GM Enamul Hossain Razib and IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Bangladesh earned 4 points each after the 7th round men's individual event of the 19th Asian Games Chess held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday. WFM Noshin Anjum of Bangladesh earned two points after the 7th round of the women's individual. The 5th, 6th, and 7th round matches of both the men's and women's individuals were held today (Tuesday). Also read: Asiad Chess: GM Enamul Hossain Razib beat Kao Jamison Edrich of Hong Kong in 4th round In the day's 5th round matches, GM Enamul Hossain Razib lost to GM Sumiya Bilguun of Mongolia, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman lost to GM Le Tuan Minh of Vietnam in the men's individual, and WFM Noshin Anjum lost to IM Sukandar Irene Kharisma of Indonesia in the women's individual. In the 6th round, GM Enamul Hossain Razib won against FM Yamada Kohei of Japan, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman won against FM Laohawirpap Prin of Thailand, and WFM Noshin Anjum lost to Feng Enice of Hong Kong. Also read: Asian Zonal Chess: IM Fahad Rahman emerges unbeaten champions in open section In the 7th round, GM Enamul Hossain Razib drew with IM Bersamina Paulo of the Philippines, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman won against FM Bai Adelard of Taipei, and WFM Noshin Anjum lost to WFM Chuemsakul Sarocha of Thailand. Also read: Asian Continental Chess: Bangladesh GM Enamul Hossain Razib finishes 25th The 8th and 9th round matches of both events will be held on Wednesday.
Bangladesh conceded a 2-5-goal defeat against eight-time Asiad champions Pakistan in their second group match of the 12-nation 19th Asian Games Hockey at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium in Hangzhou on Tuesday. This was the second successive defeat for Bangladesh in their second Pool A match after suffering a 2-7-goal defeat against holders Japan in the opening match last Sunday. Also read: Asian Games Hockey: Bangladesh emerge group champions to reach semis beating Singapore 1-0 After a goalless first quarter in the day's match, Pushkar Khisha Mimo, who scored the first goal for the country against Japan, on Tuesday, again put Bangladesh ahead from a penalty corner in the 19th minute (1-0) Afrazj Ahmed levelled the margin for Pakistan in the 30th minute by a field goal (1-1), while Muhammad Khan put Pakistan ahead in the 40th minute also by a field goal (2-1). Also read: Asian Games Hockey Qualifier: Bangladesh to play Indonesia on Saturday Muhammad Ammad widened the Pakistan margin in the 43rd minute by a field goal (3-1) while Milan Hossain reduced the margin, scoring the second goal for Bangladesh in the 46th minute (3-2). Muhammad Khan and Arbaz Ahmed scored two more goals for Pakistan in the 48th and 57th minutes, respectively, both from penalty corners (5-2). Also read: Asian Games hockey qualifiers: Bangladesh beat Indonesia 3-1 Bangladesh, which was placed in six-team Pool A of the Asiad Hockey with India, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, and Uzbekistan, will play Singapore on September 28, Uzbekistan on September 30 and India on October 2. END/UNB/MMK/MB
Grand Master Enamul Hossain Razib of Bangladesh beat Kao Jamison Edrich of Hong Kong in the fourth round of the men's individual event of the 19th Asian Games Chess, which is now being held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Monday. The third and fourth round matches of men's and women's individual events were held on Monday. Beximco Xcel Boxing Championship 2.0 Fight Night: Pro Boxing returns in Dhaka In the day's other fourth-round matches, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman of Bangladesh won against IM Markov Mikhail of Kyrgyzstan in the men's individual event, while WFM Noshin Anjum of Bangladesh won against Seo Jwon of South Korea in the women's individual event. After the day's fourth-round matches, GM Enamul Hossain Razib secured 2.5 points, IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman bagged two points, and WFM Noshin Anjum earned 2 points. Asiad Women's Football: Bangladesh suffer 2nd successive defeat going down to Vietnam 6-1 Earlier in the day's third-round matches, GM Enamul Hossain Razib defeated IM Sugar Gun Erdene of Mongolia; IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman lost to IM Bersamina Paulo of the Philippines in the men's individual; and WFM Noshin Anjum lost to WGM Gong Qianyun of Singapore in the women's individual event. Asian Games Football: Bangladesh play out goalless draw with much higher-ranked China The fifth, sixth, and seventh round matches will be played on Tuesday.
Beximco XBC, the premier pro boxing showcase in Bangladesh, is excited to announce ‘Beximco Xcel Boxing Championship 2.0 Fight Night,’ powered by Premier Bank. Scheduled for September 30, 2023, from 6 pm to 11 pm, the event promises an unforgettable evening featuring eight high-voltage international bouts, with fighters representing multiple countries, according to a press release. The championship will see an array of talented boxers from Bangladesh, India, Russia, France, Turkey, and Nepal. Among the matchups, Md Jwel Ahmed Jony from Bangladesh will take on Yugandhar Tambat from India in a super middleweight bout scheduled for four rounds. Similarly, Tanjila, representing Bangladesh, will challenge Afra Khondokar, also from Bangladesh, in a six-round women's flyweight match. The event will also see Al Amin from Bangladesh face Konstantin Rudenko from Russia in a welterweight bout, while Md Utshob Ahmed from Bangladesh will compete against Pawan Kumar Arya from India in a bantamweight clash. Read: Boxing great Marvelous Marvin Hagler dies at 66 While the championship will showcase several remarkable bouts, the most awaited clash of the evening is undeniably the face-off between Sura Krishna Chakma and Mahendra Bahadur Chand in the Asian Boxing Federation's Super Lightweight Intercontinental Championship. Scheduled for a gripping ten rounds, this bout is poised to offer fans an unforgettable boxing experience. Following the success of the inaugural pro-boxing event, 'South Asian Professional Boxing Fight Night – The Ultimate Glory', held in May 2022 by the Bangladesh Boxing Foundation, this year's championship aims to elevate the sport's presence and recognition in the region. The previous event saw 14 remarkable boxers, including 11 from Bangladesh, two from Nepal, and one from India, delivering a mesmerizing performance that kept the audience at the edge of their seats. Read: Long time between Boxing Day tests for Kiwis vs Australia The event is further amplified by a robust partnership roster, including sponsorship from Olio Orolio and Inn Star. Co-sponsorship support comes from Kloth, Trademajestic Limited, and Ami Probashi. Bruvana will keep the fighters and attendees refreshed as the official hydration partner. Viewers can catch all the live-action on T Sports, the broadcasting partner, or stream it online with Bongo, the official streaming partner. Transactions for the event are facilitated by bKash, the payment partner, and unmatched hospitality is ensured by the InterContinental Dhaka. Read more: Tyson Fury says 'saving lives' is better than boxing
The opening ceremony of the Asian Games on Saturday in China offered all the staples of a major international sports event. Dignitaries greeted General Secretary Xi Jinping, fans packed the 80,000-seat Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou to capacity, and many of the 12,417 participants from 45 nations and territories paraded to officially open the two-week show. By comparison, next year's Paris Olympics will field about 10,500 competitors. One big thing, however, was missing: real fireworks, the exploding kind that smell of power and burnt fuses. Instead, the high-tech games — billed of course as “green games” — offered electronic flash, three-D animations, and a virtual torchbearer. Xi was greeted by wild cheers when he appeared, and fans were handed LED star lights, adding sparkle to the stands when the lights dimmed and eight well-polished soldiers arrived carrying the national flag above their heads. Read: Asian Games Cricket: Tigresses to face India in semifinal tomorrow The loudest cheers were for the Chinese delegation, but Taiwan, North Korea and Hong Kong were also welcomed warmly. There were no audible jeers for any delegation. Delayed for a year by the pandemic, the Asian Games are China's largest sports event since the country scrapped its zero-COVID policy early in the year. Among the dignitaries on hand were Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who left behind his war-torn country, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, and King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia. Bach is in a political tussle over the governance of the Olympic Council of Asia and is also believed to be lobbying Xi against supporting any breakaway multi-sport games sought by Russian President Vladimir Putin with Russia likely being banned next year in Paris. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics were held in a COVID bubble. The 2008 Summer Olympics marked China's rise as a world power. These games serve as a promotional event for Hangzhou, the eastern metropolis of 8 million that seeks a larger stage, partly lost in the shadow on nearby Shanghai. Read: ICC unveils prize money for 2023 Cricket World Cup “Through the window of Hangzhou Asian Games, people around the world will see a trustable, loveable, and respectable China in its new era,” Xinhua, the official news agency, said in an editorial, echoing Xi’s call to tell China's story. The sluggish economy and high youth unemployment have some residents grumbling that the money could be better spent, prompting city officials to reassure the public that it would be a “frugal” event. Revenues from donations and the private sector were estimated to reach hundreds of millions of dollars by March, while the expenditures were estimated to have exceeded $30 billion as the city built 56 sports facilities, 30 training sites, five villages for athletes as well as major infrastructure investments. However, the city’s residents also are aware that the infrastructure upgrades were only possible because of the games and, along with the city government, have welcomed the games to justify the spending. Read: Asian Games Football: Sunil Chhetri's late penalty goal guides India to eliminate Bangladesh 1-0 The giant numbers are due to the staggering array of events with many regional specialties, sports, and games you won't see at the Olympics. And there’s also cricket, which appears headed to the Olympics as soon as 2028 in Los Angeles, and certainly for 2032 in Brisbane, Australia. The regional fare includes dragon boat racing, sepaktakraw — sometimes called “kick volleyball" — wushu, a Chinese martial art, and kabaddi, a popular contact sport on the Indian subcontinent. Add to this a long list of what organizers call “mind sports” from bridge to chess to xiangqi (Chinese chess) to esports. Esports figure to be a giant hit after being a demonstration sport in 2018. Of course, there are the old standbys seen in every Olympics like track and field, swimming, or volleyball. Nine sports will offer qualification spots for the Olympics — archery, artistic swimming, boxing, breaking, hockey, modern pentathlon, sailing, tennis, and water polo. Many of the 481 events offer a chance for smaller delegations to win medals, which is often impossible at the Olympics. China won almost 300 medals in the Asian Games five years ago and is sure to dominate again followed by Japan and South Korea. North Korea is on hand, so are female athletes representing Afghanistan, and Taiwan — the democratic island claimed by China as a breakaway province — always fields a strong team. The Afghan team arrived, including women, and marching under the non-Taliban flag.
Dhaka University Knights Mares clinched unbeaten champion in the Inter University Team Chess Tournament securing 18.5 points after the 7th and last round matches at the Chess Federation hall room on Sunday. The Independent University, Bangladesh finished runners-up with 17 points while Dhaka University Castle Crushers became third collecting 10 points. Jagannath University secured fourth place, Khulna University became fifth scoring 8 points each, BRAC University became 6th and Jahangirnagar University finished 7th place with 7 points each. In the day's seventh and final round, Dhaka University Knight Mares drew with Khulna University by 2-2 points. Independent University, Bangladesh defeated Jahangirnagar University by 3-1 points and Jagannath University defeated Dhaka University Elite Players by 4-0 points. BRAC University Eagles drew with Daffodil International University by 2-2 points and BRAC University Phoenix got a walk-over against ULAB University. The winners of board awards are: 1st Board- Anata Choudhury of BRAC University Phoenix, 2nd Board- Sohel Mia of Dhaka University Knight Mares, 3rd Board- Abu Taher of Khulna University, 4th Board- Mottakin Mondol of Daffodil International University, Additional prize winners are Ratul Ahmed Khan of Dhaka University Castle Cruisers and Mahzin Gibran Prithu of BRAC University Eagles. The Prize giving ceremony will be held on Monday afternoon at the Chess Federation Hall-Room.
Fide Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Bangladesh shared the 3rd slot in Open Division of the Tata Steel Asian Junior (U-20) Chess Championships'2023 with four other players securing five points after the 8th round matches held in India's Jamshedpur on Thursday. Bangladeshi FM Manon Reja Neer earned 4.5 points and Aiyan Rahman earned one point. Read: Asian Jr Chess: Tahsin Tajwar Zia beat Mukund Hemant Agarwal of India in 7th round FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia beat CM Adireddy Arjun of India, FM Manon Reja Neer drew with FM Abdilkhair Abilmansur of Kazakhstan while Aiyan Rahman got bye in the day's 8th round matches. In the Junior Girls group, WFM Wadifa Ahmed scored 4.5 points and WCM Ahmed Walijah scored 3.5 points after the 8th round matches. Read: Banglabandhu Beach Volleyball begins in Cox's Bazar on Wednesday In the day's 8th round, Wadifa Ahmed beat Patil Disha of India while WCM Ahmed Walijah won against Arya G Mallar of India.
Fide Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia of Bangladesh beat Mukund Hemant Agarwal of India in the 7th round Open Division match of the Tata Steel Asian Junior (U-20) Chess Championships'2023 held in the Indian town of Jamshedpur on Wednesday. After the day's matches, two Bangladeshi players --Tahsin Tajwar Zia and FM Manon Reja Neer earned 4 points each from seven matches. Asian Jr Chess: FM Manon Reza Neer shares 3rd slot In the day's other 7th round Open Division matches, FM Manon Reja Neer lost to L Srihari of India while Aiyan Rahman lost to Joshi Aditya Shripad of India. In the Junior Girls group, WFM Wadifa Ahmed of Bangladesh earned 3.5 points while another Bangladeshi player WCM Ahmed Walijah secured 2.5 points after the day's 7th round. In the day's 7th round matches, Wadifa Ahmed drew with Vakcheri Mohitha of India while WCM Ahmed Walijah drew with Sanchita Yadav of India. Abu Dhabi Chess: GM Ziaur Rahman finishes 13th
Fide Master Manon Reja Neer of Bangladesh sharing the 3rd slot in Open Division of the Tata Steel Asian Junior (U-20) Chess Championships,2023 with five other players securing 2.5 points after the 4th round matches held in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in India on Monday. School Handball: Viqarunnisa clinches girls title, and Sunnydale boys Bangladeshi Fide Master Tahsin Tajwar Zia earned 2 points from four matches of Open Division. In the Junior Girls Group, WFM Wadifa Ahmed secured 3 points after the 4th round matches to share the 2nd position with other players Men's Asian 5s Hockey: Bangladesh taste first victory beating Japan by 10-3 goals WCM Ahmed Walijah scored 1.5 points. In the day's 4th round Open Division matches, FM Manon Reja Neer won against Baradia Yash of India, FM Tahsin Tajwar Zia lost to FM Krishnan Ritvik of India while Aiyan Rahman lost to Rupesh B Ramchandra. Virat and Rahul shine with centuries as India posts 356 against Pakistan In the Junior Girls Group, Wadifa Ahmed won against Swara Lakshmi Nair of India while WCM Ahmed Walijah drew with Y Nischala of India.
In a testament to academic prowess, the Cantonment Public Schools and Colleges recently concluded their Parliamentary Bengali Debate Competition. Over five days, eight Bangla Medium Schools and Colleges from various regions of the Bangladesh Army participated in the event. The final ceremony at Shahid Bir-Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls College Auditorium witnessed spirited debates. Shahid Bir Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls College clinched the title of the school-level competition, while Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College won the top spot in the final round in the college-level competition. Read: Curtain closes on debate tournament —The Climate Debate 2023 Sara Tasnim and Ahanf Siddique were the best debaters at the school-level, and Marzanul Jannat Medha was the best debater at the college-level competition. Major General Md. Moin Khan graced the closing ceremony as Chief Guest and distributed awards to the deserving winners. The competition, organized by Shahid Bir-Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls College, received enthusiastic participation, showcasing the dedication of students and educators towards fostering critical thinking and communication skills. The event garnered support from military officials, educational leaders, and members of the academic community. Read more: Widened Dhaka-Washington relationship allows to freely debate on differences: Shahriar