Five share lead in the Open; Harshini A. surges ahead in National U-17 Championships

At the end of 5th round, Mitrabha Guha (WB), Panesar Vedant (Mah), Vinay Thomas Abraham (Kerala), Harshita Guddanti (AP) and Cheela Naga Sampath (AP) lead the category table with 4.5 points out of 5 points.

Top seed FM Mitrabha Guha drew with Vinay Thomas Abraham in 44 moves. The battle on Board no. 2  ended in a similar result after Gaurav Rajesh Zagade (Mah) drew with Panesar Vedant (Mah) in 43 moves. Board no. 3 Harshita Guddanti (AP) beat Tuhin Kashyap (Assam) in 54 moves and on board no-5 Cheela Naga Sampath (AP) beat Arjun C Krishnamachari (TN). Six players are trailing behind the leader at 4 points.

Harshini A

In the girls’ section, third seed Harshini A (TN) maintained her leading position with 4.5 points.

Eight players half a point behind the leader at 4 points. Top seed Arpita Mukherjee (Bengal), second seed Priyanka K (T N), Samriddhaa Ghosh (Bengal), Mrudul Dehankar (Mah), Bhagyashree Patil (Mah), Benasir M (TN), Jyothsna L (T N) and Kalyani B (AP) all are 4 points.

The championship witnessed birthday celebration of Maharastra’s Arora Prabir Pal Singh.

Prominent Badminton Coach Mr.Pradeep Paliwal visited the venue.

Pairings

Open: Round 6

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 FM Mitrabha Guha 2376 Harshita Guddanti 1972 14
2 8 Panesar Vedant 2124 Vinay Thomas Abraham 1953 16
3 18 Cheela Naga Sampath 1935 4 Pruthu Deshpande 2068 9
4 12 Vaibhav Jayant Raut 1999 4 4 Gaurav Rajesh Zagade 2177 6
5 64 Sreekar J S S 1538 4 4 Om Kharola 2042 11
6 3 Krishnater Kushager 2333 4 Aakash Sharadchandra Dalvi 1947 17
7 41 Uttam Prakash Sharma 1688 Tarun V Kanth 2258 4
8 5 Vatsal Singhania 2225 Rupam Mukherjee 1837 29
9 34 Aryan Ranjan 1768 Shyam Prasad Reddy K 2148 7
10 10 Manu David Suthandram R 2044 Harshit Arya 1800 31

Pairings

Girls: Round 6

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 1 WFM Arpita Mukherjee 2207 4 WFM Harshini A 2160 3
2 2 Priyanka K 2163 4 4 Bhagyashree Patil 1885 11
3 10 Ghosh Samriddhaa 1904 4 4 WCM Mrudul Dehankar 2065 5
4 18 Benasir M 1736 4 4 WCM Jyothsna L 1964 7
5 6 Sanskriti Goyal 1965 4 Kalyani B 1656 22
6 4 WFM Tarini Goyal 2072 WFM Bommini Mounika Akshaya 1787 15
7 23 Garima Gaurav 1615 Srimathi R 1828 13
8 31 Harshini B 1491 Tejasvi M 1747 17
9 8 Pandey Srishti 1958 3 Yuti Mayur Patel 1428 36
10 33 Pagay Shalaka 1474 3 3 WFM Tanishka Kotia 1918 9

Report by Debasish Barua