CHENNAI: T.M. Suri and C. Anandan won the weekly pairs bridge event held at the T. Nagar Social Club recently, scoring 64.81 per cent playing North-South. L. Ravichandran and S. Vijayaraghavan won from the East-West direction with 62.88.

Other results:

North-South: 2. Boaz & J.P. James; 3. S.K. Chari & T.R. Krishnan.

East-West: 2. Sherien Ryan & Lakshmi Chari; 3. S. Ganesan & C.R. Kumar.

State basketball championship

The Tamil Nadu Basketball Association will conduct the State championship for the Rajapalayam silver Trophy for men and the Dr. Dharmambal Namsivayam Gold Cup for women at the J.J. Indoor Stadium, here from September 26 to October 4.

A release from the TNBA Secretary, A.D. Sendhureswaran, said that 250 teams are expected to take part in the championship. Entries close on September 20.

The State probables for the National championship to be hosted by Gujarat, the South Zone championship to be held in Karnataka and for the National league, will be selected based on the performances in the State championship.

During the championship, referees test under various categories will also be held including selection of international grade referees.

In addition talent scouts from the Middle East, Italy and USA will be present to pick players (men and women) for overseas second-level circuits.

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