SPORT

Karthik in last eight



MADURAI: Karthik of Dindigul entered the quarterfinals defeating P. Chandrasekar of Union Club 74-29, 54-14 in snooker singles of the Kasim Residency City open billiards and snooker tournament at Pot Black Centre here on Thursday.

Other results snooker singles (pre-quarterfinals): Y. Guthoosh bt Janarthanan 20-51, 60-56, 57-8; Suresh bt E.B. Kuppusamy 53-16, 55-52; Safeer bt Dani 39-14, 70-35; R. Sundar bt Barani 40-54, 57-34, 71-26; Packiaraj bt Rafeek 69-47, 71-4. Doubles (quarterfinals): R. Sundar & Suresh bt Abi & Dani 58-29, 82-26, 66-50.

Ratnakaran begins well

At Tiruchi, top seed K. Ratnakaran of Southern Railway defeated Dinesh S. Gupta of Maharashtra in the first round of the first Tiruchi international FIDE-rated open chess tournament here on Thursday.

In another encounter, Tamil Nadu State champion B.T. Muralikrishna of Southern Railway beat Gokulakrishna.

Other results (first round): Mari Arul (S.R) 1 bt Jagat Shankar (TN) 0; Sankarnarayanan (MIL) 1 bt S. Sriramana 0; Eazhisai Chelvan (TN) 0 lost to R.R. Laxman (TN) 1; N. Sanjay (Kar) 0 lost to Eashwar (Kar) 1; M.B. Muralidharan (Ker) 1 bt B. Hariharan (TN) 0; J. Harsha Varthan (Ker) 0 lost to Ram. S. Krishnan 1; Vinoth Kumar (TN) 1 bt Jenny Teresa (TN) 0.

Double for Jayapriya

C. Jayapriya (Cuddalore) won the 100m and 200m titles in the State-level inter-ITI sports meet at the Government ITI grounds here on Wednesday.

The results (all finals): For Govt. ITIs: 100m: 1. C. Jayapriya, 2. M. Jayarani (Nagerkovil), 3. C. Karthika (Salem); 200m: 1. C. Jayapriya, 2. M. Jayarani, 3. J. Vijila Rani (Chennai); Long jump: 1. K. Jhansi Rani (Salem), 2. M. Jayarani (Nagerkovil), 3. R. Sumathi (Chennai).

High jump: 1. A. Parameswari (Nagerkovil), 2. R. Sumathi (Chennai), 3. T. Rajeswari (Salem).

For Private ITIs: 100m: 1. K. Maheswari (Tirunelveli), 2. J. Vimala (Coimbatore), 3. A. Selvi (Madurai); 200m: 1. K. Maheswari, 2. P. Manjula (Tirunelveli), 3. C. Pasamalar (Coimbatore); Long jump: 1. P. Subbulakshmi (Tirunelveli), 2. S. Arul Selvi (Tiruchi), 3. A. Malathi (Coimbatore). High jump: 1. Vimala (Coimbatore), 2. P. Subbulakshmi (Tirunelveli).

Selection trials

At Nagapattinam, trials to select the under-15 and under-17 cricket teams for the inter-district tournaments will be held on June 18 at the District Stadium. Call Julius Vijayakumar at 94431 24237 for details.

Chess selection

At Coimbatore, Layal Chess Academy , on behalf of the Coimbatore District Chess Association, will conduct a district selection trial tournament for under-17 boys and girls and women at the Geetha Hall (opp. Railway Station) on June 18 from 9.30 a.m. Call A. Balasubramanian at 93632 47386 / 98650 03317 for details.