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
Shiv Malhotra (Sec. Gen. SRAM)
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,
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.
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
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)
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
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