Bangladeshi players GM Enamul Haque Razib and WCM Jannatul Ferdous lost their second-round matches of the Asian Continental Chess Championships 2022 in the Indian capital New Delhi Thursday. GM Enamul Hussain Razib lost to Grandmaster Rinat Jumabayev of Kazakhstan in the open category. WCM Jannatul Ferdous conceded defeat to WGM Yakubbayeva Nilufar of Uzbekistan in the women's category. After the matches, WCM Jannatul Ferdous secured one point and GM Razib half a point. Read: Asian Youth Chess: Bangladesh's Manon Reja shares top spot with four others The top four players from the open category will get the chance to participate in the 2023 FIDE World Cup Chess. The top two players from the women's category will make it to the 2023 FIDE Women's World Cup Chess.
Bashundhara Kings drew 1-1 with Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi in the BFF U-18 Football League Wednesday. Golam Rabbi put Sheikh Jamal in the lead in the 4th minute (1-0). Sabbir pulled one back for Bashundhara in the 12th minute (1-1). In the day's other match, Dhaka Abahani beat Swadhinata 2-0. Asif Rahman put Abahani ahead in the 5th minute (1-0) and Abdullah Noman Dipu doubled the margin in the 52nd minute (2-0). Read: BFF U-18 Football: Muktijoddha SKC beat Sheikh Russel KC 2-1
The six-nation Sheikh Russell Cup Invitational Team Chess Championship 2022, began Thursday at the Bangladesh Chess Federation in Dhaka, marking Sheikh Russell Day. All the six zone 3.2 countries of the World Chess Federation – Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh are taking part in the invitational team chess event. Youth and Sports Secretary Mesbah Uddin officially inaugurated the six-nation meet as the chief guest. Tarafder Md Ruhul Saif, director of the competition's sponsor Saif Powertec, Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim, general secretary of the Bangladesh Chess Federation, and KM Shahidullah, vice-president of the federation, were also present. Read: Sheikh Russel Cup Invitational Team Chess starts tomorrow in capital All teams will participate in the round-robin league system. At the end of the first phase, the super league will be held with the top three teams. It will also be held in a round-robin league format. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the winners. The champion team will receive $ 4,000, the runners-up $3,000, the third-place finishers $2,000 and the fourth-place team $1,000. In the day's first-round matches after the inauguration ceremony, Bangladesh played against Sri Lanka, Pakistan faced the Maldives, and Nepal played against Bhutan. The second round matches will start at 3pm Friday at the same venue. In the second round, Pakistan will play Bangladesh, Bhutan will face Sri Lanka and the Maldives will play Nepal.
Defending champions Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) and former champions Dhaka District team made flying start in the Al Arafah Islami Bank 27th National Youth Hockey Tournament' 2022 crushing their opponents in two opening day's fixture at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium here on Thursday.BKSP earned an emphatic 12-0 goal victory over Narayanganj District team in the day's 2nd match. Earlier in the day's first match, Dhaka District crushed Shariatpur District by 13-0 goal. Tanjil Rahman Ronak and Mohammad Emon scored three goals each, Rafiul Haque and Najmus Sabid scored two goals each while Shihab Hossain, Pavel Hossain Pappu and Shahrukh Mia Siam scored one each for Dhaka District team. Earlier, President of Bangladesh Hockey Federation and Chief of Bangladesh Air Force Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan inaugurated the meet as chief guest. Chairman of the meet's sponsor Al Arafah Islami Bank Ltd Alhaj Salim Rahman was also present on the occasion as special guest. Read: First phase of National Youth Hockey begins Thursday Two more matches will be held on Friday (Sept 30) at the same venue. Gazipur DSA will play Shariatpur DSA at 2 pm while Kishoreganj DSA will face Narayanganj DSA at 4 pm on Friday. A record 57 teams, split into nine groups, are taking part in the first phase of the country wide meet.The nine zonal venues are: Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Narail, Dinajpur, Joypurhat, Faridpur, Cumilla and Chattogram.
Naniarchar ready to embrace its daughters Rupna, Ritu Porna after brilliance in SAFF Women's tournament
Residents of Naniarchar upazila in Rangamati are overwhelmed with joy as two girls from the sub-district were crucial parts of the Bangladesh women's football team — the current seven-nation SAFF Women's champions. The best goalkeeper of the tournament Rupna Chakma, who demonstrated her brilliance under the bar, and defender Ritu Porna Chakma are now the pride of Naniarchar. Rupna and Ritu Porna’s families and neighbours are eagerly waiting to receive them with love for their historic triumph in the tournament. Fans and journalists are thronging their homes to congratulate the families. Following their success, Rangamati Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Mizanur Rahman visited Rupana and Ritu Porna’s houses this noon with sweets, fruits and flowers. Read: SAFF Women's Champs: Girls bring glory to Bangladesh The DC also handed over a check of Tk 1.50 lakh each to their families as financial assistance. DC Mizanur said Rupna and Ritu Porna have made Bangladesh proud through their extraordinary skills in the SAFF tournament and specifically the final. He called for regular practice of sports in every locality, to uphold the reputation of the players of hill tracts. During his visit at Rupna’s dilapidated home, the DC also instructed Naniarchar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), Bajlur Rahman, to do everything necessary for building a new house for her and improve the road leading to her house.
With a sweet memory of beating defending champions India 2-1, last time runners up Bangladesh will play the Maldives in their 3rd match of the five-nation SAFF U-20 Championship'2022 at the Kalinga Stadium in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar on Friday (July 29). The match will kick-off at 7:30 pm (Bangladesh time). Holders India will play all losers Sri Lanka at 3:30 pm (BST) in the day's other match at the same venue. After the 2nd matches, Nepal and Bangladesh dominated the meet securing full six points from straight two matches while hosts India yet to open the account losing their first match to neighbor Bangladesh. But, in the goal differences, Nepal top the list scoring seven goals without conceding any (7-0) while Bangladesh is in the 2nd slot scoring three goals against conceding one (3-1). In the remaining match, Bangladesh will face two times champions and league leader Nepal on August 2. Bangladesh made a good start in ongoing meet after beating Sri Lanka 1-0 by a Merazul goal in the first match and they brightened their change to reach the final upsetting holders India by 2-1 goal in the 2nd match, thanks to Pias Ahmed Nova for scoring a brace. Read: SAFF U-20 Football: Nova forces India to concede 1-2 goal defeat against Bangladesh The Himalayan nation Nepal made a flying start crushing the Maldives by 4-0 goal in the opener and outplayed the Islanders Sri Lanka by 3-0 goal in the 2nd match Ahead of the Friday's match, Bangladesh team, divided in two groups, made strength and conditioning, gym, ice bath and pool session at the team hotel Thursday morning and made their practices at the Capital Practice ground in the afternoon. Five South Asian nations – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka-- are taking part in this year's fourth edition of the regional youth soccer meet. After the league basis matches, top two teams will play in the final on August 5. Nepal are the most successful nation in the meet winning the title twice while India lifted its first title in 2019 after beating two times runners-up Bangladesh.
The grand finale of the esports championship "D1 Cup Bangladesh 2022," "the largest LAN tournament in the country's history," was recently held at International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka. The tournament, hosted by Discovery One, started on June 14 with a prize pool of over Tk40 lakh – "the highest to date." One hundred and twenty-eight teams took part in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Valorant; 36 teams participated in the Dota 2 game. Covenant won the Dota 2 tournament, Septem Exierant Valorant and Venom CR Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Prottoy Hossain, chairman of Discovery One, Shadab Hossain, managing director of Discovery One, Razib Khan, CFO of Dekko ISHO Venture Capital, Md Masudur Rahman, COO of Dekko ISHO Venture Capital, Mohammad Jahidul Abedin, CFO of Paramount Venture Capital, and Md Aliur Rahman Sohan, CEO of Level 7 Solutions and Zenetic E-sports, were present at the final event Sunday. Read: BSJA Sports: Mazharul emerges champion in swimming, Mahbub in chess
The daylong National Ranking Open Archery Tournament will be held on Thursday (July 21) at the Archery Training Centre of the Shaheed Ahsanullah Master Stadium in Tongi. Some 61 male and female archers will take part in the singles event of the recurve men's, recurve women's, compound men's and compound women's competitions.The ranking tournament will begin at 9 am on Thursday and the final matches will start at 12 noon on the day. Read: Archery World Cup: Bangladesh to leave for France SundayThe champion and runner-up archers of all the four events will be given a monthly allowance of Taka 7,000 and 5,000 respectively. .Eight archers have already receiving allowances on monthly basis.
Sakline Mostafa Sajid of Bangladesh shared the top slot in the Under-12 age group of the Western Asian Youth Chess Championship' 2022 with Gautam Krishna of India after the third round matches held at Ukulhas Island of the Maldives Saturday morning. The third round matches of all the age groups were held on Saturday (June 18) morning. In the Open U-8 age group, Safayet Kibria Azaan of Bangladesh is in the second position jointly with Palliya Guruge Kemindu Sehas of Sri Lanka securing two and a half points from three games. Four Bangladesh players--Md. Sajidul Haque in Open U-14 group, Aiyan Rahman in Open U-10 group, Ishrat Jahan Diba in Girls U-14 group and Warsia Khushbu in Girls U-10 group-- collected two points each from three matches. After the day's 3rd round, Bangladeshi Woman FIDE Master Noshin Anjum in Open-18 group, Syed Ridwan in the Open U-14 group and Kazi Jarin Tasnim in the girls' U-16 group secured one and a half points each. Read: Prizes of Inter-Bank Chess Tournament distributed Candidate Master Manon Reja Neer in Open U-18 Group, Mohammad Saker Ullah in Open U-16 Group, Rayan Rashid Mughdha in Open U-8 Group and Jannatul Ferdousi in Girls U-16 Group got one point each from three games. In the day's third round matches, Sakline beat Bozorov Javokhir of Uzbekistan, Azaan beat Asmi Muhammad Azad of Pakistan, Warsia beat Mukhiadinova Nifufar of Uzbekistan, Diba beat Pragnya HG of India, Ayan beat More Laksh of Nepal. Zarin beat Mirlan Kyzy Azaliia of Kirgizstan and WFM Noshin beat Mujahid Bin Yazeed of Maldives while CM Neer lost to FM Begmuratov Khumoyun of Uzbekistan, Ridwan lost to Sahib Singh of India, Jannatul lost to Wijesinghe of Sri Lanka and Mugdho lost ot Palliya Guruge Kemindu Sehas of Sri Lanka. The 4th round matches of the meet will be held Sunday from 9 am local time.
Janata Bank took solo lead in the Inter Bank Chess Team Tournament securing nine points after the 5th round matches held at Bangladesh Chess Federation Hall-Room on Sunday. Sonali Bank is in the 2nd position with 8 points and BRAC Bank, Eastern Bank and Agrani Bank are sharing the 3rd positions with 7 points each. READ: Women's Chess: Sharmin Sultana Shirin of Ansar emerges champion In the day's 6th or penultimate round matches, Janata Bank beat Rupali Bank by 4-0 game points, Sonali Bank beat Mercantile Bank by 3.5-0.5 game points, BRAC Bank beat Eastern Bank by 2.5-1.5 game points while Palli Sanchay Bank beat City Bank by 3-1 game points. The 7th or last round matches will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm at the same venue.