Delhi to host 28th Nehru Girls Hockey tournament
The 28th Nehru Girls Hockey tournament 2022 will be held at the Shivaji Stadium from September 28 to October 9.
There will be a preliminary league phase featuring 12 teams in four groups of three each. The top team from each group will make the second stage.
Eight more teams will join the fray from September 30.
Thereafter, in the third phase, eight more seeded teams will join the competition from October 3.
Five matches have been scheduled for the opening day’s competition on Wednesday.
The captain of the 1975 World Cup winning team, Olympian, Ajit Pal Singh will be the chief guest for the inauguration ceremony, before the last match of the day.
Yuki and Saketh in quarterfinals of ATP tennis tournament in Seoul
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni pulled through to a 4-6, 7-6(5), [10-6] victory over Jonathan Eysseric and Artem Sitak in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $1,237,570 ATP tennis tournament in Seoul on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Yuki and Saketh will play third seeeds Diego Hidalgo and Cristian Rodriguez.
Advit Tiwari in Asian U-16 tennis tournament quarterfinal
Advit Tiwari recovered from a tough start to beat sixth seed Aazaan Assiz 6-7(4), 6-0, 6-4 in the boys pre-quarterfinals of the Asian under-16 tennis championship at the Vijayant Khand Mini Stadium on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Advit will challenge the second seed Aashravya Mehra.
In the girls section, Parigya Yadav beat seventh seed Nandini Agarwal 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to set up a quarterfinal against the top seed Jaya Kapoor.
Vaishali loses to Aleksandra Kosteniuk in FIDE Women’s Grand Prix
R. Vaishali lost to former World champion Aleksandra Kosteniuk in 36 moves to remain on four points after nine rounds of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix chess tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday.
Russian Kateryna Lagno (7 points) leads the 12-player round-robin league. Vaishali is sharing the sixth spot with three others.
World Cadets Championships: Charvi U8, Shubhi becomes U12 champion
IA. Charvi (girls’ under-8) and Shubhi Gupta (girls’ under-12) became World champions in the FIDE World cadets chess championship in Batumi, Georgia, on Tuesday.
India’s third medal came in the Open (under-8) section where Safarullakhan Safin claimed the bronze medal.
Charvi scored 9.5 points from 11 rounds and tied for first place with England’s Bodhana Sivanandan but claimed the gold on superior tie-breaker.
Shubhi Gupta topped a four-way tie at 8.5 points, ahead of Maedeh Yousefian (Iran) Oksana Gorichkina and Diana Preobrazhenskaya (both FIDE).
Safin (9) claimed the third spot, half a point behind Marc Llari (France) and Roman Sav Shogdzhiev (FIDE).
- Rakesh Rao
Pantsulaia inches closer to Chattisgarh International Open chess title
Georgian Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia moved within a draw of winning the Chattisgarh International Open chess tournament for the Chief Minister’s Trophy here on Tuesday.
In the ninth and penultimate round, Pantsulaia (8 points) drew with International Master Arash Tahbaz in just 14 moves after the Iranian chose to gain half a point by perpetual checks.
Armed with a one-point lead over Mongolian GM Tsegmed Batchuluun (7), Pantsulaia needs to stay undefeated in the final round on Wednesday against Ajay Karthikeyan (6.5) to emerge as the worthy champion.
The results (ninth round, Indians unless stated): Arash Tahbaz (Iri, 6.5) drew with Levan Pantsulaia (Geo, 8); Boris Savchenko (FIDE, 6.5) drew with Ajay Karthikeyan (6.5); Tsegmed Batchuluun (Mgl, 7) bt Shammed Shete (6); Ustab Chatterjee (Ben, 6.5) drew with Mitrabha Guha (6.5); S. Nitin (5.5) lost to Michael Krasenkow (Pol); M. Shyam Sundar (6.5) bt V. S. Raahul (5.5); Aronyak Ghosh (5.5) lost to L. Srihari (6.5); Arya Omidi (6) drew with Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh (6); Valeriy Neverov (Ukr, 6) drew with Himal Gusain (6); Vedant Panesar (5.5) lost to G. B. Harshavardhan (6.5); Neelash Saha (6) bt Mayank Chakraborty (5.5).