Indian sports activities information wrap, November 10

Listed here are all the most important updates and outcomes from Indian sports activities on November 10.


Nationwide Billiards & Snooker Championships to start in Chennai on Nov 21

The upcoming Nationwide Billiards & Snooker Championships is ready to happen from November 21 on the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

It is going to be the ninetieth version of the nationwide championship and the primary version to be held within the metropolis since 2011.

The occasion will probably be held for over 30 days and conclude on December 25, with round 1,500 cueists throughout codecs and age teams anticipated to take part.

It might additionally embrace the likes of Aditya Mehta, Rafath Habib, Vidya Pillai, Brijesh Damani, Shrikrishna Suryanarayan and Anupama Ramachandran.

The divisions anticipated on the occasion are Senior billiards & snooker for women and men, Masters snooker, 6 Reds Snooker for women and men and sub-junior and junior billiards & snooker for girls and boys.

“If you happen to take into account snooker in Europe, it’s making extra money than cricket, whereas the prize cash too is sort of excessive, practically at par with Wimbledon tennis, which is GBP 2,50,000,” Tamil Nadu Billiards and Snooker Affiliation (TNBSA) vice-president Rajmohan instructed PTI.

“It’s all being doable due to the visible (tv) media. Steadily, with sufficient help, I guarantee you 100 per cent that we are able to acquire immense reputation subsequent to cricket. It’s how the game has gained reputation in England.”

Echoing Rajmohan’s ideas, TNBSA president BG Muralidharan stated that the largest problem for Indian snooker is to achieve the plenty, particularly on the grassroots degree.

“We now have to achieve out to extra faculties and universities; that’s how cricket has developed and gained reputation (within the nation).”

Billiards and snooker are a number of the indoor sports activities that are but to make it to the Olympics, and Rajmohan stated efforts are being made to make sure that it’s included within the editions past 2028 Los Angeles Video games.

“England and even China has come up very effectively (within the sport). They’re all robust international locations, alongside France and Germany. If these 4 nations push for it, it should definitely be included within the Olympics,” he stated.

“After tv and social media started spreading the game, the viewership has peaked, and it’ll maintain escalating within the coming years. So, if this pattern retains going upwards, we will definitely get there (within the Olympics),” he signed off.



IC Rod Laver Junior Problem: India defeats Italy, stays unbeaten after three matches

Rushil Khosla and Sohini Mohanty gained their singles and doubles matches to assist India to a 4-2 victory over Italy within the third league match of the IC Rod Laver Junior tennis Problem on the La Jolla Seaside and Tennis Membership in San Diego, California.

India was in a spot of hassle after Manas Dhamne and Asmi Adkar had misplaced their singles matches, however each of them rose to the event within the girls and boys doubles later.

It was the third successive victory for the Indian crew after those in opposition to Britain and USA. It was the primary loss in three matches for Italy.

India will play Argentina and South Africa within the final two league matches. The topper of the league would be the champion.

Consequence (League stage)

India bt Italy 4-2 (Manas Dhamne misplaced to Lorenzo Angelini 5-7, 5-7; Rushil Khosla bt Michele Mecarelli 6-2, 6-1; Asmi Adkar misplaced to Ilary Pistola 2-6, 1-6; Sohini Mohanty bt Ylenia Zocco 6-2, 1-6, [10-4]; Rushil & Manas bt Michele & Lorenzo 6-4, 6-2; Asmi & Sohini bt Ilary & Ylenia 7-6(4), 6-1).

– Group Sportstar

ITF Masters: Janweaj beats prime seed Jindel in over-75 last

Narender Janweja beat prime seed Ashok Jindel 6-0, 6-3 within the over-75 last of the ITF Masters tennis event on the Indore Tennis Membership.

He dropped solely 5 video games in all in profitable his three matches for the title.

Narender gained the doubles title in partnership with Ashok Jindel. The duo dropped solely two video games in all in two rounds after a bye within the first.

The outcomes (finals)

Over-60: Nagaraj Revanasiddaiah bt Nirmal Kumar Ranjan 4-0 (retired).

Doubles: Arun Aggarwal & Nagaraj Revanasiddaiah bt OP Dikshit & Pramod Dixit 7-6(1), 6-1.

Over-65: Ajeet Bhardwaj bt Eknath Kinikar 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Ajeet Bhardwaj & SJS Randhawa bt Rakesh Kohli & Yogesh Shah 5-7, 7-5, [10-7].

Over-70: AJS Chhatwal bt George Thomas 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: AJS Chhatwal & Ramarao Dosa bt Surinder Mohan Sharma & VLSN

Raju 6-4, 5-7, [10-0].

Over-75: Narender Janweja bt Ashok Jindel 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Narender Janweja & Ashok Jindel bt Paras Chhajed & Francis Rodrigues 6-0, 6-1.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Prime seed Neeraj wins AITA event in Chandigarh

Neeraj Yashpaul emerged champion within the AITA males’s tennis
event in Chandigarh on Friday.
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Neeraj Yashpaul emerged champion within the AITA males’s tennis
event in Chandigarh on Friday.
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Prime seed Neeraj Yashpaul overcame a sluggish begin to beat third seed Jagmeet Singh 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 within the last of the Rs.2,50,000 AITA males’s tennis event, sponsored by HPCL and Mittal Power, on the CLTA Complicated in Chandigarh on Friday.

Neeraj performed stable by way of the event and didn’t drop a set earlier than the ultimate.

-Kamesh Srinivasan


Greater than 1000 gamers to take part in Krishna Khaitan U-19 badminton event

Greater than 1000 gamers are scheduled to compete within the Yonex Dawn thirtieth Krishna Khaitan all-India under-19 badminton event to be held on the Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium, Sector-3, Panchkula, from November 14 to twenty.

The event, that includes singles, doubles and blended doubles occasions, will carry a complete money prize of Rs.4,00,000.

The primary draw matches will probably be performed from seventeenth, after the qualifying occasions over the primary three days.

Kamesh Srinivasan


Shubhankar opens strongly with 68 in South Africa

India’s Shubhankar Sharma opened with a powerful 4-under 68 within the first spherical of the Nedbank Golf Problem to provide himself an opportunity to safe his place within the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

With three birdies, an eagle and one bogey, he was tied eighth and two photographs behind the 4 co-leaders that included world No. 8 Max Homa in Solar Metropolis on Friday.

Homa overcame a scarcity of aggressive motion to take a share of a four-way tie for the lead on the Gary Participant Nation Membership.

The world No. 8, making his debut in Solar Metropolis, transformed a powerful closing birdie to hitch Englishman Dan Bradbury, Denmark’s Nicolai Højgaard and Sweden’s Vincent Norrman on six underneath par following rounds of 66.

Homa, who top-scored for the US Group on the Ryder Cup final month, posted a clear card in ‘Africa’s Main’ regardless of not teeing it up competitively because the biennial contest at Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership.

Fellow Ryder Cup star Højgaard wasted no time in setting the clubhouse goal as he recovered from a gap bogey within the first group of the day to earn a share of the primary spherical lead and be effectively positioned as he targets a late surge up the Race to Dubai Rankings.

Bradbury continued his love affair with South Africa along with his opening spherical of 66 which included a surprising 75-foot eagle putt on the par 5 ninth gap.

The 24-year-old began the yr with none taking part in privileges on the DP World Tour earlier than profitable the Joburg Open in November 2022 whereas taking part in on an invitation.

The main quartet is accomplished by Swede Norrman, who has confirmed himself as a person who is aware of methods to win in current weeks.

The 25-year-old, who can be making his event debut this week, went bogey free as he appears to be like to make it three victories in his final 10 worldwide begins following his triumphs on the Barbasol Championship and Horizon Irish Open.

The leaders sit one shot away from three gamers in a share of fifth place, with Frenchman Julien Guerrier and Japan’s Ryo Hisatsune becoming a member of Poland’s Adrian Meronk on 5 underneath par.

Meronk, a four-time DP World Tour winner, is at present third on the Race to Dubai and a win in South Africa this week would maintain his hopes of profitable the season-long Rankings alive.


Bhullar, Kochhar Tied-Twelfth in Hong Kong

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar and Karandeep Kochhar carded equivalent rounds of 4-under 66 to be Tied-Twelfth on the USD 2 million Hong Kong Open on Friday.

Additionally they had related playing cards of 67 every within the first spherical.

Thailand’s Phachara Khongwatmai carded an excellent 7-under-par 63 with 10 birdies and three bogeys to take the lead at 12-under. He shot 5-under 65 on the primary day.

He leads Australian Cameron Smith (66) and Sangmoon Bae (63) from Korea by one shot.

Ajeetesh Sandhu added 68 to his first spherical 66 and was 6-under for T-21 whereas Rashid Khan (69-67) was T-40. Veer Ahlawat (68-69) at 3-under was T-52 and the one different Indian to make the lower.

S Chikkarangappa (70-69), SSP Chawrasia (74-65), Shiv Kapur (68-73) and Honey Baisoya (73-73) missed the lower, which fell at 2-under.

Bhullar began on the eleventh, which is the opening gap on the again 9 on the Hong Kong Golf Membership, and had 5 birdies in opposition to one bogey, the identical as Kochhar, who teed off from the primary and had birdies on his first three holes. Sandhu teeing off from the eleventh had three birdies in opposition to one bogey.

American Micah Laurent Shin (63), Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana (64), Kiwi Ben Campbell (64) and Harrison Crowe (65) from Australia are one shot additional again – within the penultimate leg of this yr’s Worldwide Collection.


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