Mumbai : Nalasopara based eigth seeded Kailash Waghela (Get together Group), Mitali Pitkar, Gaurav Phartiyal, Ashutosh Giri, Sanjeev Mulgaonkar (Young Stars Trust) & Ganesh Phadke (Vasia Vikas Mandal) won Men, Women, Boys (under 14yrs), Boys (under 18yrs), Veteran & Senior Citizen Singles titles in the 26th Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Mahotsav Carrom Tournament 2015-16 which was organized by Vasai Taluka Kala-Kreeda Vikas Mandal at Ganpatrao Vartak Sabhagruha Hall, Kreeda Mandal, Vasai under the Auspices of Palghar District Carrom Association & Maharashtra Carrom Association.
In the men singles final eigth seeded Kailash Waghela of Get Together Group prevailed over unseeded Sandeep Saarsar also of Get together group in a thrilling three game encounter 17-25,25- 13, 25-11 to pocket Vasai Taluka carom title for the first time in his career, First game which was played over 8 boards Sandeep Saarsar playing agressively won the first at 25-17. But in the second game Kailash Waghela staged strong comeback by playing attacking game lead 21-13 and in the deciding 8th board Kailash Waghela took 4 points and won the second game to 25-13 and made score 1-1. In deciding third game Kailash played defensively to win 25-11 and claim the Men Singles title for the first time in his career. Earlier in the Semi-Final Kailash Waghela brushed aside the challenge of seasoned Mahesh Mestri also of Young Stars Trust in thrilling three game encounter at 11- 25, 25-21, 25-15 and in the other semi final Sandeep Saarsar prevailed over Rajesh Mehta of Young Stars Trust in thrilling three game encounter 10-25, 25-7, 25-17 to enter finals. In the 3rd place match Rajesh Mehta of Young Stars Trust prevailed over Mahesh Mestri of Young Stars Trust in straight games encounter 25-5, 25-4. In the women singles final Top seeded Mitali Pitkar of Young Stars Trust encountered tough resistance from upcoming Sonal Sawant of Young Stars Trust in thrilling three game encounter 25-0, 4-25, 25-5 & win the title for the second time in her career.