SGFI Championship, Chennai (22-26 Feb’14)

The 2nd edition of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) Squash Championships 2014 was held at the ISA, Chennai from 22 – 26 February 2014.
Participation was from six states in the Boys category – Delhi, Maharashtra, Vidhya Bharathi (Indore), Goa, Assam and Tamil Nadu while there were 4 states in the girls category – Delhi, Goa, Maharashtra and and Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu dominated the Individual event with Ashita Pranaya Bhengra defeating top seeded Akanksha Salunkhe from Goa and Abhay Singh defeating top seeded Yash Bhargava from Delhi. Ashita stamped her authority from the start to win 3-0 while Abhay clawed his was back from 0-2 to win in the decider.

Results Individual Event
Boys
Abhay Singh (Tamil Nadu) – Gold
Yash Bhargava (Delhi) – Silver
Karan Rathore (Tamil Nadu) – Bronze

Girls
Ashita Pranaya Bhengra (Tamil Nadu) – Gold
Akanksha Salunkhe (Goa) – Silver
Sunayna Kuruvilla (Tamil Nadu) – Bronze

In the team event, Delhi defeated Tamil Nadu to win the Boys Team Gold while the lasses from Tamil Nadu defeated Goa 2-1.

Results Team Event
Boys
Delhi – Gold
Tamil Nadu – Silver
Goa – Bronze

Girls
Tamil Nadu – Gold
Goa – Silver
Delhi – Bronze

About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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