Posts Tagged Canon 32nd Malaysian International Open

Missy Bellinder:”Any dream is a dream worth fighting for”

 American Missy Bellinder has achieved her dream of becoming a Pro Bowler. Strange as it may seem to some, but this young lady’s ambition has always been to become a bowler. She says “most kids will respond with ‘be a doctor’, ‘be an engineer’, ‘a teacher’ etc. Hers had always been ‘be a bowler’.

Missy practically grew up at a bowling alley. Her father Frank is a long time PBA member and owns and operates a proshop. She started bowling at the age of 2+ yrs…by sitting near the foul line and pushing the ball onto the lane!

Missy turned pro in 2004 at the age of 22 yrs. The PBA Women’s series is a small tour. Currently it only lasts from October to January. Missy’s dream is for it to expand to a bigger tour.

Missy is also a member of the Men’s PBA Regionals and is the only woman with 2 Regional titles. Her favorite quote is: “Any dream is a dream worth fighting for”.

Her advice to bowling aspirants is: “Don’t be afraid to study overseas. Try new things”. A sound advice indeed, as exposure is most important for inner growth.

As for her trip to Malaysia for the Canon Malaysian Open, Missy had fun, but is disappointed that the pins didn’t co-operate when they mattered most. She failed to proceed to the finals even though she felt she bowled well…”just not my day”.

When she’s not on a bowling tour, Missy Bllinder spends her time coaching. She’s been coaching since she was 16 yrs old and loves coaching! She’s also a USBC certified Bowling Instructor.

You can check out more about Missy by visiting her website: http://www.missybellinder.com

Have a great day!

Jonathan

 

 

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20 yr old Indian National scores 1st Perfect Game at Canon 32nd Malaysian International Open

 A team of 11 bowlers from India have been in Malaysia for the past 2 months to train under Malaysian National Chief Coach Holloway Cheah. Their efforts paid off handsomely today.

20-yrs old Mayank A. Patel scored his first career perfect game which was also the first 300 game of the on going tournament that will run from March 13-21.

He told us later that his heart was pounding really fast but he was able to remember the advice of his coach …’to take a deep breath’. This calmed him down a bit and he was able to execute the final strike to nail his first 300 game.

Asked how he felt after achieving his first perfect game, he said he didn’t have time to feel anything as he was immediately swarmed by his team mates and well wishers!

More overseas bowlers are expected to arrive over the next few days. Among them will be pro bowlers from different parts of the world including the US and Europe.

For full updates, please follow the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress link found at the top right hand corner of this page.

For candid shots of participants and spectators, follow the ABC Facebook link. (Actually currently facing problems uploading pics and videos there since Facebook upgraded their format! So may take a while for uploads…sorry)

Happy bowling

Jonathan

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