Friday September 21, 2012
‘Jogging’ act in store for Holloway at world meet
PETALING JAYA: National chief bowling coach Holloway Cheah is still going strong despite turning 70 this year.
But his stamina will be put to the test when he oversees national bowlers in the ongoing World Singles Championships in Cyprus.
The Galactica Bowling Centre in Limassol where the championships is held is a 24-lane centre, built on two floors.
This means Holloway, as the only coach for the national team in the meet, will have to juggle his attention on both floors as the men and women bowl on different floors.
“I may have to put my jogging shoes on,” Holloway said in jest after learning about the bowling centre.
“It is quite a small bowling centre as they have to build on two floors. We are bringing experienced bowlers so they should be able to cope without me around.”
Malaysia will have full representation for the inaugural championships with Zulmazran Zulkifli and Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek contesting the men’s crown.
Esther Cheah and reigning world singles gold medallist Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore is participating in the women’s competition.
“This is a good opportunity for us to make amends to our poor showing at the recent Asian Championships,” said Holloway, reflecting the fact that Malaysia returned with a 1-1-1 medal haul from the meet.
The tournament in Cyprus, which got under way yesterday with the qualification rounds, will end on Sept 25.