Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) – Jamalpur DSA emerged new champions in the Walton National Youth Women’s Handball Championship dethroning Naogaon DSA by 28-16 goals in the final of the 5th version of the meet at the Shaheed Capt (Retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Wednesday.
The winners led the first half by 17-9 goals.
Alpona Akhter scored eight, Misti Khatun and Sabina Akhter contributed six goals each for the winners while Nurjahan scored five, Purnima and Nazmin made four goals each for the losers.
Alpona Akter of the champions Jamalpur DSA was adjudged the best player of the tournament.
Earlier in the semifinals on Monday, 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.
Operative Director of the sponsor Walton Group FM Iqbal Bin Anwar was the chief guest in the day’s final and later he distributed the prizes. General Secretary of Bangladesh Handball Federation Asaduzzaman Kohinoor was also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s promising golfer Shakhawat Hossain Sohel shared the 18th spot in the approximate US$58,000 PGM MIDF Championship after the first round at Kota Seriemas Golf and Country Club course in Malaysia on Wednesday.
Sohel, who claimed the PGM Miri Championship title for his maiden Asian Development Tour (ADT) in early September in Malaysia, carded even-par 72 on the opening day and stayed five shots behind the three joint leaders.
Two Thai contenders Itthipat Buranatanyarat and Donlaphatchai Niyomchon and Tarik Can of USA shared the lead after the first round of this ADT event while Sohel shared his spot with 10 other golfers.
Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) – Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman of Saif SC was sharing the 3rd position in the 1st Goa International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament with 15 other players securing 4 points after the 5th round matches held in the Indian tourist town of Goa on Tuesday.
IM Abu Sufian Shakil and FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Sheikh Russel CC earned 3 points each while IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin of Bangladesh Navy earned 2.5 points, FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed of Navy and CM Ikramul Haq Siam of Titas Club bagged 2 points each.
Tahsin Tajwar Zia and Mohammad Amir Ali Rana of Golden SC secured 1.5 points each while Md Masum Rahi earned 1 point.
In the day’s 5th round matches, GM Zia lost to GM Sivuk Vitaly of Ukraine, IM Shakil drew with Potluri Saye Srreezza of India, FM Nasir lost to Pradeep Tiwari of India, FM Parag beat Vegneshwarian of India, IM Minhaz defeated Vinay R Jumani of India, CM Siam drew with Shah Jeet of India, Tahsin lost to Dahale Atul of India, Rana drew with Phatak Aanjaneya of India and Rahi drew with Varsha Ramesh of India.
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.