6th World Carrom Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka
[Last updated, Monday Nov 5 2012, 3PM PST]
Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka & Rashmi Kumari of India emerge victorious!!!
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|Date||From 31st October to 4th November 2012|
|Venue||Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Prospectus||Click here to see the prospectus (.doc).|
|Participants List||Click here to see the list of 84 participants from 16 countries|
|Welcome Speech||Click here to see the Welcome Speech|
|Men's Team Championship||India beat Sri Lanka in the finals. Read more...|
|Women's Team Championshp||India came First. Sri Lanka came second. Read more...|
|Men's Doubles Championship||It was Inda vs India in the Finals! And of course, India came first! Read more...|
|Women's Doubles Championship||India came First. Sri Lanka came second. ... Read more...|
|Swiss league (8 rounds of SRR)||Prakash Gaikwad (India) and Nishanta Fernando (Sri Lanka) emerge on top. Read more...|
|Men's Singles Championship||Nishanta (Sri Lanka) beat Bharatidasan (India) in Finals 25-4, 25-10. Read More...|
|Women's Singles Championship||Rashmi Kumari (India) beat Ilavazhaki (India) in Finals. Read More...|
Nov 5: Reflecting on Overall Tournament Highlights
· 18 Countries and 74 players participated in the biggest World Championship thus far.
· History was created when Sri Lanka player won World Championship for the first time.
· In total 19 slams were scored with most scored by Nishanta Fernando, the Men’s Singles champion.
· Rashmi created history by winning World Championship 2nd time. The top 4 Women’s spots went to India followed by Roshita Joseph of Sri Lanka at #5.
· Swiss League was conducted very successfully. This is the second time this event was included in the World Championship. First time was in Cannes in 2008.
· ICF will complete 25 years in 2013 and will celebrate Silver Jubilee next year.
· Tentative ICF Calendar:
o 2013 – 1st Junior World Carrom Championship in India
o 2014 – World Cup in Maldives
o 2015 – ICF Cup in USA
o 2016 – World Championship in UK
o 2018 – World Cup in Korea
· Carrom Federation of Sri Lanka did a tremendous job of hosting the 6th World Carrom Championship. The Minister of Sports for Sri Lanka inaugurated the tournament and presented the awards at its conclusion.
Nov 4 Highlights (Men’s and Women’s Singles Events)
Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka is the new World Champion in Men’s Singles. He defeated Bharatidasan of India in the Finals in straight games. The entire match was recorded and will be posted at www.CarromHub.com. Along the way, he defeated K. Srinivas in the Semifinals and Prakash Gaikwad in the Quarterfinals.
Rashmi Kumari of India defeated Ilavazhaki of India in the Finals. Kavita Somanchi of India took the 3rd place by defeating Parimala Devi of India.
Rashimi Kumari of India scored a White Slam against Yasika R. of Sri Lanka in the Quarterfinals.
Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka scored a Black Slam and White Slam in his Quarterfinal match against Prakash Gaikwad.
Bharatidasan of India scored a White Slam against Yogesh Pardesi of India in the Semifinals.
Prakash Gaikwad Scored a White Slam against Chamil Cooray of Sri Lanka in a position match.
Men's finals: Nishanta beat Bharatidasan 25-4, 25-10.
Men's semifinals: Nishanta beat K. Srinivas 25-23, 25-18.
Men's semifinals: Bharatidasan beat Yogesh 25-24, 25-15. First game was 24-24 when they played the deciding board with Bharatidasan to break.
Third place: Yogesh beat K. Srinivas.
Women's finals: Rashmi Kumari beat Ilavazhaki
Women's semfinals: Rashmi Kumari beat Kavita Somanchi
Women's semifinals: Ilavazhaki beat Parimala Devi
Women's third place: Kavita beat Parimala
Nov 3 Highlights (Men’s and Women’s Singles Events)
16 Groups were made with top 2 players advancing to knockout rounds. All 4 US players and 3 Canada players made to the Round of 32. Only Jayadev and Sekhar Challa made it to the Pre-Quarterfinals, where they both took to 3 games, but eventually lost. Some notable high lights:
· Sekhar Challa won the 2nd game 25-0 against K. Srinivas of India in the Pre-Quarterfinals. It was well played, well deserved achievement. The final score was 25-0, 0-25, 25-0 in Srinivas’ favor.
· Jayadev won the first game against Bangladesh player, but lost the next two.
· 2 White Slams scored by Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka.
· On the final day, there will be QF, SF, and Finals.
Round of 32: Francis lost to Yogesh; Vishal lost to Prakash Gaikwad; Neil lost to Chamil Cooray;
Nov 2 Highlights (Swiss League Event)
We conducted 8 Rounds of Swiss Round Robin for 74 Players successfully today. 4 White Slams and 1Black Slam were scored. Couple of the players, Ilavazhaki and Dimal Senaratne, lost their respective matches in spite of scoring the Slams. Some notable high lights:
· Couple of the players, Ilavazhaki and Dimal Senaratne, lost their respective matches in spite of scoring the Slams.
· Prakash Gaikwad (India), Nishanta Fernando (Sri Lanka), Yogesh Pardesi (India), and K. Srinivas (India) took the top 4 spots.
· Yogesh lost to Prakash Gaikwad; Prakash lost Nishanta in a nail-biter; Srinivas lost to Nishanta and Ilavazhaki.
· Rashmi Kumari of India is the top women’s player.
· Neil Khatu is the highest ranked USA player at #20; Vishal, Sekhar, Jayadev, and Prakash Kagal took #22, #23, #39, and #41 respectively.
· Francis D’Costa is the highest ranked Canadian player at #34; followed by Manuel Coelho (#36) and Wajahat Mohammad (#49).
The Men’s Team Finals and 3rd Place matches were conducted after the conclusion of the Swiss League. India defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 and Bangladesh defeated Canada to take the 3rd place.
Nov 1 Highlights (Team Events)
· India won the Women’s Team championship by defeating Sri Lanka in the Finals. Maldives came in 3rd.
· India and Sri Lanka reached the Men’s Team Event Finals, to be played on Nov 2nd after the Swiss League event is done.
· Canada reached Semifinals by defeating Italy narrowly and lost to Sri Lanka.
· Bangladesh reached the Semifinals by defeating USA and lost close matches to India.
· Bharatidasan made a Black Slam against Bangladesh.
· ICF tentatively planning to conduct: Junior World Championship in 2013 in India; World Cup in 2014 in Maldives; 2016 World Championship in UK; and 2018 World Cup in Korea.
Oct 31 Highlights (Doubles Events)
· Yogesh Pardesi & Prakash Gaikwad of India won the Men’s Doubles Championship by defeating Bharatidasan & K. Srinivas of India in closely fought straight games.
· Chamil Cooray & Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka won the 3rd place by defeating fellow Sri Lankan team in 3 games.
· Ilavazhaki & Rashmi Kumari of India won the Women’s Doubles by defeating Sri Lanka team in 2 straight games. The Sri Lankan team caused a tremendous upset in the Semifinals by defeating the Indian team of Kavita Somanchi & Parimala Devi in 2 games.
· 2 White Slams scored, one each by Nishanta Fernando of Sri Lanka and Bharatidasan of India
· In the Men’s Doubles Semifinals, Sri Lankan team of Chamil & Nishanta won the first game over Bharatidasan & K. Srinivas by 25-22 in a closely fought tussle. The Indian team won the 2nd game quickly 25-0. In the third game the Sri Lanka took a lead of 15-4 when the Indian team took 9 points playing black to make it 13-15. Then K. Srinivas executed a tremendous finish on the next board by taking full 12 points and winning the game 25-15.
· Canadian team of Manuel Coelho & Wajahat Mohammed reached Pre-Quarterfinals before losing to India team.
· Both US teams reached Quarterfinals. Jay Suryadevara & Neil Khatu defeated Pakistan and then Italy before losing to India (Yogesh & Prakash). Sekhar Challa & Vishal Karangutkar defeated a strong UK team in 3 games. Then they played a strong Maldives team where they lost the first game, but won the 2nd game. In the 3rd game, in dramatic finish, when last and final board was played they needed 8 points to win; On the verge of winning, the Maldives team committed a foul, following that Sekhar finished with an excellent long double by winning the 3rd game by one point. After that they lost to Sri Lanka team in 2 games.
· Korea player Dohhun Bae has introduced Carrom in 25 schools. He achieved this tremendous accomplishment by conducting research that playing Carrom improves concentration among kids and they can do better in academics.
· Poland player Paulina Nowakowska quit her job to promote Carrom fulltime since last 3 months. She has been organizing Carrom teaching at local schools near Warsaw starting from 5th grade. This effort is supported by the local government and school system.
· CSN Sports, premier Sri Lanka’s sports network, are covering the entire tournament on TV with interviews and highlights. Link: www.CSN.lk .
· 3 US Carrom Players’ families are badly affected by the terrible storm in the North East: Vishal Karangutkar, Neil Khatu, and Sekhar Challa.
· $10 per Slam announced by CarromHub (www.CarromHub.com).
|Date||Event||Slam Scored by||Country||Type||Opponent||Won/Lost|
|31-Oct||Doubles||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||White||Won|
|2-Nov||Swiss League||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||White||Won|
|2-Nov||Swiss League||Yogesh Pardesi||India||White||Won|
|2-Nov||Swiss League||Dimal Senaratne||Sri Lanka||White||N. Fernando||Lost|
|2-Nov||Swiss League||Ilavazhaki||India||White||Dimal Senaratne||Lost|
|2-Nov||Swiss League||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||Black||Won|
|3-Nov||Singles||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||White||Won|
|3-Nov||Singles||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||White||Won|
|4-Nov||Singles||Rashmi Kumari||India||White||Yasika R.||Won|
|4-Nov||Singles||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||Black||Prakash Gaikwad||Won|
|4-Nov||Singles||Nishanta Fernando||Sri Lanka||White||Prakash Gaikwad||Won|
|4-Nov||Singles||Prakash Gaikwad||India||White||Chamil Cooray||Won|