KBA Weekend Bridge: Foxy on top, Muqeet & Askari win pair


Karachi: The week-end Pair & Swiss Team Bridge Tournament was held on Friday and Sunday last at Aslam Bridge Hall, housed in National Stadium, Karachi. The team event was participated by 7 teams and 19 pairs of all ranks and file contested the weekly title.

Competing from North-South direction, Abdul Muqeet and Hasan Askari 58.50 weeded a very determined challenge from celebrated pair of Hamed Mohiuddin and Ziaullah Baig 58.04. It had been a very close as the positions were decided barely on 0.46 percentage. In the last round, both pairs were very close and a slightest miss-defence and an overtrick was to make a difference. On the last Board, dame luck smiled on Muqeet and Hasan Askari, as their opponents, Anis and Ghufran took a part contract of 2 Diamonds easily and instead of one, they went down three, which provided an edge to Muqeet and Hasan Askari.

Anis and Ghufran, though led the field all the way but towards the close they suffered at least two bottom scores and had to contend to third position 57.74 percent.

In the team event, Foxy seemed very well settled from the very beginning.

Starting their march to victory stand Foxy, having A.K. Bhurgari, Muhammad Zubair, Anwer Kemal Khalid Mansoor first outscored Star Bidders 18.66, and kept their winning strides against Ahsan 15.99, GM 13.79 and Masood 11.96 V.P.

GM having Nasir Reza Khan, Saleem Zaki, Ghulam Muhammad and Tanvir Mazahir got hold of Masood 16.55, then out fielded Sofitel 19.83, lost to Foxy and finally they defeated Star Bidders in the last round adding 11.05 to their score which helped them to finish as runners up. Sofitel with Saleem Rizwan, Dr.Hashim, Nasim Shaikh and Rafiq Ahmed finished third with a score of 48.29 having won three matches in a row.

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