LAHORE

Izzo Team managed to overwhelm their opponents in the 14th Balijee Bridge Championship supported by Aijaz Ahmed of Yummy here at the Lahore Gymkhana bridge tables on Tuesday.

Izzo Team, comprising Jahangir Ahmed, Izzat Khalil, Farooq Alvi and Abdul Khaliq, surged in front through wholesome loaded classy moves which helped them compile 73.83 victory points after five of the ten rounds.

Karachi Silver Team, consisting of Syed Asghar Abbas Zaidi, Abdul Qadir Bhurgri, Zafar Zaki and M Zubair, succeeded in compiling 68.78 victory points to get second place while the third slot was occupied by SAGA Team whose team members were Ghalib Bandesha, Assad Maqbool, Nadir Ali and Col Assad with a score of 67.58 victory points. The final sessions will be played today (Wednesday) and the leaders are expected to have a tough time in their matches against challengers like Karachi Siver, SAGA and Kamran and Bilal.

In ladies contest, Jordan Ladies Team, comprising Aida, Sakher, Randa Baket and Azza Qashu, was in the forefront with the score of 52.21 victory points. Local team, comprising Rehana Saigol, Abeda Ali, Rubina Agha, Paro Raza, Zeenat Azwar and Shahnaz Peerzada, was placed on second. Maj Gen Sardar Tariq Aman, GOC 10 Div, will award prizes to the winners at the prize distribution ceremony here at Lahore Gymkhana at 7pm.