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BANDAR SUNWAY: The Harian Metro Shah Alam team trounced their opponents to emerge inaugural champions in the Shapadu Recreation & Sports Club-Media Tenpin Bowling tournament at Sunway Megalanes on Feb 16.
As a measure of their superiority, two of their bowlers also emerged champions in the individual categories, with Najib Rahman taking the men's title with a three-game total of 555 pinfalls and Sharifah Omar winning the women's crown with 568 pinfalls (inclusive of 45-pins handicap).
The duo combined with Ahmad Mahmood to take the title with a 1,571 total.
A total of 22 teams, including four from Shapadu Corporation Sdn Bhd, took part in the meet which was organised to foster closer working relationships between media organisations and the company.
All female bowlers were given 15 points handicap for each of the three games in the tournament, which was drolly themed 'Split Happens'.
In second spot were the Bernama B team of Shaharom Ahmad, Mohamed Yusof and Auzan Ayub, who amassed 1,393 pinfalls.
Shaharom also made it a double, by taking the second spot in the individual male hi-series with 516 pinfalls.
Third were the Harian Metro A, comprising Jamilul Anbia, Mohd Irham and Noriah Idris, who totaled 1,385 pinfalls.
It was also a double win for Noriah, who bagged the second placing in the individual female hi-series with 505 pinfalls (inclusive of handicap).
New Straits Times supplements editor Ramlan Said salvaged some pride for his team when he emerged third in the individual men's hi-series with 511 pinfalls.
Shapadu's Saimah Abdul Razak was also the toast of her company when she took third spot in the individual women's hi-series with a 502 total (inclusive of handicap).
All winners were presented with trophies by Azman Hassan, who is the vice-president of the Shapadu Sports and Recreation Club and also the executive assistant to the group managing director of Shapadu Corporation Sdn Bhd.
Each media organisation were also presented with a framed certification of participation by Asia Mohamed, group chief relations and compliance officer of Shapadu Corporation.