Ashraf Hasan claim KC Monthly Pair title

KARACHI: It was quite a big gathering in the monthly title for Pairs at Karachi Club Annexe. Twenty-four pairs of all categories competed the programme amidst pleasing atmosphere and scenic landscape of Karachi Club Annexe.

Syed Ameer Hasan and Ghufran Ashraf left others stone cold and registered an impressive victory with a score of 63.86 percent. The pair was competing from North-South direction. Their best boards were a doubled heart slam, a spade game and a part game in hearts.

AK Bhurgari, Muhammad Zubair stormed in the last minute to occupy second berth with a score of 61.36 percent. The national women team pair of Rubina Hai and Fatima Raza, mother and daughter, though remained in the sublime since the start of the game, but could not resist the last minute aggressive display of the competing EW pairs, so this pair relegated to 3rd position having scored 57.23 percent.

Ashraf Kothari and Hussain Jaffer claimed the top berth from their favourite East-West direction with a score of 60.35 percent score. Since the beginning till the last round the KC pair of Abid Bhaila – Farooq Lakhani remained at the top giving finer display of their bidding and play-art, however, in the last round Kothari and Hussain Jaffer had beaten their opposing pair a good beating, thus got two clear tops to win the title of the day and they had to contend for the second berth having final score of 59.74 percent. Afzal Shaikh and Iqbal Siddiqui remained persisted throughout thus finished third having a score of 57.80 percent.