyal, Mr.R. Sinha, Ms.Shanti Verma (Wife of Late Mr.Sunil Verma ) and Ashish Gupta (President, ISP)

 
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All Finals :

Boys U-11 : Neel Joshi bt Tanay Punjabi 11-7,11-3,9-11,11-9
Boys U - 13 : Rahul Baitha bt Rutvik Rau 11-8,11-8,11-8
Boys U - 15 : Sandeep Paswan bt Yohann Surti 12-10,11-13,7-11,11-7,11-8
Boys U - 17 : Aishwary Singh bt Akhilesh Yadav 12-10,11-7,11-13,11-6
Boys U - 19 : Abhishek Agarwal bt Tushar Kothari 11-5,12-10,11-13,11-1
Girls U - 11 : Ananya Morey bt Avani Nagar 2-11,11-9,4-11,11-9,11-8
Girls U - 13 : Aakansha Rao bt Abhilasha Basin 11-8,11-9,11-8
Girls U - 15 : Jay Pandey bt Shrishti Nagar 11-8,9-11,11-4,11-8
Girls U - 19 : Urwashi Joshi bt Nikita Joshi 11-6,11-4,7-11,11-9
Mix U - 9 : Uday Pandey bt Sharan Punjabi 12-10,8-11,11-9,12-14,11-5

Semifinals:

Boys Under –11

Tanay Punjabi bt Mohit Bhatt 11-2, 11-1, 11-1
Neel Joshi bt Vishal Rajbhar 11-7, 11-0, 11-0

Boys Under –13
Rahul Baitha bt Ansh Punjabi 11-5, 11-7, 11-4
Rutvik Rao bt Ansh Shetty 9-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4


Boys Under –15

Yohann Surti bt Aman Kumbhani 11-4, 11-6, 11-7
Sandeep Paswan bt Ajith Sharma 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7

Boys Under –17
Akhilesh yadav bt Siddhanth Iyer 11-9, 13-11, 11-7
Aishwarya Singh bt Puneet Pareek 11-9, 11-7, 11-7


Boys Under –19 
Tushar Sahani bt Anshul Goyal 11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 3-11, 4-11
Abhishek Agarwal bt Basant Singh 16-14, 11-9, 11-9

Girls Under –11
Avani Nagar bt Sunita Patel 11-1, 11-4, 11-5
Ananya Morey bt Shreya Bhadalkar 11-1, 11-3, 11-7

Girls Under - 13
Aakansha Rao bt Shikha goyal  11-0,11-0,11-1
Abhilasha Basin bt Bhavna Goyal  11-1,11-4,11-2


Girls Under – 15
Shristi Nagar bt Bhavna Yadav 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
Jaya Pandey bt Aditi Makhija 11-4, 11-4, 11-2

Girls Under –19
Nikita Joshi bt Aditi Makhija 11-0, 11-1, 11-1
Urvashi Joshi bt Jaya Pandey 11-6, 12-10, 11-6

Mixed Under 9
Sharan Punjabi bt OM Semwal 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
Uday Pandey bt Sunny Yadav 13-11,9-11,11-7,12-14,11-4

Quarterfinals:

Boys Under - 11
Vishal Rajbhar bt Aakash Gupta 11-9,12-10,12-10

Neel Joshi W/O Ayaan Desai
Mohit Bhatt bt Prince Yadav 11-3,11-2,11-4
Tanay Punjabi bt Varun Vyawahare 11-1,11-1,11-2


Boys Under – 13

Ansh Punjabi bt Ansh bharganwar 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
Rutvik Rao bt Vivaan Jaiskishan 8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
Ansh Shetty bt Shlok Makhija 11-3, 11-5, 11-3
Rahul Baitha  bt Yohan Poncha 11-4, 11-4, 11-4

Boys Under –15
Yohann Surti bt Rupesh parmar 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
Ajith Sharma bt Chaitanya Shah 12-10, 5-11, 11-7, 17-15
Aman Khumbhani bt Pranay Jain 11-6, 11-2, 11-8
Sandeep Paswan bt Saurav Lekhwar 11-6, 11-5, 11-8

Boys Under- 17
Akhilesh Yadav bt Shivam Sharma 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-4
Aishwarya Singh bt Raghuvir Reddy 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
Siddhanth Iyer bt Nilesh Pal 11-8, 11-9, 11-2
Puneet parekh bt Nikhil Makhija 11-7, 11-5, 11-9

Boys Under –19

Tushar Kothari bt Jagannath Kuyte 11-1, 11-7, 11-3
Anshul Goyal bt Devchand Rai 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
Abhishek Agarwal bt Virendra Chand 11-5, 11-1, 11-5
Basant Singh bt Vishal Yadav 7-11, 11-4, 13-11, 11-5


Girls Under –11
Sunita Patel bt Nishima Yadav 9-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-4
Shreya Bhadalkar bt Tina Lal 11-2, 11-0, 11-3
Avani Nagar bt Yoshna Singh 11-4, 11-8, 11-5
Anannya Morey bt Aishwarya Khubchandani  11-6,11-8,11-7

Girls Under –13
Bhavana Goyal bt Amrita Chaudhary 11-2, 11-2, 11-1
Shikha Goyal bt Preeti Pareek  11-3,11-4,11-3
Aakansha Rao bt Nitu Kushwa  11-1,11-1,11-0

Girls Under –15

Aditi Makhija bt Pooja Yadav 11-3, 11-3, 11-0
Bhavana Yadav bt Kajal Bind 11-4, 11-2, 11-3

Girls Under –19
Urvashi Joshi w/o Diksha Dudia
Nikita Joshi bt Kamlesha Rajput 11-1, 11-0, 11-2
Jaya Pandey bt Srishti Nagar 11-3, 11-6, 11-9
Aditi Makhija bt Varsha Pandey 11-9,12-10,11-9

MIX Under –9
Om Semwal bgt Anuj Singh 11-4, 11-6, 11-7  
Sunny Yadav W/O Siddhanth Singh
Uday Pandey bt Anush Kar 11-5, 11-9, 9-11 

 

ARTICLES IN PRESS

 
Memorial meet to honour squash’s Vashind-ton Wizard
(Indian Express 15th Jan, 2013)

EXPRESS NEWS SERVICES           

SUNIL Verma lived and breathed squash, and he died last year in the close vicinity of sport  - of a heart attack while running on the treadmill of the academy gym where he trained several of his wards to become champions. Almost a year after his death last March, the late coach will be honoured with a tournament organized by the Jindal’s at their Vashind Complex from January 18 to 20.

It was an unexpected death at 43, cruelly premature and wholly tragic for his hudred-odd ward who looked up to him as a mentor more than just a squash coach. In fact he had suffered from his first heart attack minutes before refereeing a match at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October 2010, but had stabilized  from that jolt to resume training his students at the academy based on the outskirts of Thane and Kalyan. However the paralytic attack followed by the cardiac arrest on the treadmill had proven to be fatal even as a pair of teenagers lifting weights on the adjoining sets called out for help.

Verma, who hailed from Madhya Pradesh joined the Jindals academy in 1995, and had shepherded close to a dozen charges to national titles across various age categories over a seven-year uninterrupted period. “He was a different coach as in he took keen interest in every player’s well-being and took pains to get to know each one individually,” says Kinwarpal Singh, who was trained by him over 14 years and now coaches at the academy.

His wards were far different from the posh squash kids of South Mumbai who train at Bombay Gymkhana and CCI. “We were not like the Mumbai Kids,” Singh recalls, “ Since we all started out in the sport despite coming from the middle class. Our Parents never interfered with our training, and Sunil Sir was pretty much our mom and dad on the squash court, he adds.

In fact what set apart trainees from the Jindals academy always – even half a decade ago -  was just how supremely fit they were. “ He stressed fundamentally on physical fitness even in those days,” says another ward and now coach Laxman Joshi. “ He would say ‘if you are not fit enough, then your strokes will not matter’. He’d make us ran a lot and strengthen our bodies because squash was always a stamina sport. ” Joshi says. Agar dum hai, toh ball maaro -  he would obsessively chant, a days when Pakistan boasted of the maniacal fitness traditions in squash , but Indians were yet to wake up to its importance. “Jindal kids were known to never tire,” Joshi recalls, and the academy’s best products Vikas Jangra , who late joined the Navy, was the flag-bearer of this war-call.

Verma was also known to shun the limelight despite his academy throwing up champs prolifically in junior sections. His wife Shanti Verma – Now drafted into the company’s HR department – did her bit by helping groom the children and sharpening their English speaking skills after kids would return to Vashind and look glum after interacting with the elite kids – townies, as they were called.

“He had several opportunities to go train kids on posher academies. But he was determined to train wards at Jindal’s and said he’s stay there lifelong,” Singh recalls. Now a meet in his memory will attempt to look for that spark not to mention the toned sinew on the squash court.

 

Abhishek, Urwashi emerge champs
(Afternoon 23rd Jan 2013)

MUMBAI: Abhishek Agarwal and Urwashi Joshi emerged championships in the boys and girls under – 19 sections in the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind, on Monday. Both the champs had tough final outings before getting through in four games. Agarwal beat Tushar Kothari 11-5, 12-10, 11-13, 11-3, while Urwashi got the better of Nikita Joshi 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9. The boys under-15 final also witnessed a thriller, with Sandeep Paswan getting the better of fancied Yohann Surti in a match that went the distance. Paswan prevailed 12-10, 11-13, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, his superior fitness tilting the scales in his favour.

 

Nikita, Bhavana won easy victory to reach semis
(Afternoon 21st Jan 2013)

MUMBAI:
Nikita Joshi and Bhavana Yadav scored easy wins to reach in the semifinals of the girl’s u-19 and u-15 of the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship, played at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind, on Sunday.
Nikita beat Kamlesh Rajput 11-1, 11-0, 11-2 in the girls u-19, quarter final match, while in the other match, Jaya Pandey defeated Srishti Nagar 11-3, 11-6, 11-9 to make place in the semis. In the u-15 quarter, Aditi Makhija won easy victory over Pooja Yadav 11-3, 11-3, 11-0, while Bhavana Yadav beat Kajal Bind 11-4, 11-2, 11-3.

 

Nikita, Bhavana reach semis
(Free Press Journal 21st Jan 2013)

MUMBAI: Nikita Joshi and Bhavana Yadav scored easy wins to reach in the semifinals of the Girls U-19 and U-15 of the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship, played at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind, on Sunday.
Nikita beat Kamlesh Rajput 11-1, 11-0, 11-2 in the Girls U-19, quarterfinal match, while in the other match, Jaya Pandey defeated Srishti Nagar 11-3, 11-6, 11-9 to make place in the semis. In the Girls u-15 quarter, Aditi Makhija won easy victory over Pooja Yadav 11-3, 11-3, 11-0, while Bhavana Yadav beat Kajal Bind 11-4, 11-2, 11-3.

Sunil Verma Memorial Squash
(Afternoon 14th Jan 2013)

MUMBAI:
The Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship for Junior boys and girls, in memory of the celebrated squash coach from Jindal, who had an unexpected premature death, will be held at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind from January 18 to 20, 2013. The tournament, sponsored by JSW Steel Ltd. Vashind, will offer prize money to the tune of Ra 1.25 lakh and will have competition for boy’s and girls’s u-19, u-17, u-15, u-13, u-11, besides a mixed event for boys and girls under-9.

 

Sunil Verma Memorial Squash
(Indian Express Journal 15th Jan 2013)

The Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship for Junior boys and girls, in memory of the celebrated squash coach from Jindal, who had an unexpected premature death, will be held at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind from January 18 to 23. The tournament, sponsored by JSW Steel Ltd. Vashind, will offer prize money to the tune of Ra 1.25 lakh and will have competition for Boy’s and girls’s u-19, u-17, u-15, u-13, u-11, besides a mixed event for boys and girls under-9. Entry forms are available on the website www.ispsquash.com and entries for the event close on January 16. Entries can be sent by email on squashindia@yahoo.com. Transport will be available to players arriving by train from Vashind Station to the Venue and back.



Abhishek, Urwashi emerge champs:
(Free Press Journal 23rd Jan 2013)

The winners of the Open Squash Championship pose with their trophies on Tuesday


OUR CORRESPONDENT

Mumbai Abhishek Agarwal and Urwashi Joshi emerged champions among the boys and girls under-19 in the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship, Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind on Vashind, on Monday.
Both the champs had tough final outing before getting through in four games. Agarwal beat Kothari 11-5, 12-10, 11-13, 11-3, while Urwashi got the better of Nikita Joshi 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9.
The Boys under-15 final also witnessed a thriller, with sandeep Paswan getting the better of fancied Yohaan Surti in a match that went the distance. Paswan prevailed 12-10, 11-13, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, his superior fitness won him the match


RESULTS:
Mix U-9: Uday Pandey bt Sharan Punjabi 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 12-14, 11-5. 
Boys U-11: Neel Joshi bt Tanay Punjabi 11-7, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9. 
Girls U-11: Ananya Morey bt Avani Nagar 2-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-8. 
Boys U-13, Rahul Baitha bt Rutvik Rau 11-8, 11-8, 11-8. 
Girls U-13: Aakanasha Rao bt Abhilasha Basin 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.

Verma Memorial Squash from Jan 18
(Times of India , 16th Jan 2013)

The Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship for Junior boys and girls, in memory of the celebrated squash coach from Jindal, who had an unexpected premature death, will be held at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind from January 18 to 20. It will have competition for boys and girls u-19, u-17, u-15, u-13, u-11, besides a mixed event for boys and girls under-9. Entry forms are available on the website www.ispsquash.com and entries for the event close on January 16. Entries can be sent by email on squashindia@yahoo.com.



RUPESH, SANDEEP IN QUARTERS 
( Hindustan Times, 19th Jan 2013)

Rupesh Parmar and , Sandeep Paswan reached the Quarterfinals of the Boys’ under-15 draw in the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship on Friday. In the second round, Rupesh beat Pradeep Chaudhary 11-7, 11-7, while Sandeep Paswan deafeated Pintu Rai 11-5, 11-2. In the Boys’ Under-13 section, Deepak Mandal, Avanish Yadav, Vivaan Jaikishan and Rehan Chhabria won easily to move into the  quarterfinal stage.
          

2ND ROUND RESULTS
Boys’ U-15: 
R Parmar bt P Chaudhary 11-7, 11-7; 
S Paswan bt P Rai 11-5, 11-2; 
Boy’U-13: 
D Mandal bt A Sahani 11-5, 11-5; 
A Yadav bt A Sinha 8-11, 11-77, 11-6; 
V Jaikiahan bt V Mehra 11-3, 12-10; 
R Chhabria bt R Dhhara 11-9, 11-6.


Nikita in final
(DNA, 22nd Jan 2013)

Nikita Joshi and Urwashi Joshi scored straight games wins over Aditia Makhija and Jay Pandey repectively to enter the girls U-19 final of the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship at the Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind on Sunday. While Nikita had it easy against Aditi Makhija, winning 11-0, 11-1, 11-1, Urvashi defeated Jaya Pandey 11-6, 12-10, 11-6.

 

Abhishek truimps
(DNA, 23rd  Jan 2013)

Abhishek Agarwal and Urwashi Joshi emerged champions among the boys and girls U-19 in the Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open Championship, Jindal Recreation Complex, Vashind on Vashind, on Monday. Agarwal beat Kothari 11-5, 12-10, 11-13, 11-3.


NIKITA , URVASHI TO CLASH FOR SQUASH CROWN
(
Times of India 22ND JAN 2013)

Mumbai : Nikita Joshi  and Urvashi Joshi scored straight games wins over Aditia Makhija and Jaya Pandey respectively to enter girls under – 19 final of Sunil Verma Memorial Squash Open  Championship Complex , Vashind on Sunday.

CITY SPORT

While Nikita had it easy against Aditi Makhija winning 11-0, 11-1,11-1,Urvashi had a fight on her hand before getting better of Jaya Pandey 11-6,12-10,11-6.

The boys u-9 final will feature top junior Tushar Sahani versus Abhishek Agarwal. Sahani who dropped first two games to Anshul Goyal  rellied brilliantly to win next three and the matches 8-11,4-11,11-8,11-3,11-4.272 against Mumbai Police Gymkhana in the final.

After electing to bat MIG stumble against the pace of Nitesh Kothavale (3-58) and Sachin Gill (3-82) . Kaustubh Thakur (35) and Sparsh Tiwari (45) could not convert their start into big scores. Sarde Sai added 59  for sixth wicket with TIwari and 58 for the seventh with Thakur.

 

Abhishek Uravashi emrge champs. 
(India Express 23rd Jan 2013)

Abhishek Agarwal and Urvashi Joshi emerged champions amongst boys and girls  under – 19 in Sunil Verma Memorial  Squash Open Championship at Jindal Recreation Complex Vashind on Monday, both the champs had tough final outing before getting through in four games. Agarwal beat Tushar Kothari 11-5 , 12-10 , 11-3,11-3, while Urvashi got better of Nikita Joshi 11-6,11-4,7-11,11-9.

Results (all finals) : Mix – U-9: Uday Pandey bt Sharan Punjabi  12-10,8-11, ,11-9,12-14,11-5;
Boys U -11 :Neel Joshi bt Sharan Punjabi 11-7 , 11- 3 , 9-11,11-9;
Girls u-11 : Ananya Morey bt Avani Nagar 2-11,11-9,4-11,11-9,11-8;
Boys U – 13 : Rahul Biatha bt Ritvik Rau 11-8,11-8,11-8;
Girls U- 13 :Akanksha Rao bt Abhilasha Basin 11-8,11-9,11-8;
Boys U – 15 :San deep Paswan bt Yohan Surti 12-10, 11-13 , 7-11 , 11-7 , 11-8
Girls U – 15 :P Jaya Pandey bt Shrishti Nagar 11-8 , 9-11 , 11-4 , 11-8
Boys U – 17:  Aishwarya Singh bt Akhilesh Yadav 12-10,11-7, 11-13,11-6;
Girls U- 19: Urvashi Joshi bt Nikita Joshi 11-6 , 11-4 , 7-11, 11-9;
Boys U – 19 : Abhishek Agarwal bt Tushar Kothari 11-5 , 12-10, 11-13, 11-1
   

Rupesh , Sandeep in last 8
(DNA 21ST Jan 2013)

Rupesh Parmar and Sandeep Paswan reached the quarterfinal of the Boys U – 15 event of the Sunil Verma Memorial Open Squash Championship  played at Jindal Recreation Complex in Vashind on Friday. Rupesh beat Pradeep Chaudhary 11-7 ,11-7 , while Sandeep defeated Pintu Rai 11-5 , 11-2 , in the second round.

Following are the categories : 

  • Boys U-19 

  • Boys U-17 

  • Boys U-15 

  • Boys U-13 

  • Boys U-11 

  • Mixed U-9 

  • Girls U-19 

  • Girls U-15 

  • Girls U-13

  • Girls U-11

Total Prize Money : 1,25,000/-

Category

Winner

Runner-up

Semifinalist

Semifinalist

Boys U-19

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 7,500

Rs. 3,000        

Rs. 3,000

Boys U-17

Rs. 8,000

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 2,000           

Rs. 2,000

Boys U-15

Rs. 7,500

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 2,000

Boys U-13

Rs. 6,000

Rs. 4,000

Rs. 1,500        

Rs. 1,500

Boys U-11

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 3,500

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Girls U-19

Rs. 8,000

Rs. 5,000

Rs. 2,000         

Rs. 2,000

Girls U-15

Rs. 4,000

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Girls U-13

Rs. 3,500

Rs. 2,000

Rs. 1,000 

Rs. 1,000

Girls U-11

Rs. 3,000

Rs. 1,500

Rs.  750  

Rs. 750

Mixed U-9

Gift

Gift

Gift

Gift

  
Committee Members: Noreena Pereira, Vicky Kalludi, Ashok Nagpal, Mahendra Agarwal

ISP Officials: Imroze Pathan / Karan Mehra / Karanjit Singh

Tournament Directors: Sanjay Goyal / Laxman Joshi

Organising Committee: JSW HR Department & JSA

SRAM Observer : Ashish Gupta

Ex-Officio Committee Members of JSW : 
Sanjay Goel, Naveen Sinha, Anil Mahajan, and Mahesh Ambekar 

Organised by : Indian Squash Professionals

Under the auspices of : 
Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra

     
109th tournament organised by ISP