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Sports Update (Feb ’15)

Jubilee Insurance 40th National Snooker Championship

A top ranked player of Pakistan, Mr. Shahram Changezi (Admin & Estate Officer NUST) was invited to participate in the Jubilee Insurance 40th National Snooker Championship, held at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi, from January 31 to February 9, 2015,. 

Shahram, wearing the NUST logo on his waist coat, took a flying start of the season and displayed high-class snooker. He defeated Ahsan Javed (Punjb), Farhan Khan (KPK), Muhammad Ishtiaq (Sindh) and Gul Afzal (Isb) to qualify for the knockout stage. In pre-quarter-finals, Shahram defeated Hunain Amir (Punjab) by 5-1, followed by a 5-3 victory in the quarter-final against Baber Mesih. This match was considered to be the best match of the tournament, comprising 6 x 50 + breaks and a century break made by Shahram Changezi.

In the semi-finals, Shahram demonstrated his skill and defeated former World Champion Muhammad Asif by 6 - 5. In the final, however, he could not produce his best and stood runner-up in the event. 

By virtue of becoming Pakistan No. 2, Shahram is now qualified to represent Pakistan in Asian Snooker Championship in Malaysia and Asian 6 Red Championship in Iran, in April and May 2015 respectively.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shahram is the only player in the circuit who, along with participating in snooker-related activities, continued pursing his education (in the past) and holds a professional job.

Intervarsity Hockey (M) Championship 2014-15

Intervarsity Hockey (Men) Zonal Championship was organized at Naseer Bundha Hockey Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad during February 12-14, 2015. Nine teams (Comsats, MAJU, Poonch, Bahria, Quaid-i-Azam, IIUI, Preston, NUML and NUST) participated.

The final match of the championship was played off between MAJU and NUST, which the latter won, thus qualifying for the final round.

Inter-NUST Cricket (M)

Inter NUST Cricket (Men) competition 2014 -15 was organized at Cricket Ground, Islamabad Campus, during February 13-15, 2015. Five teams (MCE, MCS, AMC EME & Islamabad Campus) participated.

The final was played between Islamabad Campus and MCS, which the former won by a 156 - 109 margin, after a thrilling competition. 

Chief Security Officer NUST, Mr Sheikh Aftab Qayyum, was Chief Guest on at the finals, and handed over the trophy to Islamabad Campus team.

 

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