Local Briefs

Nepal dominate

KATHMANDU: Nepal team continued their dominance over the Lions Kamarupa Academy of Assam in the friendly Chess Tournament here on Tuesday. On Tuesday, Nepal accumulated 12.5 points while Kamarupa earned just 3.5 points after the completion of third round. Among Nepali players to win both the second and third round matches today were Bibidh Pratap Singh, Prashant Thapa, Sanjay Awal and Sushesh Shrestha. Of the total 64 points available, the hosts have so far earned 18.5 while giving away only 5.5 points to the visiting team. — HNS

Charity golf

KATHMANDU: The Royal Nepal Golf Club (RNGC) is organising a Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for the diarrhea victims of Jajarkot and Rukum districts. Members of the club will take part in the one-day event, informed the RNGC on Tuesday. The RNGC had also organised a charity tournament to raise funds for the flood victims of Koshi last year. — HNS

Karki nominated

LALITPUR: A general convention of the Jawalakhel Youth Club Badminton Circle has nominated Bharat Bahadur Karki as its president on Tuesday. Kiroj Man Singh Basnet, Pradeep Thapa and Awadhes Chandra Jha are the vice-president of the committee. Binod Kaji Shrestha is the treasurer while Abhimannu KC the secretary. Among the members are Sangit Rana, Parasar Jung Pandey, Ram Chandra Basnet, Kapil Shahi and Manmohan KC. Former president WB Ghale has been named as the honorary president. — HNS

Jitkundo Karate

Kathmandu: National Hero Amar Singh Thapa Academy and Nepal Jitkundo Martial Arts Association are jointly organising the first Amar Singh Thapa Memorial Cup Jitkundo Martial Arts Tournament here on July 30-31. In all, 160 players will compete for eight championship titles. Two gold medals — one each in man and woman sections — are up for grabs in the Combat section while six — three each in men and women —are on offer in the Official Combat. Players vying for Combat gold medals will have to fight against opponents with varied weight. However three age groups — below 25kg, 25-31kg and 36-42kg — have been included in the Official Combat. — HNS