A friendly table-tennis tournament was organized by the Durrar Social and Sports Club (DSSC) at the Durrar Complex, Riggae on 20 September. The event was spearheaded by table-tennis aficionado and proficient player Rishi Kumra, a 21-year-old university student, with cooperation from other members of the DSSC Committee.
A total of 32 competitors in the adult doubles and singles categories and 16 young table-tennis fans under the age of 14, participated in the tournament. The event which began shortly after 9am saw the adult doubles tournament start at 9.30am and the adult singles competitions at 10.45am, while the under-14 singles was held at 1.00pm.
Four standout players, Raghav Menon, Anirudh Manoj, Theajus and Mathew were crowned at the end of the competitions. In the adult doubles, Raghav Menon and Anirdh Manoj won the tournament in a closely fought match, defeating their opponents Mathew and Theajus 11- 9 and 11-6 respectively. In the adult singles, Anirush Menon championed the gold medal by winning 11-6, 11-9, 12-10. In the under-14 singles, Mathew was crowned the champion after defeating Theajus 11-6, 11-8 in a nail biting match.
The organizers expressed their gratitude to all the players, volunteers and referees involved in making the event a hugely successful one.