1ST ASEAN DIPLOMATIC BOWLING TOURNAMENT 2010
By Amir Shauqi, MKC.
KARACHI: With the proactive initiatives of the Consul General of Malaysia in Karachi, Mr. Mohd Khalid Abdul Razak, the Inaugural ASEAN Diplomatic Bowling Tournament was held on Friday, 10 December 2010 at The Royale Rodale in Karachi. The tournament saw the participation of all five ASEAN Karachi Missions i.e. Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar (Trade Office) and Vietnam (Trade Office) including ASEAN plus 3 Missions i.e. China, Japan and Republic of Korea along with Sri Lanka and Turkey. Around eight Consul General and spouses headed their respective teams for the challenge consisting of team event i.e. 2 men and 2 women and for both men’s and women’s individuals.
After superb and power bowling for nearly 1 and half hour with dozens of strikes and spares, Indonesia clinched the team event title with Malaysia, the defending champion at the second spot, followed by Republic of Korea and Thailand. The Indonesian also took the men’s individual titles with Mr. Trigustono as the champion with Mr. Rossalis Adenan as the 1st runner-up followed by Mr. Mohd Khalid Abdul Razak as the 2nd runner-up and Mr. Lukman Sayuti as 3rd runner-up. Malaysian showed their supremacy in the women individual as Madam Aniza Khalid, wife of the Malaysian Consul General bagged the women champion with Madam Yani as the 1st runner-up followed by Vietnam and Indonesia.
During the awards presentation ceremony, Consul General of Malaysia recorded his thanks and appreciation to all his colleagues who had participated and made the event a thrilling and memorable one. He stated that the event will further promote cooperation, understanding and relations among countries of ASEAN and the Consular Corps in Karachi. In a simple yet colourful ceremony, all the Consul Generals took turn to present trophies to the winners while enjoying refreshments The Consular Corps praised the timely and excellent efforts of the Consul General of Malaysia in organizing the event in the true spirit of sportsmanship and brotherhood in Karachi.
OVERALL CHAMPION - INDONESIA
2ND PLACE - MALAYSIA
3RD PLACE - KOREA
4TH PLACE - THAILAND