Saudi Wanderers claim hockey title

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Gulf Daily News Sunday, 16th November 2014
Bahrain gear
Saudi Wanderers up
for crucial
claim hockey title Saudi clash
beat Saudi Arabia ‘B’
2-0 to claim the title in the Indian Club
Centenary Lulu International
Exchange Six-A-Side Hockey
Rohit and Savio scored the
goals for the champions.
The guests of honour at the
final were former Indian hockey captain and coach Joaquim
Carvalho and his wife Vandana
Rao, the former Indian double
Olympian. Country manager of
Lulu International Exchange,
the main sponsors of the tournament, Sudhesh Kumar, was also
Individuals award winners - Best
goalkeeper: Kani from Kuwait Hockey ‘A’. Player-of-the-tournament:
Ali of Saudi Arabia ‘B’. Man-of-thefinal: Rohit of Qatar Wanderers.
Handball squad
in winning start
n The winners with guests of honour Carvalho and Rao
BAHRAIN take on
hosts and favourites
Saudi Arabia today
in the Gulf Cup in
This Group ‘A’ match kicks
off at 8.15pm. Qatar clash with
Yemen at 5.45pm.
This is the second game for
all four sides and all four in this
group have one point each.
Saudi Arabia drew with Qatar 1-1 while Bahrain were held
goalless by Yemen in the first
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
have met each other 32 times
in the Gulf Cup with the later
winning 17 and the former six
while the remaining nine have
ended in draws.
Bahrain are coached by Iraqi
tactician Adnan Hamad, who
is expected to field the team
of Sayed Mohammed Jaffer
Daej, Mohammed Hussain,
Abdulla Al Hazza, Rashid Al
Hooti (defenders), Abdulwahab Ali, Hussain Baba, Sami Al
Hussaini, Sayed Deya Saeed,
Abdulwahab Al Malood (midfielders) and Ismael Abdullatif
Meanwhile, Bahrain coach
Hamad said at the pre-match
Press conference that the match
against Saudi Arabia would be
tough, particularly when it is
being played in Riyadh.
n Fuad, left, and Yaqoob
n 2 bodybuilders
n Action from the Bahrain vs Kuwait handball match. Centre, Qais in action during the triathlon. Right, Bahraini sailors in action during a training session
BAHRAIN handball team made a
perfect start in their title bid in the
Fourth Asian Beach Games in Phuket
The nationals defeated bitter rivals
Kuwait 30-20 in the opening clash to
top the five-team Group ‘B’, which also
includes Pakistan, India, Thailand and
The game was a well-contested affair
but Bahrain proved better in both halves,
going ahead 15-10 in the first-half and
continuing to dominate in the second.
Mahmood Mahdi top scored for Bahrain with nine goals from 11 attempts.
He was well assisted by Jaffar Mohammed (4 goals), Bilal Askani, Abdulla
Salman and Sayed Shehab Ahmed (1
Bahrain are coached by Khalid Al
Hiddi and the other players in the team
are Fahad Mohammed, Hussain Al Qaidoom, Mohammed Fardan, Jaffar Hassan, Mohammed Ahmed and goalkeepers Jaffar Mohammed and Hussain Al
Bahrain will next play hosts Thailand
today at 11am (Bahrain time), the team
they lost 0-2 in a friendly ahead of the
Apart from handball, Bahrain teams
are competing in football, handball, volleyball, athletics, sailing, swimming, triathlon and weightlifting at these Games.
Bahrain football team continued
training yesterday ahead of their opening game tomorrow against Uzbekistan
in their three-nation Group ‘D’.
Ghazwan triumphs
SAMI Ghazwan
won the Grand
Prix title yesterday in the Season
Opening Championship of the
new showjumping season.
The event was sponsored by
Sports One and held under the
patronage of Bahrain Royal
Equestrian and Endurance
Federation (Breef) president
Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al
Khalifa. Head of Showjumping
Committee Shaikh Khalid bin
Mohammed Al Khalifa presented the prizes to the winners.
Ghazwan won the Grand
Prix on Abudlla clocking 38.70
Ali Al Taho on Lavino was
second and Muslim Ali third
Bahrain are coached by Joao Almeida of Portugal and the squad consists of
Ayoob Naseeb, Ebrahim Hassan, Mohammed Ashoor, Thani Al Dossary, Jassim Al Dossary, Isa Al Dossary, Abdulla
Abdullatif, Mohammed Al Ghawi and
goalkeepers Salah Salman and Saleh Al
Meanwhile, Mohammed Al Qais set
a personal record in triathlon yesterday
by clocking 59 minutes and 18 seconds
in finishing eighth. The event consisted
of a five-km run, followed by 20-km cycling and ending with a 2.5km swim.
Bahrain’s five-member sailing team
began their training yesterday under Tunisian coach Kasim Ben Jumia ahead of
the first day of sailing today, starting at
10am Bahrain time.
The Bahrainis are taking part in three
classes - Abdulla Janahi and Ebrahim
Duaij in Laser Standard, Mehanna Al
Dossary and Mustafa Janahi in Hobi Cat
and Khalid Shuwaiter in Optimist.
The volleyball championship draw
ceremony took place yesterday and
Bahrain ‘A’ are placed in Group ‘A’
with Japan ‘A’, Thailand ‘A’ and Iran
‘A’ while Bahrain ‘B’ are in Group ‘D’,
with Qatar ‘B’, Iran ‘B’, Turkmenistan
‘B’ and Maldives ‘A’.
Bahrain teams will be seen in action
today. The winners of each group book
direct berths into the next round while
the runners-up from each group will
face third-placed teams.
on Al Jazira Pascal with four
faults. Abbas Al Ghuraifi was
fourth on Champagne, also with
four faults.
Meanwhile, Hussain Mohammed Dadallah won the level
one competition in the junior
category on Morheb clocking
BAHRAIN bodybuilding
champions Raed Fuad and Arafat
Yaqoob qualified for today’s final of
the 68th IFBB World Championship
in Brazil/
Both passed the weigh-in and
completed official registrations
which took the whole of Thursday
More than 200 bodybuilders
from over 50 countries completed
registrations. Fuad will compete
in the over 100kg category while
Yagoob is in the 75kg section.
n UAE team arrives
THE UAE team yesterday
became the first to arrive for the
GCC Under-12 and Under-16
Tennis Championship to be held
from tomorrow to Friday at the
Bahrain Tennis Federation courts
in Isa Town .
The event is sponsored by ‘Peak’.
The delegation is headed by Adel
Mohammed and consists of coach
Hisham Al Baramli.
Mansoor Al Zarooni, Mohammed
Omar, Yousif Bader, Abdulla Al
Marzoogi and Abdulla Al Balooki
will take part in the under-12 section while Fares Al Janahi, Fahad
Al Janahi and Abdulla Ahli in the
under-16 category.
The rest of the teams are expected
to arrive today.
n Arabco win
Ahmed Isa on Al Jazira
Mobli was second while Aimee
Keen on Rio third.
In the juniors category level
two, Kate Addison on The Chief
finished first in 27.25s. Luna
Dreyer on Calypso was second
with four faults and Kate Addison on West Wind third with
eight faults.
in world final
n Some of the winners with guests
In the advanced category level one, Muslim Ali on Emiley
finished on top in 38.21s. Jane
Bowden Clarke on Tayar was
second and Ahmed Al Alawi on
Tyson Two third.
In the advanced category
level two, Ali Isa on Coolen
was first in 22.81s. Tawfiq Al
Qattan on Ted second and Ali
Abdulrasool on House Pride
Thunderbolt third.
ARABCO and Ruby LeadersKCA won the latest matches in the
KCA-Zayani Motors International
Volleyball Tournament 2014,
powered by Lulu and UAE
Arabco beat Al Mashriq Manpower
and Ruby Leaders got the better of
Khobar Brothers.
Eight teams are taking part in this
two-week tournament at the Kerala
Catholic Association in Segaiya
with the final set for Friday.