The grand-final match, televised live by Qatar TV, was a gripping event that came down to the final frames. Overcoming a brief lapse in the second game, Penny maintained her composure to glide past the hapless Wu and secure the title, 479-460.
"I haven't had the best results with matchplay in the past, so I like the two-game format," she told reporters after the win. "It works better for me, especially with the eight pins bonus because it was a mixed event this year. It's a nice start to each game," she added, grinning.
The 8th Qatar International Open will be held from December 4-13, 2008, as the final event for 2008 of the popular European Bowling Tour. Further details of this tournament and the forthcoming H.H. Emir Cup, also hosted by the Qatar Bowling Federation scheduled for March 9-30, will be found on the QBF website.