National Bowling League reaches final stretch

WINDHOEK: The Namibian National Bowling League (NNBL) is now reaching its final stretch after a nearly two-month break.

The final NNBL event is scheduled for this coming weekend.

A media statement availed to Nampa by the NNBL on Monday said this past Saturday, players from the three bowling divisions competed in fiercely contested matches to gain as many points as possible, with the championship title in their respective categories awaiting them.

It said the men’s division seems to be boiling down to a two-horse race between the Namib Park Bowling Club (NPBC) and the TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC). TNBC went into the weekend’s match-day as log-leaders, but as they only played one game, Namib Park managed to overtake them at the top after their two wins.

The first win came on Saturday when the players from the coast beat the Eros Bowling Club (EBC) 30:10. They then went on to celebrate a close but thoroughly deserved 17:12 win over the Windhoek Country Club (WCC).

In their only match of the weekend, the TransNamib men walked off as winners, defeating Tsumeb Bowling Club (TBC) on Sunday with a score of 26:10. Both teams now have 15 points to their name, with Namib Park only at the top due to their superior shot difference.

The statement noted that there is, however, still a chance for the members of the Rossmund Bowling Club (RBC) and the Eros Club to catch-up to the leading pair, should they not be able to handle the pressure come this weekend.

It said the ladies division meanwhile is almost certainly over, as the aces of TransNamib now have a staggering four point advantage at the top. They sit on 17 points, while the second-placed Rossmund Club has 13.

In the mixed division, Rossmund Club is still very much in contention for the highly sought-after championship title. The players from the coast ended the weekend on two wins, taking over the top spot from the TransNamib players who were only in action once. Both teams now need to be at their best come this weekend.