Praveen chalks up win

VIJAYAWADA: Praveen Prasad outwitted Naganjaneyulu in the first round of the A.P. open chess tournament at the Public Club, Kodad (Nalgonda district), on Saturday.

Important results (first round): Praveen Prasad 1 bt Naganjaneyulu; M.Y. Raju 1 bt Nagaraju; J. Malleswara Rao bt Narasimha Rao; D. Lakshman Rao 1 bt Nikhil Kumar; P.V.V. Seshu 1 bt P. Nikhita; A. Kumar 1 bt Phalgun; Viswanath Prasad 1 bt M. Pavan Kumar; N. Venu Madhav 1 bt Phani Rama Krishna; Phani Kumar 1 bt Vijaya Kumar.

Washed out

Both the ACA Central Zone u-15 inter-district matches at Guntur’s Loyola Public School grounds were washed out due to heavy rain on Saturday.

Cycling trials

Krishna District Cycling Association is conducting track cycling selections on Sunday in the boys’, girls’, men’s and women’s categories at the Patamata’s Zilla Parishad High School at 10.30 a.m.

Those interested should report at the venue with date of birth certificates. The selected cyclists will represent the district in the State selection trials to be held at Hyderabad on September 30 and October 1.

Call P. Murali, KDCA secretary, at 98487-84738 for details.


The Acharya Nagarjuna University inter-collegiate (East Zone) cricket tournament, scheduled to start from Sunday, has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Fresh dates will be intimated soon, said Y.V.R.K. Prasad, physical director, Siddhartha Engineering College. — Sports Reporter

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