Four-Day Invitation Cup 2018 Hockey:  Hockey Coorg enters semi-finals
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Four-Day Invitation Cup 2018 Hockey: Hockey Coorg enters semi-finals

December 21, 2018

Hockey Coorg with two wins from their two games from Group ‘A’ topped the Group and entered the semi-finals in the Hockey Mysore Invitation Cup-2018 Inter-District State-level Men’s Hockey tournament which began at the University of Mysore’s (UoM) Hockey Grounds here on Thursday. Hockey Coorg registered  wins over Hockey Bellary 7-0 and Hockey Hubli 6-1 respectively and topped Group ‘A’ with six points and qualified for the semi-finals.

A total of 12 district teams are taking part in the four-day tournament which is played on a league-cum-knock-out basis.

Earlier, the tournament was inaugurated by G.D. Harish Gowda, President, MCDCC Bank, by lighting the lamp. Also present were Dr. Pulikeshi Y. Shetteppanavar, Deputy Director, Department of Physical Education, UoM, Pavan Ranga, Director, NR Group, A.S. Manoj Kumar, Director, Brindavan Hospital, P.M. Ganapathy, Vice-President, Mandovi Motors, Mysuru, M.U. Subbaiah, Corporator, K.B. Dilip, President, Hockey Mysore and C.T. Satish, Secretary, Hockey Mysore. The guests were also introduced to the players of the participating teams after the inauguration. Harish Gowda and Subbaiah officially bullied off to mark the formal inauguration of the tournament.

Speaking on the occasion, Harish Gowda said that hockey needs to be promoted and more and more tournaments need to be played to give exposure to the upcoming players. Hockey, our National Game, has been popular in Kodagu and many players from there have gone on to represent our country. He assured all help from his side for conduct of more tournaments and lauded the efforts of the organisers Hockey Mysore for conducting this tournament.

The players of Hockey Coorg (in blue jersey) and Hockey Hubli seen in action in the Group ‘A’ league match of Hockey Mysore’s Invitation Cup-2018 Inter-District State-level Hockey tournament played at the University Hockey Grounds here on Thursday evening.

Results

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League: Group A: Hockey Coorg 7 (Likith 7, 8, 36, Bopanna 41, 47, Chittiappa 22, Manjunath 44) bt Hockey Bellary 0., Hockey Coorg 6 (Shamanth 20, 44, Ponnanna 16, Mani 32, Cariappa 46, Chittiappa 47) bt Hockey Hubli 1 ( Abhishek 25).

Group B: Hockey Tumkur 2 (Vishwas 33, Vasanth 46) bt Hockey Belagavi 1 (Omkar 35).

Group C: Hockey Gadag 1 (M.Ravi 13) drew with Hockey Dharwad 1 (Rahul 9).

Group D: Hockey Shivamogga 1 (D.V. Srinath 25) drew with Hockey Mangalore 1 (P.S. Nithin 4). Hockey Shivamogga 8 (Kumar 20, 22, 31,49, K. Girish 6, D.V. Srinath 16, Syed Majhar 37, Suresh 48) bt Hockey Gulbarga 1 ( Deepak 38).

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