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Paranaque duo pips Shah Alam for third Gold

30th September, Shah Alam: Singles Silver medalist, Purvis Granger and Chester King piped Squad B leader, Daniel Lim and Zulmazran of Shah Alam by 7 pins to bag Paranaque's third Gold medal in the Men's Doubles of the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship.

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The Paranaque duo, who led Squad A from start to finish, was still trailing Squad B leader at the halfway mark until a high game of 257 from Granger and 217 from King in the fifth game saw them within striking distance of claiming the gold.

The pair went on to score 384 in the final game to pip Shah Alam by a mere 7 pins to claim Paranaque's third Gold medal of the championship with a total combined score of 2489. Daniel Lim and Zulmazran Zulkifli settled for the Silver medal with 2482 while Jakarta's Ryan Lalisang and Yuyu Lie Joe Tjam took home the Bronze with 2416.

"The conditions today were not as good as yesterday and we found it hard to score high games," said Chester King. "We did not think we could better the score of Daniel and Zulmazran until the fifth game when Purvis scored 257

Purvis and Chester
Chester King and Purvis Granger the Men's Doubles champ

and I did a 217. From that point, we knew we had a chance," added the 29-year-old businessman from Quezon City in the Philippines.

The other pair of Zaid Izlan and ex-international, Allan Chia finished fourth with a total score of 2352 to give host city, Shah Alam one point.

After two events, Purvis Granger tie for the lead of the Men's All Events standings with Singles Gold medalist, Daniel Lim on 2628. Chester King is third with 2513 with Uiwang's Jo Nam Yi in fourth position with 2469. Zulmazran Zulkifli rounded up the top 5 in fifth spot with 2453.

Paranaque City shares the lead in the Men Medal tally with Shah Alam on 9 points each on identical one Gold, one Silver and a 4th placing. Uiwang and Jakarta also shares thid spot with 2 points each. Paranaque looked set to retain the Overall Championship title after stretching the lead to 22 points with Shah Alam in second on 15.5 points.

The men and women will contest their Team of 4 event over two blocks of 3 games tomorrow at the end of which the top 16 both each division based on the All Events standings will qualify for the Masters finals on 2nd and 3rd October.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Paranaque City 1-2 in Women's Doubles

30th September, Shah Alam: Paranaque City women finished 1-2 to win the Gold and Silver medal in the Women's Doubles event of the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship while Shah Alam and Jakarta shared the Bronze.

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Cecilia Yap and Lucy Cheng bagged Paranaque's second Gold medal after the pair totaled 2308 in the Women's Doubles event. Singles Gold medalist, Liza Clutario and Singapore Open champion, Liza del Rosario in the other Paranaque pair, took the Silver with a total of 2265, 43 pins adrift.

Jakarta's Putty Armein and Happy Soediyono shared the Bronze medal with host city, Shah Alam when they tied at 2213 with Singles Silver medalist, Zandra Aziela and Siti Nor Mardyanna for third place.

Early pace setters, Kathlynn Lopez and Sheena Go of Pasay City fizzled out in the second half of the 6-game series to finish fifth with 2178 ahead of Shah Alam's Sarah Yap and Singles Bronze medalist, Zatil Iman in sixth spot with 2155.

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Paranaque women finishing 1-2 in the Doubles

After two events, Liza del Rosario shot to the lead of the Women's All Events table with a total of 2289 after a superb 1195 in the Doubles and 1094 in the Singles. Jakarta's Putty Armein also improved to take up second with 2279 followed by Zandra Aziela of Shah Alam in third spot with 2255. Cecilia Yap (2251) and Liza Clutario (2247) are in fourth and fifth positions.

Paranaque City leads the Women's Medal tally with two Gold and one Silver medal on 13 points followed by Shah Alam in second with one Silver and two Bronze medals on 6.5 points. The defending champion also lead the Overall Medal table with two Gold and two Silver on 17 points with Shah Alam in second with one Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals on 11.5 points.

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Shah Alam and Jakarta sharing the Bronze medal

The women will contest their Team of 4 event over two blocks of 3 games tomorrow while the the Men's Doubles Squad A will commence later this afternoon.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Zulmazran, Daniel on course for second Gold

30th September, Shah Alam: Singles Gold medalist, Daniel Lim and Zulmazran Zulkifli are on course to score a second Gold medal for Shah Alam when the duo topped the Men's Doubles Squad B of the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship at Megalanes Shah Alam this morning.

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Despite starting poorly in the first two games with 197 and 191, the reigning Malaysian Open champion found his line from game 3 onwards to string home a series of high games knocking down 224, 202, 222 and 200 for a total of 1236. His partner, Zulmazran Zulkifli had lines of 187, 222, 206, 227, 210 and 194 for a score of 1246 to give the pair a total of 2482 for the lead.

"I could not find a good line to bowl in the first two games but from the third game onwards, I knew what I had to do to pick up my game," said the 28-year-old national bowler from Klang.

ABF Tour Malaysia leg champion, Ryan Lalisang, of Jakarta, partnered Yuyu Lie Joe Tjam for a total of 2416 to trail the leader by 66 pins in second followed by Pasay City's Nichol Yap and Sandy Cotoco in third with 2350.

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Zulmazran and Daniel topping Men's Doubles Squad B

Uiwang's Oh Young Ki and Singles Bronze medalist, Jo Nam Yi finished fourth with 2346 ahead of early leader, Johnson Cheng and reigning World Cup champion, C.J. Suarez of Paranaque City dropping down to fifth with 2342.

The women will contest their doubles after lane maintenance while the Men's Squad A will bowl their doubles later in the evening.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Liza Clutario snatches Gold in final game

29th September, Shah Alam: Liza Clutario of Paranaque snatched the Gold medal from leader Zandra Aziela of Shah Alam in the final game to claim the Women's Singles title of the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship by 8 pins, with Zatil Iman taking the Bronze medal.

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The 2003 World Championship Trios Gold medalist was trailing the leader most of the way until a low game of 148 from Zandra in the final game saw the 25-year-old pipping Zandra by 8 pins to take the Gold.

Clutario scored 1177 against Zandra's 1169. National rookie, Zatil Iman stormed home with a final game of 225 to finish a creditable third with 1143 for the Bronze while Happy Soediyono of Jakarta settled for fourth place with 1128.

Jakarta's Putty Armein and Singapore Open champion, Liza del Rosario of Paranaque City finished fifth and sixth positions with 1110 and 1094 respectively.

Liza Clutario
Liza Clutario winning the Gold for Paranaque

Host, Shah Alam and Paranaque City won one Gold medal each on the first day of the competition to top the men and women's medal tablerespectively but Shah Alam is the leader in the Overall Medal tally with one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal on 10 points with Paranaque in second with one Gold, one Silver and a 4th placing on 9 points.

Competition resumes tomorrow (30th September) with the Doubles event for the men in the morning while the women will take on the lanes in the late afternoon.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Women Singles Winners
Winners of the Women's Singles event
Daniel Lim strikes first Gold for Shah Alam

29th September, Shah Alam: Daniel Lim struck the first Gold medal for host, Shah Alam when he toppled Squad A leader, Purvis Granger of Paranaque City in Squad B to win the Men's Singles event of the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship at Megalanes Shah Alam.

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The 28-year-old national bowler, started with two good games of 239 and 290 to take the lead in Squad B and then followed up with three average games of 203, 203 and 204. In order to topple Squad A leader, Purvis Granger's score of 1373, Lim had to score 235 or more to better Granger's score to win the Gold.

Lim started with four consecutive strikes and a lucky break came in the fifth frame when he also struck a "Brooklyn". Three more strikes came his way and was then certain of winning the Gold. Lim eventually finished his sixth and final game on a score of 254 and a total of 1392 for a well deserved win.

"I had just returned from Dominican Republic over the weekend and I only had an idea of how the lane conditions were like in the official practices yesterday," said Lim.

Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim capturing the first Gold medal for Shah Alam

Lim said that it was his best six-game effort for the year.

Two time ABT Grand Slam champion, Purvis Granger of Paranaque City settled for the Silver while Korea's Jo Nam Yi of Uiwang City stormed hometo snatch the Bronze with 1301 from Chester King of Paranaque in fourth with 1279.

"I knew I had to knock down a big game in order to finish on top. I needed at least 235 to overtake Purvis and I am glad to pull it off."

Granger had earlier topped Squad A from another Korean, Oh Young Ki of Uiwang City who scored 1255 and 17-year-old national youth, Zaid Izlan of Shah Alam in third with 1216.

Daniel Lim
Winners of the Men's Singles event

The women will contest their Singles shortly after lane maintenance and will be posted here later this evening.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Purvis Granger tops Squad A by a comfortable margin

29th September, Shah Alam: Two times ABT Grand Slam Champion, Purvis Granger of Paranaque City topped the Men's Singles Squad A in the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship underway at Megalanes Shah Alam, by a comfortable margin of 118.

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The ex-PBA American bowler was in great form to record lines of 190, 256, 228, 227, 233 and 239 for a 6-game total of 1373 to lead 32 men bowlers in Squad A. In second spot was Uiwang's Oh Young Ki, who knocked down 1255, 118 pins away from the leader while earler pace setter, Zaid Izlan from Shah Alam ended up in third with 1216.

Chief national caoch of the Philippines national team, Johnson Cheng came home strongly but could only manage fourth with a score of 1212 ahead of Chan Weng Seng of guest city, Kuantan in fifth spot with 1211. Shah Alam's Zulmazran Zulkifli took sixth spot with 1207.

"I am glad that the lanes dressed at Megalanes as per the guidelines provided by Asian Bowling Federation had provided a competitive condition to the participants," said Mr William Woo, Technical Delegate appointed by ABF.

Purvis Granger
Granger topping Squad A by a comfortable margin

The Men's Singles Squad B will be commencing shortly after lane maintenance and the top 3 in the combined scores from both the squads will determine the medal winners while the women's singles will commence at 5.00pm later today.

Photos by Terence Yaw/MTBC.

Seventeen Asian cities prepare to battle for glory

28th September, Shah Alam: Seventeen Asian cities prepare to battle for glory at the 18th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship when they paraded in the Official Opening Ceremony held at Megalanes Shah Alam this evening.

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The seventeen teams paraded in front of a large crowd that have gathered at Megalanes Shah Alam to witness the official opening ceremony which was graced by the Honourable, Dato Ahmad Nawawi Bin Dato Haji Mat Zain, Chairman of the Permenant Committee for Sports Education & Human Development of Selangor.

"I am confident that Selangor not only offer a suitable venue to such an important event, but can also offer participants and officials to take home fond memories of their stay here," said Dato Ahmad Nawawi.

"The success of our Malaysian bowlers internationally deserves the support from our Government in their quest for glory and I am sure this championship will offer further opportunity to attain this objective," added the Guest of Honour.

Ahmad Nawawi and Dato Emran
Dato Emran presenting a souvenir to Guest of Honour, Dato Ahmad Nawawi

"This year's championship has attracted 17 Men and 8 Women teams from 17 cities throughout the Asian region totaling 92 participants, and will accompanied by 64 team officials and guests. We are indeed honored and privileged to be given this unique opportunity to host such a prestigious event," said Dato Emran Haji Kadir, Organizing Chairman and President of Shah Alam Bowling Club. He also thanked the Asian Intercity Bowling Congress Council for their support in awarding Shah Alam Bowling Club to host to this year's championship.

Also present were Dr Ramli Mahmud, Mayor of Shah Alam, Dato' Ahmad Latffi Hashim, Co-Deputy Organizing Chairman, Dato Dr. P.S. Nathan, Preseident of Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress and Honorary President of WTBA, Mr Gordon Chu, Vice President of Asian Intercity Bowling Counicl, Dr. Danny Santos, Secretary General of FIQ, Mr Sidney Tung, Vice President of Asian Bowling Federation and Secretary General of MTBC, Exco-Members of the AIBC, distinguished guests, sponsors, and supporters.

Mr Gordon Chu delivered the speech of Mr Hwang Wan Cheng, President of AIBC, who was unable to attend the opening due to prior engagements.

Souvenirs were presented to each team official of the participating cities after which, the Organizing Chairman, Dato Emran presented a token of appreciation to the Guest of Honour, Dato Ahmad Nawawi.

VIP at the opening ceremony

After the ceremony, the guests were invited to a welcome reception hosted by Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam at Level 3 of the Alam Sentral Complex.

Guests and some of the bowlers participated in the special "Doubles Friendly" event to mark the opening. Mark Halsted of Saipan, who partnered Puan Marliza emerged the champion with a total score of 799 from two games bowled by each bowler. Azali and Wicky Yeung of Auckland finished 1st runner-up with a score of 725 while The Organizing Chairman, Dato Emran partnered national bowler Zulmazran Zulkilfi to take second runner-up with 697.

Four events, namely Singles, Doubles, Team and Masters events will be contested commencing 29th September and will end with the prestigious Masters finals on the 3rd October. The official opening ceremony will be held on the 28th September at Megalanes Shah Alam at 8.00pm and YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Bin Toyo, Menteri Besar of Selangor, will be the guest of honor to declare open the championship.

The championship is supported by Selangor State Government, Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam and the State Tourism Authority. The sponsors are Malaysia Airlines (official carrier), Megalanes Shah Alam (official venue), Concorde Hotel Shah Alam (official hotel), F&N 100-Plus and Boon Koon Vehicles Industries Sdn Bhd.

Photos by Terence Yaw, MTBC.

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