Qistina, who earned RM18,000 as champion, had earned the right to challenge for the title with a victory over second-seed, Ayra Nur Jehan and fourth-seed, Faten Najihah, 247-194-204 in an all-Malaysian semi-finals.
Ameerahusna, who settled for RM10,000 as first runner-up, topped the earlier 10-game roll-off with 2248 ahead of Ayra Nur Jehan in second with 2231. Qistina and Faten earned their place in the stepladder finals by finishing third and fourth with 2229 and 2223 respectively.
This year's youth championships has attracted over 700 youths from 16 countries which commenced on November 29 for Under-12, Under-15, Under-18 and Youth Open boys and girls divisions. The championship also features a division for the adult called "The Masters" for men and women (with handicap of 6 pins) with the qualifying ending late tonight. The top 47 plus the defending champion will bowl 10-games finals tomorrow where the top 6 will advance to the stepladder shootout finals.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.