Sunday, June 29, 2008


The Sabah Leg concluded today with Sabah winning 3 out of 4 gold medals offered in the Open and Graded Category. Mohd Ozzer Othman and Siti Aishajan, both Sabah SUKMA athletes won the Boys and Girls Open category respectively.

Mohd Ozzer, the Boys Team Gold Medalist in the recent SUKMA games went into the Knock-Out Round as 3rd seeded. In the quarter finals, he outplayed his team mate Hazwan Hj. Hasbullah with a total 2 games score of 415 against Hazwan's 317. He then met another of his team mate in the Semi-Finals, Ahmad Faiz Deedat and disposed of him as well. In the finals, he was up against Sunny Lee of Kuching, Sarawak. Sunny was the top seed going into the Knock-out round but there was no stopping Ozzer when he didn't let seeding stand in his way. With this win, he is currently leading the GP Rankings for the Boys Open Category for East Malaysia. Only 3 Boys Open qualify for the GP from East Malaysia.

The Boys Graded category was where Sarawak struck gold. Ervin Lam of Miri, Sarawak, son of Sarawak coach Tony Lim overcame a strong final round opponent from the host state, Muhd Muzammil Zakree. I was not there to witness the final match but I believe that it must've been a tensed match as Ervin edged Muzammil by only 5 pins (333-328).

Photos will be uploaded as soon as I receive them. Meanwhile, you can download the full results of the Sabah Leg in the Download Box on your left.