Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – Amirul Islam Kagoji emerged champion in spade trump competition of the Jatiya Press Club Sports Festival arranged on the occasion of the 64th founding anniversary of the club at its sports room on Monday.
Hamid Mohammad Jasim of the Ajker Sangsad finished runner-up while Shahjahan Saju of the Khabar Patra became 3rd and Emran Hossain placed 4th in the spade trump competition.
Earlier in the games (card) competition, Good Morning Editor Enayet Hossain Khan emerged champion while Tariqul Islam Masum of Channel i finished runner-up and Iktiar Uddin of the Bhorer Kagoj placed 3rd.
In the Ludo competition for the women’s members, Mofida Akbar of the Dainik Ittefaq lifted the title, Shamima Chowdhury of PIB became runner-up,, Shirin Sultana of the Financial Mirror finished 3rd while Sumaiya Yesmin of Boishakhi TV placed 4th.
The sports festival of the Jatiya Press Club will conclude on October 20 through mini marathon in the morning.
Dhaka, Oct 15 (UNB) – Jamalpur and Naogaon DSAs reached to the final of the 5th Walton National Youth Women’s Handball Championship eliminating their rivals in the semifinals at the Shaheed Capt (Retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Monday.
The two teams will play final on Wednesday at 3:30 pm at the same venue.
In the day’s semifinals, Naogaon DSA booked a seat for the final beating Thakurgaon DSA by 17-4 goals after leading the first half by 7-2 goals while Jamalpur DSA was qualified for the final defeating Panchagarh DSA by 21-12 goals after dominating in the first session by 11-6 goals.
The 3rd place deciding match between two losing semifinalists will be held on Tuesday at 11 am at the same venue.
Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) – Three Bangladeshi players--GM Ziaur Rahman of Saif SC, IM Abu Sufian Shakil of Sheikh Russel CC and FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed of Navy-- sharing the top slot with 42 other players in the 1st Goa International Open GM Chess Tournament securing full two points after the 2nd round matches on Sunday.
The next three Bangladeshis, each having earned one point after the 2nd Round, are FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Sheikh Russel CC, Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Mohammad Amir Ali Rana of Golden SC.
IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin of Bangladesh Navy and CM Ikramul Haq Siam of Titas Club earned half point each.
In the 2nd round matches on Sunday, GM Zia beat Tarun V Kanth of India, IM Shakil beat Harisurya Bharadwaj Gundepudi of India, FM Nasir beat Abhay Bandewar of India, Tahsin drew with IM Devaki V Prasad of India IM Minhaz drew with Tejes Suresh Kumar of India, CM Siam drew with Aagam Aditya of India, FM Parag lost to GM Amonatov Farrukh of Tajukistan, Rana lost to WGM Swati Ghate of India and Masum lost to Trisha Kanyamarala of India.
A total of 288 players, led by 26 Grand Masters (inc. 4 women), and 31 International Masters (inc. 5 women) are taking part in the event.
Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) – Bangkladesh Army made a good start in the Inter-Services Volleyball Tournament beating Bangladesh Air Force by staright 3-0 sets in the opening match that began on Sunday at 10th Infantry Division of Ramu Cantonment.
Commender of Chattogram Region of Bangladesh Navy Rear Admiral, M Abu Ashraf inaugurated the meet as chief guest.
The final match of the tournament will be held on October 18.
Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNB) – Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman finished on the joint 12th spot in the US$300,000 UMA CNS Open Golf Championship after the final round at Karachi Golf Club in Pakistan on Sunday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggraded six-under-par 282[71-70-70-71] trading five birdies against two bogies and one double bogey for a one-under-par on the final day inside a 3534-yard course.
Thai golfer Tirawat Kaewsiribandit clinched the title aggregating a 12-under-par -276 [71-69-67-69] while his two compatriots Jakraphan Premsirigorn and Namchok Tantipokhakul finished with just one shot behind him to share the second spot.
Siddikur won an approximate purse of US$4,585, sharing the 12th spot with two other golfers.