Karachi – Pakistan, Feb 11, 2013: 36 Bowlers played in Finals of Virtual Axis Winter Bowling Tournament 2013 that is being organized by Sindh Tenpin Bowling Association (STBA) and Royal Rodale Club in collaboration on10th February at Royal Rodale Club. The Tournament remained continued for 15 days in which players from all over Sindh with participated in Singles, Amateur and TRIO event categories. Majority of young players took part actively in Single category. The Tournament marked a noteworthy effort to enhance the performances of players in National Ranking Event. The Tournament received much appreciation among the players that resulted in record participation.
MASTERS SINGLES: Robert Shangara leaded the tournament with the score of 182 pts, received PKR10,000 cash award along with a Winning Trophy, While Usman Ghani was the Runners-up (181 pts), received 7,000 Rupees cash with a Runner up trophy, whereas Aleem Agha secured 3rd position (174 pts) and he was awarded Rs 5,000 cash along with a trophy.
AMATEUR SINGLES (Group A): Sajid Shah with stunning performance secured 1st position ( 201 pts), received Rs 7,000 cash Award along with a Winning Trophy, Zahid Mehmood was the Runners-up 190 pts), received Rs. 5,000 and a Runners up Trophy, Ahmer Abbas earned 3rd Position (188 pts) and he received Rs. 3,000 and trophy.
AMATEUR SINGLES (Group B): Irfan Shaikh with striking performance secured 1st position ( 187 pts), received Rs.7,000 cash Award along with a Winning Trophy, Tariq Pervez was the Runners-up (164 pts), received Rs. 5,000and a Runners up Trophy, Haroon Anwar took 3rd Position (147pts) and he received Rs. 3,000 and trophy.
TRIO (3 men Team): After the aggressive game play Ahmed Shakhani, Muhammad Awais & Irfan Shaikh secured 1st position and received Rs.12,000 and a Winning Trophies. The 2nd Position was obtained by Al Qahtani, Muhammad Rizwan & Dr Ali Mohsin and received Rs.9, 000 cash prize with Runners up Trophies. The 3rd Position was secured by Farhaj Ahmed, Ahmer Abbas & M S Abrar received 6,000 rupees and trophies
Mr Khwaja Ahmed , CEO of Virtual Axis honored the Award Ceremony as a Chief Guest accompanied by Mr. Aleem Agha, Sr. Vice President of STBA, Muhammad Amin Nasir, Vice President, Romis Ali- General Secretary of STBA and Mr Asgher Rangoonwala CEO of Royal Rodale Club, He distributed Cash Awards& Trophies to winning participant. Mr. Aleem Agha concluded the ceremony by giving a note of thank to the participants, honorable guests and media for their dedicated support which resulted in the success of the event.
Mr Aleem Agha also announced a lucky draw to give the evening a fabulous end, and registered members were given high importance and encouragement for their participation to create a lively and enjoyable environment after a tough competition. The Lucky Draw was given on the behalf of STBA, for the registered players, against their entry and registration coupons. The winners were given Gift Hamper from Vision Venture& STBA. The evening ended with delicious High tea from Royal Rodale Club followed by a word of thanks by Mr. Sufyan Farrukh, the Master of Ceremony, for enthusiastic and highly supportive participation and presence of the audience and the players.
While talking to Media Romis Ali, General Secretary of STBA said “Association is taking serious steps to promote bowling in Sindh. Time is not far away when we will truly enlighten the name of our country across the world. He said Government of Sindh should take keen interest to promote bowling in Sindh and comes forward to establish bowling alleys in every District of Sindh.
Muhammad Amin Nasir, Vice President, appealed to Government of Sindh that Tenpin Bowling has not yet been able to establish its own club with Training facilities and the players are facing a lot of difficulties in this scenario. In this regard, Government of Sindh can play a vital role. The sport is being played and about in 144 countries and Federation is making all out efforts to take part in major events. If Tenpin Bowling had has its own bowling club then forty to fifty countries can be called in Pakistan.