Selangor’s Natsaha Roslan was the darling of the 11th edition of the Peter Yap Memorial Cup on Sunday night, at the Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes.
The Form Two student SMK USJ 12, stole the limelight of the Under-14 championship when she not only bagged the girls title, but emerged the overall winner of the Peter Yap Memorial Cup, when her total score was the highest in the combined scored of boys and girls.
Natsaha was indeed in her element with her lines of – 244, 211, 180 and 203 – for a total score of 838 and an average of 209, over four games.
The boys’ winner, Jason Syow from Melaka, had a total score of 813 from lines of 202,202,168 and 241, for an average of 203.
Jason, sponsored by the newly opened bowling centre in Melaka – Melaka International Bowling Centre (MIBC) – which was the venue for the November AmfQubica Bowling World Cup, was the bronze medalist in the 15 & Under Masters Milo International Junior All-Stars championship last month.
Natsaha, on the other hand, had finished seventh in the same event for the girls category.
However, it was a grand start to the New Year for Natsaha who started bowling three years ago.
“I am thrilled to have won a title at the start of the year and hope I will continue to do well throughout the year,” said last year’s MSSM two silver medalist in the Masters and Team event for U-15.
“It is indeed an early morale booster to my hopes of doing better this year,” said the three time Junior Circuit Girl's Graded champion,
A total of 24 boys and 24 girls competed in the championship, immediately after the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Razali Ibrahim, declared the 34th Malaysian National and 23th Interstate bowling championship open on Monday night.
Datuk Razali Ibrahim before the roll of the Peter Yap Memorial Cup, presented all the bowlers with memorial medal.
The top five bowlers from each category each received Milo hampers and trophies.
- Jason Syow (Mel/MIBC) – 813; 2. Ahmad Fawwaz Farhan (Swak) – 772; 3. Muhammad Hafiz Fikri (Sel) – 753; 4. Ahmad Daim Mirza (Sel) – 744; 5. Muhammad Qayyum (NS) – 737
- Natsaha Roslan (Sel) – 838; 2. Nurdayana Zuhdi (KL) – 745; 3. Nur Amirah Auni (Penang) – 742; 4. Nurain Izzati (Sel) – 739; 5. Nora Lyana (SMKGK) – 738.