Abu Dhabi: The UAE national women's soccer team thrashed their Lebanese counterparts 6-0 while the UAE Chess Association's team defeated Al Shabab Ladies of Dubai 2-0 to make it to the semifinals of the ladies soccer tournament at the Ramadan Sports Festival at the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.

The Jordan national team also booked their semi berth with a 8-0 victory over Bousher of Oman. Wadi Dajla of Egypt had earlier qualified.

In the men's 7-a-side soccer tournament, defending champions NDC registered a 23-0 win over National Transport, with Mohammad Saeed netting 17.

Fareed Esmail was also on fire as he slammed in 12 goals as Suqquorul Emarat made mincemeat of GASCO with a 23-0 victory.

In other results, Istishariyya Group trounced Ankabout 10-2, Abu Dhabi University defeated Andaleeb 13-1, Labour Village drew 0-0 with Al Rabea of Algeria, while Organza managed a 3-2 win over UNIX. Al Nuaimi Group thrashed Shawamekh 16-3, Dunlop beat Daman 4-2, Capital Police defeated Esnaad 2-1 and the Istishariyya Group beat Ankabout 10-2.

Ali Ebrahim of Al Nuaimi Group leads the top scorers' chart with 27 goals followed by Morad Fares of Emirates Bank with 24 and Fareed Ebrahim in third with 21.

Bowling launched

Meanwhile, Director General of Abu Dhabi Municipality, Juma Mubarak Al Jenaibi, opened the bowling championship for people with special needs on Sunday.

Mohammad Khamis Al Alawi of Al Ain club leads the table with 682 points. Waleed Mohammad Mahmoud is second and Nasser Abdullah Al Ghaithi is third among 16 contestants.

The snooker championship has also gathered momentum with 32nd-ranked Habeeb Sabah of Bahrain defeating top seed Moken Hao of Malaysia 3-1.

In other matches, Wael Talat of Egypt lost 2-3 on Sunday to Imarat Kosh of Thailand, while Tibiosh of Thailand defeated Ammar of Kuwait 3-0.

UAE national team star Obaid Khalifa lost to Mathew Thomas. Ahmad Abdul Kader also lost to Pakistan's Mohammad Shafeq 3-0.

Oman's Ahmad Bashir, however, brought up the surprise of the tournament, defeating Chan Kouk Ming 3-1. The UAE's Eisa Al Sayyid defeated Abdul Rahman Saif 3-2.

In the table tennis event for amateurs, Mus'ad (Germany), Ammar Al Kurawi (Palestine), Haidar Gassan (Iraq), Nazem Al Beraij, Tha'er Mohammad and Hamad Habayb (Jordan), Mahmoud Nayef (Syria), Richard, Joel, Ricky, Michael, Krodeo and Bryan and Bisan (India) advanced to the last 16.