Riding high on brilliant performances,Gagandeep Singh and Farheen outclassed their respective opponents in the final matches to clinch the men’s and women’s titles in the 16th edition of the St. Stephens Carrom Ranking Tournament held at St. Stephens School,Sector 45,Chandigarh.
The seasoned Gagandeep Singh overpowered Mohammed Hassan of Government School Sector 46 in straight games by 25-11,25-9 to win the crown. Earlier in the semifinal encounter,Gagandeep rattled Saqib by by 25-15,25-06. Meanwhile Mohammed Hassan defeated the fancied Mohd. Talib in a three games contest by 22-21,13-15,21-16 to book the final berth. Showing off her mettle,Farheen thrashed her sister Tuba by 25-04,20-06 to claim the women’s singles title.Mohammed Talib also displayed a good show by beating Mohammed Aarish by 16-10,16-13 to bag boys junior title.
Men’s singles: QF: Mohd.Hassan bt Raj Kumar 25-05,21-13,Talib bt Mazhar Khan 22-18,21-08,Saqib bt Arish 22-15,16-00,Gagandeep Singh bt Yishu Sharmaa 23-02,25-04.
Semifinals: Mohd. Hassan bt Talib 22-21,13-15,21-16,Gagandeep bt Saqib 25-16,25-06
Final: Gagandeep Singh bt Mohd. Hassan 25-11,25-09
Boys junior singles: QF: Mohd. Talib bt Paras Arora 21-01,21-06,Yishu Sharma bt Ankush Taneja 12-13,16-08,17-12,Ayush bt Rishu Sharma 21-00,19-17,Arish bt Tasavar Aali 21-01,21-06
Semifinals: Talib bt Yishu Sharma 25-00,22-00,Arish bt Ayush 21-01,19-11
Final: Talib bt Arish 16-10,16-13
Boys sub-junior: QF: Chirag C bt Aditya Gupta 21-00,21-00,Sahil Thakur bt Aaditya Goel 12-00,14-00,Rishu Sharma bt Manish 21-00,21-01,Mihir Yadav bt Gur Rehmat Singh 13-10,19-00
Semifinals: Chirag C bt Sahil Thakur 15-02,13-06,Mihir Yadav bt Rishu Sharmaa 18-06,10-15,13-12. Final: Mihir Yadav bt Chirag C 11-07,14-10.