PMB’s ‘TenPin Prince’ off to Tokyo for Bowling World Open

2015-06-10 11:31
Pietermaritzburg resident Jiveshkar Sewchuran (19) will be jetting off to Tokyo along with three team-mates to represent the country at the Bowling World Open in Tokyo next month.

Pietermaritzburg resident Jiveshkar Sewchuran (19) will be jetting off to Tokyo along with three team-mates to represent the country at the Bowling World Open in Tokyo next month. (Supplied)

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AFTER receiving his national colours for tenpin bowling, one of South Africa’s top bowlers will be heading to Tokyo next month.
Pietermaritzburg local Jiveshkar Sewchuran (19) who has been described by his peers as the “TenPin Prince” will be jetting off to Tokyo next month with three team-mates to represent SA in the Bowling World Open.
Sewchuran was honoured with his national colours in Johannesburg this past weekend and is now looking ahead to competing on an international platform.
“It is an amazing feeling but shocking at the same time. I have always tried to better myself and I hope we can bring back a trophy for South Africa,” Sewchuran said.
Sewchuran has been hooked on tenpin bowling since the age of 13, and in six short years, he has dominated competitions throughout the country.
“When I was 13, I was invited to play for a fun tournament and my mother’s friend thought I was quite good and suggested I join the Midlands junior league. It all started from there,” Sewchuran said.
Since then, Sewchuran was placed first overall at the South Africa singles tournament last year and first at the Tenpin Bowling Association of South Africa (TBASA) Cup this year.
He has even managed to get his parents interested in the game.
Speaking of his achievements, the former Heather Secondary pupil said he has scored a 300 — the maximum points that can be scored in a single match — more than five times in his short yet successful career.
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