Monday, May 31, 2010

Timmy Tan wins Pahang leg to secure first back to back victory

(Report by Tony Lim)

Timmy Tan of Kuala Lumpur upset Perak’s Muhd Fazrin bin Khairul Faizi to win the boys open division in the Pahang Leg of the National Junior Tenpin Bowling Circuit and became the only back to back winner in this year’s circuit.

Timmy who finished in fourth place after the 2 block of 14 games had to win his group match scoring 203 and 207 in the 2 games quarter finals which set him up to face the top seed Qalif Adnor bin Adam of Kuala Lumpur in which he easily disposed Qalif with 172-170 and 267 – 201 win.

Then Timmy had to face season campaigner Muhd Fazrin of Perak in the finals which should have been an easy match for Fazrin when he took the first game 188 -158. But when a lapse of concentration happens, Fazrin allowed Timmy to level the match with a 178 -162 win for Timmy. In the deciding game, it was clear that Fazrin never recovered his focus and gave the match away losing 137 – 185. But it was a well deserved win for Timmy as he had work very hard on his game to build his confidence and now eyes for a place in the GP Finals of the National Junior Tenpin Bowling Circuit.

Nor Syazanah Rosli of Perak also created an upset when she beat compatriot Nur Syamimi Supardi in 2 games, 161 -146, 177-142 in the best of 3 games finals in the girls open division. Earlier Nor Syazanah had dispatch of local favourtie Farah Izzazaya Mohd. Fariq of Pahang 192-167, 177-142 in the 1 + 1, repercharge format for the semi finals.

In the boys graded division, it was a titanic tussle all the way when Mohd Fayyadh bin Alias of Negeri Sembilan engaged Adam Rahimi of Kelantan in a tooth and nail battle to wrest the title and heaved a sigh of relieve after the victory. Mohd Fayyadh lost the first game 216 -257 and looks as if the boat is veering away. But the plucky lad hung in with all tenacity to claim a narrow win in the second game with 206 -202 to level the match and stay on even keel.

In the deciding game, it was still touch and go affair but Fayyadh sensing that Adam Rahimi was losing steam he push forward with all the energy that was left and stay on course to secure the victory with a 194 -181 win and raised his arms in utter relieve.

Siti Nurzulaika bt Ismail of Kuala Lumpur had to fight all the way to secure victory in the girls graded division. Siti who finished third after two blocks of 14 games had to grind it out in the group match and won with 349 pinfalls for the 2 games quarter final match.

Siti then had to faced local lass Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik of Pahang in the semi finals played on 1+1 format which she won convincingly scoring 189-161, 230 -184 leaving Faten Najihah to just shrugged her shoulders in the “one of those days situation.” Next Siti had to face Farah Zakiah Khairul Anuar, another Pahang lass who had the crowd behind her.

But the plucky Siti knew what was in store and was prepared for an uphill battle. In the first game both bowlers tied on 170 but Siti won the game on a 1 throw tie breaker. Farah was clearly upset and took command of the second game when she won the game with a 245 -191 score and level the match. In the decider both bowlers started aggressively trying to gain an advantage but the strategy did not work for both bowlers and it was Siti who had made fewer mistakes won by a 2 pins margin.

The finals was delayed due to a sudden power interruption which occurred on Saturday night and the organizers had decided that the boys and girls division second block be played on Sunday morning rather than continue on Saturday night when the power was restored which meant that the bowlers will have to endure a grueling game which was expected to finish at around 4 am. Thankfully it was the right call for the bowlers to play on Sunday morning albeit a little delay.


Zainal Hashim said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Such a pity that the Blackout had to happened. I am sure that many were caught with the traffic crawl towards home, due to a long weekend.

However, having said that, can someone give me a very sound reason, why the Under-12 Finals had the roll-off without any lane dressing? Afterall the lane dressing would only take about 40 minutes for Kuantan.

Why do we adults, always treat young children unfairly? Just because they are young and do not know how to retaliate?

These Under-12 children still pay the same amount of games fee as the others(based on the fee against the amount of games they play)Dun you think that they deserve the same treatment as the rest?