Andhra Pradesh women's team, comprising Ambica, Anusha, Vishwata and Manognya, scored a 15-11 win over Chattisgarh in the epee category of the 21st Senior national fencing championship which began at Fateh Maidan Indoor Stadium here on Thursday.

In the men's foil event, Chandigarh scored a comfortable 15-7 win over Jharkhand.

The results:

Men: Foil: Chandigarh bt Jharkhand 15-7; Dadra & Nagar Haveli bt Delhi 15-4; Chattisgarh bt Nagaland 15-6; Uttarakhand bt Himachal Pradesh 15-1; SSCB bt J & K 14-6.

Women: Epee: Kerala bt Haryana 15-1; HP bt Bihar 15-11; AP bt Chattisgarh 15-11; Punjab bt Tamil Nadu 15-5; Chandigarh bt Delhi 15-5 .

Ashish cracks ton

Century by Ashish Reddy (113 not out) helped Deccan Chronicle post a 10-wicket win over Brothers XI in the A-Division knock-out cricket championship here.

The scores: A-Division knock-out: Sultan Shahi 140(M. Rahul 34, Ranveer Banerjea three for 13) lost to Ensconse 141 for two (Md. Azmath Khan 62 not out, Ibrahim Khaleel 62).

Brothers XI 161 (Md Saleh Amoodi 35, Faraaz Baig 53, Chandrakanth three for 29) lost to Deccan Chronicle 163 for no Loss (Ashish Reddy 116 not out, Akshat Reddy 43 not out).

Hyderabad Globe in semifinals

Hyderabad Globe moved into the semifinals of the Airtel Gold Cup All-India invitation football tournament with an emphatic 5-0 win over Jabalpur Football Association on Thursday in Indore, according to information received here.

Winger J. Shashank struck twice in the 13th and 30th minutes while Ayaz-ul-Haq, Fahad and Khadir Khan once each to complete the tally for the winner.

Chess tournament

The 56th Brilliant Trophy Open chess tournament will be held at Brilliant Grammar School (Dilsukhnagar) here on January 8 and 9 with a total prize money of Rs. 10,000.

Special prizes will also be given to top two places in each of the age groups from under-6 to 12 years.

Entries close by January 8 at 1. 00 pm. For details, call J. Subrahmanyam, 9247399717.

Anam gets wild card

Anam Mirza, sister of tennis star Sania Mirza, got a wild card in the 10m air pistol event in the National shooting championship in the women's 10m air pistol to be held in Delhi from January 15.

The 16-year-old shooter who trains under the guidance of coach Kondanna, shot a score of 337 during the recent State meet which saw her this wild card in the Senior Nationals.

“This will be my first Nationals and I am all excited,” says the Nasr School student. — Special Correspondent

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