Seasoned player Nitin Kirtane of Western Railway defeated Manoj Sewa of Eastern Railway 6-2, 6-1 with good ease in the open singles semi-finals of the 58th All India Railway Tennis Championship 2011-12 being held at Lucknow. In the second semi-final,Saurav Sukul of Eastern Railway defeated team mate Vinod Sewa of Eastern Railway 6-1,6-4 to set up a title clash with Nitin.
Open Singles (semi-finals):- Nitin Kirtane (WR) beat Manoj Sewa (ER) 6-2, 6-1; Saurav Sukul (ER) beat Vinod Sewa (ER) 6-1,6-4;
Veteran Singles (quarter-finals):- V John (RDSO) beat Purushotham (SCR) 9-0; Harish Kohli (RDSO) beat N Sharma (CLW) 9-2; B Ram (CLW) beat Hanumantha Rao 9-7; Dilip Kumar (SER) beat SMD Isaq (SCR) 9-2; (semi-finals): V John (RDSO) beat Harish Kohli (RDSO) 9-1; Dilip Kumar(SER) beat B Ram (CLW) 9-1;
Veteran Doubles (quarter-finals):- V John (RDSO) & T Chandrasekaran (SR) beat B Ram & N Sharma (CLW) 9-2; S Minz & Harish Kohli (RDSO) beat Ram Kumar & Hanumantha Rao (SCR) 9-2; T Dhanasekaran (SR) & Dilip Kumar (SER) beat SK Gupta & SK Awasthi (RDSO) 9-3; (semi-finals):- V John (RDSO) & T Chandrasekaran (SR) beat S Minz & Harish Kohli (RDSO) 9-4; T Dhanasekaran (SR) & Dilip Kumar (SER) beat Purushotham & SMD Isaq (SCR) 9-1.
The final leg of 8th Devlok Amateur Golf Tournament will be organised at Lucknow Golf Club on March 4. Devlok Amateur Golf Tournament was a three weekend golf affair and was played over 27 hole for veteran category and 36 hole in the open category.
The first leg was played on January 28 and 29 over nine holes on stable ford 3/4 handicap format whereas the second leg was played on February 11 and 12 over nine holes on strokeplay format. Best 36 golfers from each of the legs qualified and the final round will be played on March 4 over strokeplay format. The prize distribution function will be held at 8.00 pm on Sunday.
The Senior (Veteran) State Badminton Championships will be organised at UP Badminton Academy,Lucknow from March 3 to 5. The tournament will be inaugurated at 3.30 pm on Saturday.