National Singles Championships of Kenya Bowling Association for
2018 were held at Limuru Country Club Bowling Green on 21st
and 22nd July and 28th and 29th
For the very
first time we had a total of 7 participants from Mombasa
Sports Club Bowls Section.
They were Norbert
Fernandes, Shobha Bij, Vijay Bij, Deepak Vyas, Vishal Shah,
Totahira Syed and Jaleel Syed.
The weather in
Limuru was extreme cold to hot sun and showers in the second
A total of 27
Bowlers registered for the Championships divided into Men and
We had 20 Men and 7
ladies in count as we commenced on the 21st July
Men were organized
into 4 leagues f 5 men and Ladies were going to be playing Round
Week 1: 21st
and 22nd July 2018 were league games for Men. League
A had Vishal shah with Charles Wambugu (veteran international
bowler), Cephas Kimwaki (Current champion), J Kamau and Joseph
Kitosi (2016 Champion).
Vishal battled with
Charles Wambugu and lost 16 shots v 20 shots for Charles. Then
Vishal won 21shots v 9 shots against J Kamau.
With the reigning
Champion Cephas Kimwaki, lost 10 shots to 21 shots.
was in League B with Andrew Jones (KBA Competitions Secretary),
Bernard Ndungu (Men’s Team manager for AST and Commonwealth
Games), David Salmon and J Muchina from Limuru.
Norbert won both his
games against David and Muchina 21 shots v 10 and 21 shots v 9
Norbert then won one
more game to enter the Quarter Finals in the second week.
League C had Deepak
Vyas with Joseph Njagi (AST Player) James Ngugi (Former Singles
Champion plus International Bowler), Mutisya from Ruiru and
Benson K Wambugu from Karen.
lost all his 3 games and opted to forfeit his last game in the 2nd
League D had Vijay
Bij and Jaleel Syed with J Karimi from Ruiru, J Gachuiri from
Limuru and Maina from Ruiru.
Both Vijay and
Jaleel won 1 game each and battled it against each other in the
Jaleel won 21 shots
v 15 shots for Vijay.
participants Shobha Bij and Totahira Syed had good experience
playing Kenya’s Top lady Bowlers namely Susan Wambugu (Former
Singles Champion for 2016), Eunice Wambui (Current Champion),
Essie Walker (Best Player in AST 2017 in Johannesburg, South
Africa) and Sophie Kahumu (AST Player).
Shobha won 21 shots
v 9 shots for Totahira.
maintained her Title as the ladies Champion with Sophie Kahumu
as Runners Up.
In the Men’s
Championships Andrew Jones and Benson Wambugu and James Ngugi
and J Gachuiri battled it out in the Semi Finals.
And in the finals we
had 2 Karen Bowlers namely Andrew Jones and Benson Wambugu.
Benson won 21 shots
v 18 shots for Andrew to lift the Championship Trophy for the
Benson Wambugu from Mombasa bowlers!