Karnataka State Champion Akaash Ashok Kumar finished on top at the end of first two squads of Round 1 of Uniply 29th National Tenpin Bowling Championships, currently underway at Amoeba, Church Street, Bangalore.
Playing on tougher Long oil conditions, Akaash started the day with high score of 238 in Game 1 followed it up with a 206, 189 and 174 in Game 2, Game 3 and Game 4. He then gained the momentum in Game 5 and Game 6 scoring 267 and 256 and finishing the day with total pinfall of 1330 pins in 6 games with an impressive average of 221.67.
Defending Champion Shabbir Dhankot (1272) is in second position, trailing Akaash by 58 pins. Shabbir started the day with 234 in Game 1 and followed it up with 203, 220 and 234 in Game 2, Game 3 and Game 4. He opened 5 frames in Game 5 which resulted in low score of 144 but finished strongly scoring 237 in Game 6 and ended the day with total pinfall of 1272 pins in 6 games.
Kishan R (1200) and Vijay Punjabi (1192) of Karnataka are in Third and Fourth positions respectively, after first block of six games.
Four more Squads are yet to complete their First Block of six games on Long oil conditions as part of Round 1.