ISP Squash


  On Saturdays / Sundays  19th, 20th, 26th and 27th May, 2007 at Hotel The Leela, Sahar, Andheri (E), Mumbai
At the prize distribution function of the the tournament held at Hotel The Leela from left to right : Sanjay Pawar, Norden Sherpa, Virendra Pawar & Vicky Kalludi (Winning The Leela 'B' Team members) along with Mahendra Agarwal (Founder Director, ISP) & Capt. Krishnan Nair (Chairman, The Leela)

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All Results :


The Leela 'B'  bt NMSA-The Legends  (2-1)
Singles: Ajay Pawar bt IP Singh 7-11, 12-10, 11-8;
Doubles: Sanjay Pawar/ Vikram Kalludi lost to Sonu Mirani/ Shashi Gupta 8-11, 11-8, 6-11;
Singles: Sanjay Pawar bt Shashi Gupta 11-9, 5-11, 11-7.



Singles : I . P Singh Beat Ajit Singh 11-4, 13-11
Doubles : Sonu Mirani & Shashi Gupta Lost To Riaz Mohd & Yakub Sheikh 9-11 , 10-12
Singles : Shashi Gupta Beat Yakub Sheikh 11-8 , 9-11, 11-8 

Leela Team “B”  Beat NMSA Team “B” (2-1)
Singles : Ajay Pawar Beat Shyam Wadkar 12-10 , 13-11
Doubles : Sanjay Pawar & Vicky Kalludi Lost To Dr. Sheshadri & Leon Emanual 2-11, 11-5, 5-11
Singles : Sanjay Pawar Beat Leon Emanual 11-9 , 11-9

Results (Q/F):


Hyatt Regency 'A'  bt The Leela 'A' (2-0)
Singles: Ajit Singh bt Waqar Pathan 11-4, 5-11, 12-10;
Doubles: Riaz Mohd/ Yakub Shaikh bt Imroze Pathan/ Virendra Pawar 12-10, 13-15, 11-7.


Navi Mumbai Sports Association (The Legends) bt Mandapeshwar Civic Federation 2- 0

Singles: IP Singh bt Noor Khan 4-11, 11-5, 11-5;
Doubles: Shashi Gupta/ Sonu Mirani bt Sunil Lalchandani/ Gopi Mohite 9-11, 11-3, 11-9.

Leela Team “B” Beat Chembur Gymkhana Team 1 (2-1)
Singles : Sanjay Pawar Beat Joyson 14-12 , 11-8
Doubles : Sanjay Pawar & Vicky Kalludi Lost To Puneet & Rai 7-11 , 11-8 , 9-11
Singles : Ajay Pawar Beat Anjum Sheikh 11-4, 9-11, 11-8


All Press Articles of the tournament :


NMSA Legends Stretched
(Article in Asian Age, Mumbai :  22/5/2007)

Mumbai, May 21: NMSA Legends were pushed all the way by Matunga Gymkhana in the second round of the Leela-ISP Squash Team Handicap Knockout Classic 2007 held at the glass back squash courts of the Leela Hotel, Sahar.

NMSA Legends’ I.P.Singh took on Chirag Shah of Matunga Gymkhana in the first single game both players ran neck to neck. Shah held the edge for most of the game but Singh kept his nerve to win the game 11-9. shah made a spiritual comeback to take the next two games to cause quite a stir.

Sonu Morani and Shashi Gupta then brought NMSA Legends back on level terms with an easy 11-4, 11-8, win over Nikhil Gupta and Manthan. Shashi Gupta then put on a fighting display to give NMSA a crucial victory that puts them into the third round.


Pawar Lads Turn it on
(Article in Times of India, Mumbai : 28/5/2007)

MUMBAI: It was a fitting finale for the glassback courts at the leela. This was the last time the courts were to host a major tournaments. After July 1, the courts are to be shifted elsewhere. Now a spa will come up in its place and the courts will be relocated to the business park next door, which will also have tennis. But for now it was a time to celebrate one for last time on the courts that has hosted some nerve-wracking matches.

And setting the stage on fire were The Leela ‘B’ pair of Pawar – Ajay, Sanjay. The two sons living upto the name earned by their father, Chandrakant over the years.

The duo helped The Leela ‘B’ to win the team title in the Leela ISP Classic handicap squash event. Both won their singles inspite of a stiff handicap, of sometimes 8 points, in a 11-point game.


NMSA, Hyatt Regency In Semis
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai : 27/5/2007)

NAVI Mumbai Sports Association (NMSA) their way to the semi-finals clash against Hyatt Regency ‘A’ in The Leela – ISP Squash Team Handicap Knockout Classic 2007 held at the glass back squash courts of The Leela Hotel, Sahar on Saturday.

NMSA beat Mandapeshwar Credit Federation while Hyatt Regency ‘A’ got pass hosts The Leela ‘ A’ Hyatt Regency ‘A’ and The Leela ‘A’ pushed each other to the limit.


Pawar Sibilings Take The Leela ‘B’ To Victory
(Article in Free Press Journal, Mumbai :  28/5/2007)

Brothers, Ajay and Sanjay Pawar, won their singles matches to lead The Leela ‘B’ to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Navi Mumbai Sports Association (NMSA) ‘The Legend and lift The Leela –ISP Squash Team Handicap Knockout Classic 2007 title at the glass back squash courts of The Leela Hotel, Sahar on Sunday.

NMSA got past Hyatt Regency while The Leela ‘B’ got the better of NMSA final. NMSA ‘B’ to squash any hopes all NMSA final. NMSA – The Legends looked all set to exact revenge on The Leela ‘B’ when the experienced I P Singh took the first game against Ajay Pawar. Despite a steep handicap Pawar fought back to draw level with a 12-10 victory in the third. All hopes of a good start for NMSA vanished as Pawar kept his concentration firmly on the game. A determined Pawar took the third game 11-8 to ensure a 1-0 lead for the home team.

NMSA, who are known particularly for their strength in doubles, then took on the pair of Sanjay Pawar and Vikram Kalludi. The pair of Shashi Gupta and Sonu Mirani of NMSA were made to sweat it out on court. Pawar and Kalludi refused to give into their more experienced opponents. Gupta and Mirani took his first game but Pawar and Kalludi came back to win the second 11-8. in the all-important decider Gupta and Mirani made their experience count as they gave their team a great chance to script a comeback victory.

The deciding singles saw Gupta play against Sanjay Pawar. In a close first game the lead went back and forth but Pawar seemed to have the legs to take him a game up with a 11-9 win. The second game saw Gupta use all the skills he had to outplay the younger Pawar. Gupta drew level with a 11-5 win. The deciding third game saw Gupta finding it increasingly difficult to cope up as she failed to take a single point after having a handicap of seven. Pawar won 11 points in a row to hand his team the title as well as a purse of Rs. 10,000/-. NMSA –The Legends bagged Rs. 6,000/- for their efforts.


Past tournaments held at The Leela : 
  1. Monarch and Mudra's Suburban Tournament (at The Leela)
  2. The Leela & Oberoi's handicap tournament (The Leela)
  3. The Leela - Monarch doubles (The Leela)
  4. The Leela & Kanakia's handicap squash (The Leela)
  5. The Leela President's Cup (The Leela)
  6. The Leela Squash Spectacular (The Leela)
  7. The Leela-Switchers masters (The Leela)
  8. Switcher - The Leela Top 8 Men/Women/Junior
  9. The Leela-Monarch Doubles & Team Handicap event
  10. Switcher-The Leela Squash Masters
  11. THE LEELA - ISP SQUASH MASTERS (Handicap team event)
  12. The Leela – ISP Squash Classic (Handicap Team Event)
  13. Leela - ISP Squash Classic (Handicap Team Event)
  14. The Leela – ISP Squash Classic (Handicap Team Event)

78th Tournament Organised by ISP