Runners-up Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka also advanced into the quarterfinals. In girls’ group, Bihar, Delhi, Pondicherry, Madhya Pradesh, Haryanaand Tamil Nadu booked their berths into the quarterfinals.
Patna, May 25, 2010: BMP Boys and Patna Police Boys played a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the Patna Football Association super division league at Gandhi Maidan here on Tuesday.
Patna Police Boys took 1-0 lead in the first half through striker Shailesh Sahani in the 20th minute. Shahwaz equalised the lead in the 85th minute to make it 1-1 for BMP Boys.
Pana, May 19, 2010: Amitabh Verma, IAS, has been elected president of the Bihar Bridge Association (BBA) in the general body meeting of the association here on Sunday. Dilip Sengupta and Kamlesh Singh have been elected secretary and treasurer respectively.
Manoranjan Prasad, working president of the association presided over the meeting.
Other office-bearers: UN Panjiyar, IAS, Dr DK Choudhary and BK Jamuar (all patrons), Prof SK Prasun, Prof AK Gupta and Dr JP Dingh (all vice-presidents), SM Moin (Master joint-secretary), Birendra Kumar (Media secretary), Ratnesh, M Manu, Ravindra Kumar Singh and Dr DN Mallick (all joint-secretaries), Rahul Singh, IAS, Anand Kishore, IAS,HK Sharan, AP Das and Amaresh Kumar (all members).
Patna, May 16, 2010: Nine players shared the lead with three points each at the endof third round’s play in the Lalit Singh memorial chess championship at the International School of Business & Media hall here on Sunday.
Earlsier, Dr Birkeshwar Prasad Singh, MLC inaugurated the championship. Dr Gopal Prasad, secretary, Chess Association of Bihar welcomed the guests. Nand Kishore Prasad proposed a vote of thanks. Ajit Kumar Singh, former secretary, All Bihar Chess Association was present at the inaugural function.
Results (after third round):Y P Srivastava (3) bt Rahul Raj (2); Krishna Prasad (3) bt Rahul Srivastava; Neelkamal (3) bt Raj Tilak Singh (2); Ram Charan (3) bt Abhay Kumar (2); Sameer Anand (3) bt Ashish Raj (2); Bhaskar Verma (3) bt Sujeet Kumar (2); Suman Kumar (3) bt K M Jha (2); Pankaj Kumar (3) bt Utkrist Nath (2); Nandan Kumar (2.5) bt Suyam Kashyap (2); Braj Bhushan Prasad (2.5) bt Ranjan Sinha (1.5); Sunil Kumar Sinha (2) bt Sindhu Shekhar (1.5); Vikki Vishal (2) bt Raj Rani (1); Raju Kumar (2) bt Akash Kumar (1); Ramavatar Agrawal (2) bt Abhijeet S Mishra (1); Ranveer Raj (2) bt Aditya Raj (1); Apurva Singh (2) bt Ravindra Kumar (1); Arun Singh (2) bt Sanidh (1); Aryan Kumar (2) bt Satyavik Kumar (1); Shiv Shankar Singh (2) bt Jitesh (1); Kamini Kumari (2) btSubham Kumar (1); Minkashi Kumari (2) bt Sidharth (1); Nishant Nilaya (2) bt Subhash Kumar (1); Tanul Tanay (2) bt Priyanshu Kumar; Purshottam (2) bt Uday Singh (1); Rahul Anand (2) bt Utkarsh (1); RK Jha (2) bt Vikram (1); Umesh Kumar (2) bt Akash Anand (0).
Patna, May 16, 2010: Arwal won the Randhir Verma memorial under-19 inter-district cricket tournament title beating Muzaffarpur by 16 runs in the final at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.
Arwal scored up 209 for seven wickets in the stipulated and then restricted Muzaffarpur to 193 for the loss of nine wickets off 30 overs. Rupesh of Arwal made a polished half-century (51). Bipesh (40), Kundan (39), Abhishek (29) and Jitendra (25) were other useful contributors.
Sanky (55), Pawan (38) and Sunny (39) were important scorers for Muzaffarpur. Abhishek captured four wickets for 46 runs. Rakesh Ranjan got two wickets for 36 runs.
Jai Prakash Singh, Public Prosecutor, who was the chief guest in the closing function, gave away the prizes. Bijoy Kumar Narain ‘Chunnu’ was the special guest at the prize-distribution function. Ajay Narayan Sharma, secretary, Bihar Cricket Association proposed a vote of thanks.
Patna, May 14, 2010: Ashutosh Kumar will head Bihar team in the 10th Junior National Federation Cup athletic championships to be held at Vizag from May 27 to 29, according to a press release of Bihar Athletic Association.
Team: Ashutosh Kumar (cpatian), Sumit Kumar, Chandan Kumar, Pramod Kumar, Kundan Kumar, Kundan Kumar II, Palas Das, Anand Kishore, Richa Raj, Vina, Asha Kiran, Soni, Pushpanjali, Niraj Kumar (coach) and Vinay Kumar (manager).
Patna, May 13, 2010: Siwan and Muzaffarpur cruised into the semifinals of the Randhir Verma memorial U-19 inter-district cricket championships here on Thursday.
Siwan trounced Begusarai by 219 runs at Bihta while in another match at Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here, Muzaffarpur routed Bhojpur by 10 wickets.
Batting first Bhojpur made 175 runs for 8 wickets off 30 overs. Saurav (31), Rohit Raj (48) and Santosh (22) were the notable contributors. Ajay captured four wickets for 37 runs. Nishant took two wickets for 27 runs.
In reply, Muzaffarpur reached target without loss. Vikash Ranjan scored a fine unbeaten century (111) while other opener Pawan too remained unbeaten on 45.
Siwan scored 288 in 30 overs. Imran Nazir hit a blazing unbeaten ton (110) with 12 boundaries and 6 sixes. Raj Kumar (54) and Manish Giri (58) were the other useful scorers. Raj Kumar, Arbind and Manish of Begusarai got one wicket each.
In reply, Begusarai managed to score 69 runs off 15.1 overs. Raj Kishore (27) and Deepak (16) were the two important contributors. Manish Giri of Siwan claimed five wickets for 6 runs. Pankaj Mishra and Ravi got two wickets each.
Patna, May 10, 2010: BK Sudarshan and SB Prasad have been nominated chairman and president of the organising committee for the Acharya Sudarshan 21st Junior National throwball championships to be held at the Patna Central School here from May 23 , according to Niraj Kumar Pappu, secretary, Throwball Association of Bihar.
Other members: Chief patron: Bala Bachan. Patrons: Dr SD D’Suza, PYN Chaturvedi, Kamal Goswami, Naresh Mann, MU Murarkar and FA Khan. Convenor: OP Singh. Secretary: Niraj Kumar Pappu. Joint Secretaries: Ajit Kumar Chunnu, Dr Sudhir Kumar, Arvind Kumar, Gyan Prakash and Amaresh Kumar. Assistant Secretary: Monika Mohan. Treasurer: Rakesh Ranjan Singh.
Meanwhile, a training camp of Bihar probables was going on at the Bankipore Girls’ High School ground under the able guidance of coach Ajit Kumar.
Patna, May 9, 2010: Patna chalked out 56-run win over Saran in the Randhir Verma memorial under-19 inter-district cricket tournament at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Sunday.
Patna amassed 268 for the loss of six wickets off 30 overs. Shasheem (86), Kumar Rajnish (61) and Aditya (39) showed their batting prowess. Rhoti claimed two wickets.
In reply, Saran made 212 for the loss off six wickets in the stipulated 30 overs. Ravishankar took two wickets.
In the second match at Bihta, Arwal beat Kaimur by 64 runs. Batting first Arwal made 194 for the loss of seven wickets in 30 overs. In reply, Kaimur could manage to score 130 runs.
Today was no different except his age and opponent Prosonjit Paul of Jharkhand, who himself had a very good tournament but was outclassed by Vinod’s experience and surrendered 4-6, 2-6 at the BLTA courts in the P&M Mall AITA ranking tournament.
In women's singles final Eetee Mehta of Gujarat beat her state mate Vaibhavi Trivadi 6-2, 6-2 to win the crown.
Deepak Kumar, sales manager, P&M Mall, gave away the prizes to the winners and runners-up. Dr. Akhouri B. Prasad, secretary BLTA, Shishir Jaiswal, joint secretary, BLTA and Kunal Aikat, chief coach BLTA were present on the occasion.
Results: Men’s singles semifinals: Vinod Sewa (WB) beat Chandrashekhar Mohanty (Assam) 7-5, 6-2; Prosonjit Poul (Jharkhand) beat Kshitij Kamal (Delhi) 6-1, 6-2.
Women singles semifinals: Eetee Mehta (Gujarat) beat Shruti Jaiswal (Bihar) 6-0, 6-1; Vaibhavi Trivadi (Gujarat) beat Shilpi Jaiswal (Bihar) 7-5, 7-5.
Men’s doubles semifinals: Manoj Sewa [WB] & Vinod Sewa [WB] beat Farid Alam [WB] & Biplav Das [WB] 3-6, 6-2, 7-5; Chandrashekhar Mohanty [Asm] & Anshuman Dutta [Asm] beat Dhruv Kumar [WB] & Prem Singh [WB] 7-5, 7-5
Women doubles semifinals: Shilpi Jaiswal [Bih] & Shruti Jaiswal [Bih] beat Rricha Sirohi [UP] & Fatema Packer [Bih] 6-1, 6-1; Eetee Mehta [Guj] & Vaibhavi Trivadi [Guj] beat Omlata Rai [Ors] & Surya Tejaswini [Ors] 6-3, 6-0.
Men’s singles final: Vinod Sewa [WB] beat Prosonjit Paul [Jha] 6-4, 6-2 .
Women singles final: Eetee Mehta [Guj] beat Vaibhavi Trivadi [Guj] 6-2, 6-2.
Men’s doubles final: Manoj Sewa [WB] & Vinod Sewa [WB] beat Chandrashekhar Mohanty [Asm] and Anshuman Dutta [Asm] 6-3, 6-4.
Women’s doubles final: Etee Mehta [Guj] & Vaibhavi Trivadi [Guj] beat Shilpi Jaiswal [Bih] & Shruti Jaiswal [Bih] 6-3, 6-0.
Photo captions: All the winners of P&M Mall AITA ranking tennis tournament pose for group photograph in Patna on May 8, 2010.
Middle: Etee Mehta of Gujarat
Bottom: Vinod Sewa of West Bangal
Patna, May 6, 2010: Bhojpur chalked out an imposing five-wicket win over Siwan to clinch Shyamal Sinha memorial inter-district U-16 cricket tournament title at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.
Batting first Siwan scored a paltry 106 runs off 29.5 overs. Onlythree batsmen Nadim, Saddam and Satish could reach the double figures in an otherwise dismal batting performance by Siwan.
Sonu wrecked Siwan innings capturing 4 wickets for 16 runs. Arvind took 3 wickets for 29 runs while Rajnish baggd three wickets for 10 runs.
In reply, Bhojpur hit up the required runs in 26.5 overs losing 5 wickets. Shashi (26), Mithilesh (21) and Saurav (19) were the main contributors. Saddam got two wickets for 19 runs while Satish and Vishal earned onewicket each.
Arun Kumar Sinha, joint secretary, Bihar State Electricity Board, who was the chief guest at the closing function, gave away the prizes. Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) secretary Ajay Narayn Sharma, vice-president Sada Nand Prasad, treasurer Ravi Shankar Prasad and BCCI panel umpire Ravi Shankar were present on the occasion.
Bihar players lack this quality because of least home preparation, this was discovered when the trainees were asked to write correct continuation of moves in several middle-game positions. Koshy’s illustration of standard drawn positions followed by categoricaldiscussion on “Bahr’s 7 golden rules’’ on Pawn at the Rook file, method of counting of tempi in the end-game and thus ascertaining the ratio of advantage between the side with extra pawn and the defender’s side were unique lesions to our players.
Giving this information Arvind Kumar Sinha, secretary All Bihar Chess Association said that the evening session started up with lessons on “covering your weaknesses and exposing opponent’s’’.
Koshy illustrated several exercises of Mark Dortoyvsky, who was trainer of Garry Kasparoy and discussed teachings of Grand Master Arthur Yusupov on the topic. Koshy was greatly satisfied to have from the trainees about 45 per cent correct continuations with little effort, he added.
On the second day the training session witnessed tough tussle among the trainees fighting a given middle game positions to achieve a potentially favourable end-game position under the able guidance of international master Varugeese Koshy.
After the theoretical discussions on the typical games played by the Grandmasters in the morning session, Koshy illustrated the pre-conditions required for one opting exchange of heavy pieces and transiting towards the end game.
In the evening session of the day, several standard end-positions were analysed to formulate the strategy adopted by the great masters of the past.
Arvind Kumar Sinha, FIDE master and secretary, All Bihar Chess Association said that Koshy was satisfied with the positional understanding of Bihar players and he hoped magical enhancement in their performance in the coming nationals.
Photo caption: International master Varugeese Koshy is being greeted upon his arrival in Patna on May 2, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui
Patna, May 3, 2010: Bhojpur earned 45-run win over East Champaran in the Shyamal Sinha memorial under-16 inter-district cricket tournament at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Monday.
In the second match at Bihta, Begusarai beat Saran by 16 runs.
East Champaran put Bhojpur to bat first after winning the toss. Bhojpur scored 185 for nine wickets off 30 overs. Saurav top scored with 70 runs. Govind Shankar and Ravi Kumar made 23 and 29 runs respectively. Prashant and A Husain claimed two wickets each.
In reply, East Champaran could score 140 runs in 28 overs. Sumeet Gautam (21) and Gaurav Suman (32) were notable scorers. Rajnish, Ashish, Abhishek and Govind all took two wickets each. Begusarai made 120 runs in 28.1 overs. Sunny contributed 43 runs. Rohit took three wickets. Viren bagged two wickets.
Needing 121 runs to win, Saran scored 104 all out off 23.5 overs. Medium pacer Raj Kumar claimed six wickets for 19 runs only. Sakeer was the only batsman to reach the double figures (31).
In the other actions of the day, Aman Kumar of Bihar edged out Venkat Siddhartha (Bihar) 6-3, 7-5 and Siddharth Verma (WB) got the better of Dhruv Agrawal (UP) 6-2, 6-2.
Earlier, DN Sahay, former Tripura Governor, inaugurated the championship in a colourful function. Sahay also felicitated chief coach of Bihar Lawn tennis Association Kunal Aikat on the occasion.
Results: Men’s first round: Manoj Sewa (WB) bt Anirvan Hazarika (Assam) 6-2, 6-0; Siddharth Verma (WB) bt Dhruv Agrawal (UP) 6-2, 6-2; Rajendra Rai (UP) bt Bheeshmak Srivastava (UP) 6-0, 6-3; Aman Kumar (Bihar) bt Venkat Siddhartha (Bihar) 6-3, 7-5; Vinod Sewa (WB) bt Amarjyoti Deka (Assam) 6-1, 6-2; Farid Alam (WB) bt Arun Sikarwar (Mah) 6-0, 6-0; Prosonjit Paul -Jha bt Biplab Das (WB) 7-6(4), 7-7; Chandrashekhar Mohanty (Assam) bt Samresh Singh (UP) 6-1, 6-0; Saurabh Raghuvanshi (UP) bt Adamya Vikrant (Bihar) 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 and Nagendra Rai (UP)bt Vishva Ranjan Raut (Orissa) 6-1, 6-1.
Photo caption: Former Tripura Governor DN Sahay releasing balloons to inaugurate P&M Mall All-India Ranking tennis tournament in Patna on May 3, 2010.
Bottom: Bihar Lawn Tennis Association coach Kunail Aikat being felicitated by former Tripura Governor DN Sahay in Patna on May 3, 2010.
Photo caption: Winners of APWAD inter-school mastermind chess tournament pose for a group photograph in Patna on May 2, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui
Patna, April 30, 2010: Siwan edged out Saharsa by 29 runs in the Shyamal Sinha memorial under-16 inter-district cricket tournament at the Sanjay GandhiStadium here on Friday.
Batting first Siwan made 164 for five wickets in the stipulated 30 overs. Satish Kumar (39), Nishant Kumar (32) and Urfan Khan (28) came good with the bat. Ritesh, Nishant and Saurav all grabbed one wicket each.
In reply, Saharsa could manage to score 135 runs off 21.2 overs. Ritesh (33), Samir Raj (29) and Ziauddin (24) showed some fight against Siwan bowling attack. Sabbir Khan took three wickets for 18 runs. Danish and Prakash both captured two wickets each.
In another match, Jehanabad beat Bhagalpur by 45 runs at Bihta ground. Batting first, Jehanabad scored 130 runs. Akash top scored with 45 runs. Gulam claimed three wickets for 30 runs. Sunil and Rahul both bagged two wickets each.
Chasing 131 to win, Bhagalpur crashed to 85 all out in 24 overs. Himanshu made 25 runs. Mannauar, DK Roy and Jyoti all cinched two wickets each.
Boys’ under-12: (after fifth round): Ashwani Arya (5) bt Utkarsh (4); Pankaj Kumar (4.5) bt Nikhil Nandan (3); Randhir Kumar (4) bt AA Anwar (3); Ishan Karunesh (4) bt Pushkar Anand Singh (3); Manishankar (4) bt Kumar Vishesh (2.5); Sumesh Thakur (3) bt Abhishek (2); Tushar (3) bt Ayush (2); Raushan Kumar (3) bt Akashdeep (2) and Vidhit (3) bt Sachin Ranjan (2).
Boys’ under-10 (after fifth round): Kumar Harsh (5) bt Risik Anand (4); Veer Sharma (5) bt Kumar Sambhabh (3); Shivang (4) bt Mohit Raj (3); Rishi Rishabh (4) bt Utkarsh Nath (3); Ritesh Raj (4) bt Tanul Tanay (3) and Ashish Kumar (3.5) bt Adya Kumar (2.5).
Girls (after fourth round): Aditi Arya (3.5) drew with Sweety (3); Kamani Kumari (3) bt Kumari Sirishti (2); Aditi Aditya (3) bt Arti Kumari (1.5); Apurva (2) bt Sunidhi Kumari (1) and Swati bt Riya Sakshi (1).
Photo caption: Ved Prakash plays against Vikas Kumar Dewvedi in APWAD inter-school mastermind chess championships in Patna on April 30, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui
Patna, April 29, 2010: Siwan handed a crushing 110-run defeat on Patna in the Shyamal Sinha memorial under-16 inter-district cricket tournament at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.
Brief scores: Siwan: 213 all out in 30 overs (Sonu Kumar Gupta-108, Imran Nazir-65, Chakrabarty Rohit, Abhijit, Saket and Kushagra Mani took 1 wicket each).Patna: 103 all out in 21.2 overs (Aman-21, Anmol Boni-19, Manish-3/19, Danish and Prakash took 2 wickets each).
At Bihat Jehanabad beat Kaimur by one wicket.
Kaimur: 174 all out (Wasim-34, Saddam-35, Aman-29 and Manish-28, Tabish and Anil of Jehanabad took 4 and 2 wickets respectively).
Jehanabad: 175 for 9 ( Jaiteesh-39, extras- 42, Raj, Akash and Wasim took 2 wickets each).
Patna, April 28, 2010: Saharsa prevailed over Banka by four wickets in the Shyamal Sinha memorial under-16 inter-district cricket tournament at the Sanjay Gandhi Stadium here on Wednesday.
Batting first, Banka made 184 runs off 29.3 overs. Kshitij (43), Rohit (41) and Shivam (34) came good with the bat. Nishant and Vishnu both took three wickets each for 24 and 41 runs respectively.
In reply, Saharsa collected the required runs off 26.5 overs losing six wickets. Manish scored 80 runs. Akash and Prakash made 37 and 20 runs respectively. Rohit claimed four wickets for 37 runs.
In other match of the day, Bhagalpur got a walk-over against Katihar.
Patna, April 27, 2010: Bhojpur earned 44-run win over Nalanda in the Randhir Verma memorial under-19 inter-district cricket tournament in Ara on Tuesday, according to information reached here.
Batting first Bhojpur scored 200 for nine wickets off 30 overs. Santosh and Saurabh made 56 and 54 runs respectively. Md Gulfan and Pramod both took two wickets each.
In reply, Nalanda could manage to score 156 for nine wickets off 30 overs. Aman was top scored with 67 runs. Harsh Raj bagged three wickets. Sonu and Abhishek both captured two wickets each.
Other results: Muzaffarpur defeated Samastipur by four wickets at Samastipur and Bhagalpur bt Purnia by one wicket at Bhagalpur.
Patna, April 22, 2010: Gaya crushed Sitamarhi 33-17 to collect full points in the men’s league match of the Veer Kuer Singh Gold Cup kabaddi tournament at the Moinul Haq Stadium here on Thursday.
In another match of the same group, Kaimur beat Vaishali 33-30.
In women’s section, Patna drubbed Madhepura 30-14 while Buxar beat Saharsa 30-02.
Other results: (Men) Begusarai beat Purnia 38-20, Patna beat West Champaran 41-15, Jehanabad beat Saran 32-18, Bihar Police beat Rohtas 32-9 and Supaul beat Madhubani 33-8.
Women: East Champaran beat Bhojpur 6-3, Muzaffarpur beat Gaya 34-12, Khagaria beat Jehanabad 25-04, Buxar beat Saharsa 30-02 and Saran beat Bhagalpur 31-5.
Brief scores: Katihar: 190 all out in 32.1 overs (Nilesh Kumar-58, Arjun Yadav-21, Rama Shankar-37, Ranjan-2/26, Vikash-1/32, Fahad-1/34, Sarfaraz-3/37, Sanjay-1/20).
Muzaffarpur: 191 for no loss in 30.4 overs (Pawan-88 not out, Vikash Ranjan-79 not out).
Photo Caption: Muzffarpur team with Hayman Cup in Patna on April 12, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui