YMCA Madras to organise Hockey, Carrom tournaments

YMCA Madras to organise Hockey, Carrom tournaments

Agency News

Chennai, Apr 21: YMCA Madras would be organising the 35th annual District Carrom championship and South Zone Men's hockey tournament here from tomorrow.

While the Carrom event, to be held in 14 categories and offers a total prize money of Rs 1.5 lakh, would be held at YMCA Royapettah, the Hockey tournament, to be held at the astro-turf Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium, YMCA Madras, Board of Directors and Organising Committee Chairman B Ravikumar David and Secretary/Convener J Eric Christopher told reporters last night.

In all 12 teams would participate in the event, to be jointly organised by YMCA Madras and St Paul's Recreation Club.
They were divided into four groups of three teams each. After the league phase, top two from each group would qualify for the quarterfinals. Last year's winner GST-Chennai and runner-up Integral Coach Factory (ICF) would be participating in this edition.

The final would be held on May one. While the winner would carry home a prize money of Rs 40,000, the runner-up would get Rs 30,000. The third and fourth placed teams would get Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

Tournament Director Suriyaprakash said in the event of goalless
regulation time, there would not be any extra time and the winner would be decided by penalty shoot out.
Following is the groupings :
Group A : GST-Chennai, SDAT Kovilpatti, St Paul's Recreation Club.
Group B : Indian Bank, Southern Railway, Chennai Hockey.
Group C : ICF, Income-Tax, Ashok Hockey Academy-Andhra Pradesh.
Group D : DYES-Bangalore, Loyola College, Pondicherry Hockey. (UNI)