After five grueling days emerged as the champion in the 17th PBAP Bevida-Storm International Masters Classic hosted by Pearl Bowling Center on the second floor of HP Pearl Sports Center, located inside Harrison Plaza. Ahmand Muaz is the new PBAP Bevida-Storm champion, making him the 7th Malaysian to have won this International Event.
Bevida distilled drinking water and Storm Products Inc. are the proud title sponsor of the classic. The lane maintenance partner, Bowlmart Training Institute, have seen the shot become very demanding as it will be in the Asian Games in Inchon later this month. The other sponsors are AZO, ASI, EGI, Master Products, Turbo Inserts, Premiere Surety & Insurance Corp., and Manila Prime Land Holdings. Heritage Hotel is the official hotel, and Manila Bulletin is the official media partner.
After another eight games for the 24 finalist the top six moved on to the shoot out. The scores were so close after seven games that less than 50 pins separated second to tenth place. Malayasia’s Ahmad Muaz is in the pole position with his 1863 series 115 pins over the next closest. Isaac Russel Paul, also from Malaysia made the biggest jump from 10th to second place, while team mate Sharon Koh and Hong Kong’s Wu Siu Hong tied for the third spot at 1745. Hong Kong’s Michael Mak also moved up to the fifth spot with 1740. Geraldine Ng of Singapore find herself in a familiar spot of the sixth spot 1734, edging out Malaysian Dayang Khairuniza by 3 pins and Guam’s Jay Leon Guerrero by eight pins. Team Philippine’s Liza Del Rosario (1721), Malaysia’s Jonathan Chan (1700), Singapore’s Jasmine Yeong-Nathan (1685), and KSA’s Bader Al-Alshaikh (1685) rounds up the top 12 cashers in the open division. To break the tie Siu Hong and Sharon had a one game roll off where Siu Hong won 276 to Sharon’s 171 + 8.
With a score of 206 Michael Mak advances and Sharon Koh 194+8 will finish in fifth, while Geraldine Ng 164+8 finishes in sixth. The first shootout was pretty much a grind out shot where sparing is a premium. In the second shoot out everyone had a double and at least one open frame. Isaac finished the game first with a 194 game, only to see Siu Hong strike out to tie it at 194. But Michael Mak threw a crucial strike in the 10th, 11th, and nine count to finish with a 209 game to advance to the title match. Ahmad decided to let Michael start the match on lane 7, so that he can finish first. The title match saw the battle of the reactive ball vs the urethane ball. Muaz finished first with a 187 score after throwing a double in the ninth and tenth frame forcing Mak to double to win. Unfortunately Michael left the pin 2 which he converted for a 180 game.
Congratulations to Malaysia’s Ahmad Muaz for becoming the 17th PBAP Bevida-Storm International Masters Classic champion.