Dubai, January 22, 2022: Awad Al-Amiri booked the third ticket to the Golden Square, the semi-final round of the 22nd Fazza Championship for Youlah and 17th edition of Al Meydan Program, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC).
Al-Amiri showed his superiority over Ahmed Al-Habsi during the competition held on Friday evening at Dubai Camel Racing Club’s Al Marmoom Race Track. Al-Amiri joined Rashid Balrakad and Fayyad Al-Amri in the Golden Square, before an over-all grand winner will be hailed as the Meydan Grand Knight.
Rashid Al Khasouni, HHC Director of Championships, noted winning the Gold Cup requires diligence and keeping pace with the high level of competitions. “This season will not be easy with the high level of competitions and challenges involved in the event, especially as we draw close to the final round,” he added.
Al-Habsi started strong, after winning the swimming competition held earlier during the week at the Hamdan Sports Complex. He won the 50-meter swimming race, and got 10 points. He also finished first in the 1,500-meter horse race, which was held in cooperation with the Dubai Mounted Police, and received another 20 points.
But Al-Amiri found his form and excelled in the Arabic poetry recitation, supervised by poet Muhammad Al-Murr Balabd, and gained 10 points. He got 20 markers in the Saktoun rifle. It was in Youlah public voting that Al-Amiri finally prevailed after receiving 25 points to increase his total to 55 markers, as compared to 45 for Al-Habsi.