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Tiruchy boys, girls stand third in under-14 group at Roll Ball Championship

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BOTH the boys and girls team from Tiruchy district have secured third place in the recently held `5th Sub Junior Tamil Nadu State Roll Ball Champion-ship-2017' for the under-14 category which was concluded at Roller Skating ground near district collectorate in Perambalur district on Sun-day A 14 boys team and eight girls team have participated in the two-day event. The roll ball sport is a combination of basket-ball, handball, and roll-er skates where players will be seen with a style of dribble as well Sou as pass on the ball to shoot. In this event, the boys' team were divided into four pools and girls team into two pools. Boys team went through quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, where girls team went through only semi-finals and finals. It was said that Tiruchy girls team had a close shave with the Erode girls team when the buzz-er sounded notifying the end of extra time. "Tiruchy girls would have come second, but as the final buzzer went off, it led the girls to secure third place," said the Roll Ball coach Senthil K Nathan. The other three places in both the categories were bagged by Coimbatore, Erode and Dharmapuri in boys team and Cuddalore, Mad urai and Coimbatore teams in girls team. Earlier, the event was inaugurated by Perambalur MLA Elambai Tamilselvan. The Tiruchy district players hailed from Roll Ball Association of Tiruchy District (RBATD). The event is organised by Roll Ball Asso-ciation of Tamil Nadu which was conducted by Peram-balur District Roll Ball Association (PDRBA). The Roll Ball Championship for the under-17 and above-17 categories was scheduled to be held at Perambalur between August 5 and 6.

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