Mumbai:Kavita Somanchi of Reserve Bank prevailed over Geeta Devi of BSNL in a straight games encounter 25-10, 25-10 to enter quarter final round of the women singles event in the All India Public Sector Carrom Tournament 2014 organised by Air India and Maharashtra Carrom Association under the auspices of All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board at Badminton Hall, Air India Sports Club.
In another pre-quarter round match Kajal Kumari of Indian Oil overcame stiff Challenge from LIC of India Shilpa Palnitkar 11-25, 25-0, 25-12 in a three game encounter. Earlier, in second round Shilpa shocked former World Champion S Illavazhaki of ONGC 0-25, 25-11, 25-16 in a thrilling three game encounter.
In another thrilling three game encounter Khushbu Kumari of Indian Oil prevailed over her teammate Madhuri Tayshetye 25-1, 14-25, 25-19 to advance into quarter round. In another match Former World Champion S Apoorva of LIC easily prevailed over Bunti Laishram of BSNL in straight games 25-4, 25-11 to advance further.
In the men team Championship Zone-1 Winners Indian Oil will play Reserve Bank of India who finished second in Zone-2 with 6 Points. Zone-2 Winners Air India ‘B’ team will clash with Air India ‘A’ team who finished second in the Zone-2 with 6 Points.