Final Results of VIIIth Maharashtra State Ranking Carrom Tournament Organised by Shivaji Park Gymkhana
Maitreyee Gogate & Sandeep Deorukhkar Claim Titles.
MUMBAI, (GNI): Mumbai based ONGC’s former Asin & State Champion Sandeep Deorukhkar & Ratnagiri based Top Seeded Maitreyee Gogate of Jain Irrigation claimed Men & Women singles titles in the 8th Maharashtra State Ranking Prize Money Carrom Tournament 2016 organized by Shivaji Park Gymkhana under the auspices of Mumbai District Carrom Association & Maharashtra Carrom Association at Shivaji Park Gymkhana.
ONGC’s Sandeep Deorukhkar rose to challenge with a confident attacking game to record a hard fought victory against Former National Champion Jain Irrigation’s Yogesh Dhongade. Sandeep Deorukhkar showed solid concentration and steely nerves to sideline in form opponent Yogesh Dhongade 25-11, 25-14 in a tense two Game encounter to clinch the top honours Sandeep Deorukhkar won the cash prize of Rs. 21,000/- & Trophy and Yogesh Dhongade had to be content with cash prize of Rs. 11,000/- and Trophy.
Meanwhile Sandeep Deorukhkar of Mumbai booked his berth in the Final’s by overcoming World No. 2 Mohd. Ghufran in a two game encounter 25-10, 25-2 to enter final . Jain Irrigation’s Yogesh Dhongade scored a easy straight games 25-8, 25-11 win over Rajesh Gohil of Thane to move in to the Finals. Mohd. Ghufran of Indian Oil knocked out Rajesh Gohil of Thane in a thrilling three game encounter 25-0, 13-25, 25-20 to claim third place & Cash prize of 7,500/-.
In the Women Single’s final Jain Irrigaion’s Top Seeded Maitreyee Gogate prevailed over third seeded Priti Khedekar of CDA Nevy in a tense two game encounter 25-20, 25-19 to win the title & Cash prize of Rs. 7,500/- & Trophy for second time. Earlier in the Semi-finals Maitreyee Gogate of Ratnagiri prevailed over Radhika Joshi of Thane in a thrilling three game encounter 25-9, 14-25, 25-7 & in other Semi-final Priti Khedekar knocked out Former State & Saarc Champion Ayesha Mohd. of Jain Irrigation 25-0, 25-16 in a straight games encounter to enter finals.
In this Three days ranking tournament 14 break to finishes & 6 black to finishes were scored. Inter-National Umpires Shri. Ketan Chikhle & Suhas Karbhari were the chief referees.
In the glittering prize distribution ceremoney Additional Police Commissioner Raosaheb Shinde was the chief guest which was presided over by Former Test Cricketer Pravin Amre-President, Avinash Kamat-Chairman, Sanjeev Khanolkar- Gen. Secretary, Sunil Ramchandran, Asst. Gen. Secretary, Pradeep Bhide-Secretary, Indoor Games, of Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Shantaram Gosavi-Vice-President, Arun Kedar Secretary- MCA, Yatin Thakur – Secretary, MDCA were present.
Men Single’s Final :
1) Sandeep Deorukhkar bt. Yogesh Dhongade(Mumbai) 25-11, 25-14
Third Place :
1) Mohd. Ghufran (Mumbai) bt. Rajesh Gohil (Thane) 25-0, 13-25, 25-20
Semi Final :
1) Sandeep Deorukhkar (Mumbai) bt. Mohd. Ghufran (Mumbai) 25-10, 25-2
2) Yogesh Dhongde (Mumbai) bt. Rajesh Gohil (Thane) 25-8, 25-11
Quarter Final :
1) Rajesh Gohil (Thane) bt. Pankaj Pawar (Mumbai) 25-12, 25-10
2) Yogesh Dhongade (Mumbai) bt. Rahim Khan (Pune) 25-13, 17-25, 25-9
3) Sandeep Deorukhkar (Mumbai) bt. Anil Mundhe (Pune) 5-25, 25-2, 25-18
4) Mohd. Ghufran (Mumbai) bt. Kalim Shaikh (Thane) 18-25, 25-1, 25-0
Women Single’s Final :
1) Top Seeded Maitreyee Gogate (Ratnagiri) bt. Priti Khedekar (Mumbai) 25-20, 25-19
1) Ayesha Mohd. (Mumbai) bt. Radhika Joshi (Thane) 25-6, 25-5
Semi Final :
1) Top Seeded Maitreyee Gogate (Ratnagiri) bt. Radhika Joshi (Thane) 25-9, 14-25, 25-7
2) Priti Khedekar (Mumbai) bt. Ayesha Mohd. (Mumbai) 25-0, 25-16.ends