Monday, May 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


New timings for registration at OPD
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 6
In view of the rising temperature and doctors’ vacations, the registration timings of the PGI OPD will be changed from May 16. The registration counters will be open from 7 am to 10 am till July 15.


Basketball championship finals today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 6
Government Model High School, Sector 26, will cross swords with hosts IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, in the girls section final of the Chandigarh Mini State Basketball Championship to be played tomorrow at Dev Samaj School, Sector 21.

In the boys section, DAV Public school, Sector 8, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, and New Public School, Sector 18, have made it to the semi-finals.

The most absorbing match of the evening was of New Public School, Sector 18, and St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32. At half time, the scores read at 9-7 in favour of the NPS. It was Raman of NPS who netted eleven points, and paved the way for his school winning at 20-13.

girls (league matches) — Government Girls Senior Secondary School — 8 b Guru Nanak Public School — 36 9-2, Sacred Heart-26 b St Anne’s -32: 14-11.

Boys: DAV Public School — 8 b Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School — 27: 48-11; SPS-41 b St John’s High School —26: 46-3; NPS -18 b St Anne’s-32: 20-13.

TT championship
Nadia Saini and her younger brother Divey Saini claimed the sub-junior girls and boys singles titles in the ongoing Ist Talent Hunt table tennis tournament organised by Talent Hunt Trainee Welfare Organisation at New Public School, Sector 8.

Result: finals: (girls) — Nadia Saini (DAVP-8) b Mahima Singla (DAVP-8) 21-8, 21-9; semi finals: Nadia Saini b Sunadha 21-9, 21-10; Mahima Singla b Sandhya 21-14, 21-14. Boys: Divey Saini (DAVP-8) b Sumit Kumar (MM-21) 21-16, 21-13; semi finals: Divey Saini b Rajan 21-10, 21-5; Sumit Kumar (MM-21) b Sameer Singla (MM-21) 16-21, 21-08, 21-16).

Lawn tennis tourney
Chandigarh State Lawn Tennis championship will be held from May 9 to 11. The events to be conducted included, men singles, doubles, boys, under-18, under-14, and girls, under-18 and under-14. Entries close with office of the CLTA at Tennis Stadium, Sector 10, on May 8.

Cricket tourney
The Panchkula Sports Club, Sector 6, Panchkula, today defeated the Chandigarh Cricket Association team by 38 runs to sail into the final of the Pandit Chaman Lal Advocate Memorial Cricket Tournament played here today at SAS Nagar. Earlier, in a semi-final match played here yesterday between both the teams was tied.

The credit for today’s victory went to Reshab Thakur and Vivek Walia who scored 80 runs and 57 runs, respectively. Rishab also claimed two wickets for just 30 runs.

Brief scores: PSC: 218 all out in 39.5 overs (Reshabh Thakur 80, Vivek Walia 57, Dharwal Lekhi 32, Karanveer 3 for 37, Naresh Kumar 2 for 43, Prashant 2 for 33) CCA Chd: 180 all out in 36 overs (Vijay Singh 21, Karanveer 23, Uday Kaul 24, Ankur Kaushal 32, Vivek Walia 2 for 27, Reshabh 2 for 30.

Mongia scores 56
A superb half century by international cricketer Dinesh Mongia helped Chetna Cricket Club in beating Mohali Gymkhana by four wickets in the Vth UT Summer cricket tournament played here today at Cricket Stadium, Sector 16.

In other matches of the day, Sunrise CC defeated Sagar CC by four wickets, Chandigarh Sports Club defeated XI Star CC by 51 runs, Indo-Swiss training Centre got the better of Connect ‘A’ by 61 runs and Phoenix XI ousted MSWS XI by a huge margin of 203 runs.


Capt Shamsher wins the day
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 6
Capt Shamsher Singh won the longest drive event in the gentlemen’s section ( 65 to 70 years) and stableford competitions in his age group on Captain’s Day at the Sector 6, Chandigarh Golf Club, here today. Prizes were distributed to the winners at a function on the club premises.

Results : Stableford (above 75 yrs) Capt Shamsher Singh 1, Mr B.S. Grewal 2; (70- 75 yrs) — Mr S.D. Kalia 1, Lieut Col Mohinder Singh 2; (65-70) yrs — Mr S.S. Dhaliwal 1, Mr T.C. Chopra 2; (50-65 yrs) — Mr T.S. Bedi 1, Lieut Col Gurdial Singh 2; (below 50 yrs) — Mr S.P. Singh 1, Mr Sukhjeet Singh Lehal 2. Professionals — Mr G.S. Sethi 1, Mr Simran Singh 2. Junior (boys) Mr Karan Chahal 1, Mr Gurbaz Mann 2. Sub- junior (boys) — Mr Nitin Mittal 1, Mr Aman Brara 2. Under-10:Mr Dhruv Ghai 1, Mr Rahul Bakshi 2. Women. ( 70-75 yrs — Ms Darshi Narang 1; (65-70 yrs) Ms Nirmal M Singh 1,Ms Taran Simran Singh 2; (50-65 yrs) — Ms Harinder Sandhu 1; (below 50 yrs) — Ms Mina Sodhi 1, Ms Dimple Minocha 2. — Junior (girls) — Ms Jaskirat Matharoo 1, Ms Komal Jawandha; 2. sub-junior : Ms Kanika Minocha 1.

Longest drive: Capt Shamsher Singh (65-70 yrs); Mr Vinod Mittal (50-65 yrs); Mr Navjot Mann( below 50yrs); Mr Aman Bindra (professional); Mr Yogeshwarpreet (jr Boys); Mr Himmat Singh (Sub Jr boys); Jaskirat Matharoo (ladies).

Chip by gentlemen and putt by lady partner:Girish Virk and Komal Jawandha 1, SPS Matharoo and Jaskirat Matharoo 2. Putting (women):Non Golfing:Ms Taj Bains 1, Shivani Verma 2.

Bunker Play (gentlemen):Karan SS Sekhon and Aman Brara . Women — Komal Jawandha 1.Lieut Col GS Suri had the most accurate drive and Air Marshal R.S. Bedi and Mr S.S. Grewal had nearest to pin in hole 14 and 3 respectively. Lieut Col Dr Balwant Singh aged 86 years was adjudged the oldest participant while Sultan Singh Matharro aged eight years the youngest participant.

Sandy Lehal won the Chief Commissioner’s Cup-2000 while Mr H.S. Kang was runner up. In Independence Cup-2000, Mr Vikramjeet Singh Likhari and Col G.S. Suri were the winners and Ms Dimple Minocha and Ashwani Sharma the runners up. In Swig N Swing event, Capt J.S. Brar was the winner Gentlemen, Kiran B.M. Singh the winner among ladies, Ms Jagdev- runner-up Gentlemen, Komal Jawandha- runner-up ladies and Manmohan Singh secured three points in Wooden Spoon.


Club design cleared
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, May 6
The structural design of the Mohali Club, coming up in Phase XI, has been approved by the Regional Planning and Development Authority of PUDA.

According to Mr Arvinder Singh, President of the club, the estimated cost of the project will be Rs 7.5 crore and it will be completed within a year.

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