Nepal Police’s Shyantu Shrestha and Armed Police Force (APF) Siva Sundar Gothe have made it to the semi-final round in Men’s Singles at Samjhana Cup Open Table Tennis Tournament on Friday, January 27, 2017.
In the matches held at National Table Tennis Training Center, Lainchaur, Kathmandu, Shyantu beat Kathmandu’s Nihal Shrestha 4-0 while Siva also secured 4-0 win over AVM’s Sanyog Kapali.
Similarly, APF’s Chandan Shahi defeated Police’s Rakesh Maharjan 4-2, Police’s Pradip Roka registered close 4-3 win against Kathmandu’s Naresh Rawal, Nepal Army’s Mani Kumar Lama beat APF’s Umepsh Manandhar 4-1, APF’s Amar Lal Malla thrashed Kathmandu’s Ghanshyam Sarma 4-0, Liverpool’s Narayan Ghimire won over Rajiv Chikbanjar 4-3 and APF’s Bilosh Shrestha defeated Liverpool’s Ritij Joshi to make it to quarter-final berth.
In Women’s Singles, Police’s Alina Maharjan beat its departmental mate APF’s Alina Rai 4-1 while APF’s Sikka Suwal thrashed Army’s Sanita Shrestha 4-0, APF’s Anita Maharjan defeated Police’s Sujata Duwal 4-2 and Army’s Rabina Maharjan won over APF’s Sonu Thapa Magar 4-1 to advanced to semis berth.
The winners in Men/Women Singles will get the cash prize of Rs 20,000 while runner-ups will get Rs 10,000 and third place will receive Rs 3,000 each. The tournament organised by Nepal Veteran Table Tennis Association will conclude on Sunday, January 29, 2017.