SPORT

Arumugam in last eight

Sports Correspondent

Arumugam of Madurai entered the quarterfinals of the boys' under-18 singles in the State youth carrom championship for the Sri Kaliswari Fire Works Trophy at Sivakasi on Wednesday.

The results: Boys (under-18): Pre-quarterfinals: Silambarasan bt Pradeep 19-6, 17-19, 25-5; Dillibabu bt Lawrence 25-0, 21-2; Santhosh Kumar bt Arun Babu 22-8, 20-19; C.D. Ashok Kumar bt Sriram 7-25, 22-17, 23-11; Sathish Kumar bt Ravikanth 23-4, 25-12; Chandrakumar bt Saravanan 25-8, 25-2; Arumugam bt Karikalan 25-13, 13-18, 25-10; Stalin bt Nagaraj 25-4, 25-0.

Under-14 (Pre-quarterfinals): Pradeep Kumar bt Vajravel 25-0, 25-0; Lawrence bt Sarath Kumar 25-0, 25-0; Arun Babu bt Manojkumar 25-0, 25-0; Sairam bt Ahmad Adam 25-0, 25-0; Ravikanth bt Vigneswaran 25-4, 19-5; Chandrakumar bt Vairaprakasam 25-0, 25-0; Karikalan bt Sabarinathan 25-0, 25-0. Nataraj bt Hariharan 25-0, 25-0.

Damodharan wins

A. Damodharan of Tawker Sports Club won the veterans' title, defeating S.N. Dhamodharan of FRRC 20-17, 25-0 in the Virudhunagar District Carrom Association tournament at Sivakasi on Wednesday.

Selection trials

Dindigul District Cricket Association will conduct trials to select the under-15 and under-19 teams at G.T.N. Arts College ground, Dindigul. For under-15, it will be on June 16 at 3 p.m. and for under-19 on June 17 at 3 p.m. Those born on or after 1.9.1992 (under-15) and on or after 1.9.1988 (under-19) are eligible to participate. Contact N. Venkataraman, secretary, ph: 98421-77275.

Cricket trials

The trials for the selection of the Tirunelveli District under-15 team will be conducted by TDCA at ICRC turf gound, Sankarnagar, at 2.30 p.m. on June 18. Those born on or after 1.9.1992 are eligible to participate. Contact R. Srikanth, secretary, ph: 94433-40821.

Carrom tournament

Madurai District Badminton Association will conduct the District championship for the year 2007 at the MGR Race Course indoor stadium on June 22 and 23. Entries close on June 20. Contact R. Perumal, ph: 94435-69252.

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