Asian Youth champion impresses
11th March, Paris: Asian Youth Games Masters champion, Basil Low of Singapore impressed at the qualifying round of the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2010 after rolling 1396 to take up 45th position in the standings on Thursday. Whilst American Mike Fagan became the fifth bowler to score perfect game in Squad 11 to move into second spot in the qualifying standings behind leader and compatriot, Anthony Pepe, Singapore’s Basil Low impressed with his effort.
The 16-year-old, who won the Asian Youth Games Masters gold medal, had a cracking start in the same squad with a superb 279 opening game. But Low encountered a slight setback managing only 181 in the second game.
Low recovered with 235, 226, 217 and ended the squad with another superb 258 to give himself a total of 1386. His tally put him 45th in the standings and inside the top 52, who would advance into the Step 1 finals.
The top 16 would automatically move into Step 2 finals which is led by Anthnoy Pepe of USA with 1572. Fagan took second spot with 1555 while newly-crowned Dubai Open champion, Osku Palermaa of Finland third with 1532.
Jason Yeong-Nathan, who posted 190, 227, 266, 223, 255 and 209 for a total of 1370, only managed to finish 80th position out of 432 competitors after Squad 20. Justin Lim’s best attempt in Squad 17 was 1344 which gave him 93rd position.
2007 World Ranking Masters champion, Kimmo Lehtonen of Finland shot the tournament’s first 300 in Squad 11 and occupied eighth in the standings with 1486. Mathieu Berges of Switzerland (Squad 16), Evgeniya Smirnova of Russia (Squad 16) and Norm Duke of USA (Squad 18) were other perfect gamers.
Final Step 1 will be held Sunday morning followed by Step 2 and subsequently, the Stepladder Grand Finals at 5.00pm local time. The Final will be live telecast over Euro-Sports 2 worldwide.
Detailed scores: www.brunswickeurochallenge.com.
Photos courtesy of Plaza Bowl.