Local MCB 2016 Qualifier at the SuperBowl this weekend

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 13:18

Gavin Muscat

Malta’s top tenpin bowlers will be in action once again at the Eden SuperBowl this weekend, competing in a qualifying tournament for the 19th Mediterranean Championships, which are to be held at the Casalecchio di Reno bowling centre in Bologna (Italy), in April this year.

The local qualifier, organised by the Malta Tenpin Bowling Association will be a scratch event, played in two separate male and female divisions, over 24 games spread over three sessions on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Monday evening. Qualification will based on total simple total pinfall, and the top two male and female bowlers will earn honour of representing Malta in the Bologna championships.

Malta were very successfully represented in the 18th Edition of the MCB in Chania (Greece) last year by Sue Abela, Tiziana Carannante, Mauro Anastasi and Mark Spiteri, where they scooped a host of medals, including gold for the ladies’ All Events (Abela), and also for the all important 4-Man Team event, which featured a brilliant 300 game from Spiteri. Malta also bagged silver in the Male Masters after another inspired display from Spiteri, as well as a bronze in the Men’s Doubles event (Anastasi/Spiteri).

Malta remain top of the MCB medals table after 18 editions of the championships on 36 Gold medals, ahead of Greece on 34, and yet further ahead of a whole host of major bowling nations such as Italy, France, Israel, Spain, Turkey and others.

Play commences at 1400hrs on Saturday with the initial eight game session, continuing on Sunday at 0930hrs, and concluding on Monday evening with a 2000hrs start. Entrance to the Eden SuperBowl is free for anyone wishing to come along and watch the action.



Photo shows the successful Maltese contingent in Chania, after the 18th MCB, 2015:

(L – R) Paul Baldacchino (President, MTBA), Rick Vogelesang (National Coach), Liliana Spiteri (General Secretary), Tiziana Carannante, Sue Abela, Mauro Anastasi, Mark Spiteri


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