Photo Caption: 1 Former World & National Champion Rashmi Kumari is all concentration at play. 2) Former World & National Champion S. Appoorva in action.
XIiIth Inter-Zonal Carrom Championship 2015-16
Men & Women Institution Teams continue winning run.
MUMBAI, (GNI): Institution Team Scored a facile 3-0 victory over East Zone in the Men Team Championship event of the The All India Carrom Federation organised and Maharashtra Carrom Association hosted & Bank Of Maharashtra & Siscaa Carrom Boards Sponsored 13th Inter-Zonal National Carrom Championship held at Brahman Seva Mandal Hall, Dadar, Mumbai. This Championship is held under guidence of Shri. Shivkumar Lad-President, Shri. Arun Kedar-Hon. Secretary, Maharashtra Carrom Association.
In Men Team Championship Institution team blanked East Zone by 3-0 margin to continue their winning run. In the first singles recently crowned public sector carrom singles champion Prashant More got the better of Mohd. Arif in a thrilling three game encounter 25-12, 7-25, 25-16 to give a 1-0 lead. In second singles Anil Mundhe playing attacking game overcame Rizwan Chaman in a straight games encounter 25-6, 25-17 to give a winning 2-0 lead to Institution Team. In the concluding doubles tie R. D. Dineshbabu / L. Suryaprakash over powered Jalaj Kumar / Pradeepkumar Agrahari 25-14, 25-1 in straight games encounter.
In the Women team Championship event West Zone Team scored a hard fought victory over North Zone by 2-1 margin to advance further. In the first singles Priti Khedekar lost to Tuba Seher playing attacking game 3-25, 1-25 in a straight games encounter to give 0-1 lead to North Zone Team. In the second singles experienced Minal Lele out played in form Farheen in a thrilling three game encounter 25-18, 4-25, 25-8 to make 1-1 all. In the deciding doubles tie Priti Khedekar / Anjali Prajapati displaying Mixture of offence with defence prevailed over Priya Sharma / Gulshan 25-13, 25-21 to give 2-1 winning lead to West Zone.
In another pulsating tie South Zone overcame the challenge of North East Zone by 2-1 margin.
After completion of three league matches both Institution Teams leading by securing 6 points each.
First Break to Finish & First Black to Finish of this championship have been scored by Mohd. Hasan (North Zone) & B. Radhakrishan (South Zone) .
This three days prestigious championship being played on 24 nos. Siscaa Championship Carrom Boards of International Standard, Jerrys Stands with Perfect Shot Carrommen.
Inter-Zonal Women Team Championship Second Round :
West Zone bt. North Zone 2-1
South Zone bt. North East Zone 2-1
Institution Team bt. East Zone 3-0
Third Round :
East Zone bt. North Esast Zone 2-1
South Zone bt. North Zone 3-0
Institution bt. West Zone 3-0.ends