Karachi – Pakistan, August 04, 2014: World Youth Bowling Championship 2014, Youth Bowling Team Pakistan will participate in the 13th World Youth Bowling Championship 2014, Hong Kong. The event is scheduled on 6th august to 16th august 2014 at South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre, Hong Kong.
The 10-day event kicks off with the Team Managers Meeting on Wednesday, August 6 followed by the Opening Ceremony in the evening. On Friday, August 8, after a day of official practice rounds, bowlers and fans will enjoy the first of eight days of competition.
Friday and Saturday are set aside for Boys Singles, followed by the Doubles events Sunday and Monday and the Team events on Tuesday and Wednesday. The competition comes to an exciting end Thursday and Friday with the Masters competition. The semi-finals and finals will start on Friday, August 15, at 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time.
Aleem Agha (Vice President, Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation Romis Ali (Joint Secretary of PTBF & Khawaja Ahmed, CEO, Virtual Entertainment Pvt Ltd Axis , said in joint statement addressing the Media on Monday.
168 boys from 45 countries- Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, United States, and Venezuela will take part in the event.
The three-member team will leave for Hongkong on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 .The team includes 16 years old Ahmer Abbas Saldera, 17 years old Faizan Tariq and 20 years Ali Suria. The players are highly Motivated and charged towards the youth world cup with great enthusiasm which will give them Great exposure and confidence for this and future events
The youth World Cup is featuring participants from 54 countries and Ahmer believes that Pakistan can finish among the top contenders this year. “We are all set to compete among the best players of the world,” Ahmer told the media. “We are practicing every day for three hours and hopefully our hard work will pay off.
“But the real challenge for us was that we don’t have any bowling alleys from the government, so we have to go to different private clubs and schedule our practice hours accordingly. We can’t take more than three hours in one club at a time.” Besides we desperately need a Certified International Coach .
The Healthy Sport Game of Tenpin Bowling is gaining huge popularity in Pakistan, and we feel proud that Three Talented Pakistani Youth are venturing to take part in 13th World Youth Championship 2014, Hong Kong and bring a name for Pakistan officiated players .We are working towards grooming of our talented players based on Ranking results and will encourage them to represent Pakistan in such International events in future. Said Aleem Agha.
Romis Ali further stated that Tenpin Bowling Team Pakistan is participating in13th World Youth Championship 2014, Hong Kong First time in the history & this is the outcome of Federations’ efforts and struggles. The tour is being financed and supported by Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation and partially by local sponsor Khawaja, CEO of Virtual Axis Pvt Ltd to promote and encourage the sport. He further expressed that not only Federation enlighten the name of our country at international level but will also wave Pakistani Flag in year 2014 at Hongkong. The Pakistan sports Board has endorsed the Participation and funds are awaited for this and future participations.
Three Member Youth Team Pakistan comprises of Top seeded Ahmer Abbas Saldera, Ali Suria and Faizan Tariq the selection is made purely on merit basis & players who are physically fit and displayed best performances.
Romis; stated that this is also a good opportunity for the youth to gauge themselves at international platform and increase their Ranking thus enabling them to have ample exposure and interaction with international players. It will help to motivate other bowlers to perform well at domestic events to qualify for international events on merits.
“The General Secretary of Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation Ijaz Ur Rehman while addressing to media said that we have very talented people in Pakistan, we just need to train and unleash them and we do have the capacity to compete internationally. All efforts are being made with meager funds to provide Pakistan Bowers Professional Trainer.
He said that the federation is promoting the game at its own and appealed from the government to support the said game as it is the most trending game of future. He further told that Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation has represented Pakistan in 120 countries around the world and Government should support us in order to facilitate the young enthusiastic bowlers to earn fame and respect for the country.”Besides this the KEY is to provide Training Centers in major Cities. —- PTBF