CHANDIGARH, July 10:The 14th edition of Bhawan Vidyalaya and first Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament-2008 which commences at the Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall here tomorrow, has attracted more than 100 participants.. All prominent players in the men’s, women’s, junior boys’ and junior girls’ sections have confirmed their entries.
Dev Saini will defend his title in the men’s singles. Other prominent players for the men’s singles title in the fray are Vikas Shawrma, Rachit Chopra, Puneet Kumar and Munish Bhardwaj.
Defending champion Nadia Saini is the leading contender for the women’s singles crown. Kalyani, Garima Goyal, Naina Suri and Sunanda Mahindra will challenge Nadia in the women’s singles competiton.
The fight of the junior boys singles title will be among holder Dev Saini, Puneet Kumar, Aditya Pandey and Karomjot . Kalyani, Naina Suri, Garima Goyal and Barbee Nagpal are the prominent players for the junior girls title.
According to Chandigarh Table Tennis Association secretary Patanjali Kumar, performance of the players in the Bhawan Vidyalaya TT will be considered for selection in the Chandigarh teams for the forthcoming National Table Tennis Tournaments.
Meanwhile, the participants had strenuous workout in the evening today to get themselves into shape for the ranking tournament. All arrangements have been completed for the meet.
The cadet boys and girls competitions will begin at 3 p.m. and sub-junior boys and girls matches will start at 4 p.m. The junior boys and girls competitions commences at 5 p.m while the youth boys and girls will play at 7 p.m.