APMG gold for veteran bowlers

Yeoh (right) and Shamsul posing with their certificates and medals after clinching the men

WITH a combined age of 117 years, Albert Yeoh Seng Poh and Shamsul Bhari proved that they are never too old for gold medals in tenpin bowling.

The duo came out tops in the men’s doubles 55+ age-group category of the Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG).

They rolled down 2,398 pinfalls, beating the Japanese-Penang partnership of Yasuniro Nashibayashi and Ahmad Sabri by a comfortable 88 pins.

Lee Yong Choy-Ong Shaw Feng took the bronze medal with pinfalls of 2,020 at the recent competition at the Mega Mall Bowling Centre in Seberang Prai.

Yeoh, 61, also picked up a bronze in the men’s singles 60+ age-group event.

Yeoh, who is the Penang Tenpin Bowling Federation assistantsecretary said he was glad that his maiden international outing turned out to be a memorable one.

“I won many titles when I was working in a factory, featuring in the local inter-factory league. I even managed to clinch honours in the Penang Closed Challenge many years ago.

“This is my debut in an international competition and my target was just a podium finish, but it turned out to be a golden outing,” he said.

Shamsul, 57, was equally excited with the feat, describing thesuccess as his most memorable experience.


Men's Doubles: 1. Albert Yeoh Seng Poh-Shamsul Bhari 2398 pins (1219 pins & 1179 pins); 2. Yasuniro Nashibayashi-Ahmad Sabri 2,310 pins (1,227 pins & 1,083 pins); 3. Lee Yong Choy-Ong Shaw Feng 2,020 pins (983 pins & 1,032 pins).

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