A final silver medal for Jazreel

29th November, Belfast: Jazreel Tan of Singapore was denied the final gold medal of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship losing to Malaysia's Sin Li Jane in the Women's title match, 1-2 to settle for the silver medal. Jazreel Tan, who was fifth in the first block contested on Friday, put in a superb performance to make the top 3 stepladder finals in third with a six-games second block of 1324 and a 12-game total of 2637.

The Mixed Doubles gold medalist defeated second-seed, Jo Allsebrook of England, 2-1 to set up an encounter with topseed, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia. In the first game, Li Jane never gave the Singaporean any chance to settle down reeling in six consecutive strikes to easily take the game, 258-188.

Two splits and a miss by the Malaysian in the second game gave Jazreel to confidence to go on a strikefest to draw level at one-all with 269 while Li Jane struck out to end with a decent 211.   Despite encountering a split in the second frame of the deciding game, the topseed again knock down four strikes in a row as Jazreel struggled to find the lines opening two frames with nasty splits. Li Jane went on to end the game with 202 but when Jazreel got a strike in the foundation frame nine and needing another strike to stand a chance ot winning the decider, an eight pin split was the decider.

Jazreel settled for the silver medal while the Malaysian took her second individual gold medal and crucially gave Malaysia the overall champion title with a medal haul of 4-3-3. England took second spot with 4-2-1 with Singapore third with 2-4-1.

The two gold medals came from winning the Men's Doubles by Remy Ong and Shaun Ng while ther other gold came from the Mixed Doubles by Jazreel and Remy.

In the men's division, Remy Ong ended his campaign finishing sixth, one rung down from the first block. Shaun Ng finished 11th. Third-seed, Paul Moor defeated topseed, Darren Cundy in an all-English finals, 2-1.   Moor had earned a spot in the finals by ousting second-seeed, Joe Ciach of Canada, 2-0 in the first stepladder match. Two gold medalist, Muhd Nur Aiman missed the cut for the stepladder finals in fourth, just 23 pins adrift Moor.

Detailed scores: Women's Stepladder | Men's Stepladder | Overall Medal Tally. Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah.