ISP Squash


  4th March 2006 at Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai


At the prize distribution function of  Khar Gymkhana – ISP Mumbai Open championship From left to right : Sanjay Goyal (Secretary General, ISP), Vicky Kalludi (Sponsor), Niraj Shirgaokar & Vikram Malhotra  (Winners, Doubles Open Event), Chief Guest – Bipin Bihari (Additional Commissioner of Police, Mumbai), Noreena (Vice-President, ISP), Shashi Gupta & Sonu Mirani (Winners, Handicap doubles), Ashish Gupta (President, ISP) and Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP)   


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All Results :

Final results :

Top 8 : Niraj Shirgaokar & Vikram Malhotra bt Manish Chotrani and Dheeraj Nagpal 15-11, 8-15, 15-12, 15-11.
Handicap doubles : Shashi Gupta & Sonu Mirani bt Bipin Batra & Avinash Bhatija 15-12, 12-15, 15-12.


Top 8 : Niraj Shirgaokar & Vikram Malhotra bt Sachin Jadhav & Avinash Bhatija 15-12, 15-12; 
Dheeraj Nagpal & Manish Chotrani bt Sanjay Goyal & Rohan Gracious 17-16, 17-16.
Handicap doubles : Bipin Batra & Avinash Bhatija bt Ashish Gupta and Ashok Nagpal 15-13, 11-15, 15-13; 
Shashi Gupta & Sonu Mirani bt Vijay Waghela & Ritesh Bajaj 12-15, 15-13, 15-7.

Quarterfinals :

Doubles Top 8 :
Dhiraj Nagpal & Manish Chotrani bt Pratik Jhaveri & Riaz Mohamed 15-13, 15-6; 
Sanjay Goyal & Rohan Gracious bt Vijay Waghela & Vijay Sonawane 15-13, 15-11; 
Sachin Jadhav & Avinash Bhatia bt Rajesh Rajani& Mohamed Merchant 15-13, 15-17, 17-15.

Press Articles of the tournament :


Young Rajat –Singh Have It Easy
(Article in
Hindustan Times, Mumbai :  3/3/2006)

IT WAS good learning experience for young, budding squash players as they partnered.

Senior players in the handicap doubles event in the Khar Gymkhana ISP Mumbai Open squash championships, sponsored by Ashwini Jewellers, at the Khar Gymkhana.

Ness Billimoria playing along with Raghav Mehrotra went on to script a hard-fought 17-16, 12-15, 15-7 win against Arun Kochhar and Ishan Advani.

Meanwhile, A.I.Singh and the seven-years-old Rajat Agarwal combined well to get the better of Pranay Merchant and Karan Kochhar 15-17, 17-15.


Vikram, Niraj Triumph
(Article in Hindustan Times, Mumbai : 5/3/ 2006)

VIKRAM MALHOTRA and Niraj Shirgaokar combined well to claim the top honours in the top eight doubles final of the Ashwini Jewellers sponsored Khar Gymkhana –ISP Mumbai Open Squash Championships.

Vikram and Niraj easily defeated top seeds Manish Chotrani and his younger partner Dhiraj Nagpal 15-11, 8-15, 15-12, 15-11 to take home winner’s purse of Rs. 10,000/-. The runner-up had to be content with Rs 8,000/-.

The handicap doubles event was won by Shashi Gupta and Sonu Mirani, who defeated Bipin Batra and Avinash Bhatiaji 15-12, 12-15, 15-12.


Ness – Raghav Struggle
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai :  3/5/ 2006)

Young and budding squash players gained valuable match practice while partnering senior players in the first round of the handicap doubles event in the Khar Gymkhana –ISP Mumbai Open Squash championships, at the Khar Gymkhana.

While Ness Billimoria paired up with Raghav Mehrotra to win a tough three-game match over Arun Kochhar and Ishan Advani 17-16, 12-15, 15-17, A.I.Singh and seven years-old Rajat Agarwal got the better of Pranay Merchant and Karan Kochhar 15-11, 17-15. in another match that went the distance, the host club’s veteran pair of Ashish Gupta and Ashok Nagpal, rallied to defeat Debashis Das and Elvis Sequira 15-10, 11-15, 15-13.


66th Tournament Organised by ISP