Coimbatore: Madurai’s M. Dusthageer Ibrahim and Coimbatore’s Gireman Ja are in joint lead with six points each after six rounds in the all-India FIDE-rated open chess tournament at the Adithya Institute of Technology here on Friday.

Important results (sixth round, TN players unless stated): K. Dhanasekar 5 lost to M. Dusthageer Ibrahim 6; Gireman Ja 6 bt C. Natarajan 5; P. Saravana Krishnan 5.5 bt Y.G. Vijendra (Kar) 5; N. Vigneshwaran 5 drew with Akash Pc. Iyer 5; Iyer Vishal (WB) 4.5 lost to Uttam Sarker 5.5; Ramalingam Karthik 5.5 bt P. Ganesh 4.5; D. Prabhaharan 5 bt Sydney Lewis (Kar); P. Krishnakumar 5 bt P. Phoobalan 4; M. Kathiravan (Pon) 4.5 drew with M. Paramasivam 4.5; K. Chakravarthi 5 bt S.N. Anand Swarup 4; G. Yogesh 5 bt J. Manjunath 4; M. Karthikeyan 5 bt J. Saranya 4; M.J. Noohu 5 bt P. Sreeraman Namboodiri (Ker) 4; P.S. Ameer (Ker) 5 bt V. Radha Krishnan 4; S.L. Narayanan (Ker) 4.5 drew with A.L. Palaniappan 4.5; K. Arjun (Ker) 4.5 drew with S.S. Manigandan 4.5; R. Ganesh Kumar 5 bt Naren N. Kumar (Kar) 4; N.D. Rakesh Kumar 4.5 drew with Adirathnakumar (AP) 4.5; Sushrutha Reddy (Kar) 4 lost to P. Karthikeyan 5; G. Gnana Sekhar 4.5 drew with P. Venkataramana (AP) 4.5; M. Mukesh 5 bt S. Sathyanarayanan 4; V. Srinath 4 lost to M. Siddarth 5; R. Raman 4.5 drew with C.P. Vinod (Ker) 4.5; M. Jayesh 4 lost to Arjun Bharat 5; M. Arjun (Ker) 4 lost to K. Sai Prahlad 5.

Easy for GNDU

Guru Nanak Dev University (Punjab) defeated Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University 7-0 in a Group ‘A’ league match of the all-India inter-varsity football tournament for women grounds here on Friday.

Other results: League: Kurukshetra 4 bt Goa 0; Madurai Kamaraj 4 bt Punjab 0; Periyar w/o. Delhi.

Kanyakumari posts win

Kanyakumari scored a hard fought 26-24, 29-27 win over Nagapattinam in a girls’ league encounter of the State volleyball meet at Koradachery.

Other results (league): Boys: Coimbatore bt Tiruvallur 25-22, 25-21; Salem bt Tiruchi 25-16, 25-16; Chennai bt Cuddalore 25-12, 25-15; Kancheepuram bt Perambalur 25-21, 25-15; Tiruvallur bt Tirunelveli 25-23, 25-21; Coimbatore bt Karur 25-23, 25-21; Tiruchi bt Vellore 25-14, 25-17; Villupuram bt Nagapattinam 25-21, 25-21; Coimbatore bt Madurai 25-11, 25-19; Tirunelveli bt Karur 25-18, 25-20; Chennai bt Tiruvarur 25-20, 25-21; Salem bt Vellore 25-18, 25-16; Kancheepuram bt Nagapattinam 25-12, 25-13; Tirunelveli bt Madurai 25-20, 25-23.

Girls: Coimbatore bt Cuddalore 25-15, 25-2; Tiruvarur bt Chennai 26-24, 25-15; Kancheepuram bt Tiruvallur 25-7, 25-11; Tiruvarur bt Kanyakumari 25-10, 25-15; Coimbatore bt Tiruvallur 25-15, 25-10; Erode bt Nagapattinam 22-25, 25-20, 25-11.

Hat-trick by Pradeep

Pradeep Kumar’s five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick, helped Sivaganga score a thumping win over Villupuram in the ICL Mahaveer Chand Memorial Trophy inter-district u-14 tournament at Tirunelveli.

The scores (first round): Sivaganga 161 for four in 25 overs (Vinoth Khanna 66) bt Villupuram 20 in 10.1 overs (Pradeep Kumar five for four); Dindigul 94 in 24.2 overs bt Krishnagiri 91 for seven in 25 overs (Manikandan three for 13); Nagapattinam 73 for five in 25 overs lost to Salem 74 for six in 17.1 overs (Manikandakarthik three for 17).

Kancheepuram 136 for two in 25 overs (Roop Prasad 74, Vishal 30) bt Tiruvannamalai 89 for nine in 29 overs (Krishnakumar 32, Dixit Naidu four for 20); Erode 134 for four in 25 overs (Girisudhan 44) bt Karur 87 in 25 overs (Subash four for 17); Dharmapuri 89 for eight in 25 overs (Kannan 39) lost to Thanjavur 90 for eight in 23.1 overs; Ramanathapuram 122 for three in 25 overs (Mohammed Abzal 50) bt Cuddalore 119 for eight in 25 overs.

Big win for Tigers

Kali took five for 33 as Tasmanian Tigers beat Challenger Star in the Virudhunagar DCA first division league.

The scores: First div.: Tasmanian Tigers 258 for six in 40 overs (Moorthy 93, Kumar 43) bt Challenger Star 155 in 33 overs (Lalith 70, Kali five for 33); Boys 198 in 36 overs (Ganesh 42, Satheesh four for 21) lost to Young Indians 199 for eight in 36 overs (Pragatheeswaran 51 n.o.); Srivilliputhur Town 201 in 35.1 overs bt JC SC 82 in 18.4 overs (Sankar four for 22).

Second div.: Shooters 206 for nine in 30 overs (Ravi 72 not out, Vairam four for 26) bt Super Power 88 in 20 overs; Bharaath 201 for nine in 30 overs (Ayyanar 46) bt Sunlight 186 for nine in 30 overs (Senthil 52, Selvakumar 45, Ayyanar four for 26); War Horses 136 for nine in 30 overs (Kumar 40) bt Metro 64 in 21.4 overs.

Third div.: Australian Bulls 92 in 18 overs (Kannan four for 20) lost to ANJA College 93 for two in 15 overs; Tamilthai 130 for eight in 30 overs bt Jet 107 in 21.1 overs (Krishnakumar five for 18); Leo 90 for seven in 25 overs lost to VSVN Polytechnic College 94 for six in 18.3 overs (Venkatesh 40).

Postponed

The NDFA-Udhagai TV second division football league, scheduled to begin on Friday, has been postponed to Jan. 10.

Golf tournament

The Ooty Gymkhana golf tournament will be held on Dec. 28. Call R. Shyam Sunder at 98430-15677 for details.

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