Jayasinghe and Company won men’s champions whereas Wickremasinghe and Dayananda Company won women’s champions at the Inter-Audit Firm’s carrom tournament held at the Carrom Federation hall on October 17. Price Water House Coopers became runner-up amongst the men and Earnts and Young Company were the runner-up among the women.
The tournament was conducted on two parts as men and women were representing 15 member Audit Firms.
This Inter-Audit Firms’ tournament was managed by the Practicing Accountants Chartered Accountants Students’ Society (PACSS). The Society is represented by 23 firms.
Scoring is simple in the game of carrom, it runs complicated only when the player makes a fault and sinks the striker or, even more worse when fails to sink the queen coin at the end.
The winner of the board acquires a point for every one of the opponent’s pieces left over on the carrom board. If the winner was able to sink the queen and follow her with a piece – then that player also obtains three additional points at the end of that board.
• Sinking the opponent’s final piece at the closing stage of the board loses the board with three points down for the player (the opponent wins).
• If a player sinks his final piece with the queen left on the board (no one sunk and descended her), that player loses a point for every opponent’s piece left uncovered, three points for the left over queen, and evidently loses that board.
Scoring occurs at the end of each board, based on how the preceding few plays take place and what pieces are remaining after the winner of that board sinks his final piece. The complexity of the game is not so much sinking your own pieces, but neglecting sinking the pieces that can build you lose points or lose the board, such as your own striker or your final piece before the queen.
One of the most significant features of the game, according to Carrom.org, is the player’s Grip. There are two general and effectual grips a player can use for straight forward shots. The straight grip is made with the palm down, fingers relaxing on the carrom board and the wrist on the frame. Shoot with the index or middle finger making a forward shot or a “flick”.
The scissor grip, where the hand is placed flat on the carrom board and the shot is made by the middle finger, is less frequent. The index finger rests on the middle finger, clutching in back until the player is prepared to shoot. This creates a “snap” which can provide a great deal of force when done appropriately.
Possibly the key aspect of a player’s game is their grip. Having a right grip is necessary for sustaining steadiness and exactness in one’s stroke.
If you have a winning advantages do not let it slip away. Be patient and make good moves to secure your game victory. Cut down the counter play of your opponent. Do not take any risks. Don’t think: Hey, my position is a sure to win. No problem! If you think like that, you become bigheaded and your brain is falling asleep. And it will be hard to wake it up again.
Follow these chess tips here to win more games:
Just one mistake is enough to spoiled your winning position. You might fall into a poisonous trap. It might end in a draw or you might even drop this game. Your opponent doesn’t want to lose so he will fight like hell until the sour end. But your brain has switched off already for your mistakes. So don’t fall asleep! Beware of traps.
When you reach a winning position you should tell yourself like this: “Hey, I am winning! I have to very careful now. Now I must play my best chess match! I must play even better than before! I have to be alert and fully awake or I lose or just create a draw.