More than 100 national and international level players from various parts of India are expected to be seen in action during the Chandigarh Open Bridge Championship- a national level tournament- at the Sports Complex,Sector 42,Chandigarh. The tournament,being organised by Chandigarh Bridge Association,will be held from March 29 to 31. The gross prize money is Rs 2,00,000. H S Dhariwal,president,Chandigarh Bridge Association,said: “This national level championship is being held as part of our overall goal to popularise bridge in the region.” As a part of the tournament,both the team and pairs events will be conducted,with each team comprising of 5-6 players. The team event will be of eight rounds of Swiss League of 10 boards per round (BPR) and will be played on March 29 and 30. The top 8 teams will play the Super League on March 31. The pairs event will consist of two sessions on March 31. There will be no elimination and all players will play on all the three days.
Hooda striving to keep wrestling as Olympic sport
With Haryana being a dominant force in both boxing and wrestling,Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the state government is making efforts to keep wrestling as an Olympic sport and has sent a written communication to the Central government. Hooda,who was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 30th National Senior Netball Championship at Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports in Rai,Sonipat,said steps are being taken to promote wrestling in schools and Olympian silver medalist Sushil Kumar has been asked to set up a wrestling academy. Hooda said that the significance of sports has increased in the 21st century. He said hard work,dedication and concentration are required in every game. Sports should be played with spirit of sportsmanship and it helps in developing overall human personality,he added.
Victorious Club win title
Despite Amit Uniyal’s scintillating 58-ball 97 and his heroics with the ball (4 for 17),Uniyal Cricket Club lost to Victorious Club in the thrilling final by ten runs as the latter won the 1st invitational cash prize cricket tournament organised by Delhi Cricket Club at Barwala Stadium. Victorious won the toss and elected to bat first. Ajay Doon (47) and Kunal Mahajan (45) played some lovely shots to take the score to 196 for the loss of nine wickets. Mahajan was more aggressive and smashed 45 off mere 18 deliveries. Vishwas Bhalla chipped in with 32 runs. Amit Uniyal bowled well to pick up four wickets for 17 runs. Chasing the target,Uniyal gave a flying start to the team and struck a blazing 97 off mere 58 balls. Rommy also chipped in with 20-ball 44 but the team still fell short of the target by ten runs. Aman Bharti and Gurjit took two wickets each. Vishwas Bhalla was adjudged the best batsman,Barinder Singh was the best bowler while Amit Uniyal won the man of the series award.