The Winners, Danny Boys while receiving their prize

The Winners, Danny Boys while receiving their prize. Image courtesy: Pune District Basketball Association

Lalit Nahata, Pune, 11th July 2015: The Deccan Gymkhana Club in association with the Pune District Basketball Association conducted the 3 X 3 Akshay Bhosale Basketball Championship for Men on 8th July 2015.

The entries were strictly on first come first serve basis with no registration fees required. Each team consisted of 4 players.

The detailed results were as follows:

Men Final :

Danny Boys – 12 ( Akib Khan 5 pts , Raj Kalbhor 3 pts )  beat Deccan Gymkhana Club ‘B’-  10 ( Edwin Irvin 5 pts , Prashant Yamkar 4 pts )

Men Semi Finals :

1. Deccan Gymkhana Club ‘B’- 16 ( Prashant Yamkar 10 pts , Edwin Irvin 5 pts )  beat Akshay Bhosale Gymkhana ‘C’ -14 ( Nikhil Patil 9 pts ) Full time 14 – 14 , Extra Time 16 – 14

2. Danny Boys- 14 (Akib Khan 9 pts )  beat K Boys-  7 ( Akshay Gadkari 4 pts )

Men Quarter Finals:

1. K Boys-19 ( Suman Umesh 12 pts , Abhishek Chiyyeadu 4 pts ) beat Deccan Gymkhana A -14 ( Pranav Wagle 7pts )

2. Akshay Bhosale Gymkhana ‘C’- 16 ( Rahul Singh 8 pts , David Welk 6 pts ) beat Indira College- 13 ( Abhishek Rai 6 pts , Akshay Thite 6 pts )

3. Deccan Gymkhnana ‘B’- 14 ( Prashant Yamkar 5 pts , Edwin Irvin 5 pts ) beat Fly Ballers- 5 ( Vector Dsouza 2 pts )

4. Danny Boys ( Mumbai ) got a walk over as Street Ball players got injured during Pre Quarter Finals .

Men Pre Quarter Finals:

1. D.G.’B’- 16 beat Satara ‘A’- 7

2. K Boys -10 beat Shot Blockers’A’- 3

3. Danny Boys ( Mumbai )- 18 beat BMCC ‘A’ -15

4. D G ‘A’- 22 beat Maharashtra Mandal- 19

5. Fly Ballers -8 beat Sinhagad SAE- 5

6. Street Ball- 11 beat D. G. ‘D’- 9

Prize distribution was done by Mr . Laxman Bhosale , Dr. Devendra Bhosale , Mr. Lalit Nahata and Mr. Mahendra Bhosale  . Also present were Mr. Anand Kulkarni  and  Mr Govind Patil . Winners got a cash prize of  Rs.10,000/- and trophy whereas the Runner Up team got Rs 5,000/- and trophy . The best player was Akib Khan  from Danny Boys who also got cash prize of  Rs 1,500/-

The event that was organised on the birthday  of Mr. Akshay Bhosale turned out to be a huge success.

Aditi Dwivedi
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