Local briefs

NCA members resign

KATHMANDU: Eight members of the Nepal Chess Association (NCA) resigned from the executive committee. Among them were senior vice-president Arun Kumar Shrestha, vice-president Prakash Sijapati, general secretary Bhawani Limbu, secretary Bidur Gautam, senior member Hira Bahadur Sthapit and members Badri Lal Nepali, Sushil Shrestha and Rajendra Rijal. — HNS

Fr Watrin basketball

KATHMANDU: Robin Khatri scored 27 as Shanker Dev beat Lincoln 66-51 in the fourth Fr Watrin Basketball Championship on Sunday. In other league matches, Don Bosco defeated Wilson Club 56-41, South Siders beat hosts Godavari Alumni Association 49-42 and kathmandudes overcame FW Taylor 63-45. — HNS

Inter-school football

LALITPUR: Dipendra Police beat Yuva Prativa Vidhya Mandir 2-1 and Birendra Sainik edged out Jalpa School 1-0 as both the winning teams advanced to the second round of the Coca Cola Cup Inter-school Football. Shivapuri High School, Gitamata High School, Bhaktapur English Boarding School, Bishwo Gorkha Academy, Siddhartha Vanasthali and Little Angels’ School have already secured the last eight spots. The eight teams will now play league matches in two groups and the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals. — HNS

New paper in town

LALITPUR: SoccerAgeNepal Pvt Ltd launched SoccerAge Nepal, an exclusive football newspaper here on Sunday. The fortnighly was officially unveiled by Nepal Olympic Committee president Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and All Nepal Football Association president Ganesh Thapa at a programme attended by top footballers and sports officials. Speaking at the programme, publisher Upendra Shrestha announced the SoccerAge Emerging Player of the Year award. The award carries a sum of Rs 50,000 to a talented youth footballer of the national league. — HN

Moon Star win

NEPALGUNJ: Moon Star Club and Fanah Sports Club won their matches in the Night Cricket Knockout Tournament here on Sunday. Moon Star beat ACC Sports Club by 22 runs. Batting first, Moon Star were all out for 70 in 13.1 overs and restricted ACC Sports to 48 in 11.3 overs. In another match, Fanah defeated Namaste Nepal Club by eight wickets. Fanah chased the 70-run target losing two wickets in 12 overs. — HNS

Manamaya bags gold

LALITPUR: Manamaya Lama of Jawalakhel Dojo beat Lajen Sherpa in women’s 55kg final at the first Nationwide Full Contact Karate Tournament here on Sunday. Jawalakhel Dojo’s Naresh Maharjan defeated Thali Dojo’s Laxman Tamang to bag the men’s 45kg championship while Ram Lama won the 65kg title. Organised by Gwarko Kyukushin Karate Dojo, 40 men and 16 women players took part in the tournament. — HNS

Akhil Cup football

LALITPUR: Nepal Commerce Campus entered the semi-finals after a 3-0 win over Campion College in the Akhil Cup Valleywide Inter-college Football here on Sunday. Hillbird edged out Shanker Dev 5-4 in tiebreaker after a 1-1 deadlock in another match. Santosh Shrestha scored for Hillbird while Robindra Chand converted for Shaker Dev in the regular time. In another game, RIBS beat Ideal 4-1. — HNS