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KOLHAPUR OPEN SQUASH TOURNAMENT Handicap Individual, Doubles & Team Event

  (at Residency Club, Kolhapur ) : 7-4-2000
   


Mahendra Kapadia from Kolhapur (Winner in Handicap Individual Event) receiving the trophy from Rahul Gopal (Inspector General of Kolhapur), with Kumar Shirgaokar, Nitin Kareer (Collector Sangli District) & Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP) at the prize distribution ceremony held at Residency Club, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 

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All Results:

Open Final: 
Mahendra Kapadia (Kolhapur) beat Mihir Kapoor (Mumbai) 15-5/15-8/15-14
Semi Final:      
Mihir Kapoor beat Niraj Shirgaokar (Mumbai) 15-14/17-16
Mahendra Kapadia beat Sanat Shirgaokar (Kolhapur) 15-13/15-8

Doubles Final:
Amit Chinoy & Carl Bokdawala beat Mahendra Agarwal & C.S.Pawar 13-15/15-12/15-13
Semi Final:

Mahendra Agarwal & C.S.Pawar beat Avinash Bhavnani & Vishal Kapoor  15-14/14-15/15-14
Amit Chinoy & Carl Bokdawala beat Niraj Shirgaokar & Rajesh Sonawane 15-13/13-15/17-15   

Team Event: Final
ISP BEAT KOLHAPUR 3-2

Santosh More lost to Amit Chinoy 17-21
Rajesh Sonawane beat Carl Bokdawala 21-12
Vinay Bajaj beat Mihir Kapoor 21-12
Chandrakant Pawar lost to Niraj Shirgaokar 20-21
Avinash Bhavnani beat Karan Ghorpade 21-13

All Press Articles of the Tournament


Kapadia wins handicap squash

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Article in Mid-Day : 11-4-2000)

FORTY five-year-old Mahendra Kapadia, a local player from Kolhapur, raised plenty of cheer when he emerged triumphant in the handicap singles event of the inaugural Kolhapur Open Squash Tournament, sponsored by the Ugar Sugar Works and the Indian Squash Professionals.

In the final played on the 150-year-old squash court of the Residency Club, Kapadia took full advantage of the handicap provided to him to defeat Mumbai’s Mihir Kapoor 15-5, 15-8, 15-14. In the process, Kapadia justified the efforts of the SRAM towards popularizing the game in the rest of the state. The doubles title was won by Mumbai’s Karl Bokdawala and Amit Chinoy, who got the better of city mates Chandrakant Pawar and Mahendra Agarwal 15-13, 13-15, 15-14.

The Indian Squash Professionals defeated Kolhapur 3-2 to win the team event, which was played over 21 points. According to ISP’s Mahendra Agarwal, the tournament, the first of its kind in Kolhapur, received great response and also a commitment towards hosting it for years to come. Sangli, a neighbouring district, which possesses a squash court, has also shown interest towards hosting tournament. Rahul Gopal, the IG of Kolhapur was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.

 

Kapadia Champ 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 12/4/2000)

Forty-Five year old Mahendra Kapadia, a local player from Kolhapur, a local player, emerged triumphant in the handicap singles event of the inaugural Kolhapur Open Squash Tournament, sponsored by the Ugar Sugar Works and Indian Squash Professionals. 

In the final played on the 150-year old squash court of the Residency Club, Kapadia took full advantage of the handicap provided to him to defeat Mumbai’s Mihir Kapoor 15-5, 15-8, 15-14. 

The doubles title was won by Mumbai’s Carl Bokdawala and Amit Chinoy, who got the better of city mates Chandrakant Pawar and Mahendra Agarwal 15-13, 13-15, 15-14, according to information received here.

 

Three Mumbai players advance 
(Article in Sunday Mid-Day : 9/4/2000)

Vinay Bajaj, Vishal Kapoor and Avinash Bhavnani advanced into the second round of the Kolhapur Open Squash Tournament, jointly sponsored by the Ugar Sugar Works and the Indian Squash Professionals, according to information received. 

Playing at the 150-year old squash courts of the Residency Club, Kolhapur, Vishal defeated Sangli’s Suresh Shetty 15-13, 15-14, while Bhavnani beat Varun Jain 15-11, 15-12. Bajaj recovered to beat Kolhapur’s Bajaj recovered to beat Kolhapur’s Bharat Patil 13-15, 15-14, 15-13.

 

Squash tourney at Kolhapur in April 
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 29/03/2000)

The town of Kolhapur will get its first taste of competitive squash when the Kolhapur Open, a handicap and open team event, will be staged at the Residency Club, Kolhapur from April 7 to 9. 

It is being sponsored jointly by the Ugar Sugar Works Ltd. And the Indian squash professionals, who are organizing it under the auspices of the Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra. 

There will be a match between a Kolhapur team and an ISP team. The members of the Kolhapur team are: Niraj Shirgaokar, Paul Ferreira, Avinash Bhavnani, Samir Date, Manoj Gudi and Mahendra Agarwal (reserve). The ISP team is: Chandrakant Pawar, Cyrus Poncha, Amit Chinoy, Carl Bokdawala, Vinay Bajaj and Rajesh Sonawane (reserve). The last date for entries is April 5. Entries should be forwarded to Residency Club (0231-651477 / 6611424) or SB Resellers 0231-653365 (fax). 0

 

Mihir, Niraj advance  
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 10/4/2000)

Mihir Kapoor and Niraj Shirgaokar were the only two players from Mumbai to advance to the semi-finals in the handicap singles event of the Kolhapur Open squash tournament at the Residency Club, Kolhapur. 

According to information reaching here on Sunday, Mihir defeated Kolhapur’s Ajit Kulkarni 12-15, 15-14, 15-14 and Shirgaokar beat Karan Ghorpade of Kolhapur 14-15, 15-14, 15-13. 

 

Kolhapur Open squash tournament 
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 6/4/2000)

Indian squash professionals, under the auspices of the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra, has Organised the Kolhapur Open Tournament, a handicap team and open event. 

The tournament will be sponsored jointly Ugar Sugar Works Ltd and the ISP at the Residency Club, Kolhapur, from April 7 to 9 and will have two events, a handicap open event, followed by a team event which will involve a Kolhapur team, an ISP team and a team from the Residency Club.

 

Kapadia wins title 
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 12/04/2000)

Forty-five years old Mahendra Kapadia, a local player from Kolhapur, raised plenty of cheer when he emerged triumphant in the handicap singles event of the inaugural Kolhapur Open squash tournament, sponsored by the Ugar Sugar works and the Indian squash professionals. In the final played on the 150-years-old squash court of the Residency Club.  

Kapadia took full advantage of the handicap provided to him to defeat Mumbai’s Mihir Kapoor 15-5, 15-8, 15-14. In the process, Kapadia justified the efforts of the SRAM towards popularizing the game in the rest of the state.

   

32nd Tournament Organised by ISP

 

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