Subroto Cup football to take place from September 19
Bengaluru has been added to the list of host cities for the upcoming edition of the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, to be held from September 19 to October 23 at three venues.
The oldest national inter-school football tournament was earlier held in Delhi and Gurugram.
While the Under-17 junior boys and girls tournaments will be held in Delhi-NCR, the Under-14 sub-junior boys competition will be played at the ASC Centre, the Air Force School, Jalahalli and the Air Force School, Yehalanka in Bengaluru.
In Delhi-NCR, the matches will be played at the Ambedkar Stadium, Tejas Football Ground (Delhi), Subroto Football Ground (Delhi) and the GD Goenka School (Gurugram).
A total of 109 teams from 27 states and Union Territories will participate in three categories. Teams from Bangladesh and Nepal will add foreign flavour with over 180 matches scheduled to be played.
Asian junior chess: Bristy shocks Saina to move into joint lead; Grebnev takes sole lead in open section
Aleksey Grebnev posted two wins on Tuesday to move into the sole lead at the Tata Steel Asian junior championship, but there is a three-way tie at the top in the girls’ event. One of those joint leaders caused a major upset.
Bristy Mukherjee turned the table on second seed Saina Salonika to take her tally to five points. G. Tejaswini, who held the top seed Nazerke Nurgali of Kazakhstan to a draw, and Mrittika Mallick, who defeated Kriti Patel, are the others in the lead.
They are followed on 4.5 points by four players – Shubhi Gupta, Keerti Reddy, Bommini Mounika Akshaya and Nazerke. Three rounds remain.
In the open section, as many as six players are chasing the top-seeded Russian, who scored wins against Gilbert Tarigan of Indonesia and Manish Cristiano. Among those in second place, on 4.5 points, are second seed L.R. Srihari and third seed Rohith S. Krishnan.
Important results (sixth round, Indians unless specified):
Open: Manish Cristiano 4 lost to Aleksey Grebnev (FIDE) 5; L.R. Srihari 4.5 drew with Rohith S. Krishna 4.5; Kushagra Mohan 3.5 lost to S. Aswath 4.5; Ayush Sharma 4.5 bt Dilshan Liyanage (SL) 3.5; Gilbert Tarigan (IDN) 4.5 bt G.B. Harshavardhan 3.5; Sambit Panda 4 M. Mohamed Anees 4; Ritvik Krishnan 4.5 N.B. Hari Madhavan 3; Mayank Chakrborty 4 Dishank Bajaj 3; Alekhya Mukhopadhyay4 bt Tahsin Zia (Ban) 3; Reja Neer Manon (Ban) 4 bt Arun Kataria 3; Avinash Ramesh 4 bt Yash Bharadia 3; Kartik Kumar Singh 3 lost to L. Srihari 4.
Girls: Nazerke Nurgali (Kaz) 4.5 drew with G. Tejaswini 5; Saina Salonika 4 lost to Bristy Mukherjee 5; Shubhi Gupta 4.5 drew with Bommini Mounika Akshaya 4.5; Kriti Patel 4 lost to Mrittika Mallick 5; V. Rindhiya 3.5 lost to Keerti Reddy 4.5; Bhagyashree Patil 3.5 drew with Mrudul Dehankar 4; Zeinep Sultanbek (Kaz) 3.5 drew with Dahamdi Sanudula (SL) 3.5; Dakshita Kumawat 3.5 drew with L. Jyothsna 3.5; Mohitha Vakcheri 3 lost to Ayaulym Kaldarova (Kaz) 4; Sherali Pattnaik 4 bt Wadifa Ahmed (Ban) 3; M.K. Poorna Sri 4 bt Disha Patil 3; Divya Patil 4 bt Marium Fatima 2.5.
– P. K. Ajith Kumar
ITF junior: Dhruv Sachdeva knocked out fifth seed Kashit Nagrale
Qualifier Dhruv Sachdeva knocked out fifth seed Kashit Nagrale 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-6(5) in the boys’ pre-quarterfinals of the ITF junior tennis tournament at the Ahmedabad City Foundation courts on Tuesday.
In the girls section, Yashika Shokeen overcame a slow start to beat Suhani Gaur 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Vraj Gohil bt Dreek Saha 6-2, 6-2; Tanishq Jadhav bt Debarshi Sen 7-5, 3-6, 6-3; Aniketh Venkataraman bt Panshul Uboveja 6-4, 6-1; Tanay Sharma bt Perawat Sukjai (Tha) 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2; Smit Patel bt Parth Deorukhakar 7-6(7), 6-2; Pranav Korade bt Prabir Chavda 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-1; Naishik Ganagama bt M Diganth 5-7, 7-5, 6-3; Tavish Pahwa bt Aashravya Mehra 7-5, 6-3; Dhruv Sachdeva bt Kashit Nagrale 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-6(5); Mahit Mekala bt Srivaant Mummadi 6-0, 6-0; Praneel Sharma bt Harsh Fogaat 6-2, 6-2; Vatsal Manikantan bt Ayan Shetty 6-2, 6-3; Daksh Kukreti bt Adity Mor 7-5, 6-1; Anurag Kallambella bt Parv Patel 7-6(2), 6-3; Aum Parikh bt Thirumurugan Viswanathan 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; Samarth Sahita bt Kanishk Jetley 6-1, 6-4.
Prisha Shinde bt Devashree Mahadeshwar 6-2, 6-1; Pehal Kharadkar bt Shagun Kumari 6-1, 6-1; Anushka Bhola bt Siya Prasade 6-3, 6-2; Sree Syleswari Velmanikandan bt Pal Upadhyay 6-1, 6-1; Priyanka Rana (USA) bt Devanshi Gohil 6-1, 6-0; Saily Thakkar bt Divya Sharma 6-1, 6-1; Kashvi Sunil bt Angel Patel 7-6(3), 6-2; Ishi Maheshwari bt Danica Fernando 6-3, 6-0; Avani Chitale bt Mandagalla Princy 6-0, 6-4; Ruma Gaikaiwari bt D Prabhudesai 6-2, 7-5; Yashika Shokeen bt Suhani Gaur 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Janvi Asawa bt Siya Patel 6-1, 6-3; Harshini Nagaraj bt Sameeksha Annem (USA) 6-1, 6-3; Shaivi Dalal bt Saanvi Misra 6-3, 7-5; Mehak Kapoor bt Amishi Shukla 6-3, 5-7, 6-2; Amodini Naik bt Nirali Padaniya 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Arjun beats Polish Filip Peliwo
Qualifier Arjun Kadhe beat Filip Peliwo of Poland 7-6(3), 6-1 in the first round of the $80,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Guangzhou, China, on Tuesday.
Arjun also made it to the doubles quarterfinals in partnership with Alafia Ayeni of the USA. n the WTA event in Osaka, Japan, Ankita Raina was beaten 6-4, 6-2 by wild card Moyuka Uchijima. Ankita collected 19 WTA points, including 18 for qualification, and $2,804.
$259,303 WTA, Osaka, Japan: Singles (first round): Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) bt Ankita Raina 6-4, 6-2.
€118,000 Challenger, Rennes, France: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Manuel Guinard & Gregoire Jacq (Fra) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & John-Patrick Smith (Aus) 6-2, 6-2.
$80,000 Challenger, Guangzhou, China: Singles (first round): Arjun Kadhe bt Filip Peliwo (Pol) 7-6(3), 6-1. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alafia Ayeni (USA) & Arjun Kadhe bt Ye Cng Mo & Yaojie Zeng (Chn) 7-5, 6-1.
$25,000 ITF men, Kigali, Rwanda: Singles (first round): Siddhant Banthia bt Takura Mhwandagara (Zim) 6-1, 6-2; Ishaque Eqbal bt Parth Aggarwal 6-1, 6-2; Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): SD Prajwal Dev & Ishaque Eqbal bt Guelfo Baldovinetti (Ita) & Dylan Salton (RSA) 6-1, 6-4; Tushar Madan & Atharva Sharma bt Claude Isshimwe & Joshua Muhire (Rwa) 6-3, 6-3; Parth Aggarwal & Darrshan Suresh (Mas) bt Kevin Cheruiyot (Ken) & Etienne Niyigena (Rwa) 6-4, 6-2; Abraham Asaba (Gha) & Guy Orly Iradukunda (Bdi) bt Raghav Jaisinghani & Yash Yadav 6-0, 7-5; Siddhant Banthia & Sai Karteek Reddy bt Kabir Hans & Arthur Laborde (Sui) 6-3, 6-7(4), [10-5]; Nicholass Bybel (USA) & Eric Vanshelboim (Ukr) bt Martijn Molenkamp (Ned) & Tushar Sharma 6-4, 6-2..
$25,000 ITF women, Perth, Australia: Singles (first round): Laquisa Khan (Aus) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-1, 6-2; Lisa Mays (Aus) bt Sravya Shivani 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Monique Barry (Nzl) & Shrivalli Bhamidipaty bt Yui Chikaraishi & Mei Hasegawa (Jpn) 6-3, 6-2. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Lily Fairclough & Petra Hule (Aus) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti & Sravya Shivani 6-3, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia: Singles (first round): Elena Milovanovic (Srb) bt Teja Tirunelveli 6-2, 6-1; Aruzhan Sagandikova (Kaz) bt Smriti Bhasin 6-2, 6-3; Vaishnavi Adkar bt Aurora Urso (Ita) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2.