Sunday, April 29, 2007

Ivana Furtado at the World Schools Chess Championships

Ivana Furtado of Goa is seeded 8th at the World Schools Chess Championships being played in Halkidiki, Greece.

First Round - Saturday, 28 April
- beat Ramadani Sarah of Slovenia.

Second Round - Sunday, 29 April
- beat Arina Utkina of Russia.

Third Round - Monday, 30 April
- lost to Vasova Valentinova Mariya of Bulgaria.

Fourth Round - Tuesday, 1 May
- lost to Sweety Patel of India

Fifth Round - Tuesday, 1 May
- beat
Pramateftaki Aspasia of Greece

Sixth Round -
Wednesday, 2 May
- beat Ho En Ying Michelle of Singapore

Seventh Round - Thursday, 3 May
- beat
Meghna C H of India

Eighth Round - Friday, 4 May
- beat
Menzi Nezihe Ezgi of Turkey

Ninth Round - Saturday, 5 May
- lost to
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia

After 9 games, Ivana won six and lost three.

She thus, finished 5th in the field of 24 participants in the Under-9 category.

Source -
Thanks to Sameer Salgaocar for the information.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Alex Vaz - Soccer Referee

Alex Joseph Vaz was a international soccer referee. This entry will attempt to list all the international matches he has officiated in. The list may not be complete, but as is the norm on the blog, an incremental model of updation is followed.

Tournament: Asian Nations Cup 1968, Iran
Officiated as Main Referee in 3 matches

6th May 1968 (Link)
Result: Iran 2 - Kuwait 1
Venue: Amjadiah Stadium, Teheran, Iran

13th May 1968 (Link)
Result: Iran 4 - Taiwan 0
Venue: Amjadiah Stadium, Teheran, Iran

Final - 19th May 1968 (Link)
Result: Iran 2 - Israel 1
Venue: Amjadiah Stadium, Teheran, Iran

Monday, April 23, 2007

Soniya Parab - Boxing

Soniya Parab, pin weight boxing category gold medallist at the National Games held at Guwahati, has been selected to represent India at the Ahmet Comert Boxing Championships to be held at Istanbul, Turkey from May 8 to 14, rated as the next best championship after the Women’s World Cup.

Her coach, Fabrizio Petroni, who runs the gymnasium called Tiger Boxing Club in Chapora, has played a major role in her success.


on 9th May, Soniya was eliminated in the preliminary round of the 46kg event by Oksana Shtakun of Ukraine to whom she lost by a 17-30 margin.

Maria Rebello - FIFA Referee

Maria Rebello is the first woman FIFA referee from Goa. She earned her first badge in Mumbai through Western India Football Association.

Her first international assignment as a referee will be officiating in two matches to be played between the women's National teams of Maldives and Bahrain on April 11 and April 22, 2007.

She is a former international player, having represented India a number of times, prominent among those being the Asian Football championship held at Malaysia in September 1995, Asian Women's Cup at Bangkok and a series of matches at Germany in 1996 and the Asian Games held at Bangkok in 1998. She was also chosen to captain the Indian women's team at a tournament in Chinese Taipei.