BAHRAIN’S national bowling team took home another two medals last night in the ninth Arab Men’s and fifth Women’s Bowling Championship 2019, being held in Cairo.
Yousef Falah, Ahmed Rahimi and Ahmed Alqaod claimed the bronze medals in the Men’s Trios competition while the quartet of Nadia Al Awadhi, Layla Janahi, Noora Sultan and Reem Sultan captured the bronze medals in the Women’s Teams event.
Yesterday’s medal haul brought Bahrain’s tally to four so far in the tournament. Falah and Rahimi had previously taken the Men’s Doubles gold medals while Nadia and Noora won the Women’s Doubles silver medals.
Bahrain have more chances to add to their winnings, with the men set to compete in their Teams event starting today. Nadia, on the other hand, has qualified for the Women’s Masters, which is comprised of the top eight in their All Events classification. Nadia had barely missed out on an All Events medal after ranking fourth.
In the completion of the Men’s Trios last night, Falah, Rahimi and Alqaod claimed the bronze medals after ending their six-game series with a combined total of 3,815 pinfalls. They had a 211.94 pins-per-game average, with a high game of 640 in just yesterday’s action.
The Bahrainis could have claimed the competition’s silver medals, but they were a narrow eight pins short of beating runners-up Saudi Arabia, who had a 3,822 total and a 212.33 average. The Saudi silver-medallists included Hassan Al Shaiekh, Sari Jazaeri and Abdulrahman Alkheliwi.
Taking the gold medals were the Omani trio of Yassir Al Barwani, Mohamed Al Hashmi and Mahmood Al Hadidi with a total of 3,851 and a 213.94 average.
Bahrain’s other team in the Men’s Trios, featuring Ahmed Al Khaja, Ahmed Abdulkarim and Osama Abdulrahmam were right behind their countrymen in fourth overall. They had a combined total of 3,765, just 50 pins behind their bronze medal-winning teammates. Al Khaja, Abdulkarim and Abdulrahman played to a 209.17 average and had a high game yesterday of 655.
A total of 14 teams competed in the Men’s Trios.
In the Women’s Teams event yesterday, Nadia, Layla, Noora and Reem had a 3,949 combined pinfalls total for a 164.54 average. Their high game was 685.
Egypt’s Sara Gamal, Aliaa Ismeil, Shereen Saleh and Mennat Soultan won the gold medals with dominant marks of 4,648 and 193.67. Oman’s Sara Al Maskari, Razan Al Hinai, Aziza Al Breiki and Aisha Al Sibani were the silver-medallists. They had a 4,023 total and 167.63 average.
Following the Women’s Teams competition which featured seven national squads, their All Events final classification saw Nadia finish in fourth place. She boasted an individual score of 3,448 and a 191.56 average from her Singles, Doubles and Teams campaigns, making it to her Masters tournament which is scheduled for tomorrow.
Noora was 11th (3,094, 171.89), Layla 15th (2,857, 158.72) and Reem in 19th (2,801, 155.61) overall out of the 28 total women’s players.