BAHRAIN’S teams competing yesterday in the ninth Arab Men’s and fifth Ladies’ Bowling Championship 2019 in Cairo stayed on course to finish with a medal in their respective events.
Yousef Falah, Ahmed Rahimi and Ahmed Alqaod ranked third overall after three of six games in the Men’s Trios competition. Meanwhile, the quartet of Nadia Al Awadhi, Noora Sultan, Reem Sultan and Layla Janahi were also third midway through the Women’s Teams event.
Both competitions are scheduled to conclude today with the final three games in each respective six-game series.
In the Men’s Trios, Falah, Rahimi and Alqaod posted a combined total of 1,904 pins for a 211.56 average. Their high game was 652 in their third.
Falah was the best individual performer, scoring a 677 total for a 225.67 average. His best game was 235. Alqaod had a 633 personal score for a 211.00 average and a 238 high game. Rahimi had marks of 594 and 198.00, with a high game of 206.
Bahrain’s other team in the trios included Abdulla Abdulkarim, Ahmed Al Khaja and Osama Abdulrahman. They were ranked sixth overall among the 14 participating trios.
They had a combined score of 1,856 for a 206.22 average. Their high game was 667 in the opener. Abdulkarim had the best individual total of 663 for a 221.00 personal pins-per-game count. His high game was 245. Al Khaja had scores of 623 and 207.67 with a high game also of 245, while Abdulrahman rounded out things with a 570 total, 190.00 average and a 215 high game.
Leading the pack after three games were the Saudi Arabian trio of Hassan Al Shaiekh, Sari Jazaeri and Abdulrahman Alkheliwi. They had a 2,013 combined pinfalls total for a 223.67 average. Ranked in second were Yassir Al Barwani, Mohamed Al Hashmi and Mahmood Al Hadidi of Oman, who had scores of 1,915 and 212.78.
On the distaff, Bahrain’s women registered a 1,986 combined total for a 165.6 average after three games in their Teams event. They had a high of 687 in their first game.
Nadia had the best individual outing for the day. She had a 586 total, 195.33 average and a 215 high game. Noora followed suit with marks of 485, 161.67 and 166, while Layla had a 471 personal total, 157.00 average and a 162 high game. Reem rounded out the scoresheet with marks of 444, 148.00 and 171.
Egypt were in first place with a 2,345 total and 195.42 average. Their team featured Sara Gamal, Aliaa Ismeil, Shereen Saleh and Mennat Soultan. Oman were in front of Bahrain with their quartet of Sara Al Maskari, Razan Al Hinai, Aziza Al Breiki and Aisha Al Sibani. They had a 2,060 team total for a 171.67 average.