Sunday, August 17, 2008


Row of Champions
From Left: Abdil Basit (SSBP), Farah Izzazaya (PAH), Shin Chern Yew (PRK), Norsyazana Rosli (PRK)

The 8th and Final leg of this years SportExcel-MILO-MSN-MTBC National Tenpin Bowling Junior Circuit finished today with Perak taking 2 titles and Pahang and Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar taking one each.

Norsyazana Rosli won her 2nd consecutive title in the Girls Graded category and thus qualified for the Grand Prix Finals in pole position. She beat Sonia Teoh of Melaka who had the home crowd rooting for her. This is a sweet revenge for Syazana as she lost to Sonia in the Negeri Sembilan Leg.

In the Boys Graded category, youngster Abdul Basit received his maiden victory after beating Khoo Kim Yoon of Melaka. This 13 year old from Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar was overjoyed with his victory as this is only his 2nd year bowling. He thanked his coach Mr. Lamjah and En. Abdul Rahman for all their guidance and support. With this win, he made it into the GP Finals in 12th position. Only the top 17 boys qualify for the GP Finals.

SUKMA Trios Gold Medalist Farah Izzazaya from Pahang took the Girls Open title, her first SportExcel Circuit title of the year. Her parents were so happy of her as her qualification into the final round meant that she qualified for the Grand Prix Finals that will be held on her training ground in Megalanes Kuantan Pahang from August 27-30. En route to her victory, she beat Radin Nur Najwa (KUL) 368-330 in the quarter finals, Nastasya Adam (KUL) 416-312 in the semis and Siti Nazwa (JOH) 411-396 in the finals.

The Boys Open category was a Perak all-affair. 5 bowlers from Perak qualified for the Knock-Out Round and 4 of them made it into the semi-finals. Among these 4 bowlers, Shin Chern Yew raised to the occasion to beat compatriot Muhd Fazrin in the finals. This is Chern Yew's first win in the Open category. 3rd and 4th positions are Teh Lit Qing and Equine Lam.