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Kelly Kulick wins in Malaysia

 American Kelly Kulick, the first woman to win a PBA Tour title earlier this year, again showed her supremacy at the 33rd CANON MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL OPEN. She emerged top seed going into the Women’s Open Masters Final knockout matches. She did not disappoint, although she had her scary moments.

Kelly Kulick and Carolyn Ballard were the only two American PBA bowlers to take part this year. Carolyn was here to defend the title she won last year.

The lane conditions were described as ‘challenging’ and even Kelly, who has been bowling for 27 years (since she was 6 yrs old) had to dig deep into her experience to lift this year’s crown. In the quarter finals, she defeated 2005 Champion, Siti Safiyah of Malaysia with games of 196/212/224 against Safiyah’s 178/238/197 (won 2-1). Kelly had a relatively easy match against Liza Del Rosario of Philippines in the semi finals when she bowled lines of 191/216 to beat Liza’s 188/178. In the final matchplay, Kelly was stretched to the limits when she had to face a ‘spinner’ from Chinese Taipei in the name of HL Chien. Kelly lost the first game 184/211. She recovered to win the second game by a mere 6 pins when she shot a 218 game against Chien’s 212. Again in the decider, she had a close call although she finally clinched the title on a 211 game against Chien’s 201 game.

With her win, Kelly took home RM15000 prize money and a chance to defend her crown next year. HL Chien had to settle for RM7500.

In the Men’s Division, defending Champion Zulmazran Zulkifli of Malaysia was unable to make it a 3-times hattrick after crashing out in the quarter finals. However, team mate Adrian Ang was able to keep the title in the country when he beat Osku Palermaa of Finland in an exciting match to claim his first Malaysian Open title.

Adrian had earlier disposed off Shaker Al Hassan of UAE with wins of 279-191 and 238-202 in the quarter finals. He however did not have an easy passage against Hussain Al Suwaidi, also of UAE, in the semi finals. He was stretched to games of 261/238/199 against Hussain’s 187/247/169 (won 2-1) to set up a meeting with Osku who had earlier disposed off another Malaysian youngster, 18 yrs old Yusof Abdul Raof in the semi finals.

Both Adrian and Osku succumbed to apparently challenging lane conditions on their opening games…with Adrian shooting a poor 163 game and Osku with an even poorer 147 game. However, after many ball changes, they were able to get their act together in game 2 with Osku levelling the points to one each. In the decider, Adrian was able to prove he was a better bowler on that day, when he shot a 222 game against Osku’s 214 game.

An exciting match to watch overall. Home ground, home advantage, plus a hot streak after coming in second and beating a few PBA fellows at the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Paris just a week ago may have added to this young gun’s confidence to win his first Malaysian Open title. 

Adrian pocketed RM35000 for his win and Osku took home RM17000.

For detailed scores, please go to MTBC official website.

Have a HAPPY EASTER!

Jonathan

 

 

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Siti Safiyah is first All Stars Classic Champion

The inaugural All Stars Classic 2009 commenced a day after the Milo Junior All Stars ended. Top three winners from both the Boys and Girls Open Divisions were granted automatic entry into the Classic Finals roll off.

The tournament saw many bowlers who were overaged for the Junior All Stars making attempts at qualifying to make the cut for the top 48. Youths who were not successful at the Juniors Finals also took a final shot at the RM30,000 Champion prize money on offer.

After six games, the field was cut to 24 bowlers who had to bowl another six games to qualify for the top 6 stepladder playoff.

The All Stars Classic is a handicapped tournament. Men Open-0; Ladies Open-8; Men Graded-5 pins. The top 6 finalists bowl on scratch scores to determine the Champion.

Results Top 24-Masters

1. Siti Safiyah (Malaysia)

2. Tannya Roumimper (Indonesia)

3. Jeon Eun Hee (Korea)

4. Aloysius Goh (Singapore)

5. Kang Bo Long (Malaysia)

6. Kim Ju Young (Korea)

In the first stepladder match between bowlers 4,5,6, Kang Bo Long triumphed on 209 to earn the right to play bowlers 2 and 3. Bo Long’s climb was halted when Jeon Eun Hee shot a 265 game to proceed to play topseed Siti Safiyah of Malaysia.

In the finals, Eun Hee continued her fine run with another high game of 255-187 win against Siti Safiyah, forcing a sudden death game shootout between the two. This time Siti was able to get her act together when Malaysia’s Head coach, Holloway Cheah was seen asking her to make changes. She fired a 215-180 win to lay claim to the first All Stars Classic 2009 title.

Final Results

Champion – Siti Safiyah

2. Jeon Eun Hee

3. Kang Bo Long

4. Tannya Roumimper

5. Aloysius Goh

6. Kim Ju Young

After a failure to add another win to her two previous ones (2004/2006) at the Junior All Stars, Siti Safiyah, a member of Malaysia’s Elite Squad, won some consolation with her RM30,000 pocket money. The 19-yr old bowler was the country’s representative at the 45th QubicaAMF World Cup held in Malaysia where she finished third.

Jeon Eun Hee who had finished tenth in the Junior All Stars settled for RM15,000. Kang Bo Long earned himself a RM10,000 Christmas present. Tannya pocketed RM7,000. Aloysius won himself RM5,000 and Kim pocketed RM3,000 for his sixth overall position.

Stay tuned for the 37th Penang Pesta results.

Jonathan

 

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Korean brings home his country’s first World Cup

All the excitement over the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup is finally over.

A total of 87 men and 66 women bowlers from 89 countries, convened at the Melaka International Bowling Center in the beautiful and historical state of Malacca, in Malaysia, over the last few days.

Yet another new Champion has emerged in both the Men’s and Women’s categories. 2005 World Cup Champion Michael Schmidt from Canada was denied another title by Choi Yong-Kyu from Korea. Michael had earlier disposed off Ryan Lalisang from Indonesia with games of 202/247 (2) against Ryan’s 180/217 (0) in the best of 3 games in the semi-finals.

Final results: Choi Yong-Kyu (Korea) 236/227 (2); Michael Schmidt (Canada) 173/208 (0)

The Championship title also makes Choi Yong-Kyu the first Korean national to bring home the coveted World Cup. He also rolled the tournament’s only perfect 300 game.

In the Women’s Division, Zara Giles from England defeated Malaysian youngster Siti Safiyah Amirah with games of 202/226 (2) against Safiyah’s 180/218 (0) games in the semi-finals.

However, Zara’s quest for the title ended when she was not able to stop the impeccable form of top seed, Caroline Lagrange from Canada. The Canadian lost the first game on 189 against Zara’s 194. She recovered to roll games of 210/218 to clinch the title from Zara who ended up with games of 181/211. The final decider was a close call for Caroline. Zara put up a good fight but was denied victory.

Final results: Caroline Lagrange (Canada) 189/210/218 (2); Zara Giles (England) 194/181/211 (1)

The Best Country Award went to Canada with a Champion and Runner’s up titles.

You can get detailed scores from the MTBC homepage
http://www.mtbc.org.my/

Have a great bowling day

Jonathan

 

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