Monday, April 22

S’wak bowlers dominate junior circuit


Top eight winners of the Boys Open posing with Amateur Tenpin Bowling Association of Sarawak deputy president Saifulbahri Shukri (left) after the prize presentation.

Nur Syafiq and Nur Aina won the Boys Open and Girls Open titles.

KUCHING: Sarawak stamped their domination in the Sarawak Leg of the Sportexcel-NSC-Milo-MTBC Junior circuit at Megalanes Sarawak, Batu Kawa yesterday by winning two out of three categories competed in the three-day tournament.

After qualifying for the round robin Boys Open with 2,372 pins, Mohd Nur Syafiq Mohd Amran beat seven other finalists all from Sarawak for the gold medal after he amassed 4,350 pins.

The silver medal went to Sukma elite bowler Mohd Zuhayr Redza Noor Azrul who collected 4,243 pins and in third place was Abdul Khadir Haziq Ramli with 4,222 pins while Melvin Gilbert Gimang came in fourth with 4,161 pins.

Those finishing in fifth to eight spots were another Sukma bowler Tsen Fan Yew, Aiman Danial Azree, Agan Ballang Kapong and Abang Muhammad Fakhri Abang Kamarudin.

Sukma XIX bound Nur Aina Kamalia led the clean sweep of all four positions in the Girls Open round robin when she collected 3,234 pins, followed by Sukma teammate Nur Hazirah Ramli with 3,026 pins, Rasya Aleeya Zainuddin with 2,696 pins and Michelle Ling Xin Hui with 2,635 pins.

Sarawak also made a clean sweep of all top eight positions in the Boys Graded round robin where 15-year old Morgan Chang took the gold with 4,421 pins while his younger brother Marcos, 13, was third with 4,086 pins, finishing 99 pins behind the silver medallist Lim Jie.

In fourth to eighth positions were Muhammad Farhan Mohd Shorkri, Firdaus Malik, Muhammad Harith Najmi Abdul Latif, Desmond Law Kwang Yew and Nicholson Ryan Nabau.

The champion of the Girls Graded round robin was Rachell Loo Yee who registered 4,172 pins, followed by Cara Loh Wai Theng of Sabah with 4,072 pins and Asya Dania Azree with 3,838 pins.

Lavinia Kho Jia Jie, Dayang Yumi Azreen Abang Azman, Nur Haziqah Ramli were placed fourth to sixth while Sabahans Nur Waheedah Polinu and Rachel Fitrianna Adnan were seventh and eighth respectively.

Sabah made up for their loss in the Graded and Open categories by sweeping the Boys U12 and Girls U12 titles.

Dennis Lai Teck Leong emerged the champion in the Boys U12 after knocking down 2,027 pins over six games, finishing 174 pins ahead of teammate Muhammad Haziq Saiful and 260 pins ahead of third-placed Sarawakian Afiq Khazin Nasiruddin.

Those finishing in fourth to eighth positions were Brendon Liew Tze Vui (Sabah), Ahmaddin Rejab Zaini (Sarawak), Muhd Zaki Abdul Rahman (Sabah), Eldred Kho Yek Zhen (Sarawak) and Cornelius Aldhelm Sajat (Sarawak).

Meanwhile, Nur Aleeya Syakirah Awang Ali and Nur Wardina Polinu completed a one-two finish for Sabah in the Girls U12 competition that was played over six games.

Aleeya felled 1,900 pins while Wardinia had 1,885 pins and the remaining positions were secured by Nur Amylda Natasha Jemat, Nurul Asyiqin Hasnan, Dayang Arnisha Abang Dolhamid, Izzati Zafirah Abdullah, Maxryn Lindan Maxwell and Khairina Fatiha Abdul Latif.