October is the month when Kenya Bowling Association Licensed
Singles and 2x2 Pairs championships are hosted here in Mombasa.
This year we had a
bumper entry of 18 Participants in the Licensed Singles and 14
Pairs in the 2x2 Pairs.
It was played from
20th October 2018 to 22nd October 2018.
Mombasa had 7
entrants in the Licensed Singles and 8 Pairs in the 2x2 Pairs.
The rest of the
teams came from Karen, Limuru, Nairobi and Ruiru Clubs.
The Sunny weather
throughout the said weekend was a blessing to us.
The Opening Ceremony
was graced by our Senator Hon Mohamed Faki and the Mombasa
County Sports CEO.
During the Ceremony,
Simon Mwasela our former Green Attendant was presented with a
set of Woods by our Club Assistant Manager Mrs. Valerie for his
34 years of Service to the Bowling Section.
Coastweek -- Seen
[from left] are Senator Hon. Mohamed Faki presents former
Green Attendant Simon Mwasela with a set of woods as Club
Assistant Manager Mrs. Valerie looks on.
He is now based in
Voi and bowls in our National Championships on a regular basis
in Nairobi and Mombasa.
We wish him all the
very best for his future.
In the Singles
Championships, the 18 Participants were divided into 4 Leagues.
The league games
were played on day 1 and 2 with Quarter Finals finishing day 2.
Our Mombasa Bowlers
Vijay Bij, Deepak Vyas and Jaleel Syed were the only ones who
sailed through to the Quarters.
none proceeded into the semi finals.
(Karen) Benson Wambugu (Karen) James Ngugi (Limuru) and Cephas
Kimwaki( Limuru) were the semi finalists who played on Monday 22nd
Cephas Kimwaki and
James Ngugi sailed to the Finals. Cephas Kimwaki was crowned the
Champ with James Ngugi settling in as the runner up.
In the 2x2 Pairs
Championship, the 14 teams were divided into 4 leagues. League
games were played on the Day 1 and 2.
The 2 Mombasa teams
which reached the quarter finals were Ali Jeneby and Zahra Syed
& Deepak Vyas and Zarak Rana.
And to add icing on
the cake…Ali and Zahra played well to proceed to semi finals.
But met the Limuru
Giants James Ngugi and Christine Mbae who showed no mercy and
defeated them to sail to the finals.
Finals were between
Limuru and Karen. Joseph Kitosi and Rispah Waithira (Karen) and
James Ngugi and Christine Mbae (Limuru).
Karen won to claim
the Gold and Limuru settled for the Silver.