International circuit. In the
year ago. This achievement
with the sharks.
they are a powerhouse in that competition. Their number one
strolled to their first ever major title in the US. The second pair,
lar points strength. For example, after a round, each victory
gives the player 2 points. If the points are equal then the game
round. The computer then matches player ranked 1 to play with
player ranked 2, and so on. The program also avoids repeat
again in the league. This method always keeps the winning
points playing players within their points range. In the doubles
were 7 rounds. 8 pairs qualified for the knockout phase for dou-
the only loss was to Sekhar and Madhu. Balachandran and Der-
Francis and Moaz. In the semis, Francis and Moaz beat
sive. In the 8
board. However, Madhu
coins and defended the last coin for Moaz. With the match on
and Parag. The match was tied at a game apiece, with a good
stepping up to the plate with a different aggressive attitude. In
tally changed the outcome of the match. The third place finish
is also the first by Team Canada in a doubles event.
Bihar Girls team own team championship title whereas Boys team were placed third at the 40th Sub Junior National and Inter State Carrom Championship held at Salt lake, Kolkata on concluding day of the championship. Nisha of Champaran (Bihar) own girls singles title and gave Bihar a new year gift.
Bihar Girls team defeated chandigarh by2-1, in which Nisha of Bihar beat Manu Gupta of Chandigarh in straight set 18-7& 9-4.Tuba of Chandigarh equalized by beating Neha of Bihar by 14-3 &13-9.The deciding match was won by doubles pair of Rinki and Kajal of BIhar against NIdhi and Sanya of Chandigarh by 15-10 &19-2 and claimed the title.
Bihar Boy's team lost in semi final to U.P but fought back to beat Vidarbha by 2-1 to claim the third position,Aquib &Wasim of Bihar won their single match against Vidarbha.
In the Girl's Singles event Nisha of Bihar displayed splendid game against Tuba of Chandigarh and won by the score of 9-20,13-7 and 14-11.However Neha of Bihar lost in the semifinal and was placed at 4th place.
The final result of 40th Sub Junior National and Inter State Carrom Championship was as follows:
Excellent performance by Mohd. Gufran
A young player from Moradabad surprised all top Indian players
10th INTER-ZONAL NATIONAL CARROM CHAMPIONSHIP 2012-13
All India Carrom Federation & The Puducherry State Sports Council
Union Territory Pondicherry Carrom Association
at St. Xavier Pastoral Centre Puducherry
from 30th November to 2nd December 2012
I attach herewith results of Inter-Zonal National Carrom Championship organised by All India Carrom Federation and hosted by Union Territory Pondicherry Carrom Association from 30th November to 2nd December 2012. It is a National Ranking Championship having a bearing on the selection of Indian Team.
The results are very interesting and Men Singles event was a repeat of World Championship. A young boy hailing from Moradabad city of U.P. in India, Mohd Gufran defeated Prakash Gaikwad 25-18, 25-16 in Quarter-final, C. Bharathidasan by 25-15, 25-12 in Semi-final and Yogesh Pardeshi by 25-11, 25-14 in final. He was outstanding and displayed highest level of skill and surprised all players with his thrilling and exciting finishes.
The All India Carrom Federation has distributed the whole country in six zones for carrom purposes - North, East, West, South, North East and Institution. Institution Zone is not a geographical zone. Since players belonging to State Associations can only participate in five zonal championshis, a special zone was created to have the representation from affiliated Institutions. 30 State Associations field their selected teams in their respective zones. Six men and six women players were selected from each zone on the basis of their performance in five zonal championships and one Institution National Championship. Those 12 players from each of the six zones participated in the Inter Zonal National Carrom Championship.
Mr. S. Udaya Kumar was the Organising Secretary and as a host they provided completely free boarding, lodging, transport and wonderful trophies to all participants for four days.
The Institution National Carrom Championship along with a carrom tournament for Blinds was organised in one of the Shopping Malls with high foot fall situated at prime location in Gurgaon, part of National Capital Region of Delhi. I shall be sending the report, results and photos of this event separately.
The All India Carrom Federation is organising two major events together i.e. Sub-Junior National & Inter-State Carrom Championship (for boys and girls under 14 years and 12 years of age) and All India Federation Cup Carrom Tournament (A National Ranking Tournament for senior players) from 25th to 30th December 2012 at Kolkata, West Bengal. Both the events will be played together on 64 boards for six days. The host i.e. Carrom (29") Association of Bengal will be providing completely free hospitality to about 700 participants from 30 State Associations and 17 Institutions.
With best wishes
WOMEN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER :- INSTITUTION ZONE
RUNNER :- SOUTH ZONE
3rd PLACE:- EAST ZONE
4th PLACE:- WEST ZONE
MEN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER:- SOUTH ZONE
RUNNER:- WEST ZONE
3rd PLACE:- INSTITUTION ZONE
4th PLACE:- NORTH EAST ZONE
WINNER : Rashmi Kumari INSTITUTION ZONE
RUNNER : Sangeeta Chandorkar INSTITUTION ZONE
3rd PLACE : S.Ilavazhaki INSTITUTION ZONE
4th PLACE : Kajal Kumari EAST ZONE
5th PLACE : M.Parimala Devi INSTITUTION ZONE
6th PLACE : P.Jayashree SOUTH ZONE
7th PLACE : G.Revathy SOUTH ZONE
8th PLACE : A.Ponnarasi SOUTH ZONE
WINNER : Mohd Ghufran EAST ZONE
RUNNER : Yogesh Pardeshi INSTITUTION ZONE
3rd PLACE : C.Bharathidasan SOUTH ZONE
4th PLACE : K.Ramesh babu INSTITUTION ZONE
5th PLACE : B.Radhakrishnan SOUTH ZONE
6th PLACE : M.Nataraj INSTITUTION ZONE
7th PLACE : Ajit Das NORTH EAST ZONE
8th PLACE : Prakash Gaikwad INSTITUTION ZONE
SLAM SCORED : 8 (7 White & 1 Black
Photos by Mohamed Saeed (Male)
December 2nd, 2012
Male’: Hassan Nizam and Aminath Nifasha successfully secured the Men’s and Women’s National Champion Title during 23rd Maldives National Carrom Tournament that has come to an end in Male’, Maldives on 1st December 2012. Hassan Nizam has secured this title for the 4th time, he won the title in 2006 and three consecutive years (2010-2012) after that.
During other events, Shafee Mohamed and Ahmed Hamid secured the Premier Division Men’s Doubles Champion Title, Aishath Fainaz and Afeefunisa secured Premier Division Men’s Doubles Champion Title and the Premier Division Team Event Champion Title was secured by Dhivehi Sifainge Club. On the other hand, the winning duo Hassan Nazim and Aishath Fainaz also secured the National Mixed Doubles Champions title.During the Second Division Event, Mohamed Mahudhee and Ahmed Tholaal won the Second Division Men’s Doubles Champion Title whereas, Ali Rameez secured the Second Division Men’s Singles Champion Title.
23rd National Carrom Tournament began on the eve of Sunday, 25th November 2012. A total of 198 participants and 15 clubs are competed in the tournament. A total of 11 Slams were played during the tournament where as Mariyam Nadha Ibrahim was awarded the Most Promising Women Player, Sadhooh Samiu was awarded the Most Promising Men’s Player and Aishath Fainaz was awarded the Player of the Tournament. The credit of this successful tournament goes to the hard work of President Maldives Carrom Association Ahmed Mubeen and Secretary General Maldives Carrom Association Mohammed Saeed. The tournament was held at Carrom hall, Male’ from 25th November to 1st December 2012.
Detailed Results are listed below:
SPORTS CLUB PHONEIX
STO RECREATION CLUB
MUKURIMAGU ZUVAANUNGE JAMIYYA
MOFA RECREATION CLUB
SPORTS CLUB PHONEIX
DHIVEHI SIFAINGE CLUB
Mariyam Nadha Ibrahim
Ahmed Jalaal Ali
Mohamed Abdul Samad
23rd National Carrom Tournament 2012
Indo German Carrom Test Series -
Dear Mr. Arif Naqvi,
I am happy to inform you that due to vidorous efforts made by President and General Secretary of All India Carrom Federation Carrom has been included in the activities of School Games Federtion of India. This will spread the game as competitive levels in more than 2 lacs school affiliated to all State Governments of India. Chhattisgarh Government has kindly accepted to host the next National of SGFI at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) in India. This big achievements of All India Carrom Federation after the inclusion of Sports activities in 7000 Schools affiliated to CBSE Schools. The efforts for bringing the game of Carrom in Future prospects should be commended and noted by the International Federation. International Carrom Federation may note that an International School Boys Tournament/Competition is also held and ICF may try to get this game included in this event also. Every affiliated Nation should also try to get the Carrom included in Schools' Competition in their country. AICF is confident that this step will lead the game spread in Millions children of India.
All India Carrom Federation
First White Slam in Poland
During the interesitng Carrom Championship in Warsaw on 21.05.2011 the FIRST WHITE SLAM OF POLAND was scored by Sylwester Pogorzelski.
The Championship was won by Cornel D'Silva from Polish city Łódź who defeated Nithesh Singha in final.
go to www.carrom.com.pl for detiles
11th North Zone Carrom Championship
26-28, May 2011
Mohd. Zahid (Delhi) and Farheen (Chandigarh) Clinched North Zone Carrom Title
Chandigarh, May 2011 on the concluding day of 11th North Zone Carrom Championship 2011 here at St. Stephen School, Chandigarh.
Mohd. Zahid (Delhi) bt. Jameel Ahmed(Delhi) -17-8, 25-00 in the Men singles title of the North Zone Carrom Championship beating his team mate in the keenly contested Final Match.
In Women Singles also the fight for top position was between players of Chandigarh namely Farheen bt. Tuba – 25-4, 17-13.
In Jr. Girls Singles Final: Priya Sharma(Chd) bt. Nidhi Gupta 10-12,19-4,17-00
In Boys Singles Final: Mohd. Arish (Chd) bt. Ankit (Har)-21-07, 21-11.
Men’s Semi Final: Jammel Ahmed, Delhi bt. Asaif Iqbal, Chd-25-8, 13-15, 25-16. Mohd. Zahid (Delhi) bt Mohd. Shadab (Delhi)-15-19, 23-18, 19-10
Women’s Semi Final: Farheen(Chd) bt. Aakansha (Chd)-15-9, 23-05, Tuba (Chd) bt. Anjali (Chd) 18-7, 21-12
Boy’s Junior (Semi Final) Ankit (Haryana) bt. Muneeb Amin(Delhi)-15-13, 19-13. Mohd. Arish (Chd) bt. Tasavar Ali (Chd)-21-00, 21-04
Girls Junior (Semi Final): Priya Sharma (Chd) bt. Arpita Nagar (Hary) Chd)21-00, 17-04, Nidhi Gupta (Chd) bt. Manu Gupta (Chd) 15-13,12-09
Ranking of the tournament is as under:
1. Priya Sharma (Chd)
2. Nidhi Gupta (Chd)
3. Manu Gupta (Chd)
4. Arpita Nagar (Hry)
1. Mohd. Arish (Chd)
2. Ankit (Hry)
3. Muneeb Amin (Delhi)
4. Tasavar Ali (Chd)
1. Farheen (Chd)
2. Tuba (Chd)
3. Anjali (Chd)
4. Aakansha (Chd)
5. Gulshan (Chd)
6. Kudrat (Chd)
7. Susheela (Chd)
8. Insha Afzal Bhatt (J&K)
1. Jahid (Delhi)
2. Jameel Ahmed (Delhi)
3. Asif Iqbal(Chd)
4. Mohd. Shadab(Delhi)
5. Mod. Talib (Chd)
6. Adeel Khan (Delhi)
7. Mohd. Hassan (Chd)
8. Mohd. Wasim (Delhi)
Shri S.K. Sharma, Secretary General, International Carrom Federation and Shri Kuldeep Singh, a famous architect of Chandigarh graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. While giving the prizes to the winners the Global head of this game Shri Sharma gave some important information about the game of carrom – Indian Carrom Team is participating in the 15th SAARC Countries Carrom Championship and the 4th Asian Carrom Championship being held in Maldives from 28th May to 4th june 2011. He said that Indian players who are world champions would once again lift all the titles of both the championships. He also stated that CBSE has included the game of carrom in their sports activity calendar and stated that it is also being recognized by School Games Federation of india and kendriya Vidyalaya. He has also appreciated the performance of players of Delhi, Chandigarh and Haryana and gave his good wishes to the North Zone Carrom Team for Inter Zonal Carrom Championship being organized at Guntur (AP) in July 2011.
Shri V.D. Narayan, Director of the Championship also appreciated the efforts of Chandigarh Carrom Association led by Shri Mahesh Sekhri, General Secretary of the Association. He has announced the ranking of the Zone for the year 2011-12
Shri Mahesh Sekhri, Organising Secretary of the Championship gave a detailed report of the Championship and expressed thanks on behalf of CCA to the School management of St. Stephen School for their support in organizing the event and all others who have extended their support directly or indirectly in organizing the event.
During the Closing Ceremony the national champions from Chandigarh namely Farheen, Tuba, Mohd. Hassan and Mohd. Talib were awarded cash prize of Rs. 5001/- each by the St. Stephen School Chandigarh.
Carrom is officially allowed in Inter School Sports & Games Competitions in 7000 Schools in India and Indian schools in Bahrain, Dubai etc.
A revolutionary achievement.
Congratulations by ICF
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From: MUKTESHWARI SHARAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Fwd: Letter of Chairman CBSE
To: email@example.com, arif naqvi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Mr. Naqvi,
This will enable us to streamline students of 7000 Schools in India and abroad ie. Baharin, Dubai and other countries to enter.You may congratulate our President and General Secretary for this achievemdents. I amy recall that this was initiated during your last visit. Sir kindly send us the list of affiliated National Carrom Federations affiliated to International Federation so that I can be able to transmit the information to the Government.
3rd WorldCup 2010
Winner: Ila Wazhaki
Second: Kavita Somanchi
Third: P.G. Revathy
Winner: Prakash Gaikwad & B. Radhakrishnan
Second: Yogesh Pardeshi & Zaheer Pasha
Third: Sarvan Chandrababu & Neil Khatu
Winner: Ilavazhaki & P.G. Revathy
Second: Rashmi Kumari & Kavita Somanchi
Third: Aishath Fainaz & Aminath Vishama
Winner: Yogesh Pardeshi
Third: Prakash Gaikwad
Winner: Zaheer Pasha
Second: Yogesh Pardeshi
COLOMBO: 31 JULY: Indian carrom players claimed seven Gold Medals, two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal in the 14th SAARC Countries Carrom Championship concluded at Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Five countries i.e. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Bangladesh participated in three days championship. Nepal could not make it at the last minute. Three men and three women players from each country participated in seven different events of the SAARC Championship.
Yogesh Pardeshi of India, who is also the current World Champion, annexed Men Singles title defeating B. Radhakrishnan of India in straight games 25-16, 25-3. Prakash Gaikwad of India secured third position defeating Sherifddin of Sri Lanka easily 25-5, 25-4. In the semi-finals, Radhakrishnan overcame Prakash Gaikwad 25-23, 25-10 while Yogesh prevailed over Sherifddin 25-6, 25-2. Defending champion, Hidayat Ansari of India could not make it to the Indian team.
Current Women World Champion & defending champion, I. Ilavazhaki claimed Women Singles title defeating Kavita Somanchi of India in a well contested match 25-24, 25-11. Roshita Joseph of Sri Lanka secured third position defeating Aisath Fainaz of Maldives 25-19, 25-00. Both Indian players overpowered their opponents very easily in the Semi-finals. Kavita beat Fainaz 25-4, 25-0 and Ilavazhaki beat Rosita 25-1, 25-0.
In Men Doubles event, defending champion pair from India, Yogesh Pardeshi & B. Radhakrishnan defeated their traditional rivals from Sri Lanka, Chamil Cooray and Nishant Fernando 25-11, 25-14. Third position was claimed by Bangladesh pair of Mohd Ali & Hafizur Rahmandefeating Maldives pair of Neesham and Hamid 25-24, 9-25, 25-24. Indian pair of I. Ilavazhaki and Rashmi Kumari, who was defending champion, won Women Doubles title when they defeated Sri Lankan pair of Roshita and Chalani 25-5, 25-4. Aishath Fainaz & Vishama of Maldives secured third position.
Indian pair of Prakash Gaikwad & Kavita Somanchi claimed Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles event defeating Sri Lankan pair of Sherifddin & Madushika 25-13, 25-7. Maldives pair of Mohd. Shafee & Aminath Nima won Bronze Medal defeating K.G.H. Kabir & Farzana Akhtar of Bangladesh 9-25, 25-23, 25-21.
India won both Men and Women Team events. Bangladesh surprised Sri Lanka to win the Silver Medal in the Men Team event. Sri Lanka and Maldives claimed Silver and Bronze Medals respectively in the Women team event. Prakash Gaikwad scored six Slams while Yogesh Pardeshi scored five Slams in the Championship.
The 14th SAARC Championship was inaugurated by C.B. Rattanaike, Sports Minister of Sri Lanka in a colourful function. He played the first knock of the Championship as well. The prizes were given away by Secretary (Sports), Government of Sri Lanka; First Secretary, Indian High Commission, R.M. Srivastava; Member of Parliament of Bangladesh, Zunaid Ahmed Palak; Secretary General, International Carrom Federation, S.K. Sharma and President, Asian Carrom Confederation, Zahir Naseer. Dr. Zahir Naseer presented cash awards to all players who scored slams and the best player from each country.
Indian Team was congratulated by Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwagand Rahul Dravid who were present in Colombo for the Indo-Sri Lanka Cricket Test Series.
Thrilling matches at the 14th Carrom Euro Cup in Rome, Italy.
(Report by ICF Media Commission)
The 14th Carrom Euro cup held from 11th to 13th June in Rome ended on Sunday by the Prize Distribution Ceremony, in which ECC president Arif Naqvi announced that the 15th Euro Cup has been alloted by the ECC to France.
About one hundred Carrom players from France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Slovania, Switzerland and United Kingdom participated in this year's Euro Cup, which was held in three disciplines: Singles, Doubles and Team Event.
The team from Czech Republic could not attend at the last minute due to the death of the father of an important member
of the team.
the 14th Euro Cup was opened on Thursday evening by Arif Naqvi, President of European Carrom Confederation and ICF,
who appreciated that the Carrom Euro Cup has been held every year without any interval and has contributed to its popularity and rise of the standard. He said that the 14th Euro Cup should be taken as a rehersal for the 3rd World Cup which would be taking place from 27th September to 1st October in Richmond, Virginia USA. Naqvi appreciated the dedicated hard work done by Elisa Martinelli and other members of the Italian Carrom Federation to make the event successful.
The teams Championship conducted on first day, 11th June, was won by the UK with an edge of only one point against Germany. Switzerland came on third place.
The points are as following:
1. UK 25 points
2. Germany 24 points
3. Switzerland 15 points
4. France 14 points
5. Italy 12 points
6. Poland 0 points
Simultaneously the doubles Campionship was conducted on the same day which was won by Italy's Weerasinghe Sriyantha and Cristiani Gianluca agians Collard Steve and Pierre Dubois of France, with 25 to 24 . Both sides gave a excellent performance. At one point the score in the final game was 24 to 24. Leu Jonathan and Pierre Fabian of France came on third place.
The Singles Event , which was conducted on 12th and 13th June, was won by Karnal Abedin of UK for the third consecutive time. After the 11 round of matches the final was held between Karnal Abedin of UK and Pierre Dubois of France. While Karnal was leading clearly after 11 rounds with 20 points in hand Pierre Dubois of France, Peter Boecker of Germany and Abdul Malik of UK followed him with 18 points each, while Pierre had edge with Bucholz points.
The final between Karnal Abedin and Pierre Dubois was extremely exiting. While Karnal won the first game clearly, Pierre gave him a very good fight in the second game, winning the game clearly. The third game was however dominated by Karnal Abeding and he won the match and the trophy for the third consecutive time. Peter Boecker of Germany came on the third place.
The meeting of the General Council of the European Carrom Confederation was also held during the Euro Cup in Rome. It was attended by the representatives of France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Slovania (as guest), Switzerland and United Kingdom. The 15th Euro Cup was alotted to France and is to be held near Paris.
Poland's Paulina Nowakowska and UK's Nazrul Islam were included in the ECC General Council as two new Vice Presidents.
The 14th Euro Cup was concluded with prize distribution ceremny and a closing speech of the ECC President Arif Naqvi
at a restaurant rear the sea side of Rome. Naqvi asked the players to forward to 3rd. World Cup (2010) in USA, while Elisa Martinelly thanked on behalf of the italian federation to all players and sponsors for the coperation.
The present Office Bearers of the ECC are as following:
President: Arif Naqvi (Germany)
Vice Presidents: Paulina Nowakowska (Poland)
Nazrul Islam (UK)
Secretry General: Elisa Martinelli (Italy)
Treasurer: Kurt Scherrer (Switzerland)
!4th Carrom Euro Cup Results
Singles Event: ( 91 player )
Winner: Karnal Abedin (UK)
2nd: Pierre Dubois (France)
3rd.: Peter Boecker (Germany)
Winner: Weerasinghe Sriyantha and Cristiani Gianluca (Italy)
2nd: Collard Steve and Pierre Dubois (France)
3rd.: Leau Jonathan and Fabian Pereira (France)
ICF Media Commission
UKCF RANKING AFTER 3 RANKING TOURNAMENTS
1. Karnal Abdin
2. Nazrul Islam
3. Murshad Khan
4. Abdul Malik
5. Abdul Khan
6. Ish Gupta
10. Abdul Mumit
11. Shomsu Miah
12. Iqbal Hussain
13. Shuab Ahmed
14. Sunahar Ali
15. Abdul Wahid
16. Abdur Rahman Khan
17. Abdul Momin
18. Abdul Ahad
19. Sharif Miah
20. Syed Jalal Ahmed
21. Anhar Ali
22. Nurul Amin
23. Abdus Shahid
24. Mukit Hussain
25. Nurul Islam
26. Shakil Ahmed
27. Tufail Malik
29. Azir Uddin