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OKMALTA.COM EXTEND LEAD

While okmalta.com bagged yet another victory against Supreme to extend their lead of the Ten Pin Bowling National League to ten points, chasers Ramis were beaten 6-2 by of X S.

That allowed Fina to regain second place thanks to their full point victory over Royal Shock. Turu’s Knights were also big winners in week seven, taking all eight from Blitzkrieg, and there was a 6 – 2 victory for Malta International Airport against Pin Strikers.

League leaders okmalta.com bagged their seventh win from seven this week, playing the highest team series of the night (2403), but still dropping points in their majority win against Supreme.

They opened with a thrilling 798 – 821 game one win, but then game two saw a come-back from Supreme who won it easily (839 – 729) to draw level, and take an 87 pin advantage into the final game.

The top title contenders were up for the challenge however, taking that one with a 736 – 853 score line, to secure the 2 – 6 victory. Mauro Anastasi (okmalta.com), 618. Tony Paris (Supreme), 622.

Fina faced a poor Royal Shock side this week, and walked off with all eight points, in spite of a slow start and being forced to field a substitute player. They won the first of the set, 735 – 625.

Both outfits improved in the second game, but Fina were barely troubled as they won it 806 – 680 to double their lead.

It was clear from the early frames that game three was heading in a similar direction to the previous two, and Fina took it 702 – 703 to make sure of all eight points. Sue Abela (Fina), 627, Female Bowler of the Week. David Fenech (Royal Shock), 512.

Ramis went down 724 – 754 in the opening game of their clash with a feisty XS line-up in week seven, and soon found themselves four down after losing the much better second game, 830 – 857.

The match was rapidly turning into the upset of the week, but then Ramis did manage a 790 – 747 game three win, to secure a two point share of the spoils, but drop to third place with the defeat. Mark Spiteri (Ramis), 637, Male Bowler of the Week. Matthew Magro (X S), 579.

There was a very useful 8 – 0 win for Turu’s Knights this week, to the detriment of Blitzkrieg who remain perilously close to the relegation zone.

The latter never really offered any real resistance as the Knights opened their account with a 742 – 650 game one win, and then made it 4 – 0 by winning the second of the series 777 – 633. The whitewash was complete with a 746 – 654 Turu’s Knights win in game three. Tiziana Carannante (Turu’s Knights), 590.

Malta International Airport gave their survival hopes a boost this week, in the form of a 6 – 2 win against strugglers, Pin Strikers. MIA had little problem taking the opener with a 726 – 662 result, and then improved to win the second game 787 – 665 to double their advantage, and go 186 pins ahead on the series.

Pin Strikers did not take heart at their predicament however, and managed a game three revival, winning it 740 – 751 for their quarter share of the points. Steve Cassar + Aaron Belli (MIA), 553. Michaela Briffa (Pin Strikers), 563.

Bowlers of the Week:
Mark Spiteri, (Ramis), 637
Sue Abela, (Fina), 627

Division I Standings: Week 7
okmalta.com – 50, Fina 40, Ramis – 38, XS – 30, Turu’s Knights – 29, Supreme – 20, Malta International Airport – 20, Blitzkrieg – 20, Pin Strikers – 17, Royal Shock – 16

Division II Standings: Week 8
YoBetit – 50, JDS’ Brutal Legendz – 45, Bank of Valletta – 42, Strike Me – 38, Vintage – 36, J Grima & Co – 34, BOV – 33, SuperSonic – 28, 4-Play – 12, The Scotsman Pub – 2
 
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