New Straits Times

AHMAD ON A ROLL AT DURIAN MASTERS

Melaka bowler happy with life in Penang

- K. KANDIAH nstsport@nstp.com.my

SIX years ago Ahmad Aidil Abdul Halim came to Penang from Melaka looking for a job, and also to develop his bowling skill. Things have worked out for him quite well as he not only secured a job with MBI MegaMall Bowling Centre but also establishe­d a good relationsh­ip with MBI team coach Adrian Charles Dragon, who is also the bowling centre manager.

And recently, Ahmad came out tops in the 9th George Town Durian Masters at MegaMall Bowling Centre in Prai.

Ahmad Aidil said it has been a long road for him but he is happy with the going so far.

“It was tough to leave my family to come to Penang but it is all worth it. I am also thankful to the MBI team and my coach, Mr Charles Dragon.

“This win (Durian Masters) has motivated me to train harder and get more titles.”

Ahmad said with MBI becoming his sponsor, he can now turn profession­al.

His goals are to win the Malaysian Open title, Sea Games and Asian Games gold medals.

In the Durian Masters, Ahmad rolled lines of 225, 198, 180, 276, 246, 268, 259 and 247 for 1,899 pinfalls to win the title.

Singapore’s Ong She Na was second with 1,666 while Kedah’s Wan Asnolryzal Anuar came in third with 1,642.

In the step ladder semi-finals, Ong had defeated Wan Asnolryzal 268-165 before losing to Ahmad 228-170.

Ahmad, Ong and Wan Asnolryzal collected RM7,000, RM4,000 and RM3,000 respective­ly.

 ?? PIC BY K. KANDIAH ?? Penang Tenpin Bowling Associatio­n deputy president Dr Ong Shaw Feng (left) and secretary Cheah Ban Cheng (right) with he 9th George Town Durian Masters podium finishers (from second left) Ong She Na, Ahmad Aidil Abdul Halim and Wan Asnolryzal Anuar.
PIC BY K. KANDIAH Penang Tenpin Bowling Associatio­n deputy president Dr Ong Shaw Feng (left) and secretary Cheah Ban Cheng (right) with he 9th George Town Durian Masters podium finishers (from second left) Ong She Na, Ahmad Aidil Abdul Halim and Wan Asnolryzal Anuar.

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