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Navi Mumbai Squash Spectacular

  At NMSA Club, Navi Mumbai : (26.6.1999)
   


At the prize distribution ceremony of the tournament held at Navi Mumbai Sports Association Gulshan Singh (Winner doubles over-35),
Supreet Singh (Winner U-16), Awish Jaiswal (Winner U-19) & Shashi Gupta (Winner over 35)

 

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All Results 

Finals:
Under 16 :
Supreet Singh (Otters) bt Yogin Thakur (Otters) 15-12, 17-15, 15-11
Under 19 :
Awish Jaiswal (Otters) bt Amitpal Kohli (Otters) 15-13, 5-15, 7-15, 15-11, 15-14
Over 35 Doubles : Shashi Gupta & Gulshan Singh (NMSA) bt Shyam Wadkar and Raj Bhatija 15-13, 11-15, 14-15, 15-11, 15-14.

Quarterfinals:

Under-16 :
Supreet Singh bt Karan Batra 15-6, 15-6
Rohil Shah bt Sanjay Pawar 15-12, 17-15
Yogin Thakur bt Bipin Batra 15-12, 15-17, 17-16
Aditya Manjrekar bt Kabir Kapoor 6-15, 15-4, 15-12
Under-19 :
Amitpal Kohli bt Mohir Kapoor 15-7, 15-12
Abhijit Kukreja bt Sameer Wali 15-8, 15-9
Saket Wali bt Arvind Singh 15-8, 11-15, 15-9
Awish Jaiswal bt Suraj Shetty 15-5, 15-10

 

Press Articles of tournament : 

Amit Jaiswal keeps nerves to score
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 29/6/1999)

Amit Jaiswal held his nerve and got the better of Amit Pal Kohli 15-13, 5-15, 7-15, 15-11, 15-3 in a thrilling tussle for the Under-19 title in the Navi Mumbai Squash Spectacular organized by Indian Squash Professionals and sponsored by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association.

The rivals were locked 14-all in the decider in the all Otters Club clash, before Jaiswal, the second seed, clinched the crucial point and bagged the title along with Rs.2,500 cash prize.  Kohli, returning after an injury, had to settle for the runners-up prize of Rs.1,500.

 

Jaiswal downs Kohli in a thriller
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 29/6/1999)

Awish Jaiswal and Amit Pal Kohli both put up a tough fight for the under-19 title of the Navi Mumbai Squash Spectacular , organized by the Indian Squash Professionals under the auspices of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra, and sponsored by Navi Mumbai Sports Association, at Vashi last evening.

Both the rivals were locked together at 14-all in the decider in the all-Otters Club clash before Jaiswal, the second seed, clinched the next point, the title and the price money of Rs.2,500 that went with it. Down one-two after he had lost the second and third games, Jaiswal batted on to prevail at 15-13, 5-15, 7-15, 15-11. His slightly superior control gave Jaiswal the edge over Kohli, who staged a come-back after a nasty court injury suffered some eight months ago. Kohli had to settle for Rs.1,500.

The home crowd over 500 had lot to cheer as local boy Supreet Singh stopped the run of unseeded Yogin Thakur, also of Otters, 15-12, 17-15, 15-11. Fifteen years old Supreet who have been training under the guidance of coach Chandrakant Pawar for the last two months recorded his maiden triumph. It fetched him Rs.1,500. Thakur, barely 13, received Rs.750.

In the age group over 35 doubles final, two pairs from host Navi Mumbai Sports Association virtually brought the roof down. Again one point settled a match of fluctuating fortunes. The rivals were leveled at 14 all in the fifth before Shashi Gupta and Gulshan Singh overcame Shyam Wadkar and Raj Bhathija, 15-13, 11-15, 14-15, 15-11, 15-14.

 

Yogin stages brilliant comeback
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 27/6/1999)

Otters Club’s Yogin Thakur saved two match points before winning an under-16 quarterfinal cliff-hanger against fourth seeded Bipin Batra of Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana at the Navi Mumbai Squash Spectacular organized by the Indian Squash Professionals and sponsored by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association at Vashi.

A game up, Thakur lost the second and the decider was fought equally hard. Batra held two match points but Thakur, younger by one year than his rival at 13, saved them both and scampered home 15-12, 15-17, 17-16.

 

Thakur in final
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 28/6/1999)

Yogin Thakur of Otters Club won an extremely close encounter against Rahil Shah to reach the under-16 final of the Navi Mumbai Squash Spectacular organized by the Indian Squash Professionals under the auspices of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra and sponsored by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association at Vashi yesterday. Thakur who had saved two match-points before knocking out fourth-seeded Bipin Batra on Saturday trailed by two games to one before rallying to overcome Shah 16-17, 15-12, 11-15, 15-13, 15-12 in a lively clash between two 13 year olds.

Host Navi Mumbai Sports Association had good cause for cheer as their representative Supreet Singh defeated Aditya Manjrekar of Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana, 15-7, 15-7, 15-11, in the other under-16 semi finals.

Sidelined by a nasty injury suffered on court about eight months ago, the talented Amit Pal Kohli of Otters marked his comeback with splendid 15-4, 13-15, 15-11, 15-11 victory over Abhijit Kukreja. The win earned Kohli a berth in the under-19 final where he takes on Awish Jaiswal, an easy 15-9, 15-13, 15-13 winner over Saket Wali.

Down 2-14 in the final game, Chandrakant Pawar and Mahendra Agarwal of The Leela made a spirited recovery and caught up at 14 all only to lose the next point and their over-35 doubles quarter-final against Raj Bhatija and Shyam Wadkar.

 

28th Tournament Organised by ISP