PETALING JAYA: Selangor’s dominant performance in this year’s MSSM (national schools) bowling championships saw them sweeping three of the four overall titles.
Selangor won the boys’ Under-15 and girls’ Under-15 and Under-18 overall titles while boys’ Under-18 overall crown went to Penang.
Selangor’s Tun Ameerul Luqman Tun Hasnul Azam was also rewarded for his performance in winning three golds (singles, team and Masters) and two silvers (doubles and All-events) as best performing bowler among the boys. The girls’ award went to Penang’s Anis Shazlin Zulkhisham.
On the final day of competition on Friday, Negri Sembilan held off Selangor to win the gold in the boys’ Under-15 team event at the Sunway Mega Lanes in Sunway Pyramid.
Negri’s Muhd Al Qayyum Shafiq Nor Akmal, Akmal Qayyim Mohd Ali Hanifiah, Muhammad Azar Syazmee Azmi And Muhd Adib Danial Azizan clinched the gold after amassing a total of 1,204 pinfalls, just seven more than second-placed Selangor with 1,197. Johor finished third with 1,184 pinfalls.
Led by national youth bowler Nur Syazwani Sahar, the Selangor girls’ Under-15 team, comprising Puteri Anis Nurfiqah Megat Muhammad Munir, Najwa Nazirah Mohd Amir and Lily Qistina Abdul Manan, took the team event gold with a combined score of 1,160 pinfalls.
Sarawak and Kedah also finished on the podium earning a silver (1,141) and bronze (1,125) respectively.