Sunday, November 15, 2015 – Megalanes Bowling Center, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
It may have been a slow start by the men’s finalists, however, the pace picked up and the pins began to fall as top seed J Em Ang was able to string five strikes in a row. However, he left a 3-4-6-7-10 split in the tenth frame which gave life for a Siong comeback. That he did, as he strung a seven bagger of his own to close out the game 235-207. Christopher Siong of Kuching North continued his striking prowess in game two, opening with a six bagger, essentially putting the game out of reach from the top seed and closing the match to claim the Men’s division Masters Event championship for 2015, 225-192.
In the semi-final matches 2nd seed Siong used a barrage of strikes to oust fourth seed Park Min Su of Daegu in straight games 227-181 and 289-229. Ang took an additional game to beat a savvy 6th seed Chong Jun Foo of Kuching South. Foo battered Ang during the first game 235-174. In the second game, Ang used a four bagger to close out the second game as Foo left a pin 8 on the tenth frame after a five bagger that could have sealed the match, but the score of 217-215 favored the Filipino kegler. Ang opened the last game with a six bagger and took advantage of multiple errors by Foo to seal the victory 244-203.
In the women’s division, Jocelyna Jonathan jumped to a fast start with a four bagger as she cruised to the first game victory over top seed Lara Posadas 224-170. In the second game, Posadas took advantage of missed spares and punched in a clean game to extend the match to the third game winning 214-190. In the deciding third game of the match, 2nd seed Jonathan opened a 21 pin lead. Unfortunately, Posadas came to life after opening with two misses as she struck from frame three to nine. Jonathan then produced a five bagger to close the gap, but left a 4-7-10 split on the final stanza for a 210 game as Posadas filled the last frame with 8 pins to edge the lower seed by four pins and claim the Women’s Masters event.
Paranaque’s Lara Posadas match against Kuching North’s Nerosha Keligit went the distance during the semi-finals as Posadas used a 255 last game to advance to the finals on a set of 217-190, 228-259 and 255-199. Jonathan of Kuching North beat out 3rd seed Mades Arles 242-184 but not before a threat by Arles’ 255 game forced Jonathan to punch in a 258 game to win the match.
In the men’s senior division, top seed Gene Basa completed his golden harvest winning the top prize in every event including the Masters with a two set victory over Edward Juit of Kuchig North 205-171 and 229-206. Basa completed a sweep of every match winning with an unblemished record of 8-0.
In an exciting Women Senior battle both bowlers also overcame a slow start as Loo took a lead on the top seed. However, the match ended in a 157 draw which was broken by a one frame roll off where top seed Pia Basa dropped eight pins against Loo’s six to take game one. In game two, 3rd seed Loo took a commanding lead through midgame ahead 32 pins. Thereafter, Basa went to work stringing four strikes in a row. Loo was unable to spare on the ninth frame which handed the match and the gold medal to Basa 190-185.
Basa marched through the semi-final match with a straight set victory over Kuala Lumpur’s Hasnah Jamaluddin 169-162 and 193-179 while 2nd seed Maimunah Arshad of Kuching North fell in straight games to Julie Loo of Kuala Lumpur 159-179 and 155-236.