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Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies


Mangalore Today News Network

Kuwait, 20 December 2010: Kanajar Welfare Association, Kuwait (KWAK), hosted  its fun-filled and prestigious first Volley ball tournament for Men and Throw ball tournament for women, respectively, at the American International School’s indoor stadium, Maidan Hawalli. A large crowd gathered to witness the best teams vying to clinch the top honour with nail biting finishes.

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

Kuwait Konkans And Kunjal Friends Lift Kanajar Trophies

 

The mission of this association is to financially support the Kanajar Poor Children’s Education Fund. Through this event KWAK aimed to create a sportsmanship environment for girls and women, boys and men of Indian Community in Kuwait irrespective of their age, caste, creed, religion, culture and also provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talent through this sport.


It was an early start on a bright Friday 17th December 2010 morning,  when 7 Throw  Ball teams and 10 Volley Ball Teams comprising women and Men from different walks of life assembled at AIS grounds, Hawalli, Kuwait to take part in the Kanajar Trophy 2010.


The inaugural programme commenced at 8:00 a.m. by Dr. Nuna Goel and Dr. Mohan Das Along with event organizing Committee Mrs. Leena Fernandes, Mr.Edward D’souza & Mr. Antony Miranda by releasing colorful balloons in the air. Mrs. Charlotte D’souza Introduced the Chief Guest.  President of the Association Mr. Henry Britto and sports secretary Mr. Robert D’souza welcome  the gathering and all the teams. As a gesture of love and appreciation flower boquets were handed over to guests by KWAK Active Member.


The sponsors for the event were Dr. Sneha Latha Goel, Royal Plaza Caterers, Raymond Park Avenue Centre, Ivan Mendies, Lawrence Saldanha, , Jenney’s Buety Saloon, Robert D’souza and Clement Ssaldanha, Indian Delight restaurant, City Garage, Robert Menezes,  Village Inn Restaurant, Shetty’s Grocery and Disney Mathaes.


The referees of the Tournament were: Mr. Ramesh (Indian Central School) and Mr. Satish (Integrated School). The Line Referees were KWAK members. The Score board desk was manned by Charlotte D’souza and Jyothi Fernandes.


The exciting tournament boiled down to nail biting semi-finals between Starz and KVWA, and Kuwait Konkans and DUBOP. The grand final of the Kanajar throw ball cup 2010 was won by Kuwait Konkans, who beat Starz. The Runners up spot went to Starz and 2nd runner-up trophy went to DUBOP.


Following are the results of the Kanajar Throw Ball Cup 2010:


Winners: Kuwait Konkans,  Runner Up: Starz,    2nd Runner up: DUBOP
Best All-rounder: Seema Miranda from Kuwait Konkans.
Best smasher: Silvia D’Souza from Starz.
Golden Arm service: Merlin Pereira from DUBOP.


The winners and Runner-up teams in Volleyball:

Referee: Disney Mathias,
Winner: Kunjal Friends,
Runner-up: Salmiya-A,
Second Runner-up: Norohna Brothers,
Fourth place: Salmiya-C.


In semi final Salmiya-A beat Noronha Brothers and Kunjal Frends beat Salmiya-C,
Best Lifter: Melwyn from Kunjal
Best all rounder : Muben from Salmiya-A
Best sticker: Swaroop Salmiya-A


Various Sponsors distributed the prizes and individual awards. Mr. Melwyn thanked all the sponsors for their kind benevolence followed by participating teams, the enthusiastic supports, referees, line referees, all volunteers at the event.


KWAK Ex-President Mr.Melwyn Mascarenhas was the Master Of Ceremony. Kuwait’s well-known Walter kept the spectators entertained with his live commentary. The well organized and exciting event concluded at 7:30 p.m.


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