City round-up: State-level carrom tourney
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The Carrom Players Welfare Association (CPWA), Maharashtra along with the Kshtriya Union Club, Dadar will be organising the prestigious 11th Late Mukhtar Ahmed State Level Prize Money Carrom Tournament under the auspices of the CPWA between October 25 and 28 at the Kshtriya Union Club, Vanmali Hall, Dadar. This tournament is open for all members of the CPWA. The tournament will be held in four separate categories that include, men's, women's, junior boys' and junior girls'. Around 500 players from around the state are expected to participate in this tournament.
The carrom stars expected to participate include national champion Yogesh Pardeshi, former Asian & national champion Sandeep Deorukhkar and Hidayat Ansari, SAARC champion Prakash Gaikwad, former national champion Suhas Kambli, former international and state champion Mahendra Tambe and former India No. 2 Narsingrao Sakari and Vilas Dalvi. For more information contact, Mahendra Tambe on +919819569480.
Ordnance edge through
Ordnance Factory from Ambernath beat back a strong challenge from Mumbai Railway Police to carve out a grueling victory, the final margin 5-4, in a well-contested Second Division match of the Mumbai Hockey Association (MHA) League played at the MHA Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate on Wednesday.
In a match that was evenly fought, Ordnance, who conceded the first goal in the very second minute, did well to hit back and score twice in the first half to enjoy a 2-1 lead at the break.
Vijay Singh spearheading the Ordnance forward-line played a stellar role by firing in four of the five goals to help them scrape through. Manish N netted the opening goal for the Ambernath side. Meanwhile, Jagdip B, Madan R, Tanvir S and Dhananjay R scored one goal each for the Railway cops.
Results: Div-II: Ordnance Factory, Ambernath 5 (Vijay Singh 4, Manish N) bt Mumbai Railway Police 4 (Jagdip B, Madan R, Tanvir S, Dhananjay R).