Kuala Lumpur International Open Bowling Championships 2024
Malaysian emerges as Mixed Open Masters champion
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26th May, Petaling Jaya: Musayyar Khalid of Team Dotmod Apparel emerged as the Mixed Open Masters champion of the concluding Kuala Lumpur International Open Bowling Championships while Nur Syazwani of Malaysian National Podium squad claimed the Women's division crown.

Malaysian national podium squad members, Alyaa Addini and 2023 Malaysian Open champion, Rafiq Ismail both got off to a bright start with 259 in their opening game to lead by two pins over Selangor's Ridhar Rahman and Faten Najihah sharing second spot.

Top qualifier and first perfect gamer, Chong Jun Foo of Hero Bowling almost had another 300 but shot a sizzling 283 to move into the lead. Faten added a good game of 212 to take second, 16 pins behind with Alyaa Addini in third.

Another national podium squad member, Timmy Tan took up fourth with 207 and 243 while Rafiq managed only 199 dropping down to fifth.

Mixed Open Masters finals Top 3 with their trophies

Chong continued to lead despite a 200 in his third game. Youth Open second runner-up, Ethan Damien Goh made his bid after adding 234 to his 210 and 238 opening two games to trail the leader by 16 pins. Faten slipped down to third but bounced back with 249 to regain the lead at the halfway mark.

Musayyar Khalid bowling consistently with 235, 220, 202 in his first three games, added a scintillating 263 in the fourth game to surge into second spot while Goh and Tan shared third spot.

There was simply no stopping Musayyar as he romphed home with big games of 247, 289 and 196 to emerge as champion with 1887. Top women qualifier, Nur Syazwani Sahar rolled 235, 235, 224 and 267 in the second half of the finals to snatch second position with 1812.

2023 Sarawak International Open champion, Cheah Yung Ren also ended strongly with 225 and 258 in the last two games to clinch third position with 1785. Goh settled for fourth with 1775 while Siti Safiyah Amirah and pace-setter, Faten completed the top five with 1759 and 1728 respectively.

Musayyar pocketed the top prize of RM25,000 as champion. Nur Syazwani collected RM12,000 and Cheah RM6,000 as first and second runners-up. Nur Syazwani added a RM5,000 bonus as the top women finisher. Siti Safiyah and Faten earned RM2,500 and RM1,500 as first and second runners-up in the women's category.

The top 3 winners of the Women's Open category with their trophies and mocked cheques

YG Berusaha Tuan Nik Ahmad Zahiruddin Bin Nik Salleh, Director of Federal Territory Sports Council presented the trophies and prizes to the top 3 Women Masters winners while YG Berusaha Tuan Azman Bin Haji Tambi Cik, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau presented the trophies and prizes to the top 3 Mixed Open Masters winners.

Tokens of appreciation were presented to the distinguished guests by KLTBA President, YG Berbahagia Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Noor Abdul Rahim. All bowlers, coaches, officials and parents were treated to a buffett lunch at Sunway Megalanes after the prize presentation ceremony.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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