Sikandar lifts Azadi Cup Tenpin Bowling title



ISLAMABAD - Sikandar Hayat became the crowned champion of Azadi Cup Tenpin Bowling Championship 2016, after upsetting experienced bowlers in the final round played here on late Sunday night at Leisure City Bowling Club Safa Gold Mall.

Pakistan’s top bowlers participated in the eight-day event.
Talking to The Nation, Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBF) secretary Ijaz-ur-Rehman said: “We wanted to give the international community message of love and peace on Independence Day through games.
We want show world that Pakistan is peace and sports loving nation and we involve our youth in healthy sporting activities.
After tough competition, 12 participants qualified for the second round.
Komal Fahad secured the first position with 209 pins, Shazia Nayyar earned second position with 194 pins, while the third position went to Fozia Khan, who scored 176 pins.
On the second day of the championship, deaf and amateur categories games were also played.
The deaf title went to M Hamza while Qasim Asad secured second and Nasir Dar third position.
In amateur final, Ali Saldera won the title with 334 pins while Taha was second and Ali Chatha third.
In the master doubles final, Daniyal Shah/Ali Suria won the title with 667 pins while Zafar Iqbal/Ashiq Ali were second and Ali Saldera and Taha were third.
In the men team event, Aleem Agha/Ahmer, Daniyal/Ali Suria won the title with 1,416 pins while Ijaz ur Rehman, M Chatta, Ali Shah and Saleem Baig secured second and Khalid Butt, Afzal, Saleh and Saqib Shahzad earned third sport.
In women final, Komal Fahad secured first position while Tanzilla was second and Shazia Nayyer third.
The singles master title went to Sikandar Hayat with 383 pins while Zafar Iqbal earned second position and Ali Suria got third.
IPC minister Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony and distributed cash prizes, trophies, medals, certificates among the teams and players.
The minister also appreciated the hard work done by the federation.
The life time achievement award was also conferred upon PTBF secretary Ijaz-ur-Rehman for his unmatched work for the promotion of tenpin bowling in Pakistan.