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THE LEELA – ISP SQUASH CLASSIC (HANDICAP TEAM EVENT)

 

From 9th July 2006 to 17th September 2006 every Sunday at Hotel The Leela, Sahar, Mumbai

   
 
 
At the prize distribution ceremony held at the Club in Hotel The Leela from left to right: Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP), Vijay Waghela, Rajesh Rajani, Dhiraj Nagpal, Vinod Rijhwani (Winning Khar Gymkhana 'B' team members) along with Mr. Khalid A-H Ansari (Chairman Emeritus, SRAM) and Noreena (Vice President, ISP)
 

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All Results: 

Finals:

Khar Gym 'B' bt Club Millenium 3-1
Dhiraj Nagpal bt Harjinder Singh 15-13, 11-9;
Rohan Gracias lost to Sanjay Goyal 11-6, 11-13, 7-11;
Rajesh Rajani/ Vinod Rijhwani bt Sanjay Goyal/ Riaz Shaikh 11-4, 6-11, 11-6;
Vijay Waghela bt Jay Thapa 11-9, 11-9

Semi Finals:

Juhu Club Millenium bt JVPG 'A' 3-2
Harjinder Singh lost to Uday Mehta 9-11, 11-7, 11-13;
Ashish Bhagra lost to Vivek Khanna 11-8, 7-11, 5-11;
Sanjay Goyal/Riaz Shaikh bt Ashish Mehta/ Sanjay Kalate 11-9, 9-11, 12-10;
Sanjay Goyal bt Ashish Mehta 8-11, 11-7, 11-8;
Jay Thapa by Sanjay Kalate 11-9, 11-6.

Khar Gym 'B' bt Khar Gym 'A' 3-0
Vijay Waghela bt Nishant Mohammed 11-8, 8-11, 11-4;
Dhiraj Nagpal bt Karan Malhotra 11-8, 5-11, 11-8;
Rajesh Rajani/ Vinod Rijhwani bt Shiv Malhotra/ Mahesh C. 11-8, 11-8.

Quarter-finals

JVPG 'A' bt Club Aquaria 'B' 3-2
Uday Mehra bt Gautam Shetty 11-7, 9-11, 11-9;
Vivek Khanna bt Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-7, 11-7;
Sanjay Kalati/Ashish Mehta lost to Gautam Shetty/Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-8, 5-11, 2-11;
Kalpesh Mehta lost to Ravi Patil 10-12, 9-11;
Ashish Mehta bt Manish Chauhan 12-10, 11-3.

Khar Gym 'A' bt NMSA 3-2
Karan Malhotra bt Inderpal Singh 11-6, 9-11, 11-9;
Shiv Malhotra lost to Hemant Khera 6-11, 10-12;
Karan Malhotra/Aditya Shastri lost to Sonu Mirani/Shashi Gupta 8-11, 8-11;
Aditya Shastri bt Leon Emmanuel 11-8, 7-11, 11-9;
Ashish Gupta bt Shashi Gupta 6-11, 11-6, 11-5

Khar Gym 'B' bt ISP 3-0
Vijay Waghela bt Sunil Bhandari 11-9, 11-8;
Girish Jadhwani bt Yakub Shaikh 11-3, 8-11, 12-10;
Rajesh Rajani/Kishore Wanvari bt Sunil Bhandari/Yakub Shaikh 4-11, 11-8, 12-10.

Juhu Millenium bt Club Aquaria 'A' 3-0
Harjinder Singh bt Abhishek Pradhan 3-11, 11-4, 12-10;
Ashish Bhagra bt Sanjay Salvi 11-8, 9-11, 11-7;
Sanjay Goyal/Riaz Mohammed bt Abhishek Pradhan/Sameer Shah 3-11, 11-6, 11-6

All Press Articles of the tournament :

Khar Gym ‘A’, and JVPG ‘A’ enter semis
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai :  21/8/ 2006)

KHAR Gymkhana ‘A’ and Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana (JVPG) ‘A’ won close matches to enter the semifinals of the RS.50,000/- prize money The Leela-ISP Squash Classic (Handicap Team Event) Tournament here on Sunday.

Both teams were stretched to the fifth and deciding singles game. JVPG ‘A’ were up against Club Aquaria ‘B’ and they got off  to a fine start. Uday Mehra needed three games to dispose of Gautam Shetty 11-7, 9-11, 11-9 and Vivek Khanna wasted little time in getting past Mahesh Mangaonkar 11-7, 11-7, Sanjay Kolati and Ashish Mehta were looking to wrap things up for JVPG but things didn’t go their way. They suffered a 8-11, 11-5, 11-2 defeat at the hands of Gautam Shetty and Mahesh Mangaonkar, despite having won the first game 11-8. Ravi Patil then won a tough three-game encounter against Kalpesh Mehta to tie the score at 2-2.

The deciding match of the tie was between Ashish Mehta (JVPG) and Manish Chauhan (Club Aquaria). Knowing what was required of him, Ashish concentrated on the match and won comfortably at 12-10, 13-3. JVPG ‘A’ will now meet Juhu Millennium in the semi—finals. In the quarter Juhu Millennium swept away Club Aquaria ‘A’ 3-0.

Khar Gym Rescued By Nagpal

(Article in Mid –Day, Mumbai : 10/7/2006)

Ashok Nagpal was the hero for Khar Gymkhana ‘A’ on the first day of the Rs. 50,000 prize money The Leela-ISP Squash Classic Tournament (handicap team event) yesterday.

HE won his first singles against Chembur Gymkhana’s Uday, 15-4, to give his side a vital 4-0 lead. Nagpal then beat Niraj Kakkad by the same margin to revive the fortunes of his team against JVPG ‘A’ Khar Gymkhana ‘A’ mean while, won the tie against Chembur Gymkhana 6-2 and drew with JVPG ‘A’ 4-4 at the Leela Kempinski glass back squash courts.

Apart from Nagpal, veteran Ashish Gupta won his singles to win two points for Khar Gymkhana ‘A’ to give the team a 4-0 lead over Chembur Gymkhana However, Chembur Gymkhana’s Punit Wig pulled one back defeating Aditya Shastri 15-14 to reduce the lead to 2-4. But in the doubles, Gupta, pairing with Mahesh Chandani, beat Sandeep and Anjum Shaikh15-11 to win the tie 6-2. Teams from ISP and  The Leela also recorded easy victories in their first round matches yesterday.

JVPG ‘A’ in Quarters
(Article in Times  of  India, Mumbai : 14/8/ 2006)

Mumbai: JVPG ‘A’ topped in group ‘A’ to quality for the quarterfinal stage, after they defeated Palm Court 6-2 in the round robin league final round matches of the Rs. 50,000/- prize money Leela-ISP squash classic (handicap team event) tournament in Sunday.

JVPG ‘A’ players were run close in all their games. Kalpesh Mehta was beaten 13-15 by Amit Kataria, after Ashish Mehta beat Afraz Masters 15-10. they claimed the third singles and doubles to win the tie 6-2.

 

NMSA Trounce The Leela ‘B’ 6-2
(Article in Asian  Age, Mumbai : 2/8/2006)

Mumbai, Aug. 1: The veteran Squash players of Navi Mumbai Sports association (NMSA) dominated the younger and fitter players of The Leela ‘B’ to emerge 6-2 winners in the round robin league matches of the Rs. 50,000 prize money The Leela-ISP Squash Classic (Handicap Team Event) Tournament, which was played at The Leela Kempinski glass back Squash Courts, here at the weekend.

NMSA were lead by Leon Emmanuel in a team, that consists of players who are in their forties. The players for NMSA mainly play doubles, but used their experience to overcome their younger and fitter opponents even in two singles matches.

 

JVPG ‘A’ in Quarter’s
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 14/8/2006)

Mumbai: JVPG ‘A’ topped in group ‘A’ to quality for the quarterfinal stage, after they defeated Palm Court 6-2 in the round robin league final round matches of the Rs. 50,000/- prize money Leela-ISP squash classic (handicap team event) tournament in Sunday.

JVPG ‘A’ players were run close in all their games. Kalpesh Mehta was beaten 13-15 by Amit Kataria, after Ashish Mehta beat Afraz Masters 15-10. they claimed the third singles and doubles to win the tie 6-2.

 

Khar Gym Teams Up
(Article in Times Of India 10/7/2006

Khar Gymkhana’s A and B teams won their matches by identical 6-2 margins in The Leela Squash Classic a handicap team event designed by Indian Squash Professionals, which commenced at The Leela’s glass-back courts at Sahar from Sunday. There are 16 teams which will play a league on Sundays till August 13. Khar, Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana and Club Aquaria, have entered two teams each in this the ISP’s 71st event.

 

 
    

71st Tournament Organised by ISP

 

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