KUWAIT CITY, May 29: The Public Authority for Sports recently organized the closing ceremony for the Third Annual Popular Games amidst a large number of spectators, in the presence of ‘Sports for All’ Director Hamid Al-Huzaim and his deputy Waleed Sultan. Final rounds of the three games went on until the late hours before the winners were declared. Al-Huzaim expressed happiness over the success of the tournament that brought together the old generation and the young and budding sportsmen who participated to sustain the traditional games.
He commended Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Public Authority for Sports Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah, Director General of the authority Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour and his deputy Dr Hamoud Fulaitah for their commitment in developing specialized and traditional sports side by side other sports.
He also congratulated the old and young generations as well as the committees that organized the successful tournament. He affirmed the tournament achieved its objectives, saying it is possible to attract higher number of spectators in the next editions until Dama (Checkers Game) is globally appreciated.
Speaking on behalf of the competitors, Emad Al-Saqer expressed profound gratitude to the organizers of the event, especially Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mansour and Hamoud Fulaitah. He thanked all members of ‘Sports for All’ for supporting traditional games in order to preserve the sports of the forefathers.
Results of final games showed that Abdul-Razzaq Al-Hamr came first in the cadet category of the Checkers Game, while Ali Al-Rod’an came second and Mubarak Al-Ali trailed them in third place.
In the senior category of Checkers Game, Abdullah Al-Kanderi emerged as the new champion by edging Mohammad Abdullah Al-Raqib and Yahya Majid to second and third positions respectively.
In Billiards, Emad Al-Saqer claimed the top spot, ahead of Mutlaq Al-Azemi and Thafir Al-Mutair who were first and second runners up respectively.
In Domino, Mohammad Al-Qabandi was crowned the champion, while Mohammad Ali Abdullah was second and Khalid Al-Asfour took the third position.