The Beyblade Championship's winner announced
Shivam Chowdhary, 13 from New Delhi emerged as the top Beyblader in Cartoon Network's Hojaye Shuru! - The Beyblade Championship. Shivam took home the title of the national champion by beating 1500 other participants and finally the Mumbai Champion Tarun Shenoy, in a keenly fought battle at New Delhi's Army Public School on Sunday, May 21, 2006.
Over 3000 people attended the Delhi leg of Cartoon Network's Hojaye Shuru! - The Beyblade Championship. As the national champion, Shivam Chowdhary of Ryan International School, took home the Beyblade Trophy, a computer, specially created Beyblade medal and a digital camera! The runner up, Tarun Shenoy of Podar International School, Mumbai took home a Sony Playstation 2.
Cartoon Network, had invited children across Delhi and Mumbai to participate in the city-legs of the Beyblade Championship that culminated in an action packed grand finale between the champions from Mumbai and Delhi. The Mumbai Champion, Tarun Shenoy, who had contended with over 1,500 kids in his city, was flown to New Delhi to compete with the Delhi champion for the title of National Beyblade Champion.
The first runner-up at the Delhi city round, 13-year-old Sanket received a brand new BMX cycle. Besides Shivam Chowdhary and Sanket, the second and third runners-up of the Delhi-leg - Akshay and Pritam - were the lucky ones to reach the final four to win Magnadomes.
The final four were judged on their ability to spin the Beyblade and assemble the same. Beyblade goodies were distributed amongst all those who participated.
The Beyblade series premiered on Cartoon Network on May 20, 2005 and since then has consistently been rating among the top five programmes on Cartoon Network. With its origins in the ancient Japanese spinning top, Bei Goma, the Beyblade is a cutting edge sports entertainment brand targeted at young boys.
Beyblading combines a heady mix of adrenalin and strategy, to give the player an exciting, fun-filled experience coupled with an element of learning.