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Riyaz and Rashmi dominate Round 3 in World Online Carrom Challenge

BALBIR SINGH | June 29, 2020 10:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:  Former ICF Cup Champion and current World No. 2 Riyaz Akbarali of India displayed his splendid performance  in Round 3 of  the World Online Carrom Challenge – India 2020. In Round 3 Riyaz scored 2 White Slams, and missed an Ultimate Slam while trying to pocket the last and easy one 19th in board no. 2.

 Riyaz remained confident, composed and determined in remaining six boards and scored a black slam in board no. 5 and finally scored second  white slam in board no. 8 which reduced his net points to 9 (22-13) and  took him from rank 6 to rank 3 in the Cumulative point chart with only one round to go.  Top four will qualify for knockout.

Rashmi Kumari once again gave the best performance in Round 3 with 31 points and scored a black slam.  Naga Jyoti also played very well in Round 3 with 31 points and kept her hopes alive for reaching in the club of top 4.

  Current World Champion S. Appoorwa who was not in her top form in Round 1 and Round 2 gave her best performance so far by scoring first white Slam in Women Section and reduced her score to 34.  There will be tough fight in Round 4 (last round of league stage) among Aisha Sajid , Roshita Joseph, Naga Jyoti and Appoorwa . Rashmi looks confident to retain her top position in league stage.

It is reminded that top four players in both men and women sections will qualify for the knock out.  After Round 4 players ranked at 3 and 4 will give their performance on 29.6.2020 between 7 pm and 10 pm IST and better performer will qualify for Semi Final 2 where he/she will play with rank 2 player of the league chart.  Winner of semi-final 2 will play with Top Ranked player of League

Total 24 slams 6 white and 18 black in Round 3 and the total slam tally of 65 slams in 3 Rounds.

2 Ultimate Slams, 10 white Slams and 53 Black Slams

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