Jason Syow Huay Tik was in the limelight again yesterday evening at the Sunway Pyramid Mega Lanes, when he won the High Game Award for the day in the Malaysian National Bowling Championship’ Masters qualifying stages.
The 13-year-old lad from Melaka was bowling in the Boys Open category when in his second game he fired a 289, in the Boys Open Masters qualifier.
He had ten strikes in a row, but in the eleventh saw a pin standing before he spared it for 289.
Jason who only took up the sports two years ago and is seen a bright talent for the future, first rose to prominence on Monday when he won the Boys Singles in the Interstate championship when competing in the Under-21 category.
En route to his singles gold, Jason in his third game had 11 strikes in a row before in the final a stubborn single pin refused to fall and he had to settle for 299.
Jason, then went on to pick up a medal in all the remaining three events – a silver in the doubles partnering M Syafiq Hashim and a bronze each in the Team and All-events.
On Sunday after the opening ceremony of the Interstate championship, Jason had also won the Peter Yap Memorial Boys singles title for Under-14.
“I am still chasing my first ever 300,” said Jason who was naturally disappointed.
“It was so near and yet eluded me. But I am sure I will achieve it. Maybe I will be third time lucky” said the Form Two High School student
“I am still young and maybe not experienced enough to calm my nerves at crucial moments like this. But I am learning and hope to get better with each competition,” said Jason who won a Canon Powershot Digital camera for the Day’s Hi Game.
Jason is currently placed 12th in Boys Open Category with his total of 907. The top 17 qualify for the Masters final in this category.
The camera sponsored by Canon has been available since Monday for the National championship qualifying rounds.
The previous days winners are, Mohammad Ozzer (the All-Events winner) from Sabah with his Hi-Game of 279 on Monday, Kuala Lumpur’s Syimir Abdul Razak who has won it twice, first on Tuesday with his 278 and yesterday for his 279 and Ooi Chin Bing from Labuan on Wednesday with his Hi-game of 277.
The qualifiers for the Boys and Girls Graded Masters ended last night and the finals will be this morning.
As for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Graded and Women’s Graded, qualifiers will go on until tomorrow night and the finals on Saturday.
Defending champions of the Men and Women Open – Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan and Siti Safiyah Amriah qualify automatically for the Masters final, while the Interstate All-events men and women’s gold medalist also get an automatic berth.
While Zulmazran Zulkifli qualifies for the men’s winner, Siti Safiyah who won the women’s All-Events who had already qualified as the defending champion, will see her place taken up by the will the eleventh qualifier.
A total 16 men bowlers will bowl in the Men’s Masters – the defending champion,. All-events winner and 14 qualifiers – while for the Women’s category, 10 will compete – the defending champion, All-Events winner and 10 qualifiers.
All-events champions of the Boys and Girls Open will also gain automatic spots and 17 and 11 qualifiers respectively. The All-events winners are Sabah’s Ozzer Othaman and Nur Diana Hussin from KL.
Current Leaders (Top 5):
- Mat Salleh (Ole-Ole Superbowl) 1006; 2. Muhd Nur Aiman (Joh) – 964; 3. Syimir Abdul Razak (Nat Youth) – 939; 4. Fahmi Bahri Sulaiman (Nat Youth) – 924; 5. Aaron Kong (National) – 924
- Syimir Abdul Razak (Nat Youth) – 973; 2. Chong Jun Foo (Swak) – 921; 3. Qalif Adnor Adam (KL) – 920; 4. Tan Chien Nan (Sab) – 920; 5. Johnathan Ding (Swak) – 918
- Mohd Shafiq (Mel) – 968; Azidi Ameran (Sel) – 954; 3. Adrian Charles Dragon (Pen) – 882; 4. Mohd Riduan Saidin – 881; 5. Michael Ooi – 863
- Daniel Tan (Swak) – 944; 2. Tan Chye Chern – 875; 3. Nazrim Noordin – 866; 4. Mohamad Danial Mohd Azhar (Pen) – 863; 5. Julian Yan (SMK Seafield) – 846
1. Fatin Syazliana (Nat back-up) – 987; 2. Sharon Koh (Nat) – 977; 3. Zandra Aziela (Nat) – 918; 4. Zatil Iman (Nat) – 870; 5. Sin Li Jane (Back-up) 866
1.Hee Kar Yen (Nat Youth) – 894; 2. Jacqueline Jenelee (NY) – 872; 3. Dayang Khairuniza (Swak) – 852; 4. Nurafidza Amran (Swak)– 844; 5. Lim Hsu Zen (NS) – 830
1.Nurafida Amran (Swak) – 900; 2. Nur Amira Irdeena (Joh) – 855; 3. Nur Amirah Auni Azman (Pen) – 817; 4. Jackelyn Ng (Swak) – 817; 5. Dayang Aida (Swak) 807
1.Nur Hidayah Mohd Nurdin (NS) – 809; 2. Caroline Chien Chin Yi (Swak) – 792; 3. Wong Mei Yuan (KL) – 797; 4. Nadiah Wagiman (Swak) – 774; 5. Nurfadeena Aznel (Ked) – 773.