HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal are taking on Bahrain in their second Group ‘B’ match of the ACC U-16 Elite Cup at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday. After beginning their campaign with a convincing 78-run victory over Kuwait in their opening match on Friday, Nepal would like to continue the winning momentum to earn themselves a place in the knockout stage. Nepal (two points) are currently behind leaders Malaysia (four) in the group standings where the former have one match in hand. After a one-day rest, Nepal will play Iran on May 8 before wrapping the group stage with the match against hosts Malaysia a day later.
Sabina strikes gold
KATHMANDU: Sabina Shrestha of Sinamangal Dojo won the Women’s Open Weight category gold of the eighth Krishna Mohan Nudup Memorial Cup Nationwide Karate Championships here at the National Table Tennis Training Centre in Lainchaur on Saturday. Other claiming gold medals in the one-day event were, Kendra Kumar Shrestha (65kg) of Central Dojo along with Karma Tamang (55kg) and Kishan Lama (30kg) of Balkumari Dojo. In all, 90 players participated in the event, organised by the Thamel Kyokushin Karate-do Association. Thamel Kyokushin has been organising the tournament annually in the memory of late APF IGP Krishna Mohan Shrestha and his wife Nudup.
Three share lead
KATHMANDU: Bijaya Dangol, Prashant Thapa and Dinesh Shrestha shared lead after the fourth round of the Inter-school Chess Tournament with four points each here on Saturday. Bijaya of Annapurna School defeated Ram Chandra Devkota of Greenland, Prashant of Deepjyoti overcame his schoolmate Prajjwol Khatiwada and Dinesh of Laboratory School beat Suman Shrestha of Swarnim in their respective fourth round matches. Bina Jaiswal of
Deepjyoti, Manoj Maharjan and M
ilan Lama of Annapurna and Joshan Khadka of Bhanubhakta Memorial School are up next in the second spot with 3.5 points each.
Rajan claims title
KATHMANDU: Rajan Puri of PLA Sports Club claimed the second Rapid FIDE Rating Chess Tournament title here on Saturday. Rajan defeated former Nepal champion Badri Lal Nepali and Candidate Master Keshav Shrestha to finish with a 100 per cent winning record in the tournament. Rajan pocketed Rs 3,000, while second-placed Badri Lal got Rs 2000. Rajendra Prasad Shrestha finished third. The tournament was organised in the memory of The Himalayan Chess Club advisor and chess lover Punya Lal Shrestha.
New Diamond thru
KATHMANDU: New Diamond Academy and Newton High School inched closer to the volleyball title of the Kathmandu District President’s Cup Running Shield here on Saturday. In the semi-final matches, New Diamond defeated Bijeshwori 25-23, 25-16 to reach the girls’ final, while Newton overcame Samakhushi Boarding School 25-20, 25-21 to book a place in the boys’ final.
Amar Singh Cup
KATHMANDU: Amar Singh Adarsha ‘A’ on Saturday entered the quarter-finals of the first Amar Singh Cup Seven-a-side Football Tournament. The ‘A’ team from the hosts defeated Mysterious Club 7-1 following a hat-trick from Anil Thapa. Pushkar Thapa, Subash Thapa, Kailash Rai and Thakur Shrestha added one each for the winners. Parmeswhor Dawadi netted the consolation goal for the losing side. In all, 15 teams are participating in the knockout event.