Coimbatore: CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College scored a 29-23, 29-16 victory over NPT (Pollachi) in the opening semifinal league match of the Inter-Polytechnic Athletic Association Coimbatore Division's ball badminton tournament on Tuesday.

The results: Semifinal league: CIT Sandwich Polytechnic bt NPT (Pollachi) 29-23, 29-16. (Quarterfinals): PSG Polytechnic bt NIT (Karumathampatti) 29-18, 29-17; NPT (Pollachi) bt Suguna Polytechnic 21-29, 29-24, 29-23; SRPT (Vattamalaipalayam) bt NPA (Kothagiri) 29-23, 16-29, 29-12; CIT Sandwich bt SRMV Polytechnic (Perianaickenpalayam) 29-9, 29-16.

Good start

PSG College of Arts and Science (Coimbatore) got past Gobi Arts College (Gobichettipalayam) 14-4 in its opening fixture of the Bharathiar University inter collegiate kho-kho tournament for women at the Navarasam Arts and Science College campus here on Monday.

Earlier, KMC scored a narrow 6-5 win over Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi College, while Vellalar drubbed Parks College 24-0.

The results: PSG CAS (Coimbatore) 14 bt Gobi Arts (Gobichettipalayam) 4; Vellalar 24 bt Parks 0; TERF's 9 bt VLB 0; CNC 8 bt Vidhyasakar 6; STC w/o Sri Amman Arts; KMC 6 bt Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi 5.

Easy for BUD

Host Bharathiar University Department (BUD), thanks to S. Karthik's double strike, blanked Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science 3-0 in the Bharathiar University inter collegiate inter-zone football tournament for men here on Tuesday. N. Ashok Kumar netted the other goal for BUD.

The results: BUD 3 (S. Karthik 2, N. Ashok Kumar 1) bt Sri Krishna CAS 0; PSG CAS 2 (Ravi Kumar, Sabinesh 1) bt Kongu CAS, Erode; SNGC 4 (Yogesh, S. Shankar, H. Karthikeyan, Velumani) bt SRKV CAS 3 (K.C. Shankar, M. Thiyagarajan, M. Anand); Hindustan CAS 1 (Dinesh 1) bt Sree Amman Arts, Erode 0.

Basketball tournament

The Nilgiris District Basketball Association will organise the second State-level invitation basketball tournament in Udhagamandalam from August 31 to September 3. Twelve teams in the men's section and six in the women have confirmed participation for the four-day tournament.

Sethuraman triumphs

At Tiruchi, G. Sethuraman of Bishop Heber College, with 6.5 points from the maximum seven rounds, won the title at the Bharathidasan University inter-collegiate chess tournament conducted by the Urumu Dhanalakshmi College here on Tuesday.

K. Vasudevan of the AVC College with six points finished runner up by tallying six points, while the third place went to Zubin Thomas of Kurinji College who got 5.5 points. A. Sheik Dawood of H.H. Rajah's College, Pudukottai (5.5), R. Akbar Ali (5) and S. Thanigaivel (5), both of Jamal Mohamed College, finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

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