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03 - January 18th thru January 24th 1999, Vol IX 
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The Conclusion Of 3rd Taekwondo
Championship In Amran

The third Taekwondo championship which was held as part of Ramadhan sports activity was concluded under the auspices of Brigadier General Yahya Al-Awdri governor of Amran governorate at the sports hall in Amran last Sunday. At the end of the tournament a presentation ceremony was held to honor the winners. 120 participant divided into two groups to compete in the following weight: 35 kg, 29 kg, 29 kg, 26 kg, 24 kg, 22 kg and 20 kg 
The final result was as follow: 
Team            Gold       Silver     Bronze 
Factory             3               1             - 
Sports hall-A    2                2            2 
Sports Hall-B   1                2            2 
Amran governorate organizes a lot of Sports and Cultural activities during the holly month of Ramadhan, where many young people participate from all over the governorate 

The Second League of the Basketball
Championship Kicks off on January 28

The basketball league's second leg is to start on January 28 up to March 28 with the participation of ten teams in the excellent division, following a compulsory suspension due to the delay in paying financial dues and the start of the holy month of Ramadhan. 
The first leg's 45 matches witnessed hot competitions that ended with the Yarmouk club winning first place with 25 points, followed by Mina' with 23 points, Ahli Sanaa with 23 points and Hilal with 23 points also. Apparently, the championship will not get out of the hands of those four teams while Wehda and Ahli Taiz will struggle to remain in the excellent division. The results have shown the deteriorating skills of the other teams of Tilal, Shaab Ibb and Shamsan. 
The first leg matches have displayed a clear improvement in the performance of Hilal, Ahli Sanaa and Yarmouk while Mina', champion of last year's tournament, was not in its usual mood and lost two matches against Hilal and Yarmouk. Yarmouk's performance was also not convincing in its latest matches which paves the way for Ahli Sanaa and Hilal to occupy the top spots due to their stable performance unless Mina' and Yarmouk had benefitted from the temporary stoppage in improving their skills. 

Al-Shu'lah wins in "Zeid" Tournament

Aden, Shu'lah Club: 
Al-In the reminiscence of the fortieth for Late Mohamed Abdo Zeid, a football tournament was held in favor of Aden's clubs last Friday. The event was attended by the Director of Youth & Sports Office, a large number of officials. After strong competitions among the participants, Al-Shu'lah and Shamsan teams reached to the finals. 

All participated teams were divided into two groups. The 1st term group-contests included Al-Tilal, Al-Rawdha and Shamsan. While the second term group-contests included Al-Wahda, Al-Mina'a and Al-Shu'lah. Shamsan took the first place in the first group-contests after defeating Al-Tilal (2/0). 

In the 2nd term group-contests, Al-Shu'lah was the best team with its players nice performance. Al-Shu'lah won over Al-Mina'a 1/0, thus taking the second place. In the final championship contest between Al-Shu'lah and Shamsan, who were the best in the tournaments. Al-Shu'lah scored a gorgeous goal in the Shamsan net carrying the championship cup, and followed by Shamsan the holder of the first runner cup. 

15 Teams in Volleyball Excellent League

A meeting was held to appoint the participated teams in the Volleyball Excellent League Tournament at the Ministry of Health, January 7. The meeting was attended by Mr. Mohammed Al-Ahjuri, secretary of the Olympic committee, Mr. Abdul-Hamid Al-Su'aidi, General Director of Associations and Clubs in the Ministry of Youth and Sport; and Mr. Adel Wadi, president of the Yemeni Volleyball Association. 
Fifteen teams, divided into 4 groups, will participate in the tournament. The first, second, and third groups include four teams each, while the fourth group include three teams only. The winner of each group will participated in the finals. 
The tournament matches will be as follows: 

The first group, Sanaa 
1. Police Team. 
2. Hilal of Hodeida. 
3. Nasr of Hajjah. 
4. Youth of Al-Beidhah. 

The second group, Aden 
5. Al-Tilal /6. Arafat. 
7. Abyan. 
8. Al-Intilaq. 

The Third group, Taiz  
9. Al-Saqr. 
10. Al-Ittihad of Ibb 
11. Fath of Dhamar./12. Hassan. 

Ahli Sanaa Champion of Gamdan
Basketball tournament

Ahli Sanaa defeated Al-Zuhra 64/ 54 in an exciting match to win the late Mohammed Gamdan Basketball tournament. The tournament was organized by Ahli club and sponsored by Azal Hospital. Four teams had participated Ahli A, Ahli B, Police and Al-Zuhra. In the closing ceremony the winners and the first runner up were honored. The organizing committee efforts to make this tournament a success were appreciated by huge audience attended the final match. 

Al-Hadrani makes a New Record

It took a minute to end the match between the International Master Hatem Al-Hadrani and his contestant Ali Al-Muaid breaking the record in Dowaid Chess Championship organized by Al-Wahida Club part of its Ramadhan activities. Al-Hadrani is considered one of Yemen's most recognized masters. He had represented Yemen in many regional and International tournaments accomplishing good result 

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