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$4,585, sharing the 12th spot with two other golfers.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) – Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman shared the 8th spot in the US$ 300,000 UMA CNS Open Golf Championship after the third round at Karachi Golf Club in Pakistan on Saturday.
The two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur aggraded five-under-par 211 [71-70-70] and stayed a seven-shot behind the Thai leader Namchok Tantipokhakul who was leading the board with a one-shot above Jakraphan Premsirigorn.
Namchok came back for the solo lead after sharing the top spot of the leaderboard with his two compatriots Jakraphan and Suradit Yongcharoenchai in the second round.
Siddikur traded five birdies against three bogies for a two-under 70 in the third round, following same score in the second round, starting the campaign in the flagship with one-under-71 inside a 3534-yard course.
He shared the 8th spot with four other golfers.
Dhaka, Oct 13 (UNB) - A seven-member top ranked senior golfers of Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC) will have short practice sessions at KGC Course from October 15 before their participation in the Asia Pacific Senior Amateur Golf Championship (APSAGC) to be held in Miyazaki, Japan from October 17-19.
KGC members Lt Col M Amin-ul Islam (Retd), Maj General SM Monirul Islam (Retd), Haroon-Ar Rashid, Brig General Haider Rashid (Retd), AF Nesaruddin, Group Capt Md Alamgir (Retd) and Major Khandaker Nurul Afser (Retd) will represent Bangladesh in the tournament sponsored by Japan Golf Association.
Bangladesh Golf Federation formed the Bangladesh team in association with KGC, said a press release issued on Saturday.