Wednesday, August 6, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Inter-school tennis tourney
Mother’s International, Amity record easy wins
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 5
Mother’s International School, Aurobindo Marg and Amity School, Saket recorded facile victories in the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Inter-School Tennis Tournament for Boys Under-14 at the DLTA deco-turf courts.

Mother’s International first shocked third-seeded DAV School, Shrestra Vihar 2-0 and then prevailed over Bal Bharati, Pitampura 2-0 in a second round match of the team event. Bal Bharati got the better of Ramjas School, R K Puram 2-1 in the first round.

Top-seeded Amity School, who were given a first-round bye, defeated Col. Satsangi School, Chattarpur 2-0. Satsangi School scored a 2-0 victory against Summerfield School, Kailash Colony in the first round.

Second-seeded Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road beat Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan 2-0 to enter the second round. DPS beat Ryan School, Mayur Vihar 2-1 in the first round while Springdales got walkover from Shanti Gyan Niketan.

But Ryan School, Vasant Kunj took revenge over fourth-seeded DPS, Rohini with a 2-1 victory. Earlier, Ryan beat DPS Dwarka 2-1 while DPS, Rohini got walkover from Delhi Tamil Education Society, R K Puram. DAV, Amritsar shocked seventh-seeded DPS, R K Puram with a 2-1 win. DAV beat Modern School, Vasant Vihar 2-0 while DPS accounted for Sri Ram School, DLF in the first round.

Fifth-seeded Bhartiya Vidya, Lodhi Road defeated Tyagi Public School 2-1 in the second round. Tyagi School beat Guru Harkishan School, Vasant Vihar 2-1 while Bhartiya Vidya beat Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai 2-0 in first round matches.

DPS, Noida beat Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodhi Road 2-0. Sardar Patel beat Gyan Bharti School, Saket 2-0 and DPS stunned sixth-seeded Modern School, R K Puram 2-0 in the earlier matches.

Eighth-seeded Hope Hall Foundation went down to Vasant Valley, Vasant Kunj 1-2 in the second round. Hope Hall beat Sanskriti, Chanakyapuri 2-0 while Vasant Valley beat Venkateswara International, Dwarka 2-0 in the earlier rounds.

DPS, R K Puram stunned second-seeded Modern School, Vasant Vihar 2-0 in the boys under-18 team event. While Modern had a first-round bye, DPS beat Mother’s International School 2-0.

Top-seeded Modern School, Barakhamba Road, who enjoyed a first-round bye, beat DPS, Noida 2-0 while DAV, Amritsar downed ACC Govt SBV 2-0 in the second round. ACC Govt beat Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan 2-0 in the first round.

Fourth-seeded Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri beat Guru Harkrishan School, Vasant Vihar 2-1 while Amity School, Saket beat Sri Ram School 2-1. In other matches, Summerfield beat DPS 2-0 while St. Columba’s downed Gyan Bharti 2-0.

In the girls under-18 section, DPS, Mathura Road beat Carmel Convent 2-0, DPS, Noida beat DPS, R K Puram 2-0, Springdales got walkover from Ryan and Modern School, Bharakhamba Road beat Bal Bharati, Pitampura 2-0.

In the girls under-14 section, Modern School, Barakhamba Road beat Gyan Bharati 2-0, DPS R K Puram beat Modern School, Vasant Vihar 2-0, Convent of Jesus and Mary beat DPS, Dwarka 2-0 and Sanskriti beat Col Satsangi 2-1.


Seema, Shrishti win gold medals in RSA Roller Skating Race
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 5
Seema Dahiya, a class XI student, and Shrishti Chaudhary, a student of class V, both from Sachdeva Public School, Rohini won gold medals in the sixth RSA Roller Skating Race held at the DDA Sports Complex in Paschim Vihar. Shashank Bansal, a class X student, also annexed a gold medal while Abhilasha won a silver and Dhariya Gupta and Richa Rani lifted bronze medals.

Jatin, Manas enter last eight

Jatin and Manas Pegu of Ganga School, Hiran Kudna entered the quarter-finals of the Zonal Senior Badminton Tournament at the Divine Public School courts.

Jatin disposed of Sanjeev of Divine School in straight sets at 15-4, 15-2 while Manas accounted for Krishnan, also of the host school, at 15-4, 15-5.

Cricket trials

The Sports Branch of the Directorate of Education, Delhi Government, will hold selection trials for under-19 cricketers to pick the Delhi team for the National School Games to be held in Srinagar from September 5 to 12. The trials will be held at the cricket ground, Boys Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, New Delhi on August 7 at 4 p m. More details can be had from the office of the Deputy Director of Education (Sports), Chhattarsal Stadium, Model Town, Delhi.


Golf Tour moves on a Southern Swing

New Delhi, August 5
The Southern Swing of the Hero Honda Golf Tour will commence in the second week of August in Coimbatore.

The Cotton City Open will be held from August 13 to 16 and the Pro-Am on August 17. This will be the first of five tournaments to be played in three different cities spread over two States. The total prize purse on offer over the five weeks will be an impressive Rs 42.5 lakh. The season commenced with the Rs 18 lakh Kashmir Open at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar in the last week of July. Top-ranked Asian PGA Tour golfer Jyoti Randhawa bagged the first title of the new season.

The Cotton City Open, a Rs 8.5 lakh event, will be followed by the Rs 10 lakh TNGF Open in Chennai from August 20 to 23. The Cosmo-TNGF course will host the event. The Rs 10 lakh prize money Hero Honda Open South will be held in Bangalore from August 26 to 29, with the pro-am scheduled for August 30. The Tour will then return to Chennai for the final two legs of the Southern Swing. The Madras Gymkhana Club will play host to the Rs 7 lakh MGC Open from September 3 to 6, with the pro-am on September 7.


Dennis Lillee Lillee to be ‘unplugged’
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 5
Legendary Australian pace bowler Dennis Lillee will be ‘unplugged’ on Star Sports on Wednesday at 9 p m.

Lillee, one of the greatest fast bowlers, during his career teamed up with Jeff Thomson to form one of the most feared bowling pair in the mid seventies.

And the other partnership he formed with Rodney Marsh gave Lillee “caught Marsh bowled Lillee” statistics 95 times out of his 355 victims that he claimed in the 70 Test matches he played for Australia.



Karun Chandhok scores seventh win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 5
Karun Chandhok took his seventh win of the British Formula 3 Championship (Scholarship Class) at the Rockingham Motor Speedway. This win makes him India’s most successful international Formula 3 driver (in terms of career wins) and also takes him back to the top of the championship points standings.

He caused a surprise in the first session when on just his third lap out of the pits, he posted a time of 1:29.45, which was to stand as the pole position time till the end of the session. In the second session, the temperature soared and the drivers were having to work a lot harder.

Karun did a time of 1:29.93 secs, to go to the top spot with nine minutes of the session remaining. On the second day, after a bitter fight, Chandhok pipped his rivals behind at the flag. Karun finished second in race two to log 220 points overall.

Chandok will next race at the super fast Thruxton circuit in two weeks.


Two SDEs found absent during SDM’s visit
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 5
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mr Suraj Bhan Jangra, carried out a surprise inspection visit at the office of the Executive Engineer, Gohana Water Service Division last evening. Two SDEs and four other employees were found absent from duty.

According to a report, the SDM is reported to have sent a communication to the Superintending Engineer asking him to take disciplinary action immediately against the absentees.

The absentees were identified as Inder Singh and R K Garg, both SDEs, Ram Chander Sharma, steno, Om Parkash, clerk and Ram Chander and Roshni Devi, Class IV employees.

Earlier, on receiving public complaints regarding non-supply of canal water in a distributary, the SDM is learnt to have made a series of attempts to contact the officials of the Gohana Water Service Division on telephone but failed to get any response. Thereupon, he conducted a surprise check and found six employees including two SDEs absent from duty. Meanwhile, the farmers alleged that most of the officials in the offices of the Executive Engineer as well as the SDEs of Gohana Water Service Division remained absent from duty.

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