RAWALPINDI: On Sunday night at Jinnah Park’s Leisure City Bowling Club, rising bowler Zeeshan Bhatti of Karachi defeated Waqar Abdul Qadir Rarkh in the Men’s Singles final to win the 16th Tenpin Bowling Championship. Third and fourth place went to Ali Nauman and Faisal Feroze, respectively.

Zeeshan scored 358 points in the championship game, while Waqas Parkh finished with 331 points. This was Bhatti’s first time competing in the national championship. Mohammad Riaz Khan Turkalani, Colonel Hamad Khan, and Ijaz-ur Rahman, President of the Pakistan Ten Pin Bowling Federation (PTBF), gave out prizes to the players following the final. Aleem Agha, President of the Sindh Ten Pin Bowling Association, and Mohammad Hussain Chatta, Secretary General of the PTBF.

Men’s doubles champions Ali and Ibrahim Saldira emerged victorious. Shabbir Lashkarwala and Aleem Agha took second place in the men’s doubles competition, while Ayan Bhatti and Waqas Parkh took third place. The amateur champion was Ibrahim Saldira, with Tayyab Bilal and Azazur Rahman coming in second and third, respectively.

In the men’s Deaf competition, Umar emerged victorious, with Wajid and Adeel placing second and third, respectively. Meanwhile, in the women’s Deaf competition, Zahra secured the top spot, followed by Noor Al-Ain in second place and Asma in third.

National Champion Zeeshan Bhatti said: “I am happy with my performance and It was a tough competition, as the top-16 round players were good and well skilled. It was my first participation and I won the title it is great achievement for me at national level. I will focus on my game and will toil hard to represent Pakistan at international level”.

Waqas Abdul Qadir Parkh said: “It was good final and Bhatti played well and he won the national championship. I congratulate him on this victory. The first round score was leveled 159-159 but he did well in the second round and hit a couple of strike to win the championship”.


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