ISP Squash

Monarch-Continental & Khar Gym Open - Doubles, Under-19 & Over-35

  At Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai: 15.10.1995


Nitin Gadekar (President, Khar Gymkhana),
Arif Paul (Runner-up), Akhil Behl (Winner under-19), Bharat Shah (Winner doubles), Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director,ISP)  & Tariq Gore (Winner over-35) at the prize distribution ceremony.

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All Results:

Finals :
Akhil Behl beat Arif Paul 9-7, 5-9, 9-5, 9-2
Tariq Gore beat Suresh Ramchandani 15-12, 15-11, 10-15, 15-12.
Shishir Shirgaokar and Bharat Shah beat Chandrakant Pawar and Kaiyoze Billimoria 15-10, 15-9, 15-12

Semi finals:
Akhil Behl beat Amit Pal Kohli 9-1, 9-2, 9-1
Arif Paul beat Sondip Ghosh 9-5, 9-7, 9-1

Quarter Finals:
Tariq Gore beat Rustom Dalal 15-11, 15-8, 15-13
Manan Mashruwalla beat Ajay Karkhanis 15-13, 15-7, 15-6
Amitpal Kohli beat Jamshed Pandole 9-10, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3, 9-4
Akhil Behl beat Abhijit Kukreja 9-1, 9-0,9-1
Sondip Ghosh beat Faraaz Patel 9-7, 9-4, 9-5
Arif Paul beat Carl Bokdawalla 10-8, 9-6, 8-9, 9-6


Press Articles of tournament : 

Pandole beaten 
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 18/10/1995) 

In the quarter-final match between Amit Kohli and Jamshed Pandole on Saturday, Jamshed Pandole the third seed failed to over-power Amit Kohli.  Amit Kohli displayed an excellent game of squash to outplay Pandole 9-10, 5-9, 9-6, 9-3, 9-4.  To make place in the semifinal.  Amit Kohli was two sets to 0 down and 0-5 down but he fought back to win 9-6 in the third game and also took the remaining two games.


Akhil Behl Claims under-19 title
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 16/10/1995) 

Top seed Akhil Behl downed second seed Arif Paul 9-7, 5-9, 9-5, 9-2 to win the under-19 title of the Khar Gymkhana Open squash tournament sponsored by Continental Contractors and Monarch and organised by Maharashtra Squash Professionals.

Akhil was the steadier of the two and he often got the better of Paul in long rallies. The match lasted an hour and five minutes. Akhil won Rs.5,000 as the runner’s up. Both players are members of the Indian team to take part in the World team championships in Cairo next month. Akhil had gotten the better of Arif in the nationals last year.


Arif Paul in last four 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 15/10/1995)

Akhil Behl  and Arif Paul, who have been picked in the Indian team for the forth coming world team squash event in Cairo, took their places in the semi finals of the Khar Gymkhana open squash championships sponsored by Continental Contractors and Monarch, and organised by Maharashtra Squash Professionals.

Behl had a easy 3-1, 9-0, 9-1 win over Abhijit Kukerja. Paul, had to do lot of running before he disposed of the challenge of Carl Bokdawala 10-8, 9-6, 8-6, 9-6.


Malhotra outplays Chadda 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai :12/10/1995) 

Siddharth Malhotra outplayed Sharanpal Chadda 3-0 on the opening day o the Khar Gymkhana Open Squash tournament, here today.

A leading under-19 player, Malhotra moved Chadda all over the court, eventually clinching the first round match with a splendid backhand down the line.

Fourteen year old Girish Lakhani also won his first round match in straight games displaying fine control and speed while beating Shaffin.


Khar Gym squash
(Article in Indian Express :

The Continental Contractors and Monarch sponsored Khar Gymkhana Open Squash Tournament would be held here from October 11to 14.

The tourney would be for boys under-19 in both singles and doubles and for players over-35 in both singles and doubles, according to a press release.

The total prize money would be Rs.25,000, the release added.


14th Tournament Organised by ISP