Grandfinals-3rd April 2005 at Otters Club, 3rd
Leg-27th Feb 2005 at CCI, 2nd Leg-23rd Jan 2005 at Khar Gymkhana,
1st Leg - 26th Dec 2004 at WSC
The second edition of th Speed 93 Inter Club
Squash Championship sponsored by Bharat Petroleum Corporation
Limited commenced on 6the October 2004 with the Intra Club round at
Otters Club and was followed by the Intra Club round at the other
participating clubs in subsequent weeks.
The first Inter Club leg was
played from 23rd to 26th Dec 2004 at the Willingdon
Sports Club. The Men's Open category was won by Rohan
Gracious. Boys U-19 by Vikram Malhotra and Ladies Open
by Deepali Anvekar.
The second leg at Khar Gymkhana
on 19th to 23rd January 2005 saw thge return of
defending champion Manish Chotrani from injury. He won
this leg while Deepali Anvekar posted another victory in
the Ladies Open and Vikram Malhotra did an encore over
Dhiraj Nagpal in the Boys U-19 category.
Cricket Club of India, the venue
for the third Inter Club leg witnessed the absence of
Deepali Anvekar and thus gave Shahnaz Dastur an
opportunity to win the third leg, which she grabbed with
both hands. Vikram Malhotra came from two games down to
overcome a pirited perormance by Dhiraj Nagpal in the
Boy's Under 19 category. The Men's Open saw Manish
Chotrani win his second title. This leg was played from
25th to 27th February.
Top eight players from all
categories were qualified for Megafinals which was
played at Otters Club from 1st to 3rd April 2005.
: Otters Club
Runner up :Cricket
Club of India
: Manish Chotrani (Otters) bt Rohan Gracious (Khar Gym)9-5, 9-1, 2-9, 9-1
Women's Open :Deepali
Anvekar (Otters) bt Shahnaz Dastur (WSC)9-2, 9-1, 9-1
Vikram Malhotra (Otters) bt Cyrus Vakil (WSC)9-1, 9-0, 9-2
Men's over-45: Vaman Apte (Bombay Gym) bt Prakash Yelve (WSC)9-0,9-4,9-0
Men's over-35 :Darius
Surti (CCI) bt Gopi Mohite (Bombay Gym)9-2,9-5,9-0
players held North Mumbai in good stead as they won their matches against
their counterparts from South Mumbai to ensure shared honours in the
second leg of the Squash Racquets Association of Maharashtra’s North
Mumbai versus South Mumbai League, which was ended in a 5-5 tie at the
Juhu Vile Parle Club on Sunday, April 11.
Chotrani extended his dominance over Sahil Vora to give North Mumbai a
winning start, South Mumbai’s Vaibhav Gupta, Sadiq Madraswala and Cyrus
Vakil won their matches to give their team a runaway 3-1 lead, before the
North Mumbai juniors got into the act and restored parity.
next fixture in on April 25 at the Bombay Gymkhana at 10.00 am and
all players desirous of playing in it should register with South Mumbai AI
Singhfor South Mumbai and
Avinash Bhavnani for North Mumbai before April 20.
are the results (players from South Mumbai first):
Sahil Vora lost to Manish Chotrani 1-3;
Vaibhav Gupta bt Karan Bhatty 3-2;
Sadiq Madraswala bt Dhiraj Nagpal 3-0;
Cyrus Vakil bt Cyrus Appoo 3-2;
Aditya Kochar lost to Rahul D’cunha 0-3;
Adesh Bhansali lost to Sahil 0-3;
Caran Arora lost to Mahesh Mangaonkar 0-3;
Rohan Paranjpe lost to Samir Mistry 2-3.
first leg of North Bombay v/s South Bombay Squash League got underway at
the Cricket Club of India today. Envisaged as a platform to provide
competition exposure to Squash players on a regular basis, the tournament
consists of six fortnightly fixtures to be played every alternate Sunday
at different venues each time. A team of eleven players from South Bombay
clubs- Cricket Club of India, Bombay Gymkhana and Wellington Club plays
against a similar team from clubs in North Bombay- Otters Club, Khar
Gymkhana and Juhu Gymkhana. These clubs are the hosts for each leg of the
event, though players not belonging to them can also participate.
teams consist of 2 players each from Under-11, Under-13, Under-15,
Under-19 and Open categories, and one from Under-17. The match format is
best of five, but with 9 point point-a-rally scoring.
most of the players from North Bombay busy with Final Exams, today was an
easy Sunday for South Bombay. They beat North 9-2. Amay Merchant (South)
played superbly to beat Rahul D’Cunha (North), an established Under-13
player, playing an age group higher than his actual. Samir Mistry (North)
almost shocked Caran Arora (South) before losing 2-3. The match results
Bikram Oberoi (South) lost to Supreet Singh (North)- 8-9, 8-9, 7-9 (Open)
2. Darius Surti (S) bt Rohan Gracious (N)- 9-8, 4-9, 9-7, 9-5 (“)
3. Rushabh Vora (S) bt Dhiraj Nagpal (N)- 9-6, 9-5, 9-5 (U-19)
4. Sadiq Madraswala (S) bt Mohammad Merchant (N)- 9-4, 9-1, 9-1 (“)
5. Manek Mathur (S) received a walkover (U-17)
6. Akhilesh Nayak (S) lost to Aditya Jagtap (N)- 7-9, 8-9, 7-9(U-15)
7. Amay Merchant (S) bt Rahul D’Cunha (N) – 9-7, 7-9, 9-6, 9-8 (“)
8. Zahan Dastur (S) bt Abhishek Pradhan 9-5, 9-5, 9-4 (U-13)
9. Aadit Zaveri (S) bt Mahesh Mangaokar- 3-1 (“)
10. Caran Arora (S) bt Samir Mistry (N)- 9-8, 4-9, 8-9, 9-5, 9-5 (U-11)
11. Rohan Paranjpe (S) bt Naman (N)- 9-2, 9-1, 9-1(“)
next leg is slated for 11 April at North Bombay. Players interesting in
participating should contact Avinash Bhavnani, Team Coordinator (North)-
9820039980 and A.I.Singh, Team Coordinator (South) 9820991097 or the
Squash Secretary of their respective club or Shiv Malhotra (Indian Squash
Professional) Event Director.
A. Manchanda w.o. Manish
Summet Rewari lost to
Niraj Shirgoakar 10-8/5-9/9-2/5-9/5-9
Rohit Gupta lost to Saket
Siddharth Suchde bt Cyrus
Darius Surti w.o S.
Shyam Mashruwala w.o. S.
M. Nathani bt Rustom Dalal
VK Kochar w.o. Bharat
Anant More bt Santosh More 2-9/9-5/9-5/5-9/9-2
bt Otters 3-2(Junior Boys) Jay
Bhagat bt Ishaan Balwani 3-0
Kalani bt Nikhil Seth 3-0
Vora bt Rishabh Singhvi 3-2
Vora lost to Vishal Kapoor 0-3
Gandhi lost to Mohir Kapoor 0-3
bt JVPD 2-1 (Ladies) Rhea
Bhandare bt Saroj Mayadev 3-0;
Balsekar bt Vrinda Mehta 3-0;
Yusuf lost to Malika Samantray 0-3.
Gymkhana duly beat Navi Mumbai Sports Association 6-1 to
wrap up the Masters title of the 26th Motilal Sanghi
Inter-Club Squash Tournament.
thus finished with a 100 per cent record in the six-team
league where each team had to field one player in the 20
to 30 age group, two in the 30-40 category and one each
in the 40 to 50, 50 to 60 and over 60 groups and one
professional. Bombay Gymkhana virtually clinched the
issue when they defeated key rivals Cricket Club of
India, 5-2. Yesterday’s match was thus more or less a
formally. Interestingly, Maharashtra player Niraj
Shirgaokar who won all his matches for CCI, was also a
members of the Otters Club team that had claimed the
The Scores: Bombay Gymkhana
beat Navi Mumbai Sports Association 6-1. Age 20 to
30: Niraj Shirgaokar beat Gulshan Singh 9-4/9-3/9-3.
30 to 40: Mohan Malik beat Leon Emmanuel 9-3/9-0/9-3.
Yogesh Panchal W.o Vasant Bhadra 40 to 50: Vaman
Apte beat Inderpal Singh 3-0 50 to 60: Harry
Melwani beat Ravi Puri 9-2/9-3. 60 to 70: Khalid
Ansari lost to S. Puri 8-10/4-9.
Grand Finals, At CCI, Mumbai 7th Feb 2000
Grand Final Results : Boys Under 11: Vikram Malhotra bt
Vir Seth 9-0/9-6/9-1 Under 13: Sandeep Jhangra bt
Sarvesh Chauhan 9-0/8-10/5-9/9-4/9-3 Under 15: Vikas
Jhangra bt Yogin Thakur 9-6/9-1/9-5 Under 17: Vishal
Kapoor bt Mihir Seth 9-7/9-7/8-10/9-5 Under 19:
Bikram Uberoi bt Rahul Lall 9-0/9-1/9-0 Girls Under
15: Alisha Mashruwala bt Natasha Lall 9-2/9-2/9-0
Under 19: Deepali Anvekar bt Priyanka Yadav 9-0/9-1/9-1
Air India 4th Leg (At Otters Club 20-22nd Jan 2000)
All Finals results : Boys Under 11: Vikram
Malhotra bt Alok Sharma 9-5/9-6/9-0. Under 13 :
Sandeep Jangra bt Nikhil Seth 9-3/9-3/9-0. Under 15 :
Rishabh Singhvi bt Yogin Thakur 9-5/9-7-9-5. Under 17
: Vishal Kapoor bt Mihir Sheth 9-4/9-4/10-8. Under
19: Mihir Kapoor bt Bikram
Uberoi7-9/10-8/9-5/9-7. Girls Under 15:
Alisha Mashruwala bt Liana Deboo. Under 19 : Deepali
Anvekar bt Priyanka Yadav 9-4/9-0/9-1
AVISH JAISWAL OF SYDENHAM COLLEGE CLAIMED THE INTER
COLLEGIATE SQUASH TOURNAMENT ORGANIZED BY MUMBAI
UNIVERSITY. JAISWAL DEFEATED SIDDHARTH THAKKER OF
GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE 14-17, 15-0, 15-2, 15-2. IN
THE SEMIFINALS, JAISWAL OVERCAME KAPIL TEDARWAL OF H.R.
COLLEGE IN STRAIGHT GAMES TO WIN 15-4, 15-12, 15-13.
WHILE SIDDHARTH GOT A WALK OVER FROM NUMERO UNO AKHIL
BEHL OF SYDENHAM . THE OPENING GAME WAS EVENLY