The 30th Jubilee edition of the Malta Open came to a close at the Eden SuperBowl last Sunday 8th August, as the organisers wrapped up on another successful tournament. The tournament was open to all bowlers who are members of National Bowling Associations or Federations, both locally and abroad. consisted of 12 qualifying games after which the final knockout stages were played.
A total of 47 competitors from 14 countries battled it out for the trophy this year but in the end, England’s Steven Jeeves came out victorious. Jeeves is no stranger to victory, having also won previous major tournaments abroad such as the French Senior Open and the Dutch Senior Open. The other finalist in this year’s final was Mark Jacobs, hailing from the Netherlands.
The grand final was extremely close with Jacobs gaining the advantage in the first game. Jeeves secured his win with a massive lead in the second game leaving him with a trophy and a final score of 484.
Dejan Cosic, General Manager at Eden SuperBowl said “This year’s Malta Open was very successful with strong competitors and close results that left everyone excited for the faceoff in the grand final. Having cancelled last year’s Malta Open due to the pandemic, this year we made an extra effort to ensure everyone was bowling in a safe environment. We had all the necessary COVID-19 measures in place and ended up with a successful event as a result.
The feedback we received from players and viewers was all positive with many players saying that they could not wait to return to the competition next year. We would like to congratulate Steven Jeeves on his latest win, he fought hard and his victory was well-deserved.”