Dubai, Feb 12, 2020: In the electrifying final set, Payyar Punters (Men) beat Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators team to lift the prestigious first everTPL Trophy 2020. Both teams fought the battle to lift the winning title and the fans of both sides supported as every point gained was celebrated with a huge applause. In the final three set match, the first two setswere won by Payyar Puntersand managed to snatch the title from Heatshield Shimanthoor Gladiators.The first set saw the lead by HeatshieldShimanthoor but Payyar Punters gave a tough fight, chased it, nailed it and got the set in their favour.
In the Ladies Final, Bright Winders won the first set 15-12, and gave a good fight but lost to Hyssna Warriors in the second set 15-4. However, in the final set Bright Winders clinched victory with the score of 15-13. It was indeed a nail-biting fight amongst both the teams as they strived hard to emerge as the winners of the TPL 2020.
The tournament was kicked-off at 10:00am with breakfast served for all. The teams were asked to line-up with their respective team flags. This was then followed by the welcome dance by Soul Beats group,Goutham Bangera& Teamand a welcome speech by Ms. Anvi Santosh Shetty. The organisers welcomed the main sponsors Mr. Abhijeet Shetty & Mrs.Navya Abhijit Shetty, Mr. Ronald Pinto Managing Director of Hyssna international LLC, Mr. Michael D’Souza Managing Director of Ivory Grand Group of Hotels, Mr. Charles Govias Operations Manager of Al Faris Cranes,all the Team Owners and the guest from India Mr.&Mrs.Bhoja Shetty and Mr.&Mrs.Mahabal Shetty, parents of SantoshShetty and Jayshree Shetty were invited to the stage to declare the tournament open.
Well-known Tulu Cine Star (Coastalwood)AravindBolar our TulunadaManikyawas the Guest of Honour,hewas felicitated with memento, flowerBouquet and Shawl.
The prestigious TPL 2020 tournament was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Owners and guests. Prayers were offered by Ms. Vaishnavi Shetty, which was followed by National Anthem of the UAE and India. Mr. Sarvotham Shetty addressed the crowd and introduced all the Owners, the main sponsors and the guests.
The organising team felicitated Mr. SarvothamShetty and Mrs. Usha Sarvotham Shetty by presenting them with a Memento, Shawl, Fruit basket and thanked him for his contribution towards the Throw ball game. Mr.BhojaShetty and Mrs.SharadaShetty were also felicitated and celebrated their 45th wedding Anniversary by exchanging flower garland in front of the audience present.
Lynel Monteiro led the Oath taking Ceremony. All the teams then had a photo session with the dignitaries.Satya Shetty along with his team managed the scheduling of the team entries into the court alongside DJ playing the theme of the playing teams.
Following teams participated in the tournament:
1. Bright Winders owned by Mr. Sebastian Pias
2. Guardian Angels owned by Mr. Sebastian Pias
3. Merit Freight Kudla Strikers owned by Mrs. Flavia Mathias
4. Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators owned by Mr. Premnath Shetty
5. Payyar Punters owned by Mr. Ravi Shetty
6. Hyssna Warriors owned by Mr. Ronald Pinto
The Final Results were as follows:
In Men’s Team:
In qualifier 1, Payyar Punters defeated Hyssna Warriors 21- 20 and entered to the finals, Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators defeated Bright Winders 21- 17.
In Qualifier 2 – Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators defeatedHyssna Warriors21- 20 and entered into the finals.
In ladies Team:
In qualifier 1, Bright Windersdefeated Hyssna Warriors 21- 16 and entered to the finals, Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators defeated 21- 10.
In Qualifier 2 – Hyssna Warriors defeated Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators 21- 20 and entered into the finals
Men’s Throw Ball:
1stRunner up: Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
2ndRunner up:Hyssna Warriors
Ladies Throw Ball:
Winner: Bright Winders
1stRunner up: Hyssna Warriors
2ndRunner up: Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
The second runner up team in both men and ladies were awarded Trophies, Gifts and Cash prize while the first runners and winners team in both men and ladies received Trophies, Gifts, Cash prize and auction cash for each player.
The following outstanding players of the tournament were presented with individual trophies:
DancyCorreiafrom Payyar Puntersfor Best Striker
ChethanPoojaryfrom Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators for Best Defender
Rahul PKumarfrom Payyar Punters for Best All Rounder
AsiyaSharieffrom Bright Winders for Best Striker
AnithaDcunha from Hyssna Warriors for Best Defender
FreedaAvina Pinto from Bright Winders forBest All Rounder
Player of the Match Memento (Men’s):
1. Rijo Jose of Bright Winders
2. Wilson Vivek Gonsalves of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
3. Rahul P. Kumar of Payyar Punters
4. Vinod Jackson D’Souza of Bright Winders
5. Thammaiah of Merit Freight Kudla Strikers
6. Ullas Wilson Menezes of Payyar Punters
7. ChethanPoojary of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
8. Kevin Samuel Suares of Bright Winders
9. Alan Mendonca of Hyssna Warriors
10. JoysonLaivanDsouza of Hyssna Warriors
11. AnandMenezes of Payyar Punters
12. Melcome J. Lobo of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
13. Roydon Pereira of Payyar Punters
14. JoysonLaivanDsouza of Hyssna Warriors
15. Keith Daniel Suares of Merit Freight Kudla Strikers
16. Roydon Pereira of Payyar Punters
17. Vivian AdarshMonteiro of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
18. Wilson Vivek Gonsalves of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
Player of the Match Memento (Ladies):
1. SumangalaBhat of Hyssna Warriors
2. AsiyaSharief of Bright Winders
3. AlstriyaCenita Louis of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
4. Karen D’ Souza of Hyssna Warriors
5. Sanita Selma Dsouza of Guardian Angels
6. AsiyaSharief of Bright Winders
7. AnushreeArunShetty of Merit Freight Kudla Strikers
8. VijayaMuraliTantry of Hyssna Warriors
9. Pramila Albuquerque of Guardian Angels
10. AsiyaSharief of Bright Winders
11. Nancy Quadras of Guardian Angels
12. ShilpaYashil of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
13. Janice Miranda of Hyssna Warriors
14. FreedaAvina Pinto of Bright Winders
15. RoshaniAshel Pinto of Payyar Punters
16. Karen D’ Souza of Hyssna Warriors
17. RoshaniNathalia Rodrigues of Heat Shield Shimanthoor Gladiators
18. AnithaDcunha of Hyssna Warriors
Beautiful Cheerleaders from all the teams entertained the crowd throughout the event and the best Cheerleaders prize wastaken by Hyssna Warriors.
Referees of the day were Shiv Shetty, DeepthiShetty, Kishore Shetty and Loyd.
The day-long event was compered by VinodShetty along with Shiva Shetty and SampathShetty.
The event was given live coverage by NammaKudlaTV Channel which is viewed by Thousands of people worldwide.
The event was co-sponsored by Verger Delporte UAE Limited, Transgulf, Regal Furnishings, Ivory Grand Hotel, Globelink West Star Shipping LLC, Fortune Group of Hotels, Sirin Garage, Britannia, Himalaya and Lotus, Digital World, Mint Jewels, SP Creations, Jain Investment, Reach Me, newskarnataka.com, Nihal Restaurant, Patanjali, Bin Fardan Group, Bridgeway Shipping, Woodlands Restaurant, Chez Fanny, Crystal Arc, uniCare, Noel Fernandes, Nelson Quadros, Marina Norma Menezes, FauwazRasheed, FrontLine Building, ShashidharKotian and Shireen Hardware.
Organising Committee included SantoshShetty, JayshreeShetty, Alan Mendonca, LynalMontheiro, RanjithShetty, ShivaprasadShetty, Doreen Alvares, Kishore Shetty, VinodShetty, JaisonD’cunha, AnviShetty and last but not the least none other than SarvothamShetty.
The entire tournament was enjoyed by every Sportsperson and spectators who attended the 1st ever TPL Tournament 2020. The organizers did a wonderful job, all the matches and the entire day was fun-filled and were played with sportsman spirit. The entire tournament matches were coordinated by the Organising Committee and the officials.