Archive for December, 2008

Milo World Junior All-Stars Championship

 The ongoing 9th Milo World Junior All-Stars Bowling Championship at Pyramid Megalanes,Malaysia, has attracted many local and overseas bowlers. This is a prestigious tournament for youth bowlers of age 23 years and below. Many have faithfully returned yearly,notably bowlers and their families from Australia and Singapore.

Youth bowlers from as far as England,Germany,Saudi Arabia,Australia,Hong Kong,Vietnam,Chinese Taipei, Japan,Indonesia,etc have been flooding the bowling alley this past week. But the biggest contingent will have to be from neighbouring Singapore.

Scores posted have been soaring on a daily basis and this is a good indication of the high level of competiton this tournament brings. Bader Al-Shaikh of Saudi Arabia has set a high qualifying standard by surpassing the 800 mark in his 3-game series qualifying trials. Check back for an interview with this very talented world champion in a few days’ time.

You can check for full updates of the tournament by following the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress link on the link-widget on the top right hand corner of this page.

In the mean time,I have posted some photos of participants and their supporters at this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=195079&id=53315535453#/pages/ABC-To-Bowling/53315535453

More photos will be uploaded in due time. If you do not see yours yet,please be patient…akan datang!(coming soon!)

Happy bowling….

Jonathan

 

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THE STANCE POSTURE – Alignment with the lane and target

jonathan Hello again. We are back! Have been busy relocating,etc,but finally I’ve found time to resume communications.

Today,I would like to share tips on your Stance Posture.

The bowler’s stance is basically common sense. You are preparing yourself to perform a series of events.

The Stance Posture

Where are you going from the stance?

You are headed forward to the foul line. Obviously,inclining the body slightly forward at the knees and spine will encourage forward momentum. Centering your weight on both feet will enable you to spring forward with ease.

What angle are you playing?

Whether you bowl a straight or a hook game,your body must be aligned with the target in the stance.

What will your first movements be when you begin to bowl?

You must take a step forward while placing the ball in the pushaway position. You must preset the body to initiate these movements.

Tip: The goal of the stance is to place the body in a natural position to bowl. In any sport,the following is true:

NATURAL = SMOOTH AND LOOSE

Smooth and loose means fluid,coordinated balanced movements in the approach. This should be your goal.

I hope this knowledge will be beneficial in your strive to be a better bowler. You can check out a Special Offer in the spirit of Christmas at my website http://www.abc2bowlingstrikes-spares.com. Till the next post… MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Jonathan

 

 

 

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