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CFA win soccer tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 24
The lads of Chandigarh Football Academy (Red) edged past Mehar Football Academy, Kurali, by seven goals to nil to bag the Chandigarh Junior Challenge Cup (under-16) Soccer Tournament, which concluded here this evening at the football grounds of the Sector 42 Sports Complex. The winners were leading 5-0 at half time. Mr S.K. Sandhu, Secretary, Sports, UT Administration, watched the finals and later gave away the prizes. Ravinder of the CFA (red) was adjudged man of the final tie while Manoj Kumar of the same team was declared the best player of the tournament. The fair play trophy was given to St Peter’s School, Sector 37.

Earlier in the sixth minute, Ravinder of the CFA scored a goal followed by another goal in the 17th minute by Manoj. In the 26th minute, Gagan of the CFA made no mistake and placed the ball in the goal net and made the score 3-0 in favour of the CFA. The fourth goal was scored by star striker Manoj in the 30th minute while the fifth goal was scored by Randeep, thus giving a surge of 5-0.

After lemon break, braving chilly winds, both teams gave a good demonstration of play. In the 44th minute, Rakesh of the CFA advanced from the left flank. Akib scored the sixth goal for his team. After conceding six goals, Kurali lads tried to put pressure on the CFA players but the goalkeeper of the CFA was able to perform a wonderful job of saving. In the 56th minute, Avtar Singh kicked the ball in the goal post and set the score board at 7-0.

Golf championship

The 5th Chandigarh State Golf Championship will be held at the Chandigarh Golf Club on January 27 and 28. As many as 80 players will take part in this championship. The tournament, to be organised by the Chandigarh Golf Association, will be played over 36 holes in two days and in different categories of age and handicaps. Ladies will be competing in their own age and handicap groups.

The tournament will begin with a tee-off by Mr D.P. Azad on January 27 at 8.30 am.

Katoch shield tie

The Chandigarh Cricket Association, affiliated to the Chandigarh Cricket Association, has selected 21 probables for the Katoch shield final tie to be held at the PCA stadium, Mohali, on February 6. All the probables have been asked to report to Mr S.S. Bawa on January 27 at DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 8, Chandigarh, at 3 pm.

The probables are: Dinesh Mongia, Yuvraj, Gaurav Gupta, Vipul Sharma, VRV Singh, Karanveer, Uday Kaul, Amit Uniyal, Aseem Gupta, Vishwas Bhalla, Akashdeep, Amardeep, Gaurav Gambhir, Sumit Dhiman, Harpreet, Bharat Sharma, Karan Kherwal, Naresh, Sidharth, Gurkirat and Simrat Bawa.



DAV win overall trophy
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 24
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, was adjudged overall winners and bagged the trophy in overall games category by collecting 58 points on the basis of various inter-school sports tournaments in different disciplines held during the year. DAV School, Sector 8, also bagged the trophy in the Inter-School Athletic meet which also concluded today. In a function held this evening at Sector 7 Sports Complex, winners were given prizes by Mr D.S. Mangat, DPI, Schools, UT.

In the overall games section, St. Joseph’s School, Sector 44, got second place in boys and girls categories by collecting 49 and 31 points, respectively. In boys section, Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, got third place by scoring 31 points.

In the girls section, Sacred Heart School, Sector 26, won the overall games trophy and scored 78 points. Third place went in favour of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, with 29 points.

In girls section athletic meet, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 37, won overall trophy while Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 was at number two. In the boys’ section DAV School, Sector 8, won the first place while Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, were declared runners-up.

The results of the Inter-School Athletic meet are as follows: Girls (under 14) GMSSS-37 1; GSS, Manimajra Town 2; under 17; GSSSS-20 1; GMSSS-37 2; under19: GMSSS-21 1; GMSSS-37 2. 



Ballboy back from Australia
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 24
Akshat Joshi, a Sector 30 resident, has returned from a trip in Australia. He was there as a ballboy at the Australian Open, currently under way there. It was a great moment for him to meet Andre Agassi.

A student of St Kabir School in Sector 26 here, he was among the four Indians selected for the season-opening Grand Slam event.

He was a ballboy in 30 matches, including the first round matches of Roger Federer, Andre Agassi and Serena Williams. Akshat’s elder sister Ujala has participated in three national-level tennis tournaments.



Medical College drub HSIDC
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 24
Medical College team defeated HSIDC by 53 runs and entered the semifinal of the XIth Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament yesterday.

Brief score:

Medical College (Sector 32): 140 for 7 in 20 overs (Sanjiv Jr 49, Sanjiv Massey 23, Ravi 3 for 26).

HSIDC: 87 for 8 in 20 overs (Narinder 35, Sanjiv Massey 2 for 3, Jagdish 2 for 25, Mohinder 2 for 21).

In another match, the PFC team defeated PEC by 6 wickets and enter the semifinals.

Brief score:

PEC: 150 for 3 in 20 overs (Gulzar 33 not out, Sanjay Bhatia 25).

PFC: 151 for 4 in 19.2 overs (Dinesh 51, Sandip 51, Inderjit 21)

Earlier, PEC defeated Haryana Financial Corporation by 71 runs and entered the semifinals.

PEC: 174 for 9 in 20 overs (Rajesh Arora 64, Sanjay Bhatia 36, Ankur 4 for 37, Rocky 2 for 24).

HFC: 103 for 6 in 20 overs (V.S. Rawat 33 not out, Dhaiya 27, Lekhraj 3 for 14).

In another thrilling match, HSIDC defeated Canara Bank by 2 runs.

Brief score:

HSIDC: 90 for 9 in 12 overs (Ravi 30, Charan Dass 4 for 5, Shankranaryan 2 for 17).

Canara Bank: 88 for 5 in 12 overs (Charan Dass 38).

P.F.C. will take on Medical College on 26.1.2005 (morning) and PEC XI will take on HSIDC on 26.1.2005 (afternoon) in the semifinal.



Meeting on extending MC limits today
Our Correspondent

Mohali, January 24
A proposal to extend municipal limits of the town will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Municipal Council to be held here on January 25. The council proposes to include Sectors 76 to 80 within the municipal limits of the town.

The council had prepared a proposal in 2000 to include Sectors 67 to 69 and industrial Sectors 74 and 75 and Kambali and Kumbra villages within its limits. The area that was to be included came to about 8.5 sq km. But the Director, Local Government, Punjab, had asked the civic body to even include Sectors 76 to 80 within its limits. Keeping those directions in mind the council had now prepared a proposal to bring five new sectors under its jurisdiction. The total area of the five sectors is more than 6 sq km.

Estimates totalling Rs 1.22 lakh for development works in different parts of the town would also be put up at the meeting. These works include the maintenance of roads, streetlight, drainage, etc.

A proposal to adopt advertisement bylaws will be discussed at the meeting. The council plans to take action against persons who deface public property by sticking posters on road guide maps and walls of various public buildings or put up banners at various unauthorised places.


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