Chennai is playing host to this year’s Senior National Carrom Tournament. The 46th Senior National & Inter-State Carrom Championship (Men & Women) is to be held at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium here from October 30 to November 3. Over 700 players from 24 states and 16 institutions would be participating in the tournament that is being hosted by Tamil Nadu Carrom Association (TNCA).
A number of leading players, including the current men’s world champion Prasanth More and former winners, including Yogesh Pardeshi (Maharashtra) and R M Shankara (Indian Airlines) would be in Chennai for the tournament.
In the women’s section, reigning world champion S Appoorwa of Hyderabad, former champion S Ilavazhaki, Reshmikumari and G Revathy (TN) are some of the notable names, said a TNCA press release.
Leading Tamil Nadu’s challenge in the men’s event would be B Radhakrishnan, D Kubendra Babu, R Tharanikuma, S Ganesan and V Mahimairaj.
The following events would held: Men’s team championship (Inter-State & Inter-Institutional),women’s team championship (Inter-State & Inter-Institutional), men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s and women’s veteran singles.
The winners in the men’s and women’s singles categories would receive Rs one lakh cash prize each.