Concluded
 Matunga Gymkhana - Pidilite Billiards Tournament 2012
Organised by BSAM
03 January 2012 to 09 January 2012

Winner Dhruv Sitwala (left) and runner-up Siddharth Parikh

  • Venue

    Matunga Gymkhana

    Lakhamshi Napoo road,
    Matunga,
    Mumbai - 400 019
    Phone - 24143828

  • Entry Fees

    ENTRY FEES :  RS. 500/-

  • For more details contact

    SIDDHARTH PARIKH : 9920970153
    V. SUBRAMANIAM (RAJA ) : 9819890401

  • Price Money

    WINNER                                                          : RS 20000/-

    RUNNER UP                                                  :  RS 12000/-

    SEMI FINALIST                                               : RS 7000/- EACH

    QUARTER FINALIST                                     : RS 4000/- EACH

    LOSERS IN LAST 16                                     : RS 2000/- EACH

    HIGH BREAK - ROUND ROBIN FOR MAX. 100 BREAKS (RS 3000/-)

    HIGH BREAK - IN KNOCK OUT FOR MAX. 150 BREAKS (RS 4000/-)

  • Description

    MATUNGA GYMKHANA - PIDILITE BILLIARDS TOURNAMENT 2012 

    CO-SPONSORED BY

    HIMMATBHAI DOSHI

     

    DRAW :- CLICK HERE

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    Sitwala snatches title in nail-biting decider

    Runner-up Parikh goes down fighting 

    Dhruv Sitwala of ONGC pipped Railways champion Siddharth Parikh 4-3 in a pulsating final to clinch the title in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Wednesday.

    Twice world runner-up Sitwala romped to a 150-20, 150-70, 48-150, 94-150, 150-24, 78-150, 150-99 win in the 150-up best-of-seven frames edge-of-the-seat championship round between quality cueists that had its fair share of thrills and chills.

    Once again, both Sitwala and Parikh, spiced up the contest with big breaks, some crucial enough to keep their hopes alive. As Parikh struggled in the beginning, Sitwala got off to a dream 2-0 start with a break of 109 in the opening frame that sent out an early warning.

    It was not until the third frame that Parikh got into the groove with a break of 65 and added a 64 that signalled the beginning of a spectacular recovery when the chips were down. He went on to add a 62 and a crucial unfinished 49 in the fourth that kept him in the hunt and set the stage for a humdinger.

    Just when Sitwala returned to surge to a 3-2 advantage and looked set to clinch the crucial sixth frame with an early break of 50, Parikh replied brilliantly with a vital break of 60 to force the decider.

    Approaching almost every shot with caution, Sitwala fired another 73 early in the seventh and final frame to lead by a huge 122-19 margin that gave him enough reason to believe the title was heading his way.

    Parikh was down, but not out. He returned to build the break that stood between victory and defeat. But just when he was 51 points away from the crown, his break ended prematurely at 80 when he missed a tempting red pot. He had the option of playing a cannon as the yellow rested against the top cushion and the red was a little away from the mouth. To his dismay, Parikh agonizingly saw the red rattle the top left jaw and roll back, offering Sitwala the opportunity to snatch victory from defeat.

    Results: Final:

    Dhruv Sitwala (ONGC) bt Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym)

    150(109)-20, 150-70, 48-150(65,64), 94-150(62,49unf), 150(73,75unf)-24, 78(50)-150(60), 150(73)-99(80).

    Highest Break: Dhruv Sitwala (148 unfinished)

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    Sitwala, Parikh in title clash

    Twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana and Railways champion Siddharth Parikh fashioned fluent wins to set up a title clash in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Tuesday.

    Sitwala ended Matunga Gymkhana cueist V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam’s campaign, while Parikh halted Chembur Gymkhana’s Vishal Madan with identical 4-0 wins in the 150-up best-of-seven frames semi-finals.

    Both, Sitwala and Parikh, spiced up the otherwise one-sided wins with big breaks. Sitwala fired an unfinished 148 in the second frame for the tournament’s highest break that surpassed his own 132 that was scored in his quarter-final win over former Asian champion Devendra Joshi.

    Parikh was not far behind when he unravelled an unfinished 146 in the fourth frame and earlier added an 85 in the first, 98 in the second and 99 in the third to complete an impressive win.

    Results:

    Semi-finals:

    Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam (Matunga Gym)

    150-104, 150(148unf)-23, 150(54)-32, 150-128(50);

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym)

    150(60,85)-28, 150(98)-61, 150(99)-82(54), 150(146unf)-89.

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    Madan stuns Nalin Patel

    Sitwala beats Joshi with highest break of 132 to enter semis 

    Former junior national runner-up Vishal Madan rallied from a 1-3 deficit to shock former world No. 7 Nalin Patel in a 4-3 thriller to storm into the semi-finals of the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Monday. 

    As the posse of world class cueists took centre stage in an elite line-up of quarter-finalists, Madan of Chembur Gymkhana fashioned the second big upset in the competition with an impressive 150-141, 90-150, 150-74, 150-134, 99-150, 67-150, 150-52 win in a mouth-watering contest that went down to the wire. Madan surged to a surprise 3-1 lead but Patel, of Bombay Gymkhana, utilised his vast experience to bring the match to life by forcing the decider. 

    Madan set up his semi-final clash with Railways champion Siddharth Parikh of PJ Hindu Gymkhana who blanked former state champion Arun Agrawal of Elphinstone Cricket Club 4-0 in the 150-up best-of-seven frames encounter. 

    On a day packed with the big breaks, twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana fired the tournament’s highest break of 132 as he overcame former Asian champion and three-time world runner-up Devendra Joshi 3-1 in the clash of the titans. Sitwala’s effort surpassed V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam’s 123, and Agrawal’s 112. 

    Sitwala set up the second semi-final against Subramaniam who added an unfinished 98 in his convincing 4-1 win over NSCI’s Sarang Shroff.  

    Results:

    Quarter-finals:

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Arun Agrawal (Elphinstone CC)

    150(54)-67, 150(54,66)-34, 150-115, 150(62unf)-93;

    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym)

    150(73)-141(90), 90-150, 150(61,68)-74(55),

    150-134(65), 99(63)-150(69), 67(51)-150(66,62), 150-52;

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam (Matunga Gym) bt Sarang Shroff (NSCI)

    150(49)-53, 150(98unf)-108(92), 150(123)-89, 69-150, 150(60,66)-19;

    Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Devendra Joshi (Matunga Gym)

    64(64)-150(98), 150(94)-121(75), 150(114)-92(59), 150(132)-104, 150(64)-99(50). 

    Pre-quarter-finals:

    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC)

    150(44,66)-56, 150-52, 78-150(50), 150-64;

    Sarang Shroff (NSCI) bt Hitesh Kotwani (CCI)

    150-120, 150-146, 150-89;

    Arun Agrawal (Elphinstone CC) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club)

    150(75)-23, 150(50)-40, 150(61,112)-70(65);

    Devendra Joshi (Matunga Gym) bt Aditya Agrawal (Bombay Gym)

    150(70)-27, 150(68)-13, 150(88)-40.

     

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    Raja enters quarter-finals

    Easy for Patel, Sitwala

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam fired four significant breaks in his 3-0 win over Shekhar Surve of Shivaji Park Gymkhana to enter the quarter-finals of the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Sunday.

    As the knock out phase got under way, ‘Raja’ made the most of home conditions to construct a 56 in the opening frame and a 60 in the second before adding a 58 and 65 in the third to cruise to a 150-107, 150-128, 150-44 win in the 150-up best-of-five frames pre-quarter-finals.

    Also advancing to the quarter-finals were title contenders Nalin Patel, Dhruv Sitwala and Siddharth Parikh who also came up with significant breaks while registering comfortable wins.

    Former Asian champion Devendra Joshi, who was shocked by Amit Sapru of Park Club, made amends when he beat junior state champion Jaiveer Dhingra 3-1 in the must-win concluding tie to qualify for the pre-quarter-finals from Group B.

    Results:

    Pre-quarter-finals:

    Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC)

    70-150, 150(77)-10, 151(50)-93, 150(80,65)-27;

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym)

    150(66)-72, 150(96)-48, 150-57;

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam (Matunga Gym) bt Shekhar Surve (SP)

     150(56)-107, 150(60)-128, 150(58,65)-44;

    Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club)

     140-150, 150-44, 150(93)-27, 150(71)-92.

    Round Robin:

    Group A:

    Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) bt Chetan Hemmadi (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-51, 90-100, 100(79)-29, 100-13.

    Group B:

    Devendra Joshi (Matunga Gym) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym)

    102-63, 92-101, 101(63)-10, 103-25.

    Group C:

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Shekhar Surve (SPG)

    100(97)-0, 100(72)-55, 100(65)-67(63).

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    Sapru stuns Joshi

    Kabil Badami qualifies for pre-quarter-finals 

    Amit Sapru of Park Club shocked former Asian champion Devendra Joshi to advance to the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Saturday.

    Sapru rallied from a 1-2 deficit after winning a tight opening frame to fashion one of the biggest upsets in the competition with a thrilling 100-91, 15-100, 77-100, 100-77, 100-55 win in Group B.

    Sapru’s crucial win left Joshi and state junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana to battle it out in a mouth-watering contest for the second qualifier’s spot in the concluding group tie.

    Former state champion Arun Agrawal of Elphinstone Cricket Club and V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam of Matunga Gymkhana coasted to their third straight wins to also seal their berths in the knock out.

    State junior No. 3 Kabil Badami of Bombay Gymkhana registered an exciting 3-2 win over K.K. Bhatia of PJ Hindu Gymkhana in their concluding tie to qualify from Group G.

    Following twice World runner-up Dhruv Sitwala’s double century breaks on Friday, former World No. 7 Nalin Patel of Bombay Gymkhana fired the tournament’s second highest break with an unfinished 102 to warm up for the elite pre-quarter-finals.

    Results:

    Group B:

    Amit Sapru (Park Club) bt Devendra Joshi (Matunga Gym)

    100-91, 15-100(52), 77-100, 100-77, 100-55;

    Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Ankit Thakker (Matunga Gym)

    84-100, 100(67)-66, 100-31, 100-44. 

    Group D:

    Arun Agrawal (Elphinstone CC) bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym)

    100(94)-9, 100-63, 100(62)-15.

    Group E:

    Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Aditya Agrawal (Bombay Gym)

    100-93(65), 102(102unf)-4, 100-42;

    Abhineet Sharma (Indore) bt Nishit Chandan (Matunga Gym)

    100-77, 90-100, 100-75, 57-100, 100-78.

    Group G:

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam (Matunga Gym) bt Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym)

    100-21, 100-29, 100(58)-15;

    Kabil Badami bt K.K. Bhatia (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-90, 76-100, 67-100(56), 100-91, 100-73.  

    Group H:

    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC)

    100(52)-16, 100-69, 100-65.

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    Sitwala on a roll

    Fires two unfinished century breaks 

    Twice World runner-up Dhruv Sitwala fired a brilliant unfinished 104 for the tournament’s highest break and added another unfinished 100 to seal his place in the knock out pre-quarter-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Friday.

    Sitwala first cruised to a 100-22, 104-22, 100-24 win over Naresh Sadarangani of Matunga Gymkhana for his second win in Group A. The big break came in the second frame of the 100-up best-of-five frames tie that surpassed Railways champion Siddharth Parikh’s unfinished 100.

    Sitwala took the day’s honours when he later fired an unfinished 100 in the opening frame of his third and concluding group tie en route to another 3-0 win against Farhad Tengra of Elphinstone Cricket Club.

    Parikh also eased to his second win when he beat Chandu Kansodaria of Mandpeshwar Civic Federation 3-0 in Group C that included a break of 63 in the opening frame and 56 in the second.

    Sitwala’s effort overshadowed the brilliant recovery of Percy Patel of Matunga Gymkhana who rallied from 0-2 to snatch an exciting 3-2 win over Vishal Gehani of Park Club in Group F.

    Former national women’s champion and current India No. 2 Meenal Thakur of PJ Hindu Gymkhana crashed to her second defeat in as many ties when she lost to club mate K.K. Bhatia in Group G.

    Results:

    Group A:

    Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Naresh Sadarangani (Matunga Gym)

    100(88)-22, 104(104unf)-22, 100(73)-24;

    Dhruv Sitwala bt Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC)

    100(100unf)-3, 100-(74)-5, 100(87)-0.

    Group C:

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Chandu Kansodaria (MCF)

    100(63)-29, 100(56)-28, 100-39;

    Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Rohan Jambusaria (MCF)

    100-46, 100-27, 100-88.

    Group E:

    Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym) bt Prashant Mhatre (SPG)

    100-68, 100-20, 100(51)-33.

    Group G:

    K.K. Bhatia (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Meenal Thakur (PJ Hindu Gym)

    102-41, 100-65, 100-79.

    Group F:

    Percy Patel (Matunga Gym) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club)

    62-100, 50-100, 100-37, 100-22, 100-88.

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    Parikh delights with unfinished century break

    Tengra, Agrawal stretched 

    Railways champion Siddharth Parikh kicked off his campaign in the competition with a delightful unfinished century break en route to a convincing win, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Thursday. 

    Facing novice Rohan Jambusaria of Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, Parikh warmed up with a break of 91 in the opening frame of the 100-up best-of-five Group C tie and added the unfinished 100 in the second frame to romp to a 3-0 lead. Earlier, Jambusaria kept his hopes alive with a crucial 3-0 win over club mate Chandu Kansodaria. 

    Twice world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala of PJ Hindu Gymkhana almost matched Parikh’s effort when he missed a century break by a solitary point while prevailing over club mate Chetan Hemmadi 3-0 in his opening Group A tie. 

    Elphinstone Cricket Club cueists Farhad Tengra and Arun Agrawal endured opening round blues as they were stretched in their group ties.

    Tengra dropped the opening frame en route to a 79-100, 100-91, 100-30, 100-87 win over Naresh Sadarangani of the host club in Group A, while 2010 state champion Agrawal was stretched on two occasions in back-to-back ties before prevailing over Hitesh Kotwani of CCI and Rohinton Daruwala of Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana in Group D.

    Results:

    Group A:

    Dhruv Sitwala (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Chetan Hemmadi (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-8, 100(99)-13, 100(55)-18;

    Farhad Tengra (Elphinstone CC) bt Naresh Sadarangani (Matunga Gym)

    79-100, 100-91, 100-30, 100-87.

    Group B:

    Devendra Joshi (Matunga Gym) bt Amit Thakker (Matunga Gym)

    100(64)-3, 100-80, 101(50)-56.

    Group C:

    Shekhar Surve (SPG) bt Chandu Kansodaria (MCF)

    100-70, 100-77, 56-100, 100-58;

    Rohan Jambusaria (MCF) bt Chandu Kansodaria (MCF)

    100-45, 100-54, 100-72;

    Siddharth Parikh (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rohan Jambusaria

    100(91)-2, 100(100unf)-0, 100-23.

    Group D:

    Arun Agrawal (Elphinstone CC) bt Hitesh Kotwani (CCI)

    100-36, 100-37, 93-100, 100-14;

    Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym) bt Rohinton Daruwala (Dadar Parsee Colony Gym)

    100-98, 100-70, 100-80;

    Arun Agrawal bt Rohinton Daruwala (Dadar Parsee Colony Gym)

    100-6, 100(62)-37, 60-100, 100-87.

    Group F:

    Sarang Shroff (NSCI) bt Percy Patel (Matunga Gym)

    100-18, 100-59, 100-50.

    Group G:

    Kabil Badami (Bombay Gym) bt Meenal Thakur (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-80, 100-44, 100-84.

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    Ankit Thakker ( Matunga Gymkhana )

    Thakker snatches decider Jagdale survives scare 

    Ankit Thakker of Matunga Gymkhana beat Amit Sapru of Park Club 3-2 in an exciting Group B tie, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, on Wednesday. 

    Thakker kicked off a day of exciting action when he lived dangerously but finally made the most of home conditions to snatch a 52-100, 100-97, 100-86, 37-100, 100-97 win, after leading 2-1, in the 100-up best-of-five contest. 

    Sapru though kept his hopes alive in the group after making amends with a 3-1 win over Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana that included a break of 48 in the third frame, in reply to Dhingra’s unfinished 50 in the second.

    Formidable Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club survived a scare en route to his second win in as many matches to seal his place in the knock out pre-quarter-finals from Group H, along with former junior national champion Vishal Madan of Chembur Gymkhana who also coasted to his second win in the group.

    The others to qualify for the pre-quarter-finals were Bombay Gymkhana cueists, former world No. 7 Nalin Patel and Aditya Agrawal who registered their second wins from Group E.

    Results:

    Group A:

    Chetan Hemmadi (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Naresh Sadarangani (Matunga Gym)

    100-69, 100-56, 100-74.

    Group B:

    Ankit Thakker (Matunga Gym) bt Amit Sapru (Park Club)

    52-100, 100-97, 100-86, 37-100, 100-97;

    Amit Sapru bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-77, 46-100(50unf), 100(48)-26, 100-71.

    Group D:

    Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) bt Rishabh Kumar (Bombay Gym)

    100-53, 100-86, 47-100, 100-70(63).

     Group E:

    Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym)

    100(51)-59, 100-25, 100(79)-26;

    Aditya Agrawal (Bombay Gym) bt Prashant Mhatre (SPG)

    100-82, 100(49)-77, 42-100, 100-24.

    Group F:

    Chandu Shah (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Vishal Gehani (Park Club)

    100-63, 100-48, 100-2;

    Sarang Shroff (NSCI) bt Vishal Gehani

    100-85, 100-71, 100-92.

    Group G:

    V. ‘Raja’ Subramaniam (Matunga Gym) bt K.K. Bhatia (PJ Hindu Gym)

    100-56, 101(54)-84(64), 101-41.

    Group H:

    Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) bt Avneet Sharma (Indore)

    100-82, 55-100, 100-30, 92-100, 100(55)-31;

    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Nishit Chandan (Matunga Gym)

    100-97, 100-34, 100-59.

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    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gymkhana)
    Madan misses century break by two points 

    Former junior national champion Vishal Madan of Chembur Gymkhana missed a century break by just two points en route to an impressive 3-0 win, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Pidilite Billiards Tournament, that got under way on Tuesday. 

    Madan got off to an explosive start and kicked off an opening day of significant breaks. Playing Avneet Sharma of Indore in Group H, Madan began with a break of 65 in the first frame of the best-of-five 100-up contest. He followed it with the 98 in the second that ended prematurely when he tried a narrow red in the centre and missed, after playing a cannon and going out of position. 

    It was a rewarding day for Bombay Gymkhana cueists, as former world No. 7 Nalin Patel eased to a 3-0 win over Prashant Mhatre of Shivaji Park Gymkhana, while Aditya Agrawal beat Nikhil Ghadge of Matunga Gymkhana 3-1 with breaks of 51 and 53 in Group E encounters. 

    The other significant winners were, Hitesh Kotwani of CCI in Group D and Mahesh Jagdale of Elphinstone Cricket Club in Group H. 

    Thirty-two players feature in eight groups of four players each in the 100-up best-of-five frames round robin. The top two players from each group will qualify for the 150-up best-of-five knock out pre-quarter-finals. 

    The quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played over best-of-seven frames, while the final will be a best-of-nine frames contest.   

    Results:

    Group D:

    Hitesh Kotwani (CCI) bt Rohinton Daruwala (Dadar Parsee Colony Gym)

    100-71, 100(53)-38, 71-100, 100-70. 

    Group E:

    Nalin Patel (Bombay Gym) bt Prashant Mhatre (SPG)

    100-44, 100-75, 100-28;

    Aditya Agrawal (Bombay Gym) bt Nikhil Ghadge (Matunga Gym)

    100-84, 100(51)-24, 94-100, 100(53)-5. 

    Group H:

    Mahesh Jagdale (Elphinstone CC) bt Nishit Chandan (Matunga Gym)

    100-16, 100-39, 100-41;

    Vishal Madan (Chembur Gym) bt Avneet Sharma (Indore)

    100(65)-43, 100(98)-16, 100-86.

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  • Rules

    DRESS CODE : NO LOW WAIST JEANS AND COLLARLESS T-SHIRTS. NO SANDALS OR CHAPPALS.  SMART CASUALS AND COLLARED T-SHIRT IS ALLOWED.

     

    ALL ROUND ROBIN MATCHES WOULD BE PLAYED 100 PTS UP (BEST OF 5 GAMES)

    LAST 16 KNOCK OUT WOULD BE PLAYED OVER 150 PTS UP (BEST OF 5 GAMES)

    QUARTER FINALS AND SEMI FINALS : 150 PTS BEST OF SEVEN GAMES

    FINALS : 150 PTS BEST OF NINE GAMES. FINALS WILL BE PLAYED ON 9TH JANUARY 2012 AT 4 PM.

    FINALS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AND DINNER AT MATUNGA GYMKHANA.  ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN THE TOURNAMENT ARE INVITED FOR THE SAME.