Dilbir beats Pobbathi to emerge champion


Dilbir, who had a lead of 140 pins at the end of last week, scored 5138 pin falls at a healthy average of 197.62 to emerge champion after 26 games. Host bowler Srinath tallied 4994 pins, averaging 192.08, to be placed second in a field of 16.

Dilbir also swept three special prizes, winning the highest score in a single game (279), highest average in the block of six games (218.67) and the maximum number of 200’s scored in the league (11).

Final standings: Dilbir Singh 5138 (193, 234, 163, 162, 173, 200, 231, 190) 1; Srinath Pobbathi 4994 (225, 247, 208, 146, 182, 204, 166, 151) 2; Girish Gaba 4962 (233, 212, 181, 203, 232, 205, 216, 201) 3; Hameed 4948 (244, 212, 147, 227, 170, 157, 213, 181) 4; Shashi Kumar 4925 (203, 168, 197, 192, 176, 208, 184, 221) 5; Abhishek Maheshwari 4914 (171, 187, 213, 190, 230, 179, 208, 216) 6; Vijay Punjabi 4896 (213, 190, 167, 194, 171, 201, 189, 178) 7; N P Singh 4817 (195, 214, 178, 210, 209, 229, 184, 204) 8; Pratima 4792 (160, 204, 225, 160, 182, 127, 215, 152) 9; Dhruv Sarda 4787 (257, 219, 183, 202, 187, 191, 185, 170) 10; Ajay Singh 4755 (165, 185, 246, 208, 188, 212, 168, 162) 11; Pratik 4746 (201, 150, 152, 189, 152, 179, 201, 157) 12; Yusuf Shabbir 4678 (169, 153, 179, 145, 182, 176, 147, 152) 13; Shanthanu Saha 4659 (190, 145, 174, 158, 176, 163, 195, 181) 14; Shabbir Dhankot 4583 (133, 213, 168, 183, 194, 156, 144, 168) 15; Harshvardan Sarda 4564 (193, 195, 188, 194, 204, 193, 171) 16.

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