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Four Pakistanis and four Indians have confirmed participation at the 105th Carlsburg National Amateur Golf Championships to be played at the Nuwara-Eliya Golf Course from (today) Sunday, April 14 to April 20.
The 36 hole will be played on Saturday, April 20.
Pakistan will be represented by Ahamed Wali the 1993 champion Taruq Mehmood, Mohammed Siddique and Ahamed Zahir. They will vie for Zia Ul Haq trophy against Sri Lanka on April 20.
India's participants will be Amit Luthra, Amith Dube, Rakesh Kumar and D. Singh who will also be involved in a traingular contest against Pakistan and Sri Lanka played for the Parlakimedi trophy.
Sri Lanka's team will be picked from last year's runners-up and reigning Pakistan open champion K.A. Chandaradasa, Rusi Captain Pheroze Billimoria, Anura Rohana and A. Ahamed.
The Mercedes-Benz Trophy Sri Lanka Golf finals will be played at the Nuwara-Eliya Gold Club, with the winner and runner-up qualifying for the Regional finals to be held from August 14 -16 in Brisbane, Australia.
Over 200 golfers will be seen in action to qualify to play in the Hyatt Regency Sancturay ,Core Resort.
The winners of the Regional finals will qualify to play in the World finals which will be held from September 22 to 26 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Players from the Royal Colombo Golf Club and Pelwatta Golf Club will join those from the Nuwara-Eliya Golf Club in the competition.
The system of play will be: Stableford, Handicap classes, Group A handicap 0-9, Group B handicap 10-15, Group C handicap 16-20, Group D handicap 21-24.
The competition will be over 18 holes. In the event of a tie the winner will be adjudged on the basis of the best stableford score over the back nine.
St. Andrew's with an aggregate of 20 points won the overall Judo championships and carried away the Japanese Ambassador's Trophy in the championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Judo Association concluded at the National Youth Services Council Hall at Maharagama.
National Youth Services with 16 points were runners up.
St. Andrew's won the team event with Police as runners up.
Under 35 Kgs - S.M.N. Chamila Bandara (St Andrew's) beat T.M.G.M.S. Attanayake (St Andrew's)
Under 40 Kgs - A. M. S. Attanayake (St Andrew's) beat N. Agilan (YMCA)
Under 45 Kgs-P.S.S. Weerasinghe (St. Andrew's) beat k.N.J. Sanjeewa Kumara (YMCA)
Under 50 Kgs - D. M. D. Kalum Bandara (St Andrew's) beat K.M.D.M. Ratnaweera (St. Andrew's)
Under 55 Kgs- Lalith S. Jayaweera (Camp View Sports Society) beat W.G.V. Susantha (St. Andrew's)
Under 60 Kgs- S.P. Horanage (NYSC) beat R. P. Bogahawatta (St. Andrew's)
Open - Ranil Karunaratne (YMCA) beat S.P.Horanage (NYSC)
Under 44 Kgs- W.M. Priyanthi Weerakoon (St. Andrew's) beat W.W.M. Inoka Weerasekara (St. Andrew's)
Under 48 Kgs- W.M R. I. Weerasinghe (St. Andrew's) beat W.M.C.T. Wijekoon (St. Andrew's)
Under 52 Kgs - P. Sandamali Rodrigo (St. Andrew's) beat Thushari Pitiyakumbura (St. Andrew's)
Under 56 Kgs- Tilini P. Pitiyakumbura (St. Andrew's) beat D.G.I. Karunasinghe (St. Andrew's)
Under 60 Kgs- G.W.H. K. Gunaratne (St. Andrew's) beat E.M. D. Samali Bandara (St. Andrew's)
Open - Tilini P. Pitiyakumbura (St. Andrew's) beat W.M. Priyanthi Weerakoon ( St. Andrew's)
Under 45 Kgs- R. H. Anjula Indika (NYSC) beat D.M. T. Dissanayake (St. Andrew's)
Under 50 Kgs- Gamini Bandara (St. Andrew's) beat N. P. T Saman Kumara ( Kandy Buddhist Association)
Under 55 Kgs- G. Helton (NYSC) beat K.M.D.C. Wipulaweera (St. Andrew's)
Under 60 Kgs- M. Weeraratne (St. Andrew's) beat Manjula P. Weerasinghe (NYSC).
Under 65 Kgs- P.C. Pushphakumara (YMBA) beat M. Sooriyaarachchi (St. Andrew's)
Under 71 Kgs- K. A. S. Thilakashantha (St. Andrew's) beat P.H.W. Ratnathilake (Police)
Under 78 Kgs- D.M.D. Piyal Rohitha (NYSC) beat N. Ratnayake (St Andrew's)
Under 86 Kgs- G.C. Ramanayake (NYSC) beat R.A.V.S. Karunasoma (St. Andrew's)
Open - D.M.D. Piyal Rohitha (NYSC) beat M. Weeraratne (ST. Andrews)
In the women's section all the winners and runners up were form St. Andrews)
Sujatha BMV Matara bagged the under 12 and under 14 Netball titles at the Milo National Schools Netball Championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Netball Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for the Galle District at the Galle Esplanade.
In the under -12 final, Sujatha BMV beat Dematapitiya MV Walasgala, while Prajapathi BMV Ambalangoda and Rippon BMV were the losing semi-finalists.
In the under -14 final of the same District, Sujatha BMV beat Prajapathi BMV with Dematapitiya MV and Southlands Galle were the losing semi-finalists.
Dematapitiya BMV bagged the under -16 title defeating Sacred Heart Convent Galle, with Prajapathi BMV and Sujatha BMV being the losing semi-finalists.
The under -18 tournament was not completed.
Good Shepherd Convent Nuwara-Eliya won a double, winning the under - 14 and under 18 titles. In the under 12 age group. Keppitipola MV beat Girambe Kemananda Nugatalawa MV, Welimada with Boralanda Dharmapala BMV and Vihara Maha Devi BMV Badulla losing in the semi finals.
Good Shepherd Convent beat Girambe Kemananda MV in the under - 14 finals, with Vihara Maha Devi BMV and Keppitipola MV entering the semi-finals.
St. Gabriel BMV Nuwara-Eliya won the under-16 title defeating Keppitipola MV with Pragnasena MV Boragasketiya MV Welimade being the losing semi-finalist.
Good Shepherd Convent won the under-18 title defeating Paragnasena MV with Walhaputenna MMV Halddumulla and St. Gabriel's BMV Nuwara-Eliya being the losing semi-finalists.
Girls High School bagged the under 18 crown defeating favourites Swarnamali BMV in the under -18 final, with the losing semi finalists being Mahamaya and Good Shepherd Convent Kandy.
Swarnamali BMV made amends when they won the under -16 title downing St. Anthony's Kandy in the final with Weera keppitipola BMV Matale being the losing semi-finalist.
Mahawatta MV won the under-14 crown, with Swarnapali MV finishing as runner-up while in the under-12 age group Weera Keppitipola MMV Akuramboda bagging the title defeating St. Anthony's Convent Katugastota, with Swarnamali BMV and Mahawatta MV entering the semi-finals.
The other district schedules are:
April 27/28 - Ampara , Kalmunai/ Batticaloa, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kurunegala.
May 11/12 - Colombo, Gampaha.
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