Senior Inter State Championship 2006 Day1

New Delhi `B’ 2 bt Chandigarh 1 (Satwik Joshi bt Puneet Singh 9-3, 9-6, 4-9, 9-10, 9-4, Shiv Diwan bt Khushwant Singh 10-8, 8-10, 9-3, 9-4, Uday Das lost to Vikas Nayyar 9-5, 2-9, 4-9, 7-9)

Tamil Nadu `B’ bt Haryana 3-0 (Karan Malik bt A. P. Vashisht 9-1, 9-0, 9-1, Ramit Tandon bt Paramjeet Gill 9-0, 9-2, 9-0, Ravi Dixit bt Neeraj Khatri 9-0, 9-1, 9-1) Read more of this post

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Dipika Pallikal’s CNN-IBN interview

Dipika Pallikal could easily have been a model. But for this talented squash player from Chennai, the sport has been an obsession and looks like it is finally paying off. Dipika has been steadily gaining points in the junior circuit and her most recent achievement was winning the Asian junior championship. “It was a really good experience for me in the Dutch Open. One of the biggest wins of the year was the Asian Junior Championships. And being Asia’s No 1 is a really big thing in India,” Dipika says. The SAF games was the second team tournament in Dipika’s young career and she feels the camaraderie shared with team mates while playing for the country is a refreshing change from the individual events that squash players normally participate in. “It was a good experience being in a team, working as a team, having dinner and lunch together. It was a different experience from being an individual,” she adds.

Ask her about the reason why Chennai is dominating Indian squash and the pretty young lass is all smiles. After all, the city has produced the likes of Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinnapa. “We normally go only for squash, we go to school for three hours and we are back for squash. So squash is our aim in Channai,” says Dipika. Watch the interview

PSA September 2006 ranking

Its the first time that two Indians are in the top 50 !!! 

41 Ritwik Bhattacharya 
50 Saurav Ghosal

Sport in September

1-10 TENNIS US Open
2 CRICKET NatWest series: England v Pakistan, Lord’s
5 CRICKET NatWest Series: England v Pakistan, Rose Bowl
8 CRICKET NatWest series: England v Pakistan, Trent Bridge
9-10 ATHLETICS IAAF World Athletics final, Stuttgart
10 MOTOGP Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang
10 CRICKET NatWest series: England v Pakistan, Edgbaston
10 MOTOR RACING Italian Grand Prix
14-17 GOLF HSBC World Match Play Championship, Wentworth
17 MOTOGP Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island
16-17 TENNIS Fed Cup final
17 MOTOR RACING Belgian Grand Prix
18-20 TENNIS Sunfeast Women’s Open, Kolkata
22-24 GOLF 36th Ryder Cup, Co Kildare
22-24 TENNIS Davis Cup
24 MOTOGP Japanese Grand Prix, Motegis