GCCI CUP TABLE TENNIS– NOEL, SELVYN, SURESH, KEWAL, AARON EMERGE DOUBLES CHAMPIONS

March 9th, 2019 Posted In: sports

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Noel Noronha won a double crown while Selvyn Godinho, Suresh Karpurkar, Kewal Tamhankar, and Aaron Colaco were the other winners in doubles category events, at the 8th GCCI Cup Table Tennis (Non Ranking) Tournament organised by Panjim Table Tennis Club in collaboration with the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry and under the aegis of Goa Table Tennis Association, at Table Tennis Hall, Athletics stadium, Bambolim.

Former State champion Noel Noronha teamed up with Selvyn Godinho and Suresh Karapurkar to win the Doubles 65+ (Combined age) and 85+ (Combined age) Doubles Titles respectively.

In 65+ Doubles, Noel Noronha / Selvyn Godinho put it across Suresh Karapurkar / Prutha Parrikar who put up a spirited fight. They won 3 -1 (10-12, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9). In 85+ Doubles, Noel Noronha along with Suresh Karapurkar came back from 2 sets to 1 down to upset tournament favourites Amit Naik and Arun Naik 3 -2 (7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9). The (30 to 35 combined age group) Doubles title was won by Kewal Tamhankar and Aaron Colaco who defeated Rutuj Sonawane / Nathan Barua 3 -1 (15-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9).

Third place prizes were won by following: Selvyn Godinho / Kushal Naik & Gaurav Chari / Prutha Parrikar (30 to 35+ );  . Deepak Gopani / Sagar Kulkarni & Rutuj Sonawane /Ratnadeep Shivani (65+); and  Chaitanya Tarcar / Deepak Gopani & Sachin Soares / Yusuf Shaikh (85+). Special Prizes were awarded to Sanjeev Afzalpurkar and Joseph Duarte. 

Mr. Sanjeev Dalvi, Director of Health Services, Mr. Chaitanya Tarcar (President, Goa Veterans TT Association), along with Panjim TT Club officials Sandeep Heble (Vice President)  and Gaurang Bhangui (Chief Referee) graced the closing function.

Following are the results of Doubles semifinals and finals:

 

Semi-Finals Results:

(30 to 35 combined age group) Doubles Semi-Finals

Kewal Tamhankar / Aaron Colaco def. Selvyn Godinho / Kushal Naik 3 -0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-8)

Rutuj Sonawane / Nathan Barua def. Gaurav Chari / Prutha Parrikar 3- 0 (11-9, 11-9, 11-5)

 

65 + Combined age doubles Semi Finals

Noel Noronha / Selvyn Godinho def. Deepak Gopani / Sagar Kulkarni 3 -2 (11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8)

Suresh Karapurkar / Prutha Parrikar def. Rutuj Sonawane /Ratnadeep Shivani 3 -1 (11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10)

 

85 + Combined age doubles Semi Finals

Noel Noronha / Suresh Karapurkar def. Chaitanya Tarcar / Deepak Gopani 3 -2 (12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7)

 Amit Naik / Arun Naik def. Sachin Soares / Yusuf Shaikh 3 – 1 (11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10)

 

(30 to 35 combined age group) Doubles Finals

Kewal Tamhankar / Aaron Colaco def. Rutuj Sonawane / Nathan Barua 3 -1 (15-13, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9)

 

65 + Combined age doubles Finals

Noel Noronha / Selvyn Godinho def. Suresh Karapurkar / Prutha Parrikar 3 -1 (10-12, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9)

 

85 + Combined age doubles Finals

Noel Noronha / Suresh Karapurkar def. Amit Naik / Arun Naik 3 -2 (7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9)

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