AYG champion settles for third

10th September, Singapore: Asian Youth Games Masters gold medalist, Basil Low of SBF settled for third overall at the end of preliminary rounds of qualifying in the 3rd Singapore Sports School Under-18 International Bowling Championship. Despite a slow start in the opening game of the 6-games first block, Basil Low fired 258 and 226 in his final two games to end the block with 1226 and set a benchmark for the next two squads on Day 1.

Daphne Aw of Singapore topped the second squad thanks to an 8-pin handicap for a total of 1176 to finish third behind Low and Javier Tan of SSP.

Chinese Taipei's Chang Yu-Hsuan posted 1230 also with an 8-pin handicap to pip Low by 4 pins to take the overall lead at the end of the first block.   SSP's Keith Saw topped the opening Squad B on the second day with 1265 to add to his 1171 for an aggregate total of 2436. Justin Lim Chia Loong took over Squad A lead with 2412 ahead of Basil Low in second. But the second day belonged to Chang when he shot 1166 to add to his 1230 first block for a total of 2444 to top Squad C and the overall lead. Keith and Justin settled for second and third overall.

The final day of qualifying rounds ended with Squad B leader, Keith Saw taking pole position with 3680, followed by Squad C leader, Chang in second with 3641 while Low settled for third with 3584 after recovring from a poor second block.

The top 24 advanced to the 12-game semi-finals at the end of which the top 4 will proceed to the stepladder finals.     Photos courtesy of Singapore Sports School.