A. Maria Irudayam (Indian Airlines) has won NINE Men’s Singles titles of Senior National & Inter-State Championships including a hat-trick in 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 1999. In fact, he won four titles in a row in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1992.
Maria broke the earlier record held by Suhas Kambli (Maharashtra) since 1979 when he won his sixth national title in 1992 at Faridabad. Suhas Kambli had won five national titles.
P. Nirmala (LIC) has won SIX Women’s Singles titles of Senior National & Inter-State Championships including a hat-trick in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2006.
On winning her fifth national title, Nirmala broke the earlier record of winning maximum national titles held by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Somanchi (Delhi) since 1982. Mrs. V. Somanchi had won four women national titles.
P. Appa Rao (Andhra), A. Maria Irudayam (IA) and R. Sharmila (IAAD) have scored hat tricks of Singles titles in Senior National Championships. P.Appa Rao won Men’s Singles National titles in 1956, 1958 and 1959; A. Maria Irudayam won Men’s Singles titles in 1987, 1989 and 1991 while R. Sharmila won Women’s Singles National titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000. G. Revathy (Tamil Nadu) scored a hat trick of Girls’ Singles titles in Junior National Championships and Anuraju (Hyderabad) scored a hat trick of Girls’ Singles titles in Sub-Junior National Championships.
Seventy Slams (53 white and 17 black) were scored in the Senior National & Inter-State Carrom Championship held at Nagpur in 1999.
M. Nataraj (Indian Airlines) scored 9 Slams (7 White and 2 Black) in the Inter-Institution National Championship held at Thiruvananthapuram in 1998.
Dilesh Khedekar (IAAD) scored 4 Slams (3 White and 1 Black) in the Senior National Championship held at Pune in January 2006.
M. Nataraj (Indian Airlines) scored a Slam each in every round (from 1 st round to Final) of the Inter-Institution National Championship held at Thiruvananthapuram in 1998.
32 Slams were scored in the 2 nd US Open International Carrom Tournament held at Atlantic City, USA during October 2003.
Three players scored seven Slams each in international tournaments. Nagsen Etambe (India) scored 7 slams (4 white and 3 black) in ICF Tournament held in UK in 1997, Mahender Tambe and D. Kubendra Babu of India scored 7 Slams (6 white and 1 black) each in the 2 nd US Open International Carrom Tournament held at Atlantic City, USA during October 2003.
Nagsen Etambe (India – Banks’ Sports Board) has won maximum (7) international titles for India – Three ICF Cup Tournaments in 1989, 1993 &1997; Two SAARC Countries Championships in 1997 & 2000; One US Open in 1996 and UAE Open in 1990.
Mukteshwari Sharan of Bihar could not make a single stroke in a properly completed game of 29 points of a match played between the teams of Bihar and Maharashtra of Senior National Championship held at Bangalore during 1980. Maharashtra player, playing on the right side of Sharan had the first break of the match and scored a white slam. Other three players did not get chance to play. Then Sharan’s partner made the break but could not finish it and the other Maharashtra player scored the black slam. Then it was a chance for the second Maharashtra player to make the break. He scored a white slam. Sharan merely watched helplessly finishing the game without even putting a striker on the carrom board. Yes, it can happen in carrom.
|The pair of a brother and a sister, Arun Deshpande and Shaila Adhikari clinched Mixed doubles title of the Senior National Championship held at Nagpur in 1972.
|The pair of two brothers, H.V. Ranga and H.V. Gopalakrishna of Karnataka created an interesting record by winning Men’s Doubles of the senior national championship held at Pune in 1982.
|The pair of husband and wife, B.C. Ananda and Roopkala Ananda claimed Silver Medal at national level when they entered the final of Mixed Doubles event of the Senior National Championship held at Pune in 1982.
|During senior national championship held at Allahabad in 1977, doubles pair of V. Lazar and S. Dilli (Tamil Nadu) created an unbeaten record of winning doubles national title six times (1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977).
|Shaila Adhikari of Maharashtra clinched Women Singles national title at Mumbai in 1961, at the age of 14 years and became the youngest ever player to win the senior national title.
|Aarti Jobanputra of Hyderabad participated in the senior national championship at Delhi in 1975 at the age of 7 years and became the youngest player to participate in the senior national championship.
|Aarti Jobanputra of Hyderabad became the youngest player to lift Sub-junior girls national title at the age of 9 years in 1977.