Mmegi Online :: Mascarenhas scoops 10th Masters title
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Mascarenhas scoops 10th Masters title

Leading local bowler, Lebogang Mascarenhas won her 10th Botswana Bowling Association (BBA) Masters title on Sunday, becoming the first bowler to achieve such a feat. The Francistown Bowls Club hosted the competition.
By Calistus Kolantsho Wed 19 Nov 2014, 15:43 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Mascarenhas scoops 10th Masters title








The Orapa bowls club player won after accumulating eight points, clinching nine out of 10 sets.  Tirelo Buckley of Jwaneng Club finished second after winning six of the 10sets while Pauline Lekone was third with six points.  Mascarenhas told Mmegi Sport said it was tough as she does not train regularly in Maun due to lack of bowling facilities.

The former Phikwe Club bowler said, she was however determined to win. She admitted competition was tough, facing former champions.

Mascarenhas is ranked number seven in the World bowls rankings. She won the Masters title for six consecutive years between 2001 and 2006 before dominating again between 2009 and 2011.

“I won the title for my people in Maun because we are in the process of setting a bowling club here. Prospective bowlers must see that their coach is doing well,” she said.

The Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) has acceded to a request to have a bowling club inside the Maun Sports Complex. Mascarenhas revealed that the area has already been de-bushed.

Meanwhile, Andre van der Walt of Francistown Club was crowned the men’s Masters winner. He won the section after accumulating eight points as he triumphed in 6.5 sets. Position two went to Remmy Kebapetse of Jwaneng Club who accumulated six points. Oabona Motladiile of Phikwe Club  was third

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after after winning 3.5 of the ten sets. 

The BBA has, meanwhile, announced that Nelly Senna of Phikwe Club and Timothy Morton of Gaborone club left for Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday to represent the country at the Bowls World Champion of Champions singles competition. The tournament takes places from November 22 to 30 at Fendalton Bowls Club. The two qualified for the competition after winning the national singles competition last year.  The men’s champion is Andre van der Walt of Francistown club. He won the section by accumulating eight points by winning 6.5 of 10 sets.

Position two was taken by Remmy Kebapetse of Jwaneng bowls club who accumulated six points by winning 5.5 of the 10 sets that he played.

Oabona Motladiile of Phikwe club came third after accumulating six points after winning 3.5 of the 10 sets. 

BBA spokesperson, John Gaborutwe announced that Nelly Senna of Phikwe club and Timothy Morton of Gaborone club left for Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday.  He explained that Senna and Morton would be representing Botswana at the Bowls World Champion of Champions singles competition.

The tournament takes places from November 22 until November 30 at Fendalton bowls club.

Gaborutwe pointed out that the duo became eligible to compete at the World singles competition by being the National singles champions for 2013.

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