Coastal Friends and Karnataka Sangha Bag KSSM Throwball Trophy

Coastal Friends and Karnataka Sangha Bag KSSM Throwball Trophy

Abu Dhabi: The Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial (KSSM) Throwball tournament was held in Abu Dhabi here on January 18.

Coastal Friends team managed to beat KCO Abu Dhabi in an electrifying thriller to take home the most prestigious Koosamma Shambu Shetty Memorial (KSSM) Trophy 2019. In the women’s throw ball Karnataka Sangha Abu Dhabi emerged winner in a closely fought finals defeating Konkans Dubai team.

The prestigious KSSSM tournament is organized every year in memory of late Koosamma Shambu Shetty, mother of Padmashree Dr B R Shetty. Sarvotham Shetty welcomed the gathering.

The programme was inaugurated by releasing the balloons in the air. Chief operating officer (COO) of UAE Exchange Sudhir Kumar Shetty was felicitated on his retirement.

Dr B R Shetty the chief guest could not attend the programme due to other commitments. His daughter-in-law Shivani Binay Shetty spoke on behalf of Dr Shetty and the family.

The inaugural was followed by matches. The following were the teams who participated enthusiastically in the tourney.

Women’s Throwball teams, Karnataka Sangh Abu Dhabi, KCO Abu Dhabi, Konkans Dubai, Mangalore United, ACME Mangalore Strikers UAE, Coastal Friends and Bunts Dubai.

Men’s Throwball teams, ACME Mangalore Strikers UAE, KCO Abu Dhabi, Coastal Friends, Bunts Dubai, Konkans Dubai and Karnataka Sangh Abu Dhabi.

Women’s Throwball:

Karnataka Sangha Abu Dhabi – winner
Konkans Dubai – 1st Runner-up
Bunts Dubai – 2nd Runner-up

In Men’s Throwball:

Coastal Friends – winner
KCO Abu Dhabi – 1st Runner-up
Abu Dhabi Karnataka Sangha- 2nd Runner-up

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