YMCA Mumbai District Ranking carrom championship: Sandeep Deorukhkar crowned champ

Mumbai: Unseeded Sandeep Deorukhkar of ONGC emerged champion stunning World champion and fourth seed Prashant More (RBI) with a 2-0 win to take home the trophy and the purse money of Rs 1.10 lakh in the 6th Muthoot Finance Bombay YMCA Mumbai District Ranking carrom championship, organised by Procter YMCA, at the Procter YMCA branch, Agripada, Mumbai Central, here on Sunday.

The experienced Deorukhkar was high on confidence and employed some clever tactics as he played some perfect shots to unsettle the World champ More, who was struggling to find his touch and was unable to put up a decent fight. Deorukhkar capitalised from every opportunity to sink his coins to win the boards as he went on to assert his domination, with 25-11, 25-0 to claim the YMCA crown.

Results: Men’s (Sfs): P More (RBI) bt Z Ahmed (AI) 25-17, 25-16; S Deorukhkar (ONGC) bt G Tambe (MCGM) 25-7, 25-15; Final: S Deorukhkar (ONGC) bt P More (RBI) 25-11, 25-0.

Parikh, Thakkar out
The formidable pairing of Siddharth Parikh (SCR) and Rishabh Thakkar (+10) crashed out going tamely to unseeded combination of Rushabh Gohil (+30) and Shubham Randhe (+30) 1-3 in the second round match of the Khar Gymkhana Snooker Shootout, here on Sunday.

Results (2nd Rd): R Gohil (+30)/S Randhe (+30) bt S Parikh (SCR) / R Thakkar (+10) 3-1; 1st Rd: R Sakalkar (+20) / S Khandelwal (+20) bt R Jaising (+30) / S Sawant (+40) 3-0; R Shetye (+40) / V Waingade (+40) bt A Shah (+20) / R Panchamiya (+30) 3-0; M Bhavsar (+10) / A Kharwar (+40) bt J Menezes (+30)/N Sangar (+40) 3-1.

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