Kalwala Venkatesham in quarterfinals

HYDERABAD: Kalwala Venkatesham of South Central Railway entered the billiards quarterfinals with a 150-111, 150-65 win over Anwar Sadat of Fateh Maidan Club in the FMC State Open billiards and snooker championship here on Wednesday.

The results: Snooker: Sridhar (CMS) bt Abhishith (AM) 76-29, 64-20, 71-22; Ravishankar (VCV) bt Karthik (Cosmos) 42-49, 36-53, 43-36, 63-24; 69-16; Harinath Reddy (SCR) bt Fiaz (AM) 84-21, 57-40, 38-59, 60-26.

Billiards: K. Venkatesham (SCR) bt Anwar Sadat (FMC) 150-111, 150-65; I.V. Rajiv (Lak) bt Vijay Kumar Gadgil (FMC) 152-31, 152-76; Govardhan Raj Reddy (SCR) bt P. Hemanth (SCR) 150-39, 151-90; K. Someshwar Rao (Lak) bt Gangadhar (SCR) 150-90, 150-59; Durga Prasad (SCR) bt Harinath Reddy (SCR) 150-77, 150-146 .

CCMB sports meet

The Centre for Celluar & Molecular Biology (CCMB) will organise a two-day State Mitra badminton championship and the Anusandhan basketball tournament from May 13 to 16 under the aegis of CISR Sports Promotion Board.

Dr. J.S. Yadav, Director, IICT, will inaugurate the event at 4.30 pm on Thursday.

Chess tournament

The Jayaprada Chess Academy and Sports Promotion Association will organise the Big Bazaar children's chess tournament on May 16 at Big Bazaar (Ameerpet), according to J. Subrahmanyam, joint secretary of APCA.

Competitions will be held for boys and girls studying below fifth and above sixth standards separately. Entries close by May 15 and for details call 9247399717.