KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Former Nepal champion Nabin Tandukar on Friday garnered 4.5 points to take the sole lead during the Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament organized by Richmond International College. Tandukar defeated Himal Lama in the fourth round and Prem Krishna Maharjan in the fifth. The tournament is being held in the Swiss League format.
With just two more rounds left, Maharjan, Ganesh Man Duwal Rajan Puri and Krishna Thapa are trailing in the second position with four points each.
Likewise, FIDE Master Sujendra Prasad Shrestha, Rajendra Bajracharya and Himal Lama are jointly third with 3.5 points.
Lama´s hat-trick sinks Central Region
KATHMANDU: Anu Lama scored a hat-trick for APF Club as the departmental team demolished Central Region 4-0 during the First Women´s League Football Tournament in Dhangadhi on Friday. Lama opened the scoring in the 11th minute, doubled the lead in the 41st minute and completed her hat-trick, and the club´s fourth goal, in the 78th minute. Tej Kumari Gurung was also on target for APF earlier in the 65th minute. In another match, a brace from Sanrachana Pradhan helped women´s team of Eastern Region register a 3-0 win over Western Region. Sita Rai scored the other goal for Eastern Region.
Kathmandu Valley lifts basketball title
KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Valley School won the title of the Second Neric-Zenith Inter-school Basketball Tournament in the senior boys´ section on Friday. Kathmandu Valley registered a thrilling win in the final as it edged past Innovative 37-36 to lift the title. Ang Chiring Sherpa of Kathmandu Valley was adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP). Innovative had the consolation of winning the tie in the junior boys´ section. Meanwhile, Teresa Academy clinched the title in the senior girls´ section defeating Valley Public School 26-19. Sarita Thapa, who was declared the MVP, top scored for the winning team during the final held on the court of Neric Academy in Sankhamul.