Local Briefs

Pros disqualified

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s profession golfers Ramesh Nagarkoti and Pashupati Sharma were disqualified in the last round foursomes play of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup Qualifier at the Seri Selangor Golf Club in Malaysia on Saturday. The pros were bottom of the table at 28-over 241 after the third round. The duo carded 82 in the first round fourball, 84 in the second round foursomes and 75 in the third round fourball. Singapore won the qualifier with a card of 269, one stroke better than Philippines. Pakistan finished third with a card of 274 and secured the third and final berth — their first ever — for the World Cup. The World Cup is slated for November 26-29 in China. — HNS

Triveni, Adarsha in final

LAMJUNG: Defending champions Adarsha Club and Triveni Club, the two teams from Besisahar, set title clash at the Bahundanda Cup Men’s Football Tournament, organised by Young Star Club, on Saturday. Adarsha Club beat Adarsha Youth Club of Uttarkanya 4-3 in tiebreaker after a 2-2 stalemate. Dihendra Gurung and Kanya Prasad Gurung scored for Adarsha while Nanda Gurung and Raju Gurung converted for Adarsha Youth in regular 50 minutes of play. In the other semi-final match, Triveni thrashed Moonstar Club 7-1. Kish Rana struck a hat-trick, Subhash Gurung netted a brace and Suresh Shrestha and Ram Kumar Gurung added a goal each for Triveni while Chin Bahadur Ale replied with a consolation goal for Moonstar. — HNS

Mora Kings’ chess

KATHMANDU: Nepali chess players came up with some satisfying performances in the fifth and sixth round of the second Mora Kings’ International Rating Chess Tournament in Sri Lanka on Saturday. Shyam Shrestha lost his first match in the tournament in the fifth round but won his sixth round match to stay in the third position with five points. Veteran Rajendra Prasad Shrestha added two points with wins over Sri Lankan opponents in the fifth and sixth round. Another veteran Sitaram Agrawal lost his sixth round match and has four points on the board. Unrated Govinda Khadka and Bijay Gurung both won the fifth round and lost the sixth round matches. Khadka has 3.5 points and Gurung three after the completion of sixth round. — HNS

Godavari champions

LALITPUR: Hosts Godavari Dojo claimed the team championship of the third

Open Wadokai Karate and Kickboxing Tournament here on Saturday. Godavari won seven gold, five silver and eight

bronze medals to clinch the trophy. Sushil Ghalan of Godavari and Kabita Poudel

of Manamaiju Doju won the best player’s awards. Meanwhile, Hari Pahari of Badikhel won the men’s 55kg kickboxing championship defeating Manoj Danuwar of Udaypur in final. Ganesh Bhandari

of Godavari beat Dinesh Danuwar of Udaypur to win the men’s open kickboxing gold medal. In all 250 players took part

in the tournament. — HNS

Nasir Memorial karate

KATHMANDU: Kumari Dojo of the

Japan Gojuryu Karate Do Kenwakai

Nepal Association is organising the second Nasir Khan Memorial Karate Tournament on September 11-12. A total of 300 karatekas will vie for 27 championship titles, said the tournament coordinator Ashmita Gurung on Saturday. — HNS

U-14 chess tournament

KATHMANDU: The first Inter-children’s Home Under-14 Chess Championship is scheduled for August 31 to September 4. Organisation for Community Child and Environment Development (OCCED), OCCED Nepal Lions Club and Nepal Chess Association are jointly organising the tournament. A total of 40 players from 14 children’s home will participate in the tournament to be played in seven rounds under Swiss League format. The top 10 players in the tournament will earn

automatic berths for the National U-14 Chess Tournament. — HNS