Winners of North & East region felicitated with MercedesTrophy 2008

S.S.DOGRA The eighth edition of MercedesTrophy in India got off to a flying start at the Jaypee Greens, Gurgaon, with tee-off by Dr. Wilfred Aulbur, CEO & Managing Director of DaimlerChrysler India . The event also marked the unveiling of the exquisite trophy with a crystal ball on a tee, specially designed and crafted by Swarovski. Present at the event were the presenting sponsor of the tournament: Rahul Malhotra, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Advisory, Merrill Lynch; along with cosponsors Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Country Manager of Swarovski India and Mr. Aditya Khullar, Manager Marketing India, Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. Mr. Rishi Narain from Rishi Narain Golf Management, event manager for the tournament along with Wendell Rodricks were also present.After two days of play (16-17 February 2008) participated by 209 golfers and Mercedes-Benz aficionados, the winners of the North & East region emerged:Mr. L Rai Singhani(Category A),Mr. Ashok Arora(Category B) &Mr. Ashok Bhatia(Category C)The runners-up:Mr. Ashok Monga(Category A),Mr. Gaurav Dogra(Category B) and Mrs. Mukta Malhotra( Category C) At a glittering evening event at Taj Hotel, New Delhi, the fashion, cars and indulgence, the lucky winners carried away their prizes. The highlight of the event was unmistakably the ensemble ‘Spellbound’. In a series of five suites, the Wendell Rodricks collection for Mercedes-Benz moves from Whispers in space, Aquatic melodies, Crackling rhythms, Whistling winds and Earth sounds. Using a palette of blacks, blues, fire, white and earth tones, the collection is treated to signature Wendell Rodricks style. Layered looks, extreme fluidity, crinkle fabrics, metallic highlights and precision cut to flow with nature. The impressive variety of fabrics ensures that the Wendell Rodricks Mercedes-Benz fashion ensemble is a timeless classic. Using his hallmark cutting and sensual application to silhouette and style, Wendell Rodricks created for Mercedes-Benz, an unforgettable collection that represents fashion at its stylish best. The winners and runner-up are selected for each category at the three regional qualifier tournaments- the Northern & Eastern regionals at Delhi on February 16-17 2008, Western regionals scheduled at Mumbai on February 23-24 2008 and Southern regionals organized at Bangalore on March 8 2008. The winners and runners-up for each category from each of the regional rounds will be special guests of DaimlerChrysler India at the prestigious MercedesTrophy National Final which will be played at Pune on March 16 2008. The three lucky winners at the National Finals, along with their spouses, will get a unique chance to participate at the Mercedes Trophy World Final 2008 at Stuttgart, Germany, which is an annual congregation of the finest-proven players and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Source: DwarkaParichay News & Information Services