Friday, 4 August 2017

Kuching to host Sarawak International Bowling Championship 2017

August 4, 2017

KUCHING: The Amateur Bowling Association of Sarawak (ABBAS) jointly with the Sarawak State Sports Council (MSNS) will host the Sarawak International Open Tenpin Bowling Championship 2017 from Sept 6-9 here.

Sarawak Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said more than 500 athletes from 13 countries, including 120 from Sarawak will be participating in the championship to be held at the Megalanes Bowling Centre.

Sarawak bowler Musayyar Khalid in action. File Photo
He said the players are from Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Abdul Karim said the organisers were also inviting Malaysia’s national SEA Games team to participate in the championship, which offers RM100,000 cash prizes, among others.

“We are happy that the national youth team has already confirmed their participation as well as big teams including Singapore and the Philippines national teams, also bowling clubs from the neighbouring countries,” he said at a press conference here today.

The last time the champion being held here was in 1998 and Abdul Karim was happy that ABBAS had revived the championship, which would further promote bowling in Sarawak.

At the press conference Abdul Karim said Sarawak would also host the 18th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championship involving players from 16 countries here from Nov 11-17. – Bernama

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