ISP Squash


  6th March 2005, at Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, Mumbai


At the prize distribution function held at Mandapeshwar Club from left to right: Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP), Umesh Bhavsar (Hon. Sec. MCF),  Harinder Modi (Hon. Treasurer MCF), Dr Ramesh Chafekar (Vice President, MCF), Dr Kirit Patel (Joint Sec. MCF).  Sitting from left to right:  Rohan Gracias (Winner in Men's Top-8 Event), Mohammed Merchant & Tushar Bhambani (both Doubles Winner), Noreena (ISP), Mrs Chapekar & Shiv Malhotra (Sec. Gen. SRAM)

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All Results :

Final Results:

Men's Top-8 :
Rohan Garcias bt  Cyrus Vakil 15-11 15-13.

Rohan Garcias bt  Dheeraj Nagpal  15-14,11-15 15-6; 
Cyrus Vakil bt Harjinder Singh 15-13 3-15 15-13. 

Quarter –finals:
Rohan Garcias bt Vijay Waghela15-11 15-11; 
Cyrus Vakil bt Amitoj Singh15-9 15-12; 
Dheeraj Nagpal bt Sanjay Goyal 15-6 15-5.
Harjinder Singh bt Sachin Jadhav 15-8 8-15 15-12.


Mohd Merchant/Tushar Bambani bt Sunil Lalchandani/Gopi Mohite 7-15 15-7 15-8.

Mohd Merchant/Tushar Bambani bt Rohan Garcias/Sanjay Goyal 15-11 15-13; 
Sunil Lalchandani/Gopi Mohite  bt  Cyrus Vakil/Harjinder Singh 13-15 15-7 15-7. 

Sanjay Goyal/Rohan Gracis bt Sunil Gambers/Santosh Kharat 12-15 17-14 15-8 
Gopi Mohite/Sunil Lalchandani bt Vijay Waghela/Dheeraj Nagpal 15-10 17-16; 
Harjinder Singh/Cyrus Vakil bt Sameer Kadodkar/Sameer Shah 6-15 15-10 15-11; 
Mohd Merchant/Tushar Bambani bt Sachin Jadhav/Sanjay Kalati 15-10, 15-11

Press Articles of the tournament :

Bhardesh-Bhuvan Zooms in Borivali
(Article in Mid-Day, Mumbai : 5/3/2005)

Left-Hander Bhadresh Shah and Bhuvan Vora produced their best when it mattered most as they defeated Rakesh Solanki and Yogesh Sonawane in a fast-paced pre-quarter-finals of the MCF-ISP doubles squash tournament, hosted by Mandpeshwar Civic Fedration at their sports complex at Borivali (West) Yesterday.

The left-right combination of hosts MCF triumphed at 12-15, 15-12, 15-12 for a place in the last eight. US Club’s Sunil Gambers and Santosh Kharat continued their winning ways as they turned the loss of the first game against Bipin Batra and Avinash Bhatija into a fine victory. The seasoned campaigners won 15-17, 15-10, 15-8.

The winners now will take on the pair of Deepak Singh and Ajay Shaikh, who did not have to take the court as their rivals failed to turn up.

Ramnath Iyer and Noor Khan after nail-biting win beating their younger rivals Siddharth Samantray and Niraj 15-11, 13-15, 15-13. The Top Eight open singles gets underway today.


Rohan Gracious on court
Top seed beats Vakil to win MCF-ISP squash

(Article In Mid-Day, Mumbai : 7/3/2005)

Top seed Rohan Gracious, of Khar Gymkhana survived Willingdon’s Cyrus Vakil’s deception and power play 15-11, 15-13 to bag the MCF-ISP Top Eight Invitation singles squash title, hosted by the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation at their sports complex yesterday.

Host pair of Sunil Lalchandani and Gopi Mohite’s winning spree at last came to an end, when the MCF pair was beaten by Khar Gymkhana’s Mohd Merchant and Tushar Bambani 7-15, 15-7, 15-8 for the doubles title.

In fact, the losers, who earlier went through grueling semifinals 13-15, 15-7, 15-7 win against Cyrus Vakil / Harjinder Singh, started impressively, but as the match progressed, they were found wanting in stamina.

Mercurial Cyrus Vakil’s frequent outburst,no doubt kept the crowd in good humour but not his rivals. Earlier in the semi finals his doubles partner Harjinder Singh, had to bear the brunt of Cyrus’ antics before bowing out (15-13, 3-15, 15-13)


Gopi, Sunil make impressive start
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 3/3/2005)

Hosts’ Gopi Mohite and Sunil Lalchandani, provided Mandpeshwar Civic Federation a reason to smile as they displayed good understanding and aggression to defeat first Sudesh Mishra and Manoj Solanki 15-11, 15-12 in the first round and then followed it with another good win over Rajesh Rajani and Riaz Mohd 15-13, 15-12 to move into the pre-quarter-finals of the inaugural MCF-ISP Doubles Handicap Squash Tournament, on the opening day at the Mandpeshwar Civic Federation’s sports complex in Borivali on Wednesday.


61st Tournament Organised by ISP