CHICAGO IL: Midwest First International Kabaddi Cup tournament hosted by the Punjab Sports Club of Milwaukee was held on Sunday, June 5 at Gurudwara in Oak Creek. It turned out to be a big festival of fun, food and sports.
Despite vagaries of weather, fans not only from Chicagoland area but from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Canada, California and Wisconsin came in large numbers to enjoy this sports festival.
The first match was between Canada east and Canada west and Canada west won. 2nd match Royal King USA Vs Midwest USA and Royal King USA won. 1st semi final match Canada west Vs Midwest USA and Midwest USA won. 2nd semifinal match Royal King USA Vs Canada east and Royal King USA won.
Playing for 3rd and 4th place match Canada east VS Canada west; Canada west won 3rd place.
Canada east got 4th place. In the Final match Royal King USA Vs Midwest USA. Royal King USA won 1st place and Midwest USA won 2nd place.
1st prize $12000 was sponsored by Sukhwinder Singh Ghagar family, 2nd prize $10000 sponsored by Rakesh Rehan, owner of Cafe India restaurant, 3rd prize $7500 sponsored by Baldev Singh Bolla and 4th $6000 prize was sponsored by Gurudwara Singh Sabha Silvis Illinois.
The Gurudwara celebrated the Mela of Sant Baba Prem Singh Ji Murale Wale; 66th Barsi Smagam with Kirtan Darbar, Katha, Langar and open stalls and rides for kids. Over 1000 devotees enjoyed Mela and watched Midwest First International Kabaddi Cup tournament.
Special thanks were offered to Sikh temple of Wisconsin committee for their help and Bikramjit Singh Sekhon (president of Sikh temple of Wisconsin) and Jasjit Singh Sidhu.
Organizing members were Navpreet Singh Multani (Navi), Kanwarvir Singh (Kavi), Kulwinder Singh (Mintu)and Sandeep Singh (Sunny).
Executive members are Sukhwinder Singh Ghagar, Jaswinder Singh Jassi, Manjit Singh Owner of Bollywood Grill restaurant, Parmjit Singh Sidhu, Rupinder Arora, Paul Bhatia, Sukhjinder Singh, Mandeep Kler, Rakesh Rehan and Charnjit Bolla.
There was lot of free food for the spectators who enjoyed Jalebi and Pakoras along with Chana masala, Chole, Paratha, Halwa, Dal Makhani, Lassi, and Tea. India Garden restaurant catered sweets and food. The food was free and there was no entry fee. Women also came to see the festival in large numbers.
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