An decent start in the first block
16th November, Malacca: Singapore's debutant, Bernice Lim had a decent start in the Women's first block of the 45th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup after finishing 21st but Remy Ong in hs fifth appearance struggled in 44th. Bernice Lim totaled 1577 for an average of 197.13 to take up 21st position, just 21 pins off the drop zone of 24 while Ong downed 1583, 87 pins off the top 24 cut.
Bernice Lim making her debut at the world cup did not get off the mark and managed only 189 but a poor 154 in her second game really gave the 18-year-old work extra hard to crawl her way back up the field.
After settling her nervous start, Lim was able to post decent scores of 216 and 209 to make up some grounds. But a lost of concentration returned 179 in her fifth game which meant she needed massive games to move back up.
Fortunately she ended the block with 198, 192 and 240 to take up 21st position and at least in the top 24 with 1577. England's Zara Giles (Glover) took pole with 1805 ahead of Russian, Evgenia Tsarkova in second with 1751.
Asia's best performer was Joey Yip of Hong Kong claiming third spot with 1724 ahead of Laura Rhoney of Scotland and Diana Zavjalova of Latvia rounding up the top 5.
Meanwhile, Remy Ong, who is making his fifth appearance, failed to get into his usual strides to finish the block in 44th position. Aside fro the high game of 269 Ong shot in the fifth game, inconsistent games for the rest, put the Singaporean in a lowly position.
2005 champion, Michael Schmidt of Canada hung on to a slender lead of 2 pins when he ended the block with 1880. Korea's Choi Yong-Kyu settled for second with 1878 after a keen tussle with the Canadian.
Martin Larsen's strong 280 in his final game gave the Swede a third place finish with 1838 followed by early pace-setter, Thomas Larsen of Denmark and local favourite, Zulmazran Zulkifli fourth and fifth.
The women will contest their second block of 8 games tomorrow morning while the men will resume with their second block in the afternoon.
Detailed scores: Women's 1stBlk | Men's 1stBlk.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Malacca.