Himal Gusain continued to remain the king of 64 squares as he emerged as the sole leader at the end of the sixth round in the 24th Chandigarh Chess Championship being held at St Xavier’s School,Sector 44,on Saturday. With six points,Himal,who is a student at SD College,Sector 32 in Chandigarh,kept a substantial lead over nearest rivals Tarini Goyal and Naveen Bansal,who garnered five points each. Abhinandan Vohra,who was the joint leader with Himal at the end of round four,failed to collect any point on Saturday.
Points position at the end of 6th round:
6 Points: Himal Gusain; 5 Points: Tarini Goyal,Naveen Bansal; 4½ Points: Sanjeev Biswas,Jaskeerat Singh; 4 Points: Abhinandan Vohra,Rakesh Kochar,Shubham,Rajesh Arora,Sunil Bansal,Ishan Singh Mendiratta,Arun Narayan,Vipan Negi,Harpreet Singh,Somnath; 3 Points: Nitin,Aditya Bedi,Gurpreet Singh,Sandeep Nautiyal,Nabh,Naveen Sheokand,Shishir Lamba,Tarun Vaid,Anhat Sigh,Vibhuti Gupta,Dinesh Chand Goyal,Varinder Singh,Uday Sharma; 2½ Points: Suresh Kumar,Arshdeep Singh.
Six-a-side hockey tourney on anvil
Chandigarh: The 11th Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Six-A-Side Hockey Tournament will be organised by Olympian Dharam Singh Memorial Trust from October 1 to 4 at Shivalik Public School Astroturf Ground in Mohali,according to organising secretary Olympian Surkhbir Singh Gill. The tournament will be played on knockout basis. Holders Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala,along with Indian Air Force Delhi,Punjab Police,Rock Rovers,Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited,Namdhari XI and ITBP, will be among the teams to be seen in action. The tournament carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.
PU shuttlers rule the roost
Chandigarh: Out of 22 final matches played for the titles during the Chandigarh State badminton championship,PU shuttlers bagged 18 winning and 17 runner-up titles respectively to stamp their authority. Rupinder and Kanwaldeep were declared best players in the men’s section while Muskan and Kailash were declared best players in the women’s section.