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XVIII National Tenpin Bowling Championship from September 4

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Sep 2 (UNI) Seventytwo bowlers, including 13 women, will be seen in action in the Amoeba XVIII National Tenpin Bowling Championship to be held here from September 4 to 10.

Briefing newspersons here, Karnataka State Tenpin Bowling Association (KSTBA) General Secretary R Kannan said strong contenders in the Championship included last year's winner Sashi Kumar of Karnataka, Commonwealth (2002) gold medal winner Shaikh Abdul Hameed of Andhra Pradesh, former national champions Harshavardhan Sarda, Mohan Lal of Delhi, Sabeena Athica of Tamil Nadu, Pratima Hegde of Karnataka.

He said that hosts Karnataka has fielded a strong contingent of 17 bowlers including three women.

Kannan said that the event would be the selection trials for the Indian team to be picked for 42nd AMF World Cup to be held in Caracas, Venezuela from November 4 and the Doha Asian Games.

Replying to a question, he said that it was proposed to send a six member team to participate in the Asian Games and there is possibility India may win medals. However, the number of bowlers to represent the country for the World Cup was subject to approval from the Federation.

He said that to maintain international standard the pin and oiling machines were imported from Malaysia.


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