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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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
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.
BOMBAY: The doubles
combination of Avinash Bhavnani and Cyrus Poncha put it cross Rajesh
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
winners claimed Rs.10,000/- in the Rs.25,000/- prize-money tournament. The
runners-up pair took home Rs.7,000/-.
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
Tournament Organised by ISP
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