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DAVPS-8 dominate in CBSE TT meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 20
Hosts DAV Public School continued with their winning spree on the second day in the ongoing CBSE National Table Tennis meet being held here at Sector 23 TT hall.

DAV paddlers led by Barbie Nagpal and Aishwarya proved too good for their respective opponents, International Indian School, Saudi Arabia and TOC HP School Vytilla, Cochin, in girls under-14 and under-16 sections whom they outplayed by good margins.

In boys, again DAV-8 players were at their best in under-14 and under-19 sections when they got the better of DPS, Sharjah, UAE and TOC, Cochin, by identical score of 3-0.

Earlier, the four-day meet was inaugurated by Mr Pavnesh Kumar, Controller Examinations, CBSE, New Delhi, yesterday. Ms Sarita Manuja, Principal of the hosts school, said the tournament had evoked massive response as teams from the Gulf Region such as Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Dubai, Sharjah (UAE) Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) zone have come to take part.

Today's results:

Girls U-14: SBOA Public School, Ernakulam, beat Lions Public School, Gurgaon, 3-1; DAV Public School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh, beat International Indian School, Saudi Arabia, 3-0; DAV, Dhanbad, b JBA, Faizlabad 3-0; Modern School, Vidya Nagar, b MRPL School, Mangalore, 3-1; Faculty High School, Guwahati, b JKG International School, Ghaziabad, 3-0; DAV Public School, Bhubenashwer, b Raja Giri Public School, Kerala, 3-1; Vidya Prishthan, Pune, b Innocent Heart School , Jalandhar, 3-2; Indian School, Muscat, b Lions Public School, Mysore, 3-2; Central Academy, Lucknow, b Modern Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, 3-1; SMS, Jaipur, b International Indian School , S Arabia, 3-0; Rajgiri Public School, Kerala, b Bhavan Vidyala , Chandigarh, 3-1; SICA, Indore, b SBOA, Ernakulum, 3-0; SBOA, Chennai, b West Line, Mysore, 3-0; Neerja Modi, Jaipur, b J.K.G, Ghaziabad, 3-0; Hansraj Model School, Delhi, b MRPL, Mangalore, 3-0; DAV Public School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh, b Vidya Niketan, Faridabad, 3-0; Central Academy, Lucknow, b South Eastern School, Bilaspur, 3-2; Manav Sthali, New Delhi, b Vidya Paristhan, Pune, 3-0; Sacred Heart, Chandigarh, b J.B. Academy Faridabad 3-0.

Girls U-16: Ideal Indian School, Dubai b St Raphael's School Indore 3-1; MPG School , Meerut b SBOA, Ernakulam 3-1; Apeejay School, Jalandhar b DAVPS, Navi Mumbai 3-0; Indian School, Alghubra, Muscat b DAV, Chennai 3-1; DAVPS Sec-8, Chd b TOC HP School Vytilla, Cochin 3-0; St.Johns S.S.School, Mandevelli Chennai b Gyan Deep S.S P School Ferozabad

Girls U-19: Lucknow Public School, Lucknow b MRPL School Mangalore 3-0; New Public School, Chandigarh b Holy Child School, Faridabad 3-1; Faculty HS, Guwahati b J.K.G Ghaziabad 3-1; SICA, Indore b International School 3-1.

Boys U-14: DAV Public School, Chandigarh b DPS, Sharjah 3-0; Mayoor School, Ajmer b Apeejay School, Jalandhar 3-0; Bhawan school, Nagpur b Indian School 3-1; Kala Perumal Chetty, Chennai b Loyala High School, Patna 3-0; Our Lady of Fatima, Gurgaon b DPS, Chandendari, Patna 3-0; BVB Vidya Ashram Jaipur, b DPS Sharjah 3-1.

Boys U-16: PSBB [KK] Chennai b DPS, ONGC Assam 3-1; Faculty High School, Guwahati b Atomic Energy School 3-2; Mayoor School, Ajmer b Apeejay School, Jalandhar 3-0; Raja ji Vidya Ashram, Chennai b Manav Mangal High School, Chandigarh 3-1; Manav Sathali School, New Delhi b Rama Krishna School 3-1; Apeejay School, Jalandhar b JSSPS Mysore 3-0; BVB School, Hyderabad b International Indian School, S Arabia 3-0; DAV Public School, Navi Mumbai b Ideal Indian School, Doha, Qatar 3-1; Mayoor School, Ajmer b Choitram Indore 3-1.

Boys Under-19: DAV Public School, Chandigarh b TOC Cochin 3-0; Blue Bells, Gurgaon b SBOA, Ernakulam 3-0; DAV, Navi Mumbai b MES Indian School, Doha, Qatar 3-0; Mayoor School, Ajmer b MVM Jabalpur 3-1; Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar b KCP Siddartha ,Vijayawada 3-0.



Karnal skaters steal the show
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
Karnal skaters shone on the second day of the 19th Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana State Roller Skating Championship at Bhawan Vidyalya here today.

The visitors bagged 11 of the 14 gold medals decided today in the Road Race event in various categories. Faridabad grabbed two gold medals whereas Panipat clinched just one.

In the roller hockey event held in Blue Bird School Sector 16, Faridabad stormed into the final of the senior boys group.

The results are as follows:

Road Race (Boys below-6): 1 Ankit (Karnal), 2 Dhruv (Karnal), 3 R Prajeet Raj (Faridabad). 6-8 yrs: 1 Arpan Mehta (Karnal), 2 Shivansh Sethi (Faridabad), Shubham (Ambala). 8-10 yrs: 1 Arshdeep (Karnal), 2 Varun Prashar (Faridabad), 3 Siddhant Dangi (Rohtak). 10-12 yrs: 1 Yudhvir Mann (Karnal), 2 Sumant Mann (Karnal), 3 Aakash (Kurukshetra). 12-14 yrs: 1 Akshay Kapoor (Karnal) and Varun Chohan (Faridabad), 2 Anil Sharma (Panipat), 3 Gaurav Chadha (Faridabad). 14-16 yrs: 1 Gourang Gupta (Karnal), 2 Dhruv Tyagi (Faridabad), 3 Sahil Jakhar (Faridabad). Above-16: 1 Surender Sodhi (Panipat), 2 Gurdeep Singh (Panipat), 3 Icchuck Dhall (Faridabad). Girls: Below-6: 1 Prerna Pahwa (Karnal), 2 Abjot Kaur (Karnal), 3 Sakshi (Ambala). 6-8 yrs: 1 Vanshika (Karnal), 2 Sachika Goel (Ambala), 3 Chahat (Ambala). 8-10 yrs: 1 Rishika Bajaj (Karnal), 2 Ambika Sachdeva (Karnal), 3 Shreya Bhatia (Panchkula). 10-12 yrs: 1 Harpreet Kaur (Faridabad), 2 Pragya (Kurukshetra), 3 Shreya Kothari (Faridabad). 12-14 yrs: 1 Neha Narwal (Karnal), 2 Rebekah Singh (Faridabad). 3 Bhamini Pandit (Karnal). 14-16 yrs: 1 Venus Tondon (Kurukshetra), 2 Kanika (Sirsa), 3 Nikshubha (Panchkula). Above-16 yrs: 1 Poonam (Karnal), 2 Pooja (Sirsa), 3 Pawandeep (Panchkula).

Roller Hockey: Sub-Junior boys: Kurukshetra bt Kaithal 5-0. Panchkula bt Sirsa 5-0. Faridabad bt Panipat 5-1. Junior boys: Kaithal bt Panipat 7-1. Panchkula bt Yamunanagar 4-2. Senior boys: Faridabad bt Panipat 5-2. sub-junior girls: Yamunanagar bt Panchkula 2-0.



YPS students in public school teams
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 20
Four students of the Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, have been selected to represent the All India Public School teams and will play in the Schools’ National Games.

The cricket team includes Shivam Gumber, a Class X student who will play for under-19 team, Tajbinder Bains, (Class X) who will play for under-16 team and Jagateshwar Sohal, (Class VIII) who will play for under-14. The cricket matches will be held in Agra from December 21, to January 2. Gurinder Mann of Class XII has been selected in the basketball team and will play in Delhi from December 21, to December 26. Mr Praveen Singha, Physical Education Teacher of YPS, Mohali, has been selected manager of the under-19 cricket team.



Bombay Sappers cover 1,000 km on cycles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 20
A cycle expedition organised by the Bombay Sappers to commemorate their Reunite—2006 was flagged in by Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Lieut-Gen S. Pattabhiraman at Chandimandir yesterday. The reunion is scheduled to be held at the Bombay Engineering Group (BEF) Centre at Kirkee near Pune in January 2006.

The participants covered a distance of nearly 1,000 km across Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The aim of the expedition was primarily to reach out to the fraternity of ex-servicemen, mitigate their problems, educate them about re-employment opportunities and welfare schemes and render medical advice.

The expedition comprised three officers, four JCOs and 24 other ranks led by Maj E.C. Muthuraj, the expedition was flagged off from Chandigarh on December 8. Sappers from the 268 Engineer Regiment and troops from several Sikh Light Infantry battalions participated in the expedition. 



Goalkeepers show their prowess
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 20
It was the technique in goalkeeping that was the highlight of the opening day of the All-India Football Federation Under-14 Festival on the grounds of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, here today. In this testing system, goalkeepers from all 22 participating states and Union Territories displayed their goalkeeping as well as scoring abilities.

The competitors were divided into two groups. In the preliminary contests, Orissa topped the Group A with 15 points. Tripura finished runners-up in group A with 14 points. Delhi and Sikkim were leaders and runners-up with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in Group B.

S. Kumarudin of Orissa displayed better anticipation and reflexes under the bar and adjudged the best. Vivian Singh Sahi of Delhi and Chewang Bhutia of Sikkim finished second and third best goalkeepers, respectively. Shaji Prabhakaran, Director, Vision Asia, said target-hitting contest would be conducted tomorrow.

Earlier, Chandigarh Olympic Association secretary-general Ravinder Talwar, who is also president of the Chandigarh Football Association, inaugurated the festival. Eleven matches were conducted at four different grounds of PEC.

Hosts Chandigarh began with a clear cut 2-0 win against Jharkhand. Jony Sharma and Bikramjit Singh fashioned the hosts’ triumph by scoring one goal each. A 25 th minute goal by Krishna Saini made for Himachal Pradesh pip Rajasthan by 1-0.

Punjab and Tamil Nadu played a goalless draw. Another goalless match was played between Chhattisgarh and Tripura. With Karnataka playing truant, Uttranchal were awarded the match.

Results: UP draw with Orissa goalless; Chandigarh b Jharkhand 2-0; Mizoram b Bengal 1-0; Chhattisgarh drew with Tripura; Uttranchal w/o Karnataka; Goa b Pondicherry 2-0; Sikkim b Haryana 1-0; Meghalaya b Maharashtra 2-0; Delhi b Kerala 3-0; and HP b Rajasthan 1-0.

After Goa and Kolkata, it is now Chandigarh! City is all set to emerge as the third hub of football in the country. The grand soccer festival, which was kicked off today, bears testimony to the same. At present, city has various academies - Chandigarh Football Academy, St Stephens’ Academy. DAV Football Academy and Sanjay Public School Academy - all giving thrust to football.

While explaining the salient features of the AIFF U-14 Festival, Shaji Prabhakaran, Director, Vision Asia, based in Delhi, said no winners or runners-up would be decided during the competitions. “The festival will provide an opportunity to encourage, promote and develop the game at the grass roots. The CFA will conduct the tournament under the technical supervision of the AIFF and in line with the Asian Football Confederation.”

It will have a “Fair Play Trophy” that will be awarded to the state which secures maximum number of points. Fair play will be actively promoted through the fair play flags, green cards, posters, etc. The referees will show green cards to players for exhibiting fair play during festival matches. Each green card carries five points to be awarded to the concerned team. The green card points will decide the winners of the Fair Play Trophy,” said Shaji. He warned that 15 points would be deducted for each red card and 10 points for yellow card from teams Fair Play points. Twentyfive points would be deducted for each overage player from the Fair Play points.

Shaji said the matches during the festival will be played in two formats. The duration of the format one will be of 30 minutes and in format two, it will be of 70 minutes, divided into two equal halves with an interval of 10 and 15 minutes, respectively. During skill competitions, goalkeeping, target-hitting, score, volley, etc, will be tested. For the participants, there will be cultural festival daily at their places of stay.



B’minton tourney from December 22
Our Sports Reporter

Patiala, December 20
The Punjab State Ranking (Senior) and Veteran Badminton Championship will be held at Rajindra Gymkhana Badminton hall here from December 22 to 25. Mr Vinod Vatrana, General Secretary, Patiala District Badminton Association (PDBA), said that the championship will be conducted in plus 35, 40, 50 and 60 years age group categories for men and women.

The meet will also act as trials to select the Punjab masters team slated to take part in the national veteran championship to be held at Cuttack from February 22 to 26 next year.


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