A second triumph for Singapore

26th November, Belfast: Remy Ong and Jazreel Tan overhauled first squad leader, Malaysia to win Singapore's second gold medal when the duo triumphed in the Mixed Doubles event of the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship on Wednesday.  Malaysia had set the benchmark of 2766 in the earlier squad as the Singapore duo blazed the lanes at Dundonald Ice Bowl in the second squad with a final game surge of 451 to pip the leader by 12 pins and take victory.

Remy, who had won his first gold medal with Shaun Ng in the Men's Doubles yesterday, fired back-to-back 257s to kick start his Mixed Doubles contest with Singles silver medalist, Jazreel Tan. And the southpaw was awesome reeling in 231, 268, 248 and 228 for a record-breaking 1489 six-game series.

Jazreel was equally impressive except for a glitch in game three and five but returned with a 1289 scoreline to give themselves a total of 2778. Malaysia's second pair of Syakirah Yeoh and Syafiq Ridhwan finished second behind the Singaporean pair with 2656 in the second squad.

Singles gold medalists, Muhd Nur Aiman and Sin Li Jane, who had topped the opening squad with 2766, saw their gold medal hopes dashed when they were pipped by Remy and Jazreel to settle for the silver medal.

The second Malaysian pair's effort in the second squad allowed them to snatch the bronze medal from English pair of Zara Glover and Darren Cundy, who missed out on the podium finishing fourth on 2614.

Remy has narrowed the gap to leader, Muhd Nur Aiman in the All Events standings from 157 to 97 pins after a superb 1489 in the Mixed Doubles. Remy has amassed 4227 to Aiman's 4324 over 18 games contested so far. Shaun Ng is seventh with 4032.

Jazreel continue to trail overnight leader, Zara Glover in the Women's All Events standings with 4011, 53 pins behind. Singles gold medalist, Sin Li Jane is third with 3846. Jennifer Tan is tenth with 3622.

The top 12 best finishers in the All Events will advance to the 22-games Masters finals over two blocks of 11-games with the top 3 proceeding to the stepladder finals. The overall champions' title fight appear to be between Singapore and Malaysia.


Singapore has so far captured 2 gold, and 2 silver medals to lead Malaysia with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. The mixed team event will take place tomorrow over two blocks of three games.

Detailed scores: Mixed Doubles | Men's All Events | Women's All Events.

Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah.