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#Bowling: Malaysia emerge champion at PWBA Tour in US

Malaysia’s national bowler Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman created history by emerging champion at the recent Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) Wichita Open.

This crucial victory also makes Siti Safiyah the first ever Malaysian bowler to come out on top at the PWBA Tour.

Siti Safiyah’s compatriot, Sin Li Jane, also secured a podium finish as she clinched second place the Wichita Open. Li Jane was beaten by Siti Safiyah herself, when the latter finished 224-170 in the final.

Li Jane walked away with USD 5,000 as the runner-up of the PWBA Wichita Open. Siti Safiyah, on the other hand, bagged the prize money of USD 10,000 for finishing first.

“It’s a dream come true for me to be a PWBA Tour champion. This has to be my biggest career victory since winning the World Ranking Masters in 2009.” Siti Safiyah told The Star.

“I thought it was all over when I left two pins standing. Luckily for me, Juliana (Franco) could only hit seven.” she added. Siti Safiyah was tied with Colombia’s Juliana Franco, and they both had to battle it out for a place in the final.

The PWBA Wichita Open stepladder final was held at the The Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley Green Bay, Wisconsin, on the 25th of June.

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Shalin Zulkifli confident of making ‘positive’ comeback

It’s always good to have a legend back!

Former Asian No. 1 bowler Shalin Zulkifli has returned to bowling after a 11-year break from her favourite sport, although she still played on and off.

She has been selected amongst three other bowlers, Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, Timmy Tan and Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin for the upcoming Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships.

Prior to this, the 38-year old won a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games. However, she was forced to take a six-month break after undergoing surgery on her left foot, despite being selected in the Podium Program. The Podium Program is an elite training program by the Malaysia Sports Institute for sports excellence.

Photo via Malaysia Resume
Photo via Malaysia Resume

“If not for a place in the Podium Programme, I probably would have slowed down.” Shalin confessed. All these strenuous training and competitions are very tiring, but now I have goals to achieve and I’m looking forward to it.”

Shalin is also positive that she’s getting back to her old self, and hoping that she can repeat her past achievements.

Good luck, Shalin, we’re sure you’ll make us proud like you always have!

 

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Rafiq pamer aksi hebat untuk rangkul emas di Kejohanan Bowling Asia

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Aksi hebat dipamerkan di hari terakhir menyaksikan pemain muda negara Rafiq Ismail membuat kejutan untuk merangkul pingat emas acara Masters lelaki di Kejohanan Boling Tenpin Asia di Hong Kong.

Anak muda berusia 19 tahun itu, yang berada di kedudukan ke-10 di blok pertama dari lapan pusingan pada hari Selasa, bangkit dengan bergaya untuk menamatkan perlawanan di tangga kedua dengan jumlah 3,681 untuk mara ke playoff tiga pemain.

Dan dia menjadi pemain Malaysia kedua – selepas Adrian Ang pada thaun 2008 – menang di kejohanan tersebut menewaskan pemain pilihan utama Michael Mak dari Hong Kong 197-159 dan 214-203 di pusingan akhir yang berlangsung di Pusat Bowling SCAA pada hari Rabu.

Di Separuh akhir, Rafiq menewaskan pemain Jepun Shogo Wada 203-198.

Kejayaan Rafiq merupakan kejayaan kali ketiga Malaysia di kejohanan ini. Dua lagi emas dimenangi oleh Timmy Tan dalam acara perseorangan lelaki dan Sin Li Jane-Esther Cheah dalam acara berpasangan wanita.

“Ianya satu penamat yang manis, selepas saya bergelut di awal kejohanan,” kata Rafiq, yang hanya merangkul dua gangsa – dalam acara berpasangan dan berpasukan- sebelum kejayaannya.

“Saya perlu berterima kasih kepada jurulatih saya, Holloway (Cheah, ketua jurulatih) kerana memberi nasihat dalam perlawanan step-ladder. Dia memberitahu saya untuk menukar bola dan ianya menjadi.

”Saya gembira kerana berjaya di pusingan akhir. Ianya sukar untik menentang pesaing di tempat mereka sendiri.

”Menang emas ATBC pertama saya adalah sesuatu yang saya tidak akan lupakan,” tambah Rafiq, yang menang dua pingat perak dalam penampilan pertamanya di Bangkok tahun lalu.

Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek dan Timmy Tan merupakan dua lagi wakil Malaysia di pusingan akhir yang melibatkan 16 pemain. Syafiq berada di tangga keenam dengan jumlah 3,551 dan Timmy di tangga ke-13 dengan jumlah 3,258.

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Natasha Roslan wins gold at World Junior Bowling Championships

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National bowler Natasha Roslan has claimed the gold medal in the girls’ masters category after defeating Amabel Chua in the World Bowling Junior Championships earlier yesterday.

The 20 year-old ended Malaysia’s eight-year title drought at the tournament with a thrilling 190-158, 236-245, 227-187 win over the Singaporean at the Sun Valley Lanes in Nebraska.

This was Malaysia’s first gold medal since a double in 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

Photo Credit: The Star
Photo Credit: The Star

Aaron Kong won the boys’ masters event then before joining teammates Adrian Ang, Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek and Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin to win gold in the team event.

Tun Hakim Tun Hasnul Azam could have added another gold medal to the tally but he was easily defeated 161-233, 205-221 by Pontus Andersson of Sweden in the semi-final match.

However, he managed to get his hands on a bronze medal in the third/fourth play-off match.

The Malaysian national team returned home with a gold, two silvers and three bronzes.

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Jane tiada masalah rangkul satu lagi kejuaraan di Eropah

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Pemain boling wanita negara, Sin Li Jane berjaya menundukkan pemain lelaki apabila menewaskan mereka berturut-turut dalam siri Jelajah Bowling Eropah (EBT) untuk merangkul kejuaraan minggu kedua berturut di Terbuka Track Dream-Bowl Palace yang berlangsung di Munich, Germany pada hari Ahad.

Li Jane membalas dendam kepada pemain bowling England Dominic Barrett dengan kiraan mata 223-160 di perlawanan akhir.

Li Jane tewas kepada Barrett di San Marino pada 17 Julai sebelum merangkul kejuaraan Terbuka Wanita di Kejohanan Masters yang juga berlangsung di San Marino, Isnin lalu.

Selain Barrett, dia juga menewaskan pemenang empat kali EBT yang berada di kedudukan No.1 iaitu Gery Verbruggen dari Belgium dan wakil Amerika Syarikat Tommy Jones, pemain terbaik tahun 2005-06 Persatuan Pemain Bowling Profesional.

Li Jane menunjukkan aksi hebat dan mendahului sejak berada dalam kelompok pusingan 16 dan empat terakhir

Li Jane membawa pulang cek kemenangan bernilai €5,000 (RM22,354), dan beliau teruja apabila memenangi satu lagi kejuaraan EBT. Ianya merupakan gelaran ketiganya musim ini selepas berjaya di Terbuka Malaysia pada bulan April.

“Terima kasih Munich dan San Marino. Ini perjalanan yang saya tidak akan pernah lupakan.

“Saya gembira kerana memenangi kejuaraan berturut-turut,” ujar pemain bowling berusia 24 tahun itu, yang bergelar naib johan di Terbuka PBA Greater Detroit di Amerika Syarikat awal bulan ini.

Li Jane berkata keyakinan dirinya yang kuat membantu beliau untuk bermain dengan bagus di sirkit Eropah.

“Saya percaya perkara baik berlaku apabila kita berkerja keras, kekal positif dan percayakan diri.”

Ahmad Muaz Fishol merupakan wakil Malaysia kedua terbaik apabila berada di kedudukan ke-16 dalam peringkat 16 terbaik dengan kiraan mata 762.

Terdahulu, lima lagi wakil Malaysia gagal untuk mara ke peringkat 16 terbaik. Zulmazran Zulkifli berada di tangga ke-22 (812), Adrian Ang (23; 811), Syafiq Ridhwan (24; 809), Alex Liew (25;807) dan Timmy Tan (45;776).

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Singaporean bowlers break into Top 10 in revised WBT rankings

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The Singaporean female bowlers are definitely setting the bar up high as four national bowlers have successfully made it to the top 10 of the latest World Bowling Tour (WBT) rankings- which is the most since its inauguration in 2011.

The standards of the Singaporean bowlers has long been recognised but the revised rankings just took the ladies’ quality up a notch, proving that they are indeed competitive and could be a possible threat in the worldwide bowling scene.

Cherie Tan currently stands at no.4 trailing behind three Americans, namely Danielle McEwan, Liz Johnson and Kelly Kulick. At no.6 is fellow compatriot Shayna Ng- the All Events champion at last year’s Women’s World Bowling Championships. Jazreel Tan is ranked no.8 whereas Joey Yeo makes the cut to cap the top ten.

Photo credits: The Straights Times
Photo credits: The Straights Times

“The rankings are a reflection of how good the team are on the whole. It’s not just one or two of us, but a handful. It shows consistency and we are now seen as a threat to strong teams like the Americans and the Koreans,” Shayna said as quoted from The Straits Times.

Not to mention, three more Singaporeans- New Hui Fen, Bernice Lim and Daphne Tan, have made it pass the top 20 to bring the team on par with top guns United States.

Despite the grand improvement, SingaporeBowling president Jessie Phua stated that the high rankings are not the main goal of the association.

Photo credits: insidethegames.biz
Photo credits: insidethegames.biz

“We’re happy but not obsessed with this ranking. Ultimately, it’s about staying focused on the process, and getting the team to be stronger and better.”

“While we’re supportive of our top bowlers, our focus this year is to build up the second- and third-tier teams. They must be given a chance too.”

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KL crowned overall champions of Inter-State Bowling Championship

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The Inter-State Bowling Championship officially ended yesterday and Kuala Lumpur successfully retaind their champion’s title for the third consecutive time with a total of four gold medals, seven silver meals and two bronze medals.

The KL team won the championship through the men’s double, women’s team, men’s youth team dominated the overall men’s event.

Despite their sterling display throughout the prestigious tournament, coach Steven Teng claimed that the team’s performance was rather unstable, if compared to previous years.

“Even though we were he overall champions yesterday, we couldn’t achieve our target of five gold medals. In the first day we were quite worried because we didn’t secure any gold medals,” Steven told Berita Harian.

“On the second day, we only got one gold medal in the men’s doubles event and we managed to t another three gold medals in the last day.”

Selangor stood at second place with four gold medals, three silver medals and three bronze medals, whereas Sarawak made it to third place with four gold medals and one more bronze medal.

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Natasha Roslan secures gold medal in Inter-State Bowling Champ’ship

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National bowler Natasha Roslan managed to made a great comeback this year by securing the ultimate gold medal in the women’s individual event during the 29th Inter-state Bowling Championship yesterday.

Natasha could only bag a silver medal last year whereas the gold medal was handed to Sharon Koh.

The 20 year-old Selangor-born bowler, who made it to the national squad three years ago, accumulated a total of 1,394 points with an extra of 91 pins to clinch the overall victory in Sunway Mega Lanes.

Fellow state native Victoria Chin collected a total of 1,303 points to claim the silver ,deal whereas Kuala Lumpur’s Nud Syazwani Sahar was given the bronze after a total of 1,274 points.

“I really did not expect this victory as I got the silver medal last year. Maybe it’s because the other bowlers weren’t playing as well as they could and I took advantage of that to climb all the way to the top,” she told reporters as quoted from Bernama.

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MTBC names six bowlers for Women’s World Championships

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Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) has named six national bowlers for the women’s elite category ahead of the Women’s World Bowling Championships (WWC) that will be held at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from December 6 to December 13.
The six national athletes who will represent the country are Sin Li Jane, Esther Cheah, Natasha Roslan, Sharon Koh, Syaidatul Afifah and Victoria Chin.
National coach Holloway Cheah said he expects the team to perform well in the group stage, considering they have a fine balance between youth and experience.
“We decided to inject the team with the new talents like Natasha, Syaidatul and Victoria who have competed in various international tournaments before,” he told Harian Metro.
“We won’t put any specific target because we will be facing with a lot of strong teams such as United States, South Korea, Sweden, Colombia and Singapore.
“Our main focus in this tournament is to do well during the group stage, and I hope they can deliver what we expect of them,” he added.

In the last edition of this competition back in 2013, Malaysia clinched a bronze medal in the team cateory.