$25,000 ITF girls’s event
Shrivalli Bhamidipaty beat Sai Samhitha 6-2, 6-3 to make the principle draw of the Balaji Amines $25,000 ITF girls’s tennis event on the District Sports Complex in Solapur on Monday.
In the principle occasion, Shrivalli will face second seed Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers of Spain within the first spherical.
Ankita Raina has been seeded No.1 within the event and can open in opposition to qualifier Lanlana Tararudee of Thailand. The high quarter additionally options Sharmada Balu, Zeel Desai, Sahaja Yamalapalli and Vaishnavi Adkar amongst Indians. Ankita has been seeded No.1 in doubles as properly, in partnership with Prarthana Thombare.
National champion Vaidehi Chaudhari will play third seed Anastasia Kulikova of Finland within the first spherical. Riya Bhatia, Rutuja Bhosale, Jennifer Luikham and Sowjanya Bavisetti would be the different outstanding Indian gamers in motion.
Qualifying singles (second and last spherical): Katarina Kozarov (Srb) bt Soha Sadiq 6-2, 6-1; Mananchaya Sawangkaew (Tha) bt Elena Jamshidi (Den) 6-2, 7-5; Lanlana Tararudee (Tha) bt Smriti Bhasin 6-0, 7-6(4); Shrivalli Bhamidipaty bt Sai Samhitha 6-2, 6-3; Jennifer Luikham bt Teja Tirunelveli (USA) 6-4, 6-4; Ines Murta (Por) bt Sravya Shivani 6-4, 4-6, [10-8]; Gio Jang (Kor) bt Humera Baharmus 0-6, 6-4, [10-6]; Sharmada Balu bt Shreya Tatavarthy 1-6, 6-1, [10-8].
The seedings: 1. Ankita Raina, 2. Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (Esp), 3. Anastasia Kulikova (Fin), 4. Diana Marcinkevica (Lat), 5. ValeriyaStrakhova (Ukr), 6. Ekaterina Yashina, 7. Conny Perrin (Sui), 8. Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina).
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Mumbai boy Aryaveer wins silver in Bangkok Rapid Chess
Eight-year-old Aryaveer Pittie claimed a silver medal within the under-8 class on the Bangkok Rapid Chess Championship.
Aryaveer of the American School of Bombay (ASB) completed second with a creditable rating of 4 factors out of attainable six on the Prasarnmit Plaza Sukhumvit on Sunday. Thailand’s Suthiponpaisarn Proudpitcha gained the gold with 5 factors.
“We are proud of his victory and he indeed played this championship extremely well and look forward to more victories in future,” Aryaveer’s mom Neesha Chhabria stated in a launch. Aryaveer is a pupil of SMCA and trains below coach Durga Nagesh Guttula. He is at present making ready for the International ranking chess championships to be held in New Delhi.
Inaugural Asia Open Esports Championship from January
Gamers from throughout 40 international locations in Asia and the Middle East will compete within the inaugural Asia Open Esports Championship (Asia Open) to be held from January 30 to March 15 subsequent yr.
The inaugural version, to be held on-line, will characteristic 4 esports titles, together with eFootball sport and PES. The avid gamers will be capable to compete in three classes — amateurs, mid-core and professionals.
A three way partnership between the International Esports Federation (IESF) and India’s Big Bang Media Ventures (BBMVPL), the occasion will present avid gamers with a platform to compete and construct communities internationally.
President of the IESF Vlad Marinescu stated the occasion may very well be taken past Asia and the Middle East within the years to come back.
“The championship reaffirms our collective commitment to making esports immersive and inclusive and provides every gamer the opportunity to compete with the best. IESF is excited at the possibilities this event could create even beyond the vibrant regions of Asia and the Middle East,” he stated in a launch.
BBMVPL will even launch a number of large-format tournaments to develop the esports market in partnership with avid gamers, creators, designers and coders.
Jhulan Goswami conferred lifetime achievement award by CSJC
Former India captain and the main wicket-taker in girls’s cricket, Jhulan Goswami, was accorded the lifetime achievement award in a perform hosted by the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club on Monday.
The legendary girls’s cricketer remembered the assist she acquired from the media in her rise from a humble background to turn into one of many main names of ladies’s cricket. The perform, which was held to have a good time the 67th basis day of the Club, was attended by the state Sports Minister Aroop Biswas and a number of dignitaries from town’s sports activities fraternity.
– Amitabha Das Sharma