Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates (PressExposure) November 18, 2008 -- Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) hosted their 6th annual BTL Desert Challenge Golf Tournament at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club earlier this week. Seventy two players from Shipping Lines, Agents and Terminal Operators from around the Middle East and Indian Sub Continent as well as other guests from as far as Germany and Korea attended the event.
Speaking on the event, Mr. Joachim von der Heydt, Owner of BTL and German Shipping veteran, commented, âWe were delighted to once again host such a large gathering of the shipping fraternity in a region which is experiencing tremendous container business growth. The 6th annual BTL Desert Challenge was an opportunity for us to meet with our business associates in a fun environment of a game loved by all.â
The winners of the event were felicitated at a prize distribution dinner, which was also attended by other UAE shipping guests. Playing on a Stableford scoring system the winners were:-
1st Net - Mr Bae Han-il HMM 40 points 2nd Net - Mr Darren D'Cruse KMTC 38 points 3rd Net - Mr D.S. Shin Hanjin 35 points
1st Gross - Mr Gareth Madsen UASC 25 points
Nearest to Pin - Mr Bae Han-il HMM 6ft Longest Drive - Mr Brian Kristensen Maersk 298 yards
Best Lady Golfer : Ms Noriko Hiyamizu MOL Most Golf: Mr Lawrie Pattison DPW Best dressed : Mr Keith Nuttall Gulf Terminals
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, BTL's Managing Director â Bill Smart also announced the BTL Masters in Singapore, where all the 2009 top winners would be invited to a 'Grand Slam' tournament in Macau - a good incentive for all players for the 2009 season.
About Bengal Tiger Line: Bengal Tiger Line (BTL) is a leading European owned Common Feeder, which initially focused on the Sub Continent and later expanded its business to the Middle and Far East Markets. The company, which has approximately 22 vessels and 800,000 teus per annum, has been associated with the game of golf for two decades and now holds seven Asian tournaments each year spanning from Dubai to Seoul - much reflecting their sphere of operation.
BTL offers services throughout the Gulf and Red Sea ports and is locally represented by Kanoo Shipping Agencies with Mr. Korah Roy being BTL's Regional Senior Representative.
BTL is part of the Schoeller Group based in Cyprus who have ownership in approximately 70 vessels and manage over 300 ships. http://www.btl-feeders.com