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Carrom: Western Province win National Sports Festival 2019 Championship

14 September 2019 - 47   - 0

Western Province (WP) swept the board at the 45th National Sports Festival (NSF) 2019 Carrom Championship when they won Gold in all 6 events worked off at the championship. 

The six events worked off were Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles and Men’s and Women’s Team events. 

Two players who stole the limelight were WP's former World Champion, Nishantha Fernando and National Slicer Joseph Roshita, who were adjudged Best Men’s and Best Women’s Slicers for their outstanding performances throughout the tournament. 

The Sports Development Department of the Ministry of Sports organized the 45th NSF 2019, from September 6-8 at the Badulla Public Library premises. 

Over 90 players from all 9 Provinces took part in the competition. 

Two 'White' slams performed by WP's Nishantha Fernando and Anas Ahamed of Uva Province were awarded Rs 10,000 each. 

Medal winners 

Men’s Singles 

Gold: Nishantha Fernando (Western Province) 2-0 (25/18, 25/19) 
Silver: Anas Ahamed (UVA Province) 
Bronze: Anjula Kumara (North Western Province) 2-0 (25/5, 25/23) 

Women’s Singles 

Gold: Joseph Roshita (Western Province) 2-1 (25/2, 6/25, 25/7) 
Silver: Maduwanthie Gunadasa (Sabaragamuwa Province) 
Bronze: K. Kasajini (Northern Province) 2-0 (25/12, 25/10) 

Men’s Doubles 

Gold: Shaheed Hilmy/Hasitha Anuruddha (Western Province) 2-0 
Silver: Joseph Dilan/D.N. Wijayasinghe (North Western Province) 
Bronze: S.S.S. Senadi/W.M. Mufees (Central Province) 2-1 (25/4, 17/25, 25/12) 

Women’s Doubles 

Gold: Maduka Dilshani/Detuni Nomaya (Western Province) 2-0 (25/23, 25/16) 
Silver: E. Disanthiny/R. Bhawatharani (Northern Province) 
Bronze: M.M.F. Arshana/Rangana Sewwandi (Uva Province) 2-1 (15/21, 22/13, 25/13) 

Team Events 

Men’s 

Gold: Western Province 
Silver: Uva Province 
Bronze: Central Province 

Women’s 

Gold: Western Province 
Silver: Sabaragamuwa Province 
Bronze: Northern Province

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