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K Srinvas and Naga Jothi emerge world online carrom challenge - India 2020 champs

BALBIR SINGH | July 02, 2020 10:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:Former World Cup champion K. Srinivas and Naga Jothi emerged winners in the men's and women's sections, respectively, in the World Online Carrom Challenge - India 2020.
K. Srinivas won the challenge by showing extra ordinary stuff in the final. From Round 1 Srinivas shown his intentions very clear by scoring an Ultimate Slam with two black slams in given 8 boards. In an event like this maintaining the top position in cumulative points tally was most tough job when current World Champion and two former World champions are co players.

In final Srinivas scored one white slam and 4 black slams in given 8 boards and reduced his net points to only 4 which is the best score in the entire event. The earlier best two scores were also registered in the name of K. Srinivas in 1 st Round with 7 net points and in 2nd Round 8 net points. The maximum 2 Ultimate Slams also belong to K. Srinivas. Total 4 Ultimate Slams were scored in the entire event.

In final Riyaz Akbarali scored a White Slam as well but unable to match the performance of Srinivas in the Final.

In women's section Naga Jothi proved that slow and study wins the race. Consistency was the strength of Naga Jothi and she proved in the finals the importance of being consistent. Two-time World Champion Rashmi started brilliantly and initially looked like an easy victory for her till half way. Rashmi had 8 points lead i.e. Rashmi’s net points were 16 against Naga Jothi’s 24.

In fifth board Naga Jothi scored a white slam and reduced her net points to 21 whereas Rashmi moved to 19 still having the lead of 2 points. In 6th board Naga Jothi was at 25 and Rashmi was at 24 still leading with 1 point hereafter while Rashmi lost her way in 7 th Board by conceding 7 points Naga Jothi conceded only 2 points to overtake Rashmi by 4 points 27 against 31.

In 8th board Rashmi completely lost her way and conceded 8 points but Naga Jothi conceded only 5 and won the Challenge against her own Idol Rashmi Kumari.

Current World Champions Prashant More and S. Appoorwa secured Third position in Men and Women sections respectively. Total 4 Ultimate Slams, 22 White Slams and 75 Black Slams were scored in the entire event. Total 101 Consolation Prizes: Best US/Canada- Louie Fernandes, Best European: Chamil Cooray, Netherlands, Best Asian: Roshita Joshph. Best Ultimate Slam: K. Sriniwas, Best White Slam (Men) Sandeep Deorukhkar, Best White Slam (Women) S. Appoorwa.

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