Sports: Bridge: Sofitel wins Swiss Team Tournament

Karachi: The Swiss Team event continued at Aslam Bridge Hall under the auspices of Karachi Bridge Associates.

Seven teams contested the title of the week. The team Sofitel having Muhammad Rafiq, Dr. Hashim and Saleem Rizwan put up spirited fight to win the title of the day. Saleem Zaki and Tanvir Mazahir helped the trio to achieve the victory with a score of 59.41 Victory Points.

Having a draw in the first round, Sofitel outscored Foxy 18.54, then lost narrowly by a whisker to Masood 9.27 to 10.73 and in the last round defeated Hai’s 16.73 V.P. Maaood won all the four matches of the afternoon, but their winning score fell short by friction of a Victory Point, hence they could finish as runners up with a total score of 58.27 V.P.beside the Captain Masood Mazhar, Anisur Rehman, Ghufran Ashraf, Shahab Khan and Hamed Mohiuddin played for the team.

In the pair contest earlier, Wajahat Suri and Muqeet scored 69.06 percent to win the title On five boards, they extracted top scores and on seven above average through their skilful bidding and imaginative defence. Asghar Abbas and Syed Ameer Hasan finished second with a score of 66.08 giving a fine display of bidding and defence.

Shahab Khan and Tariq Zafar claimed third berth having a score of 57.93 percent. Karachi Club Monthly Pair this (Tuesday) afternoon. The monthly pair event will be held at Karachi Club Annexe on Tuesday, 13th May, 2014 at 6.00 p.m. sharp. It is an open competition and all competitive bridge players are welcome. Muhammad Azwarul Haque will conduct this tournament.

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