MARQUIS RESORT - JUHU CENTAUR DOUBLE SQUASH MENS TOP- 8 & DOUBLES
At Hotel Juhu Centaur,
Juhu, Mumbai :
At the prize distribution ceremony of Marquis Resorts-Juhu Centaur squash
tournament held at the pool side of Juhu Centaur Hotel from left to right:
Chotrani (Winner in Men’s Top 8),
Shirgaokar & Chandrakant Pawar (Both winner in Double's event), Mr
Kalia, GM. Centaur Hotel, G.C.Dubey (Health Club, Manager) Xavier
Marquis (Sponsor), Mahendra
Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP),
Uberoi (Runner's up in Double's event), Dipak Pandit (Mumbai Customs)
Vikram, Manek stretched in doubles squash (Article in Mid Day, Mumbai :
A couple of matches went the distance in the Rs.40,
000/- prize money Marquis Resorts-Juhu Centaur handicap doubles squash
championships, organized by the Indian squash professionals at the Juhu
Centaur glass-back squash courts.
Teenagers Vikram Malhotra and Manek Mathur were taken
thedistance by Karan Bhatty
and Sanjay Pawar before the former prevailed 15-11, 8-15, 17-15. In
another match that went the distance, Sadiq Madraswala and Rohan Dalal
dropped the first game to Salim M and Mukesh Desai before winning 10-15,
15-9, 15-12. Another teenaged pair to advance with a straight-games win
was Naishad Lalwani andGautam
Kalani, who beat the duo of Karan Batra and Sandeep Parab 15-2, 15-13.
A total of 40 doubles pairs are in contention, vying
for the top prize of Rs.8, 000/-.
The singles event, which involves the top eight
squash players from city kicked off yesterday and features names like
Manish Chotrani, Bikram Uberoi, Amitpal Kohli, Amit Chinoy, Saket Wali,
Niraj Shirgaokar, Vishal Kapoor and Supreet Singh.
Chotrani out-paces Uberoi to clinch title (Article in Mid Day, Mumbai :
Manish Chotrani the former national champion, lived
up to his reputation as Mumbai’s leading squash player when he defeated
Bikram Uberoi in the final of the Rs.40,000 Marquis Resorts-Juhu Centaur
squash championships at the Juhu Centaur yesterday.
It was Uberoi who called the shots in the initial
stages, winning the first two games of the five-game final, but he had not
accounted for Chotrani excellent fitness level, which enabled him to fight
back from the third game.
The hard fought first two games, which Uberoi won at
15-10 and 15-12, took much out of the younger Uberoi, who just couldn’t
cope with the pace that Chotrani set.
The former national champ won the third and fourth
games at a trot, and was leading 9-4 in the decider when Uberoi, who had a
nasty fall, conceded the match. Chotrani took home Rs.6, 000, while Uberoi
earned Rs.4, 000.
In the handicap doubles final, the duo of Chandrakant
Pawar and Niraj Shirgaokar defeated Jehangir Surti and Siddharth Thakkar
to take home a purse of Rs.8, 000. Pawar and Shirgaokar won 15-14, 10-15,
15-12, 13-15, 15-13.
Easy for Manish; Bikram struggles
(Article in Free Press Journal,
Mumbai : 14/1/2001)
Top seed and former national champion Manish Chotrani will take on
former Asian Junior champion Bikram Uberoi in the final of the Marquis
Resorts-Juhu Centaur squash championship at the Juhu Centaur glass-backed
In their semis, Chotrani was a comfortable winner over Amit Chinoy15-16, 15-11, while Uberoi had to put in some work hard against
Saket Wali, before he could win 17-15, 15-4.
Wali, an equally robust player as Uberoi, seemed a bit tired in the
second, which affected his accuracy resulting in a rather tame surrender.
Chinoy was just not in the same league as Chotrani and could hardly make
his presence felt in the first game. In the second, Chinoy managed to stay
close to Chotrani in the initial stages, but could not keep the former
national champ from winning.
In the semi-finals handicap doubles event, the pairing of Uberoi and his
coach Rehmat Khan lost 15-10, 14-15, 15-12 against Jehangir S and
Siddharth Thakkar in three games.
In the final, Jehangir and Siddharth will clash with Chandrakant Pawar
and Niraj Shirgaokar, who beat Riaz Mohd and Sanjay Goyal 17-14, 15-11.
Lalwani, Kalani advance (Article in Times of India,
MumbaI : 12/1/2001)
Upcoming youngsters Naishad Lalwani and Gautam Kalani
advanced into the pre-quarter-finals of the Rs.40,000 prize money Marquis
Resorts-Juhu Centaur handicap double squash championships, Organised by
the Indian Squash Professionals, with a straight-game victory over Vishal
Kapoor and Anurag Gill at the Juhu Centaur glass-backed courts on
Lalwani and Kalani won with the identical scores on
Another teenaged pair, Vikram Malhotra and Manek
Mathur could not sustain their good showing in the first round, losing
15-9, 15-12 to Avinash Bhatija and Sanjeev Sood.
The handicap system, which puts the talented players
at a disadvantage to start with also saw the exit of Manish Chotrani and
his partner Dhiraj Nagpal, who lost in a first-round match to Deepak
Yadav and Arvind Singh 14-15, 15-9, 14-15.
Uberoi on course for double (Article in Indian Express,
Mumbai : 13/01/2001)
Bikram Uberoi stayed on course for a double in the
Rs.40,000 Marquis Resorts Juhu Centaur squash championships, entering the
semi-finals of the both the singles and the handicap doubles event at the
Juhu Centaur glass-backed courts on Friday. In the singles, Uberoi dropped
a game to Vishal Kapoor before winning in three at 15-10, 11-15, 15-12. In
the doubles, Uberoi and his coach Rehmat Khan entered the semi-finals
defeating Rajesh Sonawane and Douglas Goudhino 17-15, 15-7, 15-12.
Manish wins as Bikram concedes
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 12/01/2001)
Bikram Uberoi squandered a two game lead to go down
to former National champion Manish Chotrani in the singles final of the
Marquis Resorts-Juhu Centaur squash tournament here on Saturday.
In a well-contested final, Uberoi won the first two
games 15-10, 15-12, but Chotrani fought back splendidly to win the third
and fourth games, 15-12 and 15-4.On
the first point of the decider, Uberoi fell and hurt his knee and was
forced to concede the match.
Uberoi on course for double (Article
in Times of India, Mumbai : 13/01/2001)
Bikram Uberoi stayed on course for a double in the Rs.
40,000 Marquis Resorts squash championships, entering the semifinals of
the both the singles and the handicap doubles event at the Hotel Juhu
Centaur on Friday.
In the singles, Uberoi dropped a game to Vishal Kapoor
before winning in three at 15-10, 11-15, 15-12.In the doubles, Uberoi and his coach Rahmat Khan entered the
semifinals defeating Rajesh Sonawane and Douglas Goudhino 17-15, 15-7,
15-12.They will take on the
duo of Siddharth Thakkar and Jehangir S., who got the better of Vijay
Sonawane and Karan Bhatty 8-15, 15-11, 15-4.
Tournament Organised by ISP
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