Casino Royale

James Bond’s first “007” mission leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world’s terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at “Casino Royale.” Bond is initially annoyed when a British Treasury official, Vesper Lynd is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government’s money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bond’s life forever. The movie is scheduled for an international release on 17th Nov 2006. Click to watch the trailer.

In the movie James holidays at the Atlantis Hotel Bahamas, flys Virgin Atlantic, keeps the sun out of his eyes with  Persol shades, keeps time with an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch, wears Brioni Suits, Turnbull & Asser Shirts and Bow Ties, drives a Ford Mondeo and Aston Martin DBS, drinks Bollinger champagne, Heineken beer, Smirnoff vodka, uses a Sony Ericsson K800i mobile, surfs the net on a VAIO TX PC, takes pics with a Cyber-shot camera and stores secret plans on a Micro-Vault storage device.

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Saurav, Ritwik PSA schedule in Nov

Earlier in the month Saurav Ghosal reached the quarters of the tournament in Vancover. Later during this month Ritwik Bhattacharya (seeded # 5), and Saurav (# 8 seed ) will participate in the Wolverhampton Open, which will be played between 15 /18 November. Click here for the complete draw.

Ritwik and Saurav will also be playing in Pakistan Open 2006, between 20/25 November. In the first round they will play #11 Mohammed Abbas of Egypt and #16 Joey Barrington of England respectively. Click here for the complete draw 

Jyoti leads HSBC Champions, Shanghai

Day 4: Yong-Eun Yang of Korea wins, Tiger is second, Jyoti Randhawa Tied 9, Jeev Milkha Singh 17, Shiv Kapur Tied 18 , Gaurav Ghei Tied 26.

Day 3:  Retief Goosen moves into the lead with a 2 shot advantage over Jyoti Randhawa who is in 3rd place click to see his progress .  Jeev Milkha Singh is Tied in 8, Shiv Kapur Tied 17 , Gaurav Ghei Tied 19 are the other Indian in the leaderboard

Day 2:Jyoti has a one shot lead at the midway stage of $5 million HSBC Champions Golf Tournament. Shiv Kapur (67) and Jeev Milkha Singh (70) also moved into the top-10. Randhawa ranked 103 in the world will now play the final two rounds and compete for a winner’s cheque of more than $800,000 with Woods and Goosen. With $5 million in prize money, the HSBC Champions, Shanghai tournament is Asia’s richest golf event.

Leaderboard: Jyoti Randhawa (65-69) 134, Retief Goosen (68-67) 135, Tiger Woods (72-64) 136, Michael Campbell (66-70) 136, Shiv Kapur (71-67) 138, Jeev Milkha Singh (70-69) 139, Gaurav Ghei (72-70) 142

Bombay Gymkhana Maharashtra State Open Squash Finals

Gaurav Nandrajog and Mandy Kennedy win HSBC Maharashtra SquashICL Academy’s Gaurav Nandrajog came from behind to beat compatriate Harinderpal Singh 3-2 and win the men event at the HSBC 31st Maharashtra State Open Squash Championships  held at the Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai. Gaurav beat Harinder 2-9 7-9 10-8 9-0 9-2 in a match lasting over an hour.  Women: Mandy Kennedy (England) bt Shivangi Paranjpe (Mah) 7-9, 9-4, 9-6, 9-4. Boys U-19: Sandeep Jangra (Mah) bt Vikram Malhotra (Mah) 9-1, 9-7, 7-9, 9-4. Boys U-17: Vikram Malhotra (Mah) bt Cyril Kuhn 9-0, 9-2, 9-2. Boys U-15: Aadit Zaveri (Mah) bt Abhishek Pradhan (Mah) 9-0, 9-3, 9-0. Boys U-13: Mahesh Mangaonkar (Mah) bt Shashi Pandey (Jindal) 9-3, 9-1, 9-2. Boys U-11: Raghav Mehrotra (Mah) bt Yohan Pandole (Mah) 9-3, 9-7, 9-5. Girls U-19: Shivangi Paranjpe (Mah) bt Madhura Paranjpe (Mah) 9-1, 9-1, 9-1. Girls U-17: Shaheda Madraswala (Mah) bt Namrata Purohit (Mah) 9-1, 9-7, 9-5. Girls U-15: Ankita Sharma (Mah) bt Soumya Karki (Mah) 6-9, 5-9, 9-6, 9-4, 9-1. Girls U-13: Soumya Karki (Jindal) bt Sachika Balvani (Mah) 9-5, 2-9, 9-6, 10-9. U-9: Rajat Agarwal (Mah) bt Sandeep Paswan (Jindal) 9-6, 9-2, 9-3. Over-35: Manish Chotrani (Mah) bt Jehangir Surti (Mah) 9-0, 9-0, 9-0. Over-45: Chandrakant Pawar (Mah) bt Anant More (Mah ) 9-4, 9-5, 4-9, 10-8. Over-55: Kishanlal Passi (Mah) bt Haresh Melwani (Mah)9-6, 9-1, 9-4. Professionals: Dalip Tripathi bt Mahesh Verma (Mah) 9-1, 9-2, 9-1

Saina Nehwal enters finals of badminton World Junior Championship

Saina Nehwal lost to top seed Chinese Wang Yihan 13-21, 9-21. The 16-year-old was seeded 14th in this event. 

World No. 32 Saina entered the final of the junior World badminton championship, in Korea, defeating Bae Your Joo of Korea 25-23, 21-13. Earlier, India finished eighth in the team event. Semi final results:

Girls’ singles: Wang Yihan (Chn) bt Kim Moon-hi (Kor) 21-16, 21-13; Saina Nehwal (Ind) bt Bae Youn-joo (Kor) 25-23, 21-13.  Read more of this post