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Frequently Asked Quetions:



When was Bombay State Carrom Association ( The then Maharashtra Carrom Association ) formed ?

Dt. 14th August, 1954

Who was the first National Champion from Maharashtra ?

Men - Suhas Kambli ( 1961 )
Women - Linda Pinto ( 1959)

Who won the maximum number of Senior National Championships from Maharashtra ?

Men - Suhas Kambli ( 5 Times )
Women - Shaila Adhikari, Suvarna Khandrey [ Nalini Bolinjkar ], Varsha Kakodkar [ Anupama Kedar ]
( 2 Times each )

Who won the maximum number of State Championships ?

Men - Arun Deshpande ( 7 Times )
Women - Varsha Kakodkar [ Anupama Kedar ]
( 9 Times )

Who is the World Champion from Maharashtra ?

Yogesh Pardeshi

Who are the SAARC Champions from Maharashtra ?

Yogesh Pardeshi, Hidayat Ansari & Aisha Mohammed

Who are the Asian Champions from Maharashtra ?

Yogesh Pardeshi, Sandeep Devrukhkar, Hidayat Ansari & Prakash Gaikwad

Can any player / person participate in the State Championship/Ranking Tournament directly ?

No player / person can participate in the State Championship/Ranking or in any other State Tournament directly. Entries for such championships are to be sent by the affiliated District Associations. The District Associations select their teams on the basis of District Championship & Ranking Tournaments held in the respective district units. However, direct entries from players belonging to the District where there is no District Association can be accepted.


Who are the World Carrom Champions from India ?

Men :
A. Maria Irudayam (1991 & 1995),
R.M. Shankara (2000 & 2004)
Yogesh Pardeshi (2008)
Prashant More (2016)
Women :
Anuraju (1991),
G. Revathy (1995),
Rashmi Kumari (2000 & 2012),
S. Appoorva (2004, 2016)
I. Ilavazhaki (2008)

Can a player use Ivory Strikers for play ?

No, Use of Ivory Strikers is banned. Earlier they were used in play.

How a player can participate in the competitions ?

A player can join any registered club or the Taluka/District Association and start playing in the respective Taluka/District competitions. If he qualifies he can represent the District in the State Tournaments. A player can participate in the State Championship/Ranking Tournaments only through the respective District Associations.

Who is the only Arjuna Awardee in Carrom ?

A. Maria Irudayam
(2 times World Champion and 9 times National Champion) was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1996.