Multiple Releases For Different Lane Conditions

JonOver the past fortnight I’ve conducted two bowling clinics. Part of it focused on the importance of knowing multiple releases.

I regularly get bowlers coming to me asking: ‘How do I make my ball hook? How do I make my ball enter the pocket at an angle?’ Some only want to know that because it looks good! But there are others who realize that this knowledge is crucial for lifting their game to the next level.

Bowlers who attended my Intermediate Level bowling clinics were also subject to reviewing their basic fundamentals to ensure they are well versed with their bowling foundation. Without this foundation, it’s difficult to progress further.

Bowlers were taught among other things:

The LIFT RELEASE (definition: an upward movement)

The TURN RELEASE (definition: rotation around the ball)

The TURN & LIFT RELEASE (definition: a rotation of the hand beginning from behind the ball moving to the side of the ball, at which point an upward force is applied to the ball)

The LIFT & TURN RELEASE (definition: turn created by the function of lifting upward)

Above video clip shows me demonstrating that you can create different degrees of Axis of Rotation to nail that perfect strike! Just apply your knowledge on the lanes.

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To your bowling success


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7th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge

Midtown Bowl, Manila, Philippines

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Two-time Asian Youth Games gold medalist Michael Mak of Hong Kong, out averaged his nearest competitor in the Round of 24 by almost 14 pins to lead the top 8 players into the match play portion of the 7th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge.
Michael Mak (left) Cha Mi-Jung (centre) Aaron Kong (right)

Mak had a slow start into the 8 game block starting from scratch with 199 and 201, then fired games of 238, 288, 279, 257, 257 and 238 to finish atop the leaderboard with 1957 8-game total and an average of 244.63.

Korean women’s pro bowler Cha Mi-Jung, who rolled the tournament’s first 300 game in the qualifying, was a distant second with 1866 including 8 pins handicap per game. Round of 48 leader, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, was third with 1847.

His fellow countryman, Aaron Kong, made the cut in fifth place with 1838 followed by Hussain Al-Suwaidi in sixth place with 1823.

Three of the top eight spots belonged to PBA bowlers. 2-time PBA champion and 2007-09 PBA Rookie of the Year, Rhino Page was fourth with 1840, with 2006-07 PBA Player of the Year, Doug Kent in seventh at 1817 and 2009 USBC Masters champion John Nolen in 8th at 1814.

Those 8 will determine the four finalists in round robin match play over seven games plus position round, once again starting from scratch (10 pins bonus per win, 5 for a tie).

The top 4 will advance to the stepladder finals. No. 4 bowls No. 3 and the winner takes on No. 2. The winner of the semifinal match must defeat the top seed twice to win the title. The winner will walk away with one million Philippine Peso or approx. 21,000 U.S. Dollar.



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Malaysian youths battle it out on the lanes

The SportExcel-Milo-NSC-MTBC Junior Circuit 2009 culminated with a face-off among the top youth bowlers in Malaysia on the lanes at Sunway Pyramid Megalanes, PJ, from 7-9 August, 2009. After a series of 9 Circuit Legs (there were 7 in Peninsular Malaysia and 2 in East Malaysia), a total of 88 youths qualified for the Grand Prix Finals based on Ranking points accumulated over these Circuits.

GP Finals Champions.(L-R)Nur Ain Mustaffa,Puteri Nadia,Syaidatul Afifah,Chong Jun Foo,Dinie Faliq and Mohd Qayyum

The battle over 3 days showed a high level of competitiveness among these youths with 16 years’ old Chong Jun Foo of Sarawak showing his supremacy by chalking up 2748 pinfalls over 12 games to give him a 229 average in the Boys Open Category. Hot on his heels was Ahmad Muaz of Kedah with 2695 pinfalls and Shin Chern Yew of Perak with 2668 pinfalls. Only 8 of top 16 Boys qualify for the final knock out round.

In the final face-off, Chong managed to defend his top seed position to emerge the eventual Champion. He rolled down games of 245/256 to beat Ahmad’s 226/210. Ahmad Muaz maintained his second spot with Kua Jian Wen of Kuala Lumpur on third position and Teh Lit Qing of Perak on fourth position.

In the Girls Open Category, seasoned campaigner Syaidatul Afifah of Perak upset top seed Nursyamimi Supardi, also from Perak to lift the Girls Open Championship title. Nursyamimi had earlier chalked up 2498 pinfalls to take top spot. Syaidatul was on 2482 pinfalls with Nur Shamira of Kuala Lumpur on third spot with 2402 pinfalls and Fatin Hazwani of Penang on fourth with 2401 pinfalls. Syaidatul’s 235/245 series were just too good to upset Nursyamimi’s 225/200.

With the upset win, Nursyamimi had to be content with second placing and Nur Shamira maintained her third position. Lim Hsu Zen of Negri Sembilan made up the top four.

Another upset was in store in the Boys Graded Division. Top seed Mohd Azlan of Perak lost in the step ladder finals to second seed Dinie Faliq of Malacca. Although both boys did not roll high games, Dinie’s 217/180 series was good enough to beat Azlan’s poor 171/149 games. Azry Haziq of Selangor climbed from eighth position to third spot. Ahmad Adil of Kuala Lumpur made up the top four Boys Graded winners.

The third upset of the day came in the form of Puteri Nadia of Negri Sembilan when she throunced top seed Natasha Roslan of Selangor with games of 237/195. Natasha had a tame 176/172 series. Siti Farahain of Sabah and Syaidatul Afyna of Perak made up the top 4 winners in the Girls Graded cathegory.

Mohd Qayyum of Negri Sembilan and Nur Ain Mustaffa of Kedah were the eventual Champions in the Under-12 Boys and Girls Categories.

Two Perfect Games’ awards of RM1000 were also presented to two Sarawak youths. Daniel Tan achieved the first perfect game during the Graded step ladder finals at the Sabah Leg, while Chong Jun Foo shot the second perfect game of the Junior Circuit during the first block of six games of the GP Finals.

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