Akaash Ashok Kumar of Karnataka & Sabeena Athica of TamilNadu won National titles at the Uniply 29th National Tenpin Bowling Championships, which concluded at Amoeba, Church Street, Bangalore.
In Men’s category, Akaash Ashok Kumar (KAR) won his maiden National title defeating 2nd seed Dhruv Sarda of Delhi (413 – 372) by 41 pins.
In the Women’s category top-seed Sabeena Athica (TN) won her 10th National Title defeating Sumathi Nallabantu of Telangana (378 –266) by 112 pins.
Earlier in the day, in the stepladder round, played based on cumulative pinfall of two games, in Match 1 of Men’s category, 3rd placed Prathyek Satya (KAR) lost to 4th placed Kishan R (KAR) (426 – 377) by 49 pins.
In Match 2, Dhurv Sarda (DEL) beat Kishan R (KAR) (438 – 406) by 32 pins. Dhruv was leading by narrow margin of 6 pins (210 – 204) at the end of Game 1 and he scored to 228 in Game 2 as against 202 of Kishan R to gain lead of 36 pins and moved to Finals.
In Match 1 of the stepladder round of Women’s category, 2nd placed Sumathi Nallabantu of Telangana comfortably beat Defending Champion Anukriti Bishnoi of Haryana (355 - 317) by 38 pins to move to finals against Sabeena of TamilNadu.
In the Men’s category, Akaash Ashok Kumar of Karnataka (6608 pinfall & 206.50 average) finished at the top position after 32 games, followed by Dhruv Sarda of Delhi (6554 pinfall & 204.81 average), Prathyek Satya of Karnataka (6547 pinfall & 204.59 average) & Kishan R of Karnatka (6479 pinfall & 202.47 average) in 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions respectively and qualified for the stepladder round earlier. Defending Champion Shabbir Dhankot (TN) missed the cut by 4 pins and finished in 5th position.
In Women’s category Sabeena Athica (TN) finished at the top spot (3842 pins at 192.10 average) after 20 games after Round 2, followed by Sumathi Nallabantu of Telangana (3503 pinfall & 175.15 average) & Anukriti Bishnoi of Haryana (3442 pinfall and 172.10 average) at 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
Highlight of the Day is two perfect games (300) on the same day by Kishan R (KAR) and Dhruv Sarda (DEL). Kishan R (KAR) is the first bowler to score perfect game in the history of this Championships and he was then followed by Dhruv Sarda of Delhi.
MOST PROMISING PLAYER: VARSHIT GUDIVADA (AP)
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCORES ABOVE 225 (MEN’S CATEGORY): AKAASH ASHOK KUMAR (KAR) AND SHABBIR DHANKOT (TN) - 9
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF SCORES ABOVE 200 (WOMEN’S CATEGORY): SABEENA ATHICA (TN) – 6
HIGHEST BLOCK OF 6 GAMES (MEN’S CATEGORY): AKAASH ASHOK KUMAR (KAR) - 1330
HIGHEST BLOCK OF 6 GAMES (WOMEN’S CATEGORY): SUMATHI NALLABANTU – 1114