Former Tongaat bowler to represent SA

2018-10-18 06:04
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSA bowlers (from left) Robby Govender, Sean van der Berg, Andrew Cyster, Jivi Sewchuran, Alin Regnard and Emmett Bezuidenhout.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDSA bowlers (from left) Robby Govender, Sean van der Berg, Andrew Cyster, Jivi Sewchuran, Alin Regnard and Emmett Bezuidenhout.

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FORMER Tongaat resident, Robby Govender has been selected to represent South Africa in the 2018 Men’s World Ten Pin Bowling championship from November 23 to December 5 in Hong Kong.

This will be his second international tournament after competing in the World Cup in China in 2016.

Govender has been bowling since 1989. He has had two perfect games in his career, the last one in April this year. A perfect game is when one has 12 consecutive strikes, (where the bowling ball knocks down all the pins in one go) in a game.

Govender has had good showings at local tournaments in 2018.

He won the SA Doubles and SA Singles titles which are major tournaments in the South African tournament calendar.

He represented his province (Central Gauteng) twice this year in the inter-provincials. In the last inter-provincial tournament, he came away with one gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Govender is hoping to start coaching in his free time and get youngsters involved in the sport, hopefully growing the sport.

He currently assists his fellow bowlers, be it during league or when they join him during his practice sessions.

Funding is always a problem where it comes to sporting events, and any assistance is always welcome, he said.

Should you wish to assist Govender fulfil his dreams, contact him on 082 318 8179.


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