Nagpur News: 6th Carrom Tournament for Media Employees Organised by Sports Journalists’ Association fo Nagpur and sponsored by Tirupati Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd.
Men’s singles (quarters): Rakesh Undirwade (Gaurav Garima) bt (S-1) Pankaj Najpande (Lokmat) 6-3, 18-0; Nilesh Doye (Punyanagari) bt Chittaranjan Nagdevte (Lokmat) 11-7, 17-5; Nitin Patariya (Lokmat) bt (S-3) Umesh Mahadeokar (Tarun Bharat) 4-3, 1-13, 13-1; (S-4) Bhimrao Lonare (Lokshahi Varta) bt Gajanfar Baig (Lokmat) 14-3, 13-1.
Men’s doubles: (quarters): (S-1) Pankaj Najpande-Chittaranjan Nagdevte (Lokmat) bt Sujan Masid- Nityanand Pathak (Dainik Bhaskar )20-0, 25-0; (S-2) Umesh Mahadeokar- Sandip Gadge (Tarun Bharat) bt Bhimrao Lonare-Ashish Joshi (Lokshahi Varta) 9-0, 14-0; Rakesh Undirwade-Vinod Suryavanshi (Gaurav Garima) bt Suhas Nayse- Dharmendra Kumar (TOI) 21-0, 16-0. Anil Futane-Sarang Kunte entered semis after getting walkover.
Mens’ doubles (semi-final): Pankaj Najpande- Chittaranjan Nagdevte bt Anil Futane-Sarang Kunte 25-0, 24-4.
The semi-finals and finals will be played on Sunday from 9 a.m. onwards followed by prize distribution function. Director of Tirupati Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd Ramesh Borkute, NMC Standing Committee chairman Avinash Thakre and general secretary of All India Carrom Federation Prabhjeetsingh
Bachher will also grace the occasion.