KUALA LUMPUR: Rafiq Ismail is pleased with his overall performance in the PBA Tour’s World Series of Bowling after making the cut for the match play stage of the Cheetah Championship and the World Championship in Reno, Nevada.
On Sunday, Rafiq missed out on qualifying for the match play round of the Scorpion Championship, when he finished 30th with a 10-game total of 1,088 pinfalls.
The top 49 bowlers from four events — Chameleon, Shark, Cheetah and Scorpion — qualify for the World Championship.
Rafiq is 13th with 9,113 pinfalls in the World Championship ranking.
“My World Series of Bowling campaign has been good so far," said Rafiq.
"I gained some and I lost some. I still have two events to look forward to since I have made the cut for the Cheetah Championship (finished sixth) and the World Championship.”
Compatriot Adrian Ang, who made the cut for the Chameleon Championship match play round, however, failed the make the World
Championship cut by three pins by finishing 51st on 8,909.
The match play rounds for all four tournaments begin on Tuesday.
Bowlers in the World Championship will roll a block of 20 games before the stepladder finals.
Rafiq will also be the only Malaysian to feature for the Rest of the World team against the United States on Friday.