Sunday, 9.30 in the morning, 32 professional bowlers gathered… Oops, sorry, I mean unprofessional bowlers gathered at Suntech lobby, waiting to showcase their ‘exceptional’ bowling skills at Exabytes Bowling Tournament 2011.
They did not wait long before making their way to Sunshine Square, a department store which was just across the street. ‘They’ are us Exabees who are fun-loving and always believe that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Stepping into Premium Lane Bowling Alley located on the 5th floor at 10am sharp with very high spirit, we saw a janitor cleaning the floor and it seemed there was no one else in the alley except him!
‘Are we too early?’ Luckily a service crew of Premium Lane approached us, it’s true that we were their very first customers today. Since we were so early, the wise thing to do would be chowing down on the delicious breakfast prepared by the OC – hotdog ‘ban chiang kuih’ (a famous Penang pancake/hawker snack) to get our first dose of energy.
A simple briefing soon followed, 32 of us were divided into 4 teams – Team A,B, C and D. We needed to be sure that our only weapons were ready. No professional bowling gloves, bags, etc, our only weapons were bowling shoes by Premium Lane.
The first battle kick started between Team A and Team B. To win, we gave it all we had…, which included some really creative and funny ways to bowl.
Eventually, Team A advanced. The battle between Team C and D ensued. With some really solid and creative bowling skills, Team D emerged as the winner in this match.
Subsequently, the winning team of first battle – Team A and the winning team of second battle – Team D were in for the final tussle!
Heading back to Exabytes office, we waited anxiously for the announcement of best male and female bowlers, plus the prize for Team A presented by CEO Chan.
Last but not least, thank you very much again for the hard work of our organizing committee Arren Tan, Shueh Wah, YL Neoh, Chris and Annie Ong. Thanks also for the delicious breakfast! Although we were just a bunch of amateur bowlers, we did have great fun laughing at each others’ unorthodox ways of playing and throwing. J