Turu’s Knights early leaders, top teams all register wins
The 1st Division of the National Bowling League, sponsored by MAPFRE MSV Life, kicked off last week at the Eden Superbowl for the start of another 18-week championship campaign.
Turu’s Knights and SMJ are the only two teams to register 8-0 victories, with the Knights placing top due to better pinfall.
Last year’s third placed team, Turu’s Knights, aims to improve on last season’s placing and started on the right footing, easily dispatching youth team XS. SMJ also did not find any real difficulty in beating Blitzkrieg in a potential mid-table fixture.
Perennial title-holders and Malta’s top two teams, okmalta.com and Fina, both started their campaign with 6-2 wins. Okmalta.com entertained newly promoted Supersonic and were stunned in game 1 of the series, only to come back in style and overturn the deficit in games 2 and 3, eventually also throwing the highest team series of the night. Fina also found the going tough against veterans Royal Shock, but also produced a good comeback to grind out a win by a mere 3 pins.
The only draw of the week was played out between BLEXR.com and Bank of Valletta. In a hard fought contest, BLEXR won the first game comfortably, whereas Bank of Valletta won games 2 and 3 but could not recover the overall deficit.
Bowlers of the week:
Mauro Anastasi (okmalta.com) 689
Tiziana Carannante (Turu’s Knights) 617