A bronze medal for our women
9th July, Hong Kong: Singapore brought home a bronze medal after finishing third in the Women's Team of 5 event of the 20th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship behind champions, Korea and Malaysia. Amanda Ng, Bernice Lim, Cherie Tan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Jazreel Tan started their second block with a moderate 925 to continue to trail the two leaders, Korea and Malaysia. But a stronger 1052 in the fifth game and a poor 929 by the Malaysians allowed the Singapore team to move up to second while the Koreans drew clear with a scintillating 1159.
The team had a chance to snatch the silver medal but could only manage a 983 while the Malaysian team knocked down 1095 to secure the silver medal. The mighty Koreans claimed their third gold medal with 6463, 263 pins ahead of Malaysia, who took the silver with 6200.
Chinese Taipei made a late effort in the final game but finished fourth behind the Singaporeans. Korea made a clean sweep of the All Events medals after they took the top 5 positions in the table.
Perfect gamer, Jeon Eun-Hee won the gold with 5502 ahead of another perfect gamer, Choi Jin-A settling for the silver with 5397 while Kim Yeau-Jin claimed the bronze medal with 5389. Jasmine and Jazreel were the only two women to make the top 16 cut for the Masters finals in ninth and 12th positions respectively.Meanwhile, Trios silver medalist Shaun Ng, Eugene Low and Jason Yeong-Nathan teamed up with Basil Low and Mark Wong put in a lack-luster performance to end up in ninth in the Team of 5 event.
First block leader, Malaysia successfully retained the Team of 5 title after they amassed a total of 6596, 138 pins ahead of their nearest opponent, Qatar. The 6-game total also erased the 6320 set by the Taiwanese in 1994.
Qatar settled for the silver medal with 6458 while the Koreans settled for the bronze medal with 6438. Chester King won the All Events gold medal for Philippines after topping the standings with 5534. Raoul Miranda took the silver with 5444 while UAE's Hussain Al-Suwaidi settled for the bronze with 5366.
Shaun Ng is the only Singapore men to make the Masters finals after finishing 10th in the All Events standings. Rookie, Basil Low missed the cut by just 22 pins to end up in 20th position.
Detailed scores: Men Team 2nd Block | Women Team 2nd Block.
Photos by Terence Yaw.