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Monarch Group Doubles Squash

  At Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai : 27-3-1995
   
 


Riaz Mohammed, Mahendra Agarwal, Rajendra Chapwale (Chief guest and Sponsor), Akhil Behl, Niraj Shirgaokar & Madhukar Musle at the prize distribution function.

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All Results:

Finals:
Niraj Shirgaokar & Akhil Behl (Otters Club) beat Chandrakant Pawar & Mangesh Nadkarni (The Leela)
15-10/9-15/15-11/15-11

3rd & 4th Place:
Arif Paul & Meherwan Daruwala (Otters Club) beat Vaman Apte & Yogesh Panchal (Bombay Gymkhana)
15-9/15-13/17-15

Semi Finals:
Yogesh Panchal/Vaman Apte (Bombay Gym) beat Avinash Bhavnani/Cyrus Poncha (Otters Club) 15-13/15-17/15-10/12-15/15-14.
C.S.Pawar/Mangesh Nadkarni (The Leela) beat Kaizaad Bharucha/Vishal Jasuja 15-11/15-13/14-15/15-11

Quarter Finals:
Avinash Bhavnani/Cyrus Poncha (Otters Club) beat Rajesh Sonawane/Subhash Wali (Juhu Centaur) 15-10/9-15/15-7/15-8
Yogesh Panchal/Vaman Apte (Bombay Gym) beat Nikhil Behl/Clint Pereira (Otters Club) 17-15/17-16/11-15/15-10
Vijay Chandy/Arif Patel (Otters Club) beat Raj Arora/Jamshed Pandole (CCI) 15-9/15-13/13-15/17-16
Anant More/Mihir Bhansali (CCI) beat Shiv Malhotra/Neil Raheja (Khar Gym) 15-11/15-10/15-13
Prakash Yelve/
Darius Surti beat S.Mashruwalla/Sanjay 15-9/15-11/15-7
C.S.Pawar/Mangesh Nadkarni beat Sudhesh Malik/Vikram 15-12/15-9/15-7
Niraj Shirgaokar/Akhil Behl beat Uday Mehra/Aasish Soni (Juhu Gym) 15-7/15-11/15-9

  

All Press Articles of tournament : 

Ottters Club win Double Squash Championship
(Article in Bombay Eye : 29/3/95)

In the Monarch & Shiva Marketing Doubles Squash Championship played at the Khar Gymkhana on Saturday night, organized by the Maharashtra Squash Professionals, the Otter’s Club pair Niraj Shirgaokar and Akhil Behl, overcome the challenge from Chandrakant Pawar of The Leela and Mangesh Nadkarni of Otters Club to claim the Inter. Club Squash title and a cash prize of Rs.10,000.

They beat them in four sets 15-10, 9-15, 15-11, 15-11.

It was a well contested final and a brilliant play put up by the lefthander Shirgaokar who kept the opponents at bay hitting at length and his partner Akhil Behl following the suit.

The runners-up pair took a purse of Rs.7,000.

Pawar had been the main instrument in organizing this tournament and getting the sponsors.

In the third place match, Arif Paul and Meherwan Daruwala of Otters Club beat the Bombay Gymkhana’s pair Vaman Apte and Yogesh Panchal 15-9, 15-13,17-15. to win Rs.4,000.

The prize for the most promising pair was awarded to Cyrus Poncha and Avinash Bhavnani of Otter’s Club.

 

Chandrakant Pawar, Nadkarni in semis
(Article in Bombay Eye : 1/3/95)

In the quarter finals of the Doubles Squash Tournament played at the Khar Gymkhana on Saturday, sponsored by Monarch Group of Companies and co-sponsored by Shiva Marketing Ltd., all rounder Chandrakant Pawar and his colleague Mangesh Nadkarni defeated their arch rivals in Sudesh Malik and Vikram in straight game by 3-0.

In the other quarter finals, Anant More and Mihir Bansali also scraped through to semi finals. When they defeated Neel Raheja and Shiv Malhotra by three games to nil.

Chandrakant Pawar and Mangesh the dominance as both have tremendous potential and versatility.

 

Doubles Squash Tournament
(Article in Bombay Eye :
  23/2/95) 

The first round Doubles Squash Tournament co-sponsored by Monarch Group of Companies & Shiva Marketing Ltd., played last Saturday at Otter’s Club, Chandrakant Pawar the professional hero and his companion Mangesh Nadkarni of Otters Club defeated their rival pair Mahendra Agarwal and Rajan Chandorkar of The Leela to enter the second round.

 

Behl Pereira up
(Article in Times of India : 23/2/95) 

Nikhil Behl and Clint Pereira of Otters Club, beat Jatin Mehta and Kunal Goswami, of Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana, 15-13, 15-12, 17-14, 13-15 and 15-11 to enter the second round of the Rs.25,000 doubles squash tournament, co-sponsored by Monarch Group and Shiva Marketing. Others to win their round were Raj Arora and Jamshid Pandole of CCI, C. S. Pawar and Mangesh Nadkarni of Otters and Anant More and M. Bhansali of CCI. The next round of matches will be played at Khar Gymkhana on Saturday.

 

Doubles Squash
(Article in Times of India :
 4/2/95) 

The Monarch Group of companies will be staging the doubles squash tournament for the second year in a row. It will be held every Saturday from February 11 at all the clubs in the city. There will be total prize money of Rs.25,000 with the winning pair getting Rs.10,000. The tournament, to be co-sponsored by Shiva Marketing Ltd., will be the second tournament  to be held under the banner of the newly formed Maharashtra Squash Professionals, who recently staged a tournament for professionals.

 

Monarch Group Of Companies Double Squash Tournament
(Article in Bombay Eye : 10/02/1995)
 

Monarch Group of Companies & Shiva Marketing limited sponsored sponsored the Doubles squash Tournament, which starts from 11th February 1995, at Juhu Gymkhana All the top player of the country like Vinit Ashtana, Meherwan Daruwalla, Arif Paul, Anant Nayak, Darius Surti, J.Pandole, Mangesh Nadkarni, Akhil Behl, Vaman Apte, Cyrus Poncha, Arif Patel, Manish Chotrani, K Bharucha and C.S.Pawar are participating. 

The tournament is played on a knockout basis every Saturday alternatively at all Clubs in Bombay. 

 

Pawar, Nadkarni In Final
(Article in Free Press Journal : 17/03/1995)
 

BOMBAY: CHANDRAKANT Pawar and Mangesh Nadkarni, the Leela-Otters Club pair advanced into the final of the Doubles Squash Tournament defeating Otters Club’s duo of Meherwan Daruwala and Arif Paul. 

In the other semi-final, Niraj Shirgaokar and Akhil Behl (Otters Club) outplayed Yogesh Panchal and Vaman Apte (Bombay Gymkhana) in straight games. 

The final of this Monarch group and Shiva Marketing co-sponsored tourney will be held at Khar Gymkhana on March 25 at 6.00pm.

 

Otter’s Duo Emerge Victorious
(Article in Free Press Journal : 27/03/1995)

BOMBAY: OTTERS Club’s Niraj Shirgaokar and Akhil Behl wore down the challenge of Chandrakant Pawar (The Leela) and Mangesh Nadkarni (Otters) in four games, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11, 15-11 to win the double squash tournament of Monarch Industries and Shiva Marketing at the Khar Gymkhana. On Saturday night. 

Every point in the final was well contested and the younger age of the winning pair told in the end. Left-hander Niraj Shirgaokar was the best player of the quartet. 

The winners claimed Rs.10,000/- in the Rs.25,000/- prize money tournament. The runners-up got Rs.7,000/-. 

The third place, Rs.4,000/- prize, was claimed by Arif Paul and Meherwan Daruwala of Otters, who defeated Bombay Gymkhana’s Vaman Apte and Yogesh Panchal 15-9, 15-13, 17-15. Arif Paul played a dogged game up front.

 

Avinash, Cyrus Advance Into Semi-Finals
(Article in Free Press Journal : 1/03/1995)

BOMBAY: The doubles combination of Avinash Bhavnani and Cyrus Poncha put it cross Rajesh Sonawane and Subhash winning 15-10, 9-15, 15-7, 15-8 for a berth in the semi-final of the Double squash tournament which is co-sponsored by Monarch Group and Shiva Marketing. 

 

Otters pair triumphs
(Article in Times of India : 27/03/1995)

Bombay, March 26, Niraj Shirgaokar and Akhil Behl of Otters Club beat Mangesh Nadkarni of Otters 15-10, 9-15, 15-11, 15-11 to claim the monarch and shiva marketing doubles squash championship at the Khar Gymkhana courts last night. The tournament was organised by the Maharashtra squash professionals. 

The final was well contested and the play of lefthander Shirgaokar held the key. He hit to length and with partner Behl also following suit, the going became tough for their opponents with Pawar, the oldest of the quartet having to face the burnt of the returns. The winners claimed Rs.10,000/- and the runners-up Rs.7,000/-. 

The third place was claimed by Otters’ Arif Paul and Meherwan Daruwala, who beat the Bombay Gymkhana pair of Vaman Apte and Yogesh Panchal 15-9, 15-13, 17-15. the winners got Rs.4,00/- and the losers Rs.3,000/-. 

The prize for the most promising pair went to Otters’ Cyrus Poncha and Avinash Bhavnani.

 

Apte, Panchal up
(Article in Times of India)

Khar Gymkhana got on the city’s squash circuit for the first time when the third leg of the Monarch Group doubles tournament was staged at their courts over the weekend. The keenest match saw Vaman Apte and Yogesh Panchal beat the younger Pereira 17-15, 17-16, 11-15, 15-10. 

 

Double squash Tourney
(Article in Indian Express : 03/02/1995)

The newly formed Maharashtra squash professionals will be organizing a doubles squash tournament, open to all the squash players in the city with no constraints on selection of partners and pairings. 

Sponsored by the Monarch Group of companies and with Shiva Marketing Ltd. As the co-sponsors, this tournament carries a total prize money of Rs.25,000/- the winning pair stands to gain Rs.10,000/- the runner-up Rs.7,500/- and the third and fourth spots Rs.5,000/- and 3,000/- respectively. 

The tournament will be played only on Saturday from 6.pm onwards, alternatively at all clubs in Bombay which have squash courts. Entries can be sent to Monarch Builders, Maqsood House, Marol Naka, Andheri (E). 

 

Otter’s club win title
(Article in Indian Express : 27/03/1995)

Otter’s club Niraj Shirgaokar and Akhil behl wore down the challenge of Chandrakant Pawar (The Leela) and Mangesh Nadkarni (Otters) in four sets 15-10, 9-15, 15-11, 15-11 to win the Inter-Club doubles squash tournament, sponsored by Monarch Group of companies and Shiva Marketing, at the Khar Gymkhana court on Saturday. The tournament was sponsored by the Maharashtra Squash Professionals Association. 

The Otters’ pair were young which made the difference in the final. Each and every point was contested fiercely. Left-hander Shirgaokar was easily the best player from the quartet. 

The winners claimed Rs.10,000/- in the Rs.25,000/- prize-money tournament. The runners-up pair took home Rs.7,000/-. 

In the third place match. Arif paul and Meherwan Daruwala of Otters club beat Bombay Gymkhana’s Vaman Apte and Yogesh Panchal 15-9, 15-13, 17-15 to win Rs.4,000/-

 

9th Tournament Organised by ISP