Mumbai : Ashok Gaur, Maitryee Gogate (Ratnagiri), Manu Baria, Radhika Joshi and Abhishek Bharti in contrasting style claimed the Men, Women, Veteran, Junior Girl’s & Junior Boy’s crowns respectively in the 12th Late Muktar Ahmed Memorial Trophy State Level Carrom Tournament on Tuesday.
Mumbai’s second seeded Ashok Gaur rose to challenge with a confident attacking game to record a hard fought victory against top seeded Mohd. Sajid.
Ashok Gaur showed solid concentration and steely nerves to sideline in form opponent Mohd. Sajid 25-17, 5-25, 25-9 in a thrilling three Games encounter to clinch the top honours.
In the women singles final second seeded former national champion Sangeeta Chandorkar crashed at the final hurdle losing to Ratnagiri’s seventh seeded Junior National champion Maitryee Gogate in a thrilling three games encounter 25-5, 9-25, 10-25.
In the Veteran Single Final fifth seeded Manu Baria prevailed over eight seeded Giridhar Bhoj (Young Stars Trust, Virar) in a thrilling three games encounter 25-18, 12-25, 25-18 to lift the title for first time. In the Junior Boy’s single final Abhishek Bharti of Mumbai easily prevailed over Vishal Parmar also of Mumbai 11-25, 25-12, 25-7 in a thrilling three games encounter to clinch the title for first time.
In the Junior Girl’s final Top seeded Radhika Joshi outplayed fourth seeded Mayuri Bhamre 25-6, 14-25, 25-10 in a thrilling three game encounter to annexe the title for first time.