Locals Retain 35th Canon Malaysian Open Masters Titles

Courtesy of The Star Sports

PETALING JAYA: National bowlers Zulmazran Zulkifli and Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi shed tears of joy after emerging as the king and queen of the alley in the Canon Malaysian Open at Sunway Mega Lanes.

And immediately after their sensational wins yesterday, they dedicated their victories to their mothers – Maznah Ahmad and Zauyah Ahmad respectively.

It was also Zulmazran and Zandra’s third home titles.

Zulmazran Zulkifli giving his mother Maznah Ahmad a kiss after winning the Canon Malaysia Open Masters bowling title at the Sunway Mega Lanes yesterday. It was Zulmazran’s third home title and he dedicated the win to his mother who has been a pillar of strength in his career.

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Dayang Khairuniza and Tay Hui Chiang are the new Junior All-Stars Champions

The 12th Milo International Junior All-Stars, which is seen as the mecca of tournaments for youths aged 23 and below, has yet again crowned two new Champions.

This year’s lane conditions were in the words of seasoned campaigner Sam Cooley of Australia: ‘a lefties paradise’. Undoubtedly, the lefties were having a field day as the results show at the newly upgraded Brunswick ‘Anvilane’ at Sunway Megalanes. The breakpoint markers were a bonus to those who knew how to capitalize on them. This resulted in extraordinarily high scores throughout the tournament.

Tay Hui Chiang of Singapore/SGCC proved he was a worthy winner when he bowled consistently to finish as top seed in the Boys Open Finals, amassing a total of 2492 pinfalls without dropping a game below the 230 mark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Top Malaysian Youth Bowler Passes Away At Age 20

Today, I read with deep regret the sudden demise of one of our country’s most promising youth bowlers. Ivy and I have known Beng Khai since his early bowling days in Penang. Malaysia has lost a great talent. Our condolences to his family.

Read the article below that was carried by Starsports.

By Shamsul Fitri-Starsports
SERDANG: The national bowling fraternity suffered a shocking loss with the demise of youth bowler Khoo Beng Khai (pic) yesterday.

khoobengkhaiThe 20-year-old was believed to have suffered a heart attack while dri­ving his car into the parking lot at the National Sports Council (NSC) athletes’ residence in Bukit Jalil. He was returning from supper with three other national bowlers – Muhd Nur Aiman Khairuddin, Aris Ardila Santosoh and Johnathan Chan – at about 11.45 on Wednesday.

He was rushed to the Serdang Hos­pital but was pronounced dead at 1.15am yesterday.

“This is a tragic loss to the country and to the bowling fraternity, espcially. We have lost a good young talent,” said NSC director general Datuk Zolkples Embong when met at the hospital yesterday.

The Penang-born Beng Khai was easily recognisable on the lanes with his powerful style of play and his ever-cheerful disposition.

The youngest child of Khoo Hean Seah and Ooi Ai Ngoh was touted by many as one of the youth bowlers to watch out for. Read the rest of this entry »


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