Dhaka, May 25 (UNB)- IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin of Bangladesh Navy took solo lead with full 5 points beating CM Sharif after the fifth round games of ongoing Walton International Rating Chess Tournament (Open) 2019 held at the Chess Federation hall room in NSC old Building here on Saturday.
CM Subrota Biswas, CM Sohel Chowdhury and Mohammad Aminul Islam shared the second position collecting 4.5 points each.
CM Subrota defeated FM Mehdi Hasan Parag and CM Sohel beat Md Aminul Islam while Mohammad Aminul Islam drew with FM Javed.
Ten players shared third position bagging 4 points each.
They are- FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed, FM Mohammad Javed, CM Sharif Hossain, Md Abu Hanif, Sabyasachi Mondal, Anis Sarker, Jabed Al Azad, CM Manon Reja Neer and Soumik Datta of India.
FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman defeated Sk Rashedul Hasan, FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed beat Md Gishan Rahman Malek, Md Abu Hanif beat Feroz Ahmed, Sabyasachi Mondal beat Md Monjur Alam, Anis Sarker beat Avik Sarker, Jabed Al Azad beat Md Nasim Hossain Bhuiyan, CM Manon Reja Neer beat Syed Abdul Zaker and Soumik Datta beat Mihil Lala Das.
The 6th round matches of the both open and girls section will be held on (Sunday) at 2:30pm at same venue.
Dhaka, May 25 (UNB)– Bangladeshi athlete Mohammad Hasan Miah finished 24th among 56 athletes in the men’s 100-meter sprint of the Taiwan Athletics Open’ 2019 with a timing of 10:94 seconds at the Taipei city on Saturday.
Chun Han Yang of hosts Chinese Taipei clinched the event’s top slot clocking 10.21 seconds.
A two-member Bangladesh team comprises one athlete Mohammad Hasan Miah and coach cum manager Mohammad Mobarrak Hossain (BKSP), left Dhaka Thursday early morning to compete in the meet’s lone event--men’s 100-meter sprint, will return home on Monday.
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)- Ten players are sitting atop the points table after third round matches in the ongoing Walton International Rating Chess Tournament (Open) 2019.
They are – IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, FM Mehdi hasan Parag, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman, FM Mohammad Javed, CM Md Sharif Hossain, Md Jamal Uddin, Sk Rashedul Hasan, CM Sohel Chowdhury, Mohammad Aminul Islam and Md Aminul Islam.
All of them secured maximum 3 points each in matches played at the National Sports Council old building on Friday.
In the third round games, IM Mohammad Minhaz Uddin defeated Avik Sarker and FM Mehdi hasan Parag beat Jabed Al Azad.
In the other matches of the same round, FM Syed Mahfuzur Rahman beat S A Zaker, FM Mohammad Javed beat Mihir Lala Das, CM Md Sharif Hossain beat Matiur Rahman Mamun, Md Jamal Uddin beat Din Mohammad, Sk Rashedul Hasan beat Md Abzid Rahman, CM Sohel Chowdhury beat Gishan Rahman, Mohammad Aminul Islam beat Shahnaz Mohammad Faruque and Md Aminul Islam beat Smbarta Benerjee.
The fourth round games will be played on Saturday from 10am at the same venue.
The tournament began on May 23.
Dhaka, May 24 (UNB)— Bangladesh indoor hockey team will face Malaysia in the opening match of 11-team Men’s Indoor Asia Cup 2019 in Chonburi, Thailand on July 15.
Bangladesh have been put in tough Pool A along with defending champions Iran, hosts Thailand, former runner-up Malaysia and Philippines.
In their next matches, Bangladesh will face defending champions Iran on July 16 and meet Philippines on July 17.
In their last Pool match, Bangladesh will play against hosts Thailand on July 18.
Runners-up Kyrgyzstan have been placed in Pool B with Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Myanmar and Nepal.
Bangladesh men’s indoor hockey team are going to take part in the competition for the first time scheduled to be held in Thailand from July 15-21.
The team will fly for Thailand on July 1 to join a 15-day preparation camp. Bangladesh Hockey Federation initially picked up 34 players for the camp.
Selected players are : Ashim Gope, Abu Sayeed Nippon, Biplab Kuzur, Al Amin Miah (GK), Imran Hasan Pintu, Khorshedur Rahman, Farhad Ahmed Shetul, Ashraful Islam, Kamruzzaman Rana, Shohanur Rahman Sabuj, Sarwar Hossain, Roman Sarkar, Nayeem Uddin, Fazle Hossain Rabbi, Rasel Mahmud Jimi, Pushkar Khisa Mimo, Milan Hossain, Moinul Islam Kawshik, Arshad Hossain, Mahbub Hossain, Deen Islam Emon, Sarwar Morshed Shawon, Shafiul Alam Shisir, Hasan Jubair Niloy, Mohammad Mohsin, Abed Uddin, Prince Lal Simanto, Rezaul Karim Babu, Mehdi Hasan, Taher Ali, Mohammad Rokin, Raju Ahmed Tapu, Al Nahian Shuvo and Sifat Ahmed.
Paris, May 24 (AP/UNB) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting.
The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday at Roland Garros stadium, where the Spanish player attended the ceremony and said he was happy with his form.
Nadal won his first title of the season last week at the Italian Open, where he looked close to his best after some uncharacteristic struggles on clay.
"It was an important title for me," Nadal said. "I played very well throughout the tournament, I'm very happy to find myself in this situation."
In the women's draw, Simona Halep will open the defense of her title against Ajla Tomljanovic. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka, who seeks a third consecutive major championship, will be up against Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.
Coming to Paris with only one clay-court match since last year's French Open, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was drawn into the top half of the draw with Osaka and Halep. She will take on Vitalia Diatchenko in the first round.
Osaka will be up against a tough opponent if she gets past Schmiedlova, facing the winner of a first-round match pitting 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko and former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka.
Nadal, who last year became the first male player to win 11 titles at the same Grand Slam tournament, could meet his old foe Roger Federer in the semifinals. Federer, in his first French Open match since 2015, will face Lorenzo Sonego of Italy and could face Stefanos Tsitsipas in a potential quarterfinal matchup.
Federer is back on clay after skipping that part o the season for the past two years. He reached the quarterfinals in Madrid and Rome, where he withdrew because of a right leg injury.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will begin his run against Hubert Hurkacz. The Serb has been enjoying a good run of form during the clay season, winning the title in Madrid before losing to Nadal in Rome.
Organizers announced before the draw that Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic had withdrawn from the tournament, which starts on Sunday.