Carrom boards are made up of extraordinary wood that is resistant to water. The smooth surface of the board is made up of high class plywood to give durability. Various carrom accessories are being shaped out of higher quality of wood. Following are the most popular types of wood utilized in the manufacturing of Carrom Boards,
Mostly three types of carrom boards are available in market:
- The standard board have’s a square cut corner.
- The special board has a rounded corner.
- The tournament board has a rounded corner with a deeper frame. The deeper frame lets more rapidly and more exact rebound shots for carrom players. The playing surface is about 760mm square.
Inoka Atapattu of the State Engineering Corporation bagged a double in carrom when she won the women’s singles and doubles at the Nationalised Services Carrom Championships that was played at the Sri Lanka Carrom Federation Headquarters, Reid Avenue in recent times.
In the final of the women’singles, Inoka Atapattu beaten the defending champion, Kalyani Amarasinghe also of the equal corporation in a two setter and was then partnered by the same challenger to down the grouping of Pushpakanthi Abeyratne and K.S. Jayawardena of SLSI.
In the men’s group, Ajith Chandrasoma of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation overcame J.N. Abeywardena to come forward the men’s singles champion.
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Arosha Kaushali Wickremasinghe of Anula Vidyalaya who sealed the under 17 all-island schools junior carrom championship, has been exhibiting her extra ordinary talents throughout the past few years.
She also won the open championship, in addition to the under 17 title. Along with national tournaments Arosha participated since 2007, she participated in several overseas tournaments too.
“I am delighted about winning the schools championship this year. I will be coming back to the game next year with a new game plan. I am among the top bracket in the national ratings. This year has been a significant one for me,” she said.
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The London Chess Classic is now an open race following the fifth round on Sunday. With two rounds to go, World Champion Viswanathan Anand and World No 2 Magnus Carlsen of Norway are in the lead along with Luke McShane of England with nine points each.
Inquisitively, the head-to-head chess games between them are ended, so it fumes down to how they charge in the lasting games against others.
Anand and McShane battled for 41 moves in Ruy Lopez before the game was drawn. Playing with white in Ruy Lopez, Anand was looking forward to go all out for a triumph against the English GM who is in great form, but the Indian looked like a slight uncertain. McShane appeared to be in some strain from the opening and Anand kept hold of the edge for nearly the entire game but was never competent to convert it into triumph.
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- Two to four people can play carrom at an instance; when two are playing, partner should sit opposite side of the board, while four can take up all the four side of the board. As an exception even three can play against each other for points.
- Tag along the rules for positioning the carrom coins; position the carom men on the center circle of the carom board, with the red queen at center. The white must be positioned in such a way as to outline “y” shape with two sides aiming in a straight line on the way to corner pockets.
- Each player should strike only from the side he sits.
- When laying the striker on the board to strike, it should touch mutually the base line or on end circle covering it entirely, or not touching it at all. The carrom striker should not touch the diagonal arrow.
- Striking technique depends on person’s comfort, which ever grip is relaxed is good as long as you tap the striker and don’t push it. You can either apply your index finger, middle finger or scissors attempt for forward shots. Before striking, pat the striker with your nail to be certain that it’s on line. This will avoid you from harming your finger and will progress your precision.
- You can use your thumb or scissors style for back shots.
- Apart from your hand, any other part of body should not cross the imaginary diagonal line. Only your wrist can touch the board.
- The red queen can be pouched following the first piece but prior to your last one. After pouching the queen, you must follow any of your carom men, covering it in the next shot, or else queen will be returned back to the center point of the board.
- Once the queen is covered up, who ever clears all their carom men first wins the game.
- The winner of the board gather one point for each carom men missed by the opponent at the end and three points if the queen is covered by winner itself.
- A game has 25 points or eight boards, whichever comes first.
- Striking the striker cost you one piece and miss one turn. If you drop any of the carrom men in the same shot then you shoot another time.
- If a carrom piece skip out of board while striking then the piece will be placed on the center spot.
- If there is any carrom piece lying top of any other piece then they are left as it is.
- If you drop your opponent’s piece you lose the turn and if you drop their final piece you lose the board and three points.
- If the striker does not leave both lines, you obtain three tries to break prior to losing your turn.
These are some essential rules and regulation to be followed while playing carom game.