VIJAYAWADA: M. Ratna Raj of Railway Institute, Vijayawada, defeated his club-mate K. Sujan Kumar 24-25, 25-8, 25-10 in the final of the Andhra major ranking carrom tournament that concluded here on Thursday. In the semifinals, Sujan Kumar outplayed V. Ramakrishna (KDCA) 25-10, 25-21, while M. Ratna Raj rallied back to defeat V. Srinivasa Rao 14-25, 25-0, 25-3.
The annual athletics meet of V.P. Siddhartha Public School will be held at the school premises on Friday in which 21 events will be held for the students, according to school principal Col. C.V. Ramanaiah. Sub-Collector Gaurav Uppal is the chief guest.
The AP School Games Federation under-19 inter-district basketball tournament for boys and girls will be held at St. John’s High School at Gannavaram from December 5 to 7 in which 35 teams from all over the State will take part.
Silver for South Zone
South Zone men and women teams won silver medals in the all-India inter-zonal carrom championship that concluded at Dehradun on December 3, according to All India Carrom Federation joint secretary M. Chandramouli on Thursday.
In the women’s individual segment, I. Elavarasi (TN), Lakshmi Kumari (BSNL) and Swarna Latha (IAAD) took the first three places.
At Kakinada, a fine 78 by S. Ramadevi was the highlight for Central Zone against North Zone on the opening day of the two-day ACA senior women’s inter-zonal tournament.
The scores: Central Zone 280 in 90 overs (S. Ramadevi 78, N.S.T. Rama Lakshmi 57, A. Priyanka 52) vs. North Zone seven for no loss in three overs.