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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

Jonathan

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7th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge

Midtown Bowl, Manila, Philippines

Courtesy of BowlingDigital.com

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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Shalin is ready for showdown with Maxine Nable

Wednesday July 8, 2009

By RAJES PAUL

KUALA LUMPUR: The old rivalry between Shalin Zulkifli and Maxine Nable of Australia is expected to heat up in the women’s world championships, which will be held in Las Vegas from July 25-Aug 2.

Although they are good friends, Shalin and Maxine have been out to outdo each other in competitions since their days as juniors.

And the battle has now taken a new height with both trying to make a name for themselves as professional bowlers.

The 31-year-old Shalin said that she was looking forward to bowling alongside Maxine for the first time in the world championships as professionals.

“Some of the bowlers from my batch turned professional much earlier. With the decision to allow pros to compete in the world championships for the first time, it will be interesting to see how we fare,” said Shalin.

“Nable and I are good friends but I am looking forward to renewing our rivalry in the world championships.”

Shalin turned pro last year while Maxine has been in the business for almost 10 years.

Although a quiet battle between Shalin and Nable has been ongoing, the pinnacle of a showdown between Malaysia and Australia took place at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Then, Australia had banked on Nable and several other top guns, among them Cara Honeychurch and Ann Maree-Putney, to silence the Malaysian challenge.

This time, Australia will not have their Commonwealth Games star performer, Honeychurch, who won three gold medals, at the world championships but Shalin still has not ruled them out as main challengers.

Besides Nable and Maree-Putney, the others in the Australian team are Carol Gianotti, Bianca Flanagan, Kara Triulcio and Natalie Shelley.

Shalin said that Nable would not be the only one from her batch who would be out to impress at the world championships.

She has also rub shoulders with Stephanie Nations of the United States in her younger days.

“Maxine, Stephanie and I are bowlers from the same era. We know what we are capable of doing since our junior days. I foresee an exciting time ahead in the world championships,” said Shalin.

Besides Shalin, the others in the Malaysian team are Esther Cheah, Wendy Chai, Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi and Sharon Koh.

Except for debutant Siti, all the others were member of the team who won the gold medal in the previous championships in Mexico two years ago.

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