A Glimpse of Bangalore Sports Carnival 2017

Our biggest sporting fiesta, Bangalore Sports Carnival 2017 spread across the 4 weekends of June with 6 sports and running activities for the Bangaloreans, concluded on 25th June. We are thankful to all the participants and sponsors of Bangalore Sports Carnival 2017, for making it a great success with their enthusiasm.

 

Check out the highlights of each event of Bangalore Sports Carnival 2017

 

Indoor Cricket Championship

Indoor Cricket Championship was organised in Gopalan Sports Center, Whitefield on 4th & 5th June. Total 32 teams participated in the event.

The top 4 teams were

  • Champion: Venom
  • Runner Up: Reunited Sports
  • Third Position: Griffins
  • Fourth Position: United Grenadiers

Mahesh, the Man of the series, from Venom, gave just 9 runs in 4 overs and took 3 wickets in the semi-final and final match. He also scored 12 valuable runs for his team with one run out in his bag.

Reunited sports lost the final match to Venom by just 2 runs. We saw one of the best all round performance with bat and the ball by their vice-captain – Gopi. As per their reputation in the tournament space, they proved to be the most disciplined team of this event as well.

Some of the good fast bowlers that we saw in the tournament were Anshul from Wood Winders, who took 2 wickets by giving just 4 runs in 2 overs, and Umesh from Invincible who took 3 wickets in his first over of the tournament. Although their team lost, their performance deserved a special mention.

Some of the other good performances came from teams like – Accenture Fliers, BOSCH, MDL, ERM and Chaunkpur Cheetey.

 

5 A Side Football Championship

5 A Side Football Championship was held at Gopalan Sports Center, Whitefield on 10th June. A total of 16 teams participated in the event.

Bangalore Sports Carnival Football Winners

The top 4 teams were

  • Champion: Villa Boys
  • Runner- Up: Ferocious Phoenix
  • Third Position: Friendz FC
  • Fourth Position: Aquila FC 

The semi-finals were really close games. Two strong sides met in the semi-final match – Villa Boys and Ferocious FC. It was an evenly contested competition which went down the wire into the sudden deaths.

The Final was an amazing display of disciplined football by both the teams. Team Villa Boys were outstanding and proved very tough to beat through the Tournament.

Friendz FC scored 16 goals, the highest by any team in the Tournament.

Special appreciation for the Ferocious Phoenix striker Alexander. His dribbling skills and the way he tore apart the defences of the opposition was worth noticing.

Aquila FC played some amazing football throughout the Tournament. Their 7-1 demolition of Goalz United saw them be real contenders of lifting the Tournament.

Some of the other good performances came from teams like – LaundroKart, FIIOB Bangalore.

 

Men & Women Badminton Championship

Men & Women Badminton Championship was held at Gopalan Sports Center, Whitefield on 17th & 18th July for 4 categories namely Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles. We saw a participation of 173 people in all the events of this Championship.

Bangalore Sports Carnival Badminton Winners

Top 4 Teams/Individuals at the end of the Tournament:

Men’s Singles –

  • Winner: Prashantha S.K.
  • Runner- Up: Karthik
  • Third Position: Harshit Choudhary
  • Fourth Position: Rajinder Singh

Women’s Singles –

  • Winner: Pratibha H G
  • Runner- Up: Sripriya Tiwari
  • Third Position: Namita Singore
  • Fourth Position: Kavitha Bobby

Mixed Doubles –

  • Winner: Team Pratibha H G
  • Runner- Up: Team Nidhi Sharma
  • Third Position: Team Aarti Sharma
  • Fourth Position: Team Madhusoodan Mitharwal

Men’s Doubles –

  • Winner: Team Vimlesh
  • Runner- Up: Team Kiran
  • Third Position: Team Suman
  • Fourth Position: Team Shreyas

The air was filled with enthusiasm with the sporty spirit of our Badminton participants.

Special mention to Prathibha H G who was simply unstoppable. She went on to win the Women’s Singles as well as the Mixed Doubles with her partner Karthik who played his heart out in the Tournament. Sripriya Tiwari also had a great Tournament cruising into the Finals in style. Other notable performance in the Women’s Singles came from Namita Singore who dominated the match in the Quarters.

In Men’s Singles, Prashantha S.K. was the standout player throughout the day. He was very tough to beat and has proved right of what we have heard of him – he wins everywhere he plays. Another player who played some brilliant matches is Vijaybabu. He was simply amazing to watch. Had a close miss in the Semis. Some of the notable performances came from – Harshit Chaudhary, Rajinder Singh, Sanket D K.

The Mixed Doubles was an amazing display by the participants. Team Pratibha H G was very tough to beat. They dominated the matches right from Round One and yes, the deserving winners of the Tournament. Team Nidhi seemed to be the most hardworking team who had played some great matches to reach the Finals.  Some notable performances came from – Team Madhusoodan, Team Aarti Sharma.

Men’s Doubles had set up the atmosphere for the India vs Pakistan Finals later in the afternoon. Team Vimlesh emerged as the Winners. The most deserving team of the Tournament. The way they played in the Final’s made us feel for a second as if we were watching the PBL. Team Kiran was another tough team of the Tournament. They were very tough to beat. Some notable performances came from – Team Suman Ranjeet, Team Mahesh, Team from ERM.

 

Kids Badminton Championship

Kids Badminton Championship was organised in Gopalan Sports Center, Whitefield on 24th June.

Bangalore Sports Carnival Kids Badminton

Top 4 Individuals at the end of the Tournament:

Under 10 Boys –

  • Winner: Arnav Shukla
  • Runner- Up: Mayuk Gowda
  • Third Position: Sarthak Grover
  • Fourth Position:  Vedic Gupta

Under 10 Girls-

  • Winner: Charvi Anand
  • Runner- Up: Aradhana P
  • Third Position: Chandana Shrinivas
  • Fourth Position: Shivani Ajey Khanapuri

Under 13 Boys –

  • Winner: Harshvardhan Jain
  • Runner- Up: Anirudh D
  • Third Position: Mayank
  • Fourth Position: Shashank Sreenath

Under 13 Girls-

  • Winner: M Shreya
  • Runner- Up: Tamanna Raturi
  • Third Position: Prerana
  • Fourth Position: Charvi Anand

Under 15 Boys –

  • Winner: Nitin Niraj L
  • Runner- Up: Ankith SR
  • Third Position: Aashman D’Costa
  • Fourth Position: Lal Sai Samit

Under 15 Girls-

  • Winner: Prerana
  • Runner- Up: Avanti Kangutkar
  • Third Position: Keerthi Mahadevan
  • Fourth Position: Tarushi Thakur

Under 17 Boys –

  • Winner: Nitin Niraj L
  • Runner- Up: Subham
  • Third Position: Abhiraj Rai
  • Fourth Position: Ankith SR

Under 17 Girls –

  • Winner: Dhanushree
  • Runner- Up: Rishita S
  • Third Position: Prachi Batra

The Tournament witnessed some amazing young talents. Special mention to Charvi Anand & Prerana who were simply unstoppable. They went on to win the U-10 and U-15  Finals respectively. Prerana secured 3rd place in U-13 and Charvi finished on number 4 in the U-13. M. Shreya also had a great Tournament cruising into the U-13 Final’s and winning it in style. Other Notable performance came from Aradhana P, Tamanna Raturi & Keerthi Mahadevan in U-10, U-13 and U-15  who dominated the match in the Semis.

Boy’s category saw some great closely contested matches being played throughout the Tournament. Nitin Niraj L showed some awesome talent on display in which he went to win in both U-15 and U-17 categories. Mayuk Gowda was another brilliant player who gave his hearts out in the U-10 finals. He played some amazing matches throughout the day. Another player who played some brilliant matches is Ankith S R. He was simply amazing to watch. Had a close miss in the Semi’s of U-15 and in the Quarter’s of U-17. Some of the notable performances came from Harshvardhan Jain & Arnav Shukla who won the Title in U-13 and U-10 categories respectively. Some other great talents were- Sarthak Grover, Vedic Gupta, Mayank, Aashman D’Costa & Shashank Sreenath.

 

Men & Women Table Tennis Championship

Men & Women Table Tennis Championship was held in Gopalan Sports Center, Whitefield on 24th June.

Bangalore Sports Carnival Table Tennis (TT) Winners

Top 4 Individuals at the end of the Tournament:

Men’s Singles –

  • Winner: Madhan
  • Runner- Up: Navin Srinivas G
  • Third Position: Shashank
  • Fourth Position: Harpreet

Women’s Singles –

  • Winner: Aishwarya Bidri
  • Runner- Up: Sumegha Mandal
  • Third Position: Ankita Das
  • Fourth Position: Ananda Kulshrestha

The Tournament saw some amazing talents on display. There were very closely contested matches played all day long. Special mention to Aishwarya Bidri who was simply unstoppable. She went on to win the Women’s Singles. Sumegha Mandal also had a great game carving her way to the Final’s in style. Other notable performance in the Women’s Singles came from Ankita Das and Ananda Kulshrestha who dominated their match in the Quarters. Some nail biting performances were seen in our Women Quarter Final Matches from Manu Parmar, Supriya, Vidya Swaminathan, Himasri Pogala.

Men’s Singles saw some great closely contested matches being played throughout the Tournament. Madhan was the standout player throughout the day. He was very tough to beat and surpassed many good players on his road for Title. Navin Srinivas G was another brilliant player who gave a tough time to all the opponents and reached the Finals. He played some amazing matches throughout the day. Another player who played some brilliant matches is Harpreet. He was simply amazing to watch. Had a close miss in the Semis. Some of the notable performances came from – Shashank,  Yash Mukhi, Sameer Premi, Vishal Raj, Pavan Kanuri.

 

Beat the Heat – Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K & 3K Run

Beat the Heat – Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 3K Run was organised at Decathlon Sarjapur on 25th June. We saw running enthusiasts coming in to test their will power. One can easily spot a five years old kid to a senior citizen on the starting line pumped up to run through the breezy Sunday morning.

The Half-Marathon started at 5:30 AM. The self-motivated crowd had filled the air with enthusiasm. Soon after the last person of half marathon crossed our sight, Zumba started for 10K, 5K & 3K Run. It was so fun to warm-up with the peppy music. After the warm up, the run started for 10K, 5K and 3K run.

Top 3 Runners at the end of the event:

Men’s Half-Marathon –

  • Winner: Laxman
  • Runner- Up: Muni Wappan
  • Third Position: Govind C

Women’s Half-Marathon –

  • Winner: Divya
  • Runner- Up: Shamyala
  • Third Position: Saroj

Men’s 10K Run –

  • Winner: Rahul Shukla
  • Runner- Up: Lokya
  • Third Position: Abdul Samar

Women’s 10K Run –

  • Winner: Hita Juneja
  • Runner- Up: Hema Saini
  • Third Position: Mohini

Men’s 5K Run –

  • Winner: Govind
  • Runner- Up: Girish
  • Third Position: Nagaraj

Women’s 5K Run –

  • Winner: Oshin
  • Runner- Up: Jaishree
  • Third Position: Anshul

Men’s 3K Run –

  • Winner: Kapil
  • Runner- Up: Aditya
  • Third Position: Ayush

Women’s 3K Run –

  • Winner: Sonu
  • Runner- Up: Yashaswini
  • Third Position: Srilaya

The four years old Lakshana was the youngest runner of Beat the Heat 3K Run. There were many old by age, but young from heart people who finished the Half-Marathon. The feeling of joy on their face for finishing the run cannot be captured in words. It’s these people who inspire us to organise such events.

There is no shortage of reasons for anyone to find a sport to get involved in. Pick one and get moving!

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