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The Club Squash Classic 2010 (Men's Top 8 / Double's Handicap / Junior Events)

 

From 22nd, 23rd and 24th February 2010 at The Club, Mumbai

   
 

All winners with their trophies at the event 

 

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Chotrani makes Mangaonkar sweat for title

 

Former men’s National champion Manish Chotrani proved he still has it in him to battle it out with the best when he ran Mahesh Mangaonkar close before going down in four games in the final of the Men’s Top 8 of the Rs 52,000 prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010, organized by ISP at the squash courts of the The Club, here on Thursday.

 

Chotrani, who is extremely fit for his age of 40 plus, had a few lessons to teach the British Open Junior champion as he won the first game 11-9, and fought tooth and nail in the second before losing it 13-15. The strain of playing the semi-finals just an hour earlier and two tight games seemed to be telling on Chotrani as he lost the third 7-11, but he found his second wind in the fourth and used his wide repertoire of strokes as he matched the talented  Mangaonkar stroke for stroke before losing the tantalizingly close match 10-12.

 

The boys under-15 final encounter was also a thriller between Madhav Dhingra of Otters Club abd Akhilesh Yadav of Jindal Squash Academy and went the distance before Dhingra won 11-6, 5-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4.

 

The girls under-15 final was a cakewalk for Jindal Academy’s Urvashi Joshi, who is also the current National champion, and she romped to a 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 victory.

 

Following are the results:

 

(All Finals)

 

Men’s Top 8: 
Mahesh Mangaonkar bt Manish Chotrani  9-11, 15-13, 11-7, 12-10

 

Men’s handicap double’s:  
Avinash Bhavnani/Sameer Mistry bt Sanjay Pawar/Virendra Pawar  11-15, 15-10, 15-5

 

Boys under 15:  
Madhav Dhingara bt Akhilesh Yadav 11-6, 5-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4.

 

Boys under-13:   
Aditya Khatri bt Sandeep Paswan  9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6.

 

Boys/Girls under-9:  
Veer Chotrani bt Advait Adik 11 - 6,   11 - 1, 9 -11, 11- 8.

 

Girls under 15:  
Urvashi Joshi bt Aishwarya Kulkarni 11-8, 11-4, 11-2.

 

(Semifinals )

Boys Girls U-9 

Veer Chotrani bt Ansh Vora 11-2, 11-3, 11-2

Advait Adhik bt Yash Fadte 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 9-11,11-4

 

Boys U-13 

Aditya Khari bt Aryaman Adik 11-4, 11-7, 11-7
Yohan Surti bt Sandeep Paswan 13-11, 11-8, 11-2

 

Girls U-15 

Urvashi Joshi bt Aishwarya Bhattacharya 11-5, 11-7, 11-6

Aishwarya Kulkarni bt Varsha Pandey 11-3, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9

Boys U-15 

Akhilesh Yadav bt Devchand Rai 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9
Madhav Dhingra bt Sumer Rao 11-2, 10-12, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6

 

Doubles Handicap
Sanjay Pawar / Virendra Pawar bt Sonu MIrani / Shashi Gupta 15-11, 15-11

Sameer Mistry / Avinash Bhavnani bt Mahesh Mangaonkar / Abhinav Sinha 15-9, 15-10

 

(Quarterfinals )

 

Boys U-13 

Aditya Khatri bt S. Ritwik 11-9, 11-13, 11-6

Yohan Surti bt Devjeev Kapoor 11-5, 11-0

Sandeep Paswan bt Yohan Surti 13-11, 11-8, 11-2
Ayaman Adik give W/O to Siddhanth Iyer

 

Girls U-15 

Aishwarya Bhattacharya bt Videta Nevatia 13-11, 13-1

Varsha Pandey bt Rhea Advani 11-7, 11-2

Aishwarya Kulkarni bt Ruchi Mishra 12-2, 12-6

Urvashi Joshi bt DAksha Pathak 11-1 11-0

 

Boys U-15 

Madhav Dinghra bt Basant S 11-5, 11-7

Devchand R bt Aishwarya Singh 9-11, 11-8, 11-4

Akhilesh Yadav bt Puneet Parekh 11-7, 11-5

Sumeet Rao bt Aditya Khatri 12-10, 12-10

 

All Press Articles of the tournament :

MANGOANKAR UP FOR CHOTRANI CHALENG
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 25/02/2010)

Mumbai : British Open Junior champion Mahesh Mangonkar  outplayed Siddharth Samantray  11- 8 , 11 –6  to enter finals of the men’s singles of The Club Squash Classics 2010 Championship played at The Club Andheri . The 16 years old Mangaonkar , who is also the under – 19 National Champion , was just too strong for Samantray as he set up a title clash with Manish Chotrani . The former men’s national champion dropped the first game before defeating professional Sanjay Pawar 7-11 , 12- 10 , 12-10 .

 

MANGAONKAR TO MEET CHOTRANI IN TITLE CLASH
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 25/02/2010)

British Open Junior Champion Mahesh Mangoankar outplayed Siddharth Samantray 11– 8 , 11 –6 to enter in finals of the men’s top 8 singles of the Rs 52,000 prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010, Championship , played at squash court of The Club Andheri on Wednesday. 

The 16 – years – old , Mangaonkar , who is also the under –19 National champion , was just too strong for Samantray and set up the title clash with former men’s National champion Manish Chotrani , who dropped the first game before defeating professional Sanjay Pawar 7 –11 , 12-10 , 12-10  

The boys under – 15 semi- finals saw engrossing encounters with both matches going the distance , before Madhav Dhingra and Akhilesh Yadav , both from Jindal Squash Academy, advanced to the final. While Yadav prevailed over academy mate Devchand Rai 7-11 , 11-8 , 6-11 , 11-6 , 11-9 Dhingra defeated Sumeet Roa 11-2 , 10-12 , 11-9 , 6-11 , 11-6 . 

The girls under – 15 final will seed under – 15National Champion Urvashi Joshi clash with Aishwarya Kulkarni. 

While urvashi prevailed over Aishwarya Bhattacharya in straight game 11-5 , 11-7 , 11-6 Aishwarya Kulkarni dropped the game to Varsha Pande before winning 11-3 , 10-12 , 11-5 , 11-9.

 

DHINGRA SETS UP SEMI FINAL CLASH WITH RAO
(Article in Mid Day, Mumbai : 24/2/2010)
 

 Madhav Dhingra of the Otters Club outplayed Basant Singh of Jindal Vidyamandir 11–5 , 11-7 to set up a semi final clash with Sumeet Rao in the boys under–15 singles of the Rs 52,000 – prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010. 

Championships , played at The Club in Andheri yesterday. Dhingra , one of the title contenders , was in complete control of his match , moving the ball around the corners and also using the length of the court to dominate Basant Sumeet , on the other hand , did not have an easy outing against Jindal Vidyamandir’s Aditya Khatri , with both games going into extra points before Sumeet   prevailed 12-10 , 12-10 

The girls u–15 quarter final saw the u–15 national champion Urvashi Joshi of Jindal  

Vidyamansir score a comfortable 11-1 , 11–0 win over Daksha Pathak  to set up last four clash with Aishwarya Bhattacharya , who was extended by Videta Nevatia before prevailing 13-11 , 13–11

 

MANGAONKAR , CHOTRANI IN FINAL 
(Article in DNA, Mumbai : 25/02/2010)

Mahesh mangaonkar outplayed Siddharth Samantray 11–8 , 11–6 to enter the finals of men’s top singles of the 52,000 prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010 Championship, in Andhri , on Wednesday .The boys u – 15 semi-finals saw Madhav Dhingra and Akhilesh Yadav advanced to the final Yadav prevailed over Devchand Rai 7–11 , 11–8 , 6-11 , 11-6 , 11-9 , Dhingra defeated Sumeet Rao 11-2 , 10-12 , 11-9 , 6–11 ,11–9 , Dhingra defeated Sumeet Rao 11–2 , 10–12 ,11–9 , 6–11 , 11–6.

 

Akhilesh Urvashi make quarter
(Article In Times Of India, Mumbai :  23/2/2010

 Talented youngster Akhilesh Yadav reached the quaterfinal of The Club Squash Classic 2010 Championship with straight game victories at The Club Andheri .Akhilesh beat Karan Raja  11-6 , 11-2 in the girls under – 15 pre – quaterfinal , Jindal Squash Academy’s Urwashi Joshi and Varsha Pandey also made quarterfinal stage.

While Urwashi beats Daksha Pahtak 11–1 , 11–0 , Varsha Pandey defeated Ria Advani 11–7, 11–2

 

YADAV , KHATRI ADVANCE
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 23/02/2010 )

Talented youngster Akhilesh Yadav and Adiya Khatri reached quaterfinal  of The Club Sqaush  Classic 2010 Championship with staright game victories on Monday. While Yadav beat Karan Raj 11 – 6, 11-2, khatri was a comfortable 11-6, 11-2 winner against Pradyumna Singhania. In the girls U-15 pre-quarter finals, Jindal Squash Academy’s Urvashi Joshi and Varsha Pandey recorded fine victories.

 

DINGRA SETS UP LAST FOUR CLASH WITH RAO
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai :  24.02.2010)

MADHAV Dingra of Otters Club outplayed Basant Singh of Jindal Vidyamandir 11-5, 11-7 to step up a semi-final clash with Sumeet Rao in the boys under-15 singles of the Rs.52,000 prize money. The Club Squash Classic 2010 Championships, played at the squash courts of the Club, Andheri, on Tuesday. 

Dingra, one of the title contenders, was in complete control of his match, moving the ball around the comers and also using the length of the court to lead the Basant a merry dance. Sumeet, on the other hand, did not have it easy against Jindal Vidyamandir’s Aditya Khatri, bith the games going into extra points before Sumeet prevailed 12-10, 12-10. 

The girls under-15 quarter-finals saw the under-15 National champion from Jindal Vidyamandir Urvashi Joshi score a facile 11-1, 11-0 win over Daksha Pathak to set up a last four clash with Aishwarya Bhattacharya, who was extended by Videta Nevatia before prevailing 13-11, 13-11.

 

THE CLUB SQUASH CLASSIC
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 17.02.2010)
 

The Club Squash Classic 2010, sponsored by The Club and Co-sponsored by Adidas will be organised by the Indian Squash Professionals at the glass-backed squash courts of The Club, Andheri from February 22 to 24, 2010. 

The tournament will see singles competition for the top eight men’s player, a handicap doubles event, singles for boys and girls under-15, boys under-13 and boys and girls under-19 juniors and offers prize money of Rs.52,000 besides attractive gifts. 

Entries for the tournament close on February 20 and entry forms are available on www.ispsquash.com . Entries should be sent to Indian Squash Professionals, 705, Raylon Arcade, Next to Pidilite, Kondivita, Andheri E, Mumbai: 400059. Tel: 42382000 (50 lines); Fax: 42382020/66919081 email: squashindia@yahoo.com

 

CLUB SQUASH FROM FEB 22
(Article in DNA, Mumbai : 18.02.2010)

The Club Squash Classic 2010, sponsored by The Club and co-sponsored by Adidas, will be held at the squash courts in andheri from Monday – Wednesday. It will see singles competition for the top, eight men’s players, a handicap doubles event, singles for boys and girls U-15, boys U-13 and boys and girls U-19. The meet carries a purse of Rs.52,000 and gifts.


AKHILESH, URVASHI IN QUARTERS

(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 23.02.2010)

TALENTED Youngster Akhilesh Yadav and Aditya Khatri reached in the quarter finals of the Rs.52,000 prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010 championship, with straight games victory at the squash courts of the Club, Andheri, on Monday.

Akhilesh beat Karan Raja 11-6, 11-2, while Aditya Khatri defeated Pradyumna Singhania 11-6, 11-2. 

In the girls U-15 pre-quarter-final matches, Jindal Squash Academies Urvarshi joshi and Varsha Pandey also reach in the quarter-final stage. In the pre-quarter final match, Urcarshi beat Daksha Pathak 11-1, 11-0, while Varsha Pandey defeated Ria Advani 11-7, 11-2. 

In the boys/girls U-9 category, Veer Chotrani, Yash Fadte easily moved in the quarter finals.

 

DINGRA SETS UP SF CLASH WITH ROA
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 29.02.2010)

Madhav Dingra of Otters Club outplayed Basant Singh of Jindal Vidyamandir 11-5, 11-7 to set up a semifinal clash against Sumeet Rao in the boys’ under-15 singles of The Club Squash Classic 2010 Championships played at The Club, Andheri.

The girls’ under-15 quarter finals saw national champion from the Jindal Vidyamandir Urwarshi Joshi score the facile 11-1, 11-0 win over Daksha pathak to set up a last four clash with Aishwarya Bhattacharya, who was extended by Videta Nevatia before prevailing 13-11, 13-11.

 

MANGOANKAR TRIUMPHS
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 27.02.2010)

Former men’s national champion Manish Chotrani proved he still has it in him to battle it out with the best when he ran Mahesh Mangaonkar close before going down 9-11, 15-13, 11-7, 12-10 in the men’s top 8 final of The Club Squash Classic 2010 played at The Club, Andheri on Thursday.

DIAS SAVES SAHAR’S DAY: 

A decisive Lawrence Dias’ strike made the difference for Sahar Silver Star ‘A’ as they edged past Carmelites FC 1-0 in a division 2 tie of the MDFA league played at St Xavier’s ground, Parel on Thursday.

 

CLUB SQUASH CLASSIC
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 18.02.2010)

 
The Club Squash Classic will be organised by the Indian Squash Professionals at the glass-backed squash courts of The Club, Andheri from February 22 to 24. The tournament will see singles competition for the top eight men’s players, a handicap doubles event, singles for boys and girls under-15, boys under-13 and boys and girls under-9 junior and offers prize money of Rs.52,000 besides attractive gifts. Entries for the tournament close on February 20 and entry forms are available on www.ispsquash.com . Entries should be sent to Indian Squash Professionals, 705, Raylon Arcade, next to pidilite, Kondivita, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059. Tel: 42382000 (50 lines) Fax: 42382020/ 66919081 Email: squashindia@yahoo.com.



MANGAONKAR TO MEET CHOTRANI IN TITLE CLASH
(Article in Indian Express, Mumbai : 25.02.2010)

BRITISH Open Junior champion Mahesh Mangaonkar outplayed Siddharth Samantray 11-8, 11-6 to enter the finals of the Men’s top 8 singles of the Rs 52,000 prize money The Club Squash Classic 2010 Championships, played at the squash courts of the Club, Andheri, on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Mangaonkar, who is also the under-19 National champion, was just too strong for Samantray and set up a title clash with former men’s National Champion Manesh Chotrani, who droped the first game before defeating professional Sanjay Pawar 7-11, 12-10, 12-10.

The boys under-15 semi-finals saw engrossing encounters, with both matches going the distance, before Madhav Dingra and Akhilesh Yadav, both from Jindal Squash Academy, advanced to the final. While Yadav prevailed over academy mate Devchand Rai 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, Dingra defeated Sumeet Rao 11-2, 10-12, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6.

The girls under-15 final will seed under-15 National champion Urvarshi Joshi clash with Aishwarya Kulkarni. While Urvarshi prevailed over Aishwarya Bhattacharya in straight games, 11-5, 11-7, 11-6, Aishwarya Kulkarni dropped a game to Varsha Pandebefore winning 11-3, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9.

 

MEN’S SQUASH FINALS GO DOWN TO THE WIRE
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai : 28.02.2010)
 

Former men’s National champion Manish Chotrani proved he still has it in him to battle it out with the best when he ran Mahesh Mangaonkar close before going down in four games in the Squash Classic 2010, organized by ISP. 

Chotrani, who is extremely fit at the age of 4, had a few lessons for the British open junior champion as he won the first game 11-9, and fought tooth and nail in the second set before loosing 13-15.The strain of playing the semi-finals and two tight games just an hour earlier began showing on Chotrani as he lost the third 7-11, but he found his second wind in the fourth and used his wide repertoire of strokes of match the talented Mangaonkar stroke for stroke before narrowly losing a tantalizingly close match 10-12. 

The boys under-15 final encounter between Madhav Dhingra of Otters Club and Akhilesh Yadav of Jindal Squash Academy also proved to be a thriller and that went the distance 9-11, 11-6, 11-4. The girls under-15 final was a cakewalk for Jindal Academy’s Urvarshi Joshi, who is also the current National champion, and she romped to a 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 victory.


DINGRA, RAO TO CLASH
(Article in DNA, Mumbai : 24.02.2010)

Madhav Dingra of Otters Club outplayed Basant Singh of Jindal Vidyamandir 11-5, 11-7 to set up a semifinal clash with Sumeet Rao in the boys U-15 singles of the Club Squash Classic 2010 championship being played at the squash courts of The Club, Andheri, on Tuesday.  

 

Sponsor : The Club                               Co-sponsor : Adidas
 
Committee Members : Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Goyal, Noreena, Vicky Kalludi, Ashok Nagpal, Mahendra Agarwal

The Club Officials : Tushar Khanna , Rajesh Sawant

ISP Officials : Imroze Pathan, Ajit Singh, Karan Mehra, Karanjit Singh

Tournament Director: Shiv Malhotra

Tournament Referees : Joginder Singh, Yakub Shaikh

Tournament Co-ordinator: Riaz Mohammed