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THE LEELA – ISP SQUASH CLASSIC (HANDICAP TEAM EVENT)  

 

At Hotel The Leela, Mumbai : 18-5-2003 

   
 

 Willingdon outplay Otters to pocket title



The winning Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana team along with Noreena (ISP),
Standing from left to right: Shiv Malhotra (Exe. Com. Member, SRAM), Actor Jackie Shroff, Mahendra Agarwal (Founder-Director of ISP), Superstar Rajesh Khanna, Vivek Nair (VC & MD, The Leela), Saifee Jani (ISP) & Mathais Kann (G.M., The Leela)

 

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All Results :

Finals:
W.C.G. BEAT OTTERS (B) 3-1
Prashant Mehra bt Cyrus Apoo 14-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-9, 15-9
Jay Thapa bt Karan Bhatty 15-4, 13-15, 9-15, 15-8, 15-10
Bipin Batra lost Ashwin Kukreja 14-15, 12-15, 11-15
Rakshak Malhotra bt Tushar Bhambani 10-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-9

SEMIFINALS :
W.C.G. BEAT THE LEELA

Prashant Mehtra bt Mahendra Agarwal 15-4, 12-15, 15-13, 15-12
Bipin Batra lost Gautam Kakani 15-10, 11-15, 12-15, 12-15
Rakshak Malhotra bt Jatin Gurnani 15-10, 15-13,15-14
Jay Thapa bt Chandrakant Pawar 12-15, 15-12, 15-13, 12-15, 15-13
Rajesh Sonawane lost Saifee Jani 15-13, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11

OTTERS (B) BT KHAR GYMKHANA
Vijay Sonawane bt Girish Jadhwani 15-12, 13-15, 15-11, 15-13
Karan Bhatty bt Kishore Vanvare 15-13, 12-15, 15-13, 12-15, 17-15
Tushar Bambani lost Jayesh Agarwal 15-12, 12-15, 13-15, 14-15
Carl Bokdawala lost Rajesh Rajani 15-9, 11-15, 15-13, 8-15, 13-15
Avinash Bhavnani bt Vijay Whagela 8-15, 15-7, 15-6, 15-2

Quarter Finals :
OTTERS CLUB (B) BT OTTERS CLUB (A)  (3-2)

Tushar Bambani lost Vikram Malhotra 9-15, 15-14, 13-15
Cyrus Appoo lost Manav Tandon 10-15, 15-10, 13-15
Ashwin Kukreja bt Kunal Jani 10-15, 15-13, 15-14
Karan Bhatty bt Supreet Singh 15-13, 13-15, 15-14
Vijay Sonawane bt Dhiraj Nagpal 14-15, 15-14, 17-16 

KHAR GYMKHANA (B) BT JUHU GYMKHANA (3-2)
Girish Jadhawani lost Siddharth Samantray 15-7, 7-15, 10-15
Ashish Karamchandani bt Uday Mehra 17-15, 15-17, 15-12
Kishore Vanwari bt Atul Khatri 15-8, 8-15, 15-14
Vijay Waghela bt Jatin Mehta 15-13, 13-15, 15-14
Rajesh Rajani lost Anil Mohite 15-13, 13-15, 12-15

W.C. GYMKHANA (A) BT ANDHERI SPORTS (3-2)
Jay Thapa bt Sanjay Waghmare 15-11, 13-15, 15-14
Rajesh Sonwane lost Prakash Khaire 15-14, 14-15, 13-15
Douglas Gudinho bt Chandan Jadhav 15-13, 14-15, 15-13
Rakshak Malhotra lost Adesh Gamare 15-13, 13-15, 15-13
Bipin Batra bt Pratik Zaveri 17-15, 13-15, 15-13

THE LEELA W/O NAVI MUMBAI SPORTS CLUB

Press Articles of the tournament

WCG sideline Otters ‘B’ for crown
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 20/5/2003)

Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana (WCG) turned gaint killers when they outplayed Otters Club ‘B’ 3-1 in the best of five final to claim the title in The Leela-ISP Squash Classic handicap team event that concluded at the glass-backed squash courts of The Leela on Sunday. 

Prashant Mehra gave WCG a winning start, capitalizing on his three-point advantage to beat Cyrus Apoo 14-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-9, 15-9. After Jay Thapa had beaten Karan Bhatty15-4, 13-15, 9-15, 15-10 to give WCG a 2-0 lead, Ashwin Kukreja pulled one back for Otters ‘B’, defeating Bipin Batra 15-14, 15-13, 15-13, 15-9 against Tushar Bhambani.

 

Rajani’s heroics in Khar Gym win
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 16/4/2003)

Rajesh Rajani’s heroics, despite a knee injury, enabled Khar Gymkhana ‘B’ record back to back victories and maintain their unbeaten run in the The Leela-ISP Squash Classic handicap team event, matches of which were played at the glass-backed courts of The Leela, on Sunday. 

Khar Gym ‘B’ first defeated Andheri Recreation Club 3-2 and then went on to outplay Hiranandani Club 4-1, with Rajani winning both his rubbers.

 

Juhu Gymkhana survive Khar scare
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 22/4/2003)

Juhu Gymkhana upstaged Khar Gymkhana 3-2 in  The Leela-ISP Squash Classic Handicap team event at the glass-backed courts of The Leela on Sunday. 

Though Amit Pal Kohli gave Khar Gymkhana a good start, defeating Siddharth Samantray in three games, Saket Wali and Karan Malhotra lost their matches to give Juhu Gym a 2-1 lead. After Rohan Gracious had resorted parity or Khar Gym, defeating Jatin Mehta in straight games, Akshay Gandhi defeated Siddharth Malhotra in the decider to give Juhu Gymkhana the tie.

  

44th Tournament Organised by ISP