Chandigarh girls give tough time to holders Puddicherry

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Chandigarh, June 1 (UNI) Defending champions Puddicherry face a tough challenge from hosts Chandigarh in the girls Pool A encounter on the opening day of the 21st Junior National Atya Patya Championship being organised by Chandigarh Atya Patya Association (CAPA) here today.

In the best-of-three set game, Chandigarh put up a good show before going down at 7-9, 12-16.

In pool B, Uttar Pradesh beat Rajasthan by 8-6, 10-6 and Manipur got the better of Haryana by 14-9, 11-8.

Manipur boys also recorded 10-6, 20-16 verdict against West Bengal by 10-6, 20-16 in a pool A fixture.

In the opening match Maharashtra defeated Punjab by 39-12, 34-9 in a Pool B encounter. However, in another pool B match, Uttrakhand beat Haryana by 18-15, 11-9.

Twenty three states are taking part in the three-day Junior National Championship, according to CAPA general secretary Baljinder Singh Banwait.

Punjab Yatching Association general secretary MS Cheema inaugurated the championship. President APFI Dr H B Hallad, was the guest of honour while CAPA president Darshan Kumar presided over the function.

Results: Boys: Pool A: Manipur bt West Bengal 10-6, 20-16.

Pool B: Maharashtra bt Punjab 39-12, 349, Uttrakhand b Haryana 18-15, 11-9.

Pool C: AP bt Chandigarh 14-9, 15-13, UP bt Orissa 8-6, 10-8.

Pool D: Karnataka bt Jharkhand 10-6, 10-6, Rajasthan bt J-K 13-10, 26-5.

Girls: Pool A: Pudicherry bt Chandigarh 9-7, 16-12.

Pool B: UP bt Rajasthan 8-6, 10-6. Manipur bt Haryana 14-9, 11-8.

Delhi bt Rajasthan 13-10, 18-15.

Pool C: West Bengal bt Jharkhand 15-13, 15-11.

Pool D: Karnataka bt HP 18-13, 17-8.


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