Convincing victory for Singapore

24th February, K.Lumpur: First block leader, Singapore ended the second block with a convincing victory in the Mixed Team event to claim their second gold medal of the V Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship on Thursday. Armed with a hefty margin of 266 pins going into the second block, Shayna Ng, Geraldine Ng, Jason Yeong-Nathan and Remy Ong found the long oil condition tougher than they tought when they managed only 738 in the fourth game.

Despite the setback, Singapore was able to continue to lead the field, albeit with their margin reduced to 117 pins as Malaysia rolled 887 to remain in second and the surprised India hanging on to third.

The leader recovered with a slightly better fifth game of 889 to stretch their lead over Malaysia to 209 pins. Singapore cruised to a convincing victory to win their second gold medal with a team total of 5185.

Adrian Ang, Siti Safiyah Amirah, Zandra Aziela and Zulmazran Zulkifli settled for second to win yet another silver medal with 5055, 130 pins adrift.


India's Prathima Hedge, Akaash Ashok Kumar, Swapna Mitra and Shabbir Dhankot made history by clinching the bronze medal with 4865 ahead of stronger opponents like Australia and England, who managed fourth and fifth places.

Doubles gold medalist, Geraldine Ng topped the Women's All Events with a 24-game tally of 5010. Shayna Ng could have given her country a one-two finish but was denied by overnight leader, Siti Safiyah Amirah, who finished with 4950 as Shayna settled for third with 4863.

Although Malaysia again played second fiddle in the team event, Adrian Ang and Zulmazran Zulkifli however gave the host country a one-two finish in the Men's All Events with 5349 and 5245 respectively to lead a field of 12 finalists into the Masters Finals.

Malaysia leads the medal tally with a haul of 2-2-3 followed by Singapore and England sharing second spot with 2-1-0. The top 12 men and top 12 women in the All Events standings qualified for the Masters finals over two blocks of 6 games on Friday, February 25 and Saturday February 26.

The top 3 men and top 3 women at the end of the two blocks will advance to the stepladder finals for the final two gold medals of the championship.

Detailed scores: Mixed Team Block 2 | Women's All Events | Men's All Events.

Photos courtesy of MTBC.