Tbilisi hosts the first bowling competition
Author: By Ia Natsvlishvili
In a bid to help develop and promote bowling practices in Georgia, the newly established Bowling Federation of Georgia organized the Tbilisi International Championship on June 25-26.
The game was arranged at the Tskneti’s Kopala Sports Complex near Tbilisi which also contains a bowling center. In total, 26 local and foreign bowlers took part in the championship, from which 13 were local players, four from Lithuania, four from Ukraine and five came from Azerbaijan.
In the tense semifinal, the representatives of Azerbaijan, Lithuania, and Ukraine put on an impressive performance so that the prize fund of $ 3 000 introduced by Axis, a local developer, was distributed among them.
In particular, Zilvinas Perminas from Lithuania became the number one bowler. He has been the champion of Europe several times over and a world champion. Elhan Faizullaev and Ramil Hamidov, both from Azerbaijan took second and third place respectively.
Irakli Tsuladze of Georgia, who is the Vice President of the Bowling Federation of Georgia and has created hand-made cups for bowling championship winners, was named as the best player at the competition.