The travelling Australian team concluded their participation in the 16th Asian Senior Bowling Championships after participating in several events at the Sunway Mega Lanes in Malaysia.
Queenslander Graeme Morgan performed strongly throughout the championships and was awarded one of the sixteen spots in the Men’s 50+ masters event.
Morgan bowled fantastically in the master’s event and even held the lead near the start of the last block of the 16-game event. Eventually, Morgan would slide slightly and finish in the fourth position, only 43 pins away from the podium.
One of the Australian team members was Victorian Jeanne Kieseker. Not the first time attending the tournament, but the Zone Bowling Moorabbin bowler had a fun time doing it all over again.
“This was my third time attending this tournament and I must say one of my most enjoyable,” explained Kieseker.
“The bowlers who did attend had an amazing time and Graeme Morgan was definitely our best bowler on the conditions that we had.
“As far as I know the bowlers who attended this year are very excited about going to Singapore in 2024 as I am. Hopefully, I can make the team as the bowlers that I came up against were so happy to catch up again and are looking forward to seeing me again” added Kieseker.
Tenpin Bowling Australia congratulates all the bowlers that travelled and represented the country at the 16th Asian Senior Bowling Championships.
Here is a recap of the events and links to the results.
A total of 88 participants were in the men’s 50+ division. Queenslander Graeme Morgan was the best for the Aussies finishing in 5th place, followed closely by teammate Brian Olsen in 6th place. Morgan averaged 216.17 in his six games and was 24 pins away from a podium finish.
A total of 56 participants were in the Women’s 50+ division. The best-performing Australian was Sharyn Crouchen in 13th place. Crouchen averaged 178.17 from her six games.
A total of 60 participants were in the Males 65+ division. The best-performing Aussie was Brien Show Yin who averaged 158.17 and finished in 44th position.
A total of 46 bowlers were in the Women’s 65+ division with Fely Shih performing the best for the Aussies. Shih finished in 37th position averaging 137.17 in her six games.
The pairing of Graeme Morgan and Glenn Rowland finished in 14th position as the best performers for the Australians. In a field of 45 teams, the pair finished 142 pins away from the podium.
15th position was the best finish for the Australians from the pairing of Sharyn Crouchen and Robyn Bull.
Brien Show Yin and Allan Smith finished in 24th position from 30 teams as the lone Australian team represented in the event.
Fely Shih returned with Brenda Kirkwood to finish in 18th position as the best-performing Australian pair in the Women’s 65+ doubles event.
Team of 4
The team of Graeme Morgan, Shaun Cummings, Barry Dodds and Glenn Rowland finished in 7th position on a total pinfall of 4504 from 12 games.
The team of Alice Margiolas, Sharyn Crouchen, Robyn Bull and Toni Reese finished in 8th position as the best performing for the Australian’s. They finished on a total pinfall of 3972.
No Australians participated in this event.
The team of Jeanne Kieseker, Fely Shih, Pauline Ryan and Brenda Kirkwood finished in 9th position on a total pinfall of 3045
Graeme Morgan was the best-performing Aussie finishing in 15th position. The top 16 would make the cut for the Master’s finals. Morgan finished with an average of 198 from all events.
Sharyn Crouchen finished in 23rd position as the best-performing Australian. Averaging 173.83 through all her events, Crouchen would miss out on Masters qualification due to falling outside the top 16.
Brien Show Yin finished in 41st position.
Fely Shih finished in 41st position.
Men’s 50+ Masters
Graeme Morgan finished in fourth place.
Women 50+ Masters
Sharyn Crouchen finished in 11th position.