19th MILO Storm U22 International Junior All-Stars 2018
Impressive effort by Indonesian Photo Album 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

8th December, Petaling Jaya: 2018 World Men Championships Trios silver medallist, Billy Muhammad Islam of Jawa Timur, Indonesia put in an impressive effort to take up third position of "the Masters" qualifying table at the 19th MILO Storm U22 International All-Stars 2018.

Fresh from winning Indonesia's first-ever medal at the World Championships picking up the Trios silver with Hardy Rachmadian and Ryan Lalisang, Islam rolled two sizzling 766 and 724 series to position himself well in the top three of the leaderboard with 1490.

The Indonesian was the star of the 2013 Asian Youth Championships in Hong Kong, China when he won two gold medals in the Doubles and All Events and added a silver in the Singles. Islam also won a silver in the 2015 Asian Youth in Macau, China.

Overnight leader and reigning QubicaAMF WOrld Cup champion, Sam Cooley of Australia remained firmly in the lead with 1501 followed by debutant, Kim Yu Mi of Daejeon, Korea in second with 1491, just one pin ahead of Islam.



An impressive run of form for Billy Muahammad Islam

2013 "the Masters" first runner-up, Hee Kar Yen of Malaysia slipped down to fourth with 1486 while last year's second runner-up and PBA Hall of Famer, Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., USA completed the top five with 1484.


Several major movers on the final day of qualifying shuffled the table extensively. Shin Soon Chul of Korea leapfrog into sixth position with 1483 and Asian Games and WOrld Championships multiple gold medallist, Cho Young Seon of Korea claimed 13th position with 1458.

Malaysia's elite squad member and 2012 World Cup champion, Syafiq Ridhwan also made the cut in 18th position with 1450. Another Asian Games multiple gold medallist and ex-Korean national, Son Yeon Hee improved from 45th to 20th with 1449.

World Men Championships Singles gold medallist, Rafiq Ismail of Malaysia, slipped one spot to tenth with 1470. Adrian Ang, who Malaysia's second gold in the same championships in the Doubles, barely made the cut in 37th spot.

The cut as of 7.00pm squad was held by Islam's team-mate and World Men Championships Trios silver medallist, Ryan Lalisang with 1396, averaging 232.67. With two more squads remaining before ending late tonight, the Indonesian may be dislodged if he cannot improve his total.



PBA Hall of Famer, Parker Bohn III completing the top five

The top 47 plus the defending champion will contest the finals tomorrow morning at 10.00am local time. The top 6 finishers with the highest pinfalls will advance to the Stepladder shootout finals. The champion will take home the top prize of RM40,000 (approx. US$9,600).

Photos by Terence Yaw in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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