JEDDAH: Nourah Sultan from Bahrain won the eighth Women’s Single Bowling Championship in Alkhobar on Friday, picking up the top prize of SR4,000 ($1,066).
Jennis Ecalnir from the Philippines came second, with Saudi bowler Amani Al-Ghamdi in third place. Three more Filipinos — Loretta Santos, Janett Castello, and Beth Dankanan — placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, followed by Saudi Arabia’s Mariam Al-Dosari and Mica Ecalnir from the Philippines.
Dr. Razan Baker, a member of the board of directors at the Saudi Bowling Federation, said she was very happy and proud of the women’s significant progress in the championship. “Even though she joined the team not long ago, Amani was able to achieve (third place). We congratulate her and wish her more victories.”
Al-Ghamdi said: “This is my first (podium placement) after 18 months of practicing. The competition was extremely tense but I am so happy and proud of my achievement. I was able to meet the expectations of my coaches and bring Saudi bowling a victory and my family great joy.
“I am looking forward to achieving more victories with my team in the sixth GCC championship that will be held in Kuwait at the end of this month,” she added.