Debutant leads Singapore’s charge
8th March, Tokyo: Championship debutant, Amanda Ng did well with a 12th place finish to lead Singapore's charge at the 2nd DHC Cup Asian Girls Championship after the first block of 3 games at Shinagawa Bowling Centre Saturday morning. Malaysia's Zandra Aziela started a cracking pace to lead after a 259 openng game but soon gave the lead after Indonesia's Tannya Rouminper, who shot the first perfect game of the championship with the magical 300 game. The Indonesian lass went on to coast home with 185 to top the overall 1st block with 743 total.
Amanda, who was eighth after the first two games of 220 and 258, did not capitalise on her fine run but still posted a 203 in her final and third game to amassed a total of 681 to take up 12th position.
Japan's national bowler, Nao Ohishi, who came on strongly for secondnd with a 726 series followed by Yun Hee-Yeo representing Tellux Korea positioning herself third with a score of 711. Zandra Aziela settled for fourth with 709.
Mai Fujita of JPBA finished fifth with 707 with Maki Sano of JBC, Akiko Tanigawa of JPBA and Mika Yamada of JBC completing the top 8 from sixth to eighth positions respectively. USA's Kelly Kulick was ninth with 692.
Jazreel Tan ended up in 27th with 636, Bernice Lim 33rd with 628 while Sabrina Lim and Daphne Tan struggled to end up in 44th and 57th positions respectively.
The competition took a lunch break and the second and third blocks shall commence at 2:00pm local time. The bowlers would complete 3 blocks of 3 games where the top 32 will progress to the semifinals for another 6 games.
The top 8 at the end of the semifinals will make the cut for the stepladder finals where positions 5 to 8 will join positions 1 - 4 in the single game shootout.
Photos courtesy of MTBC.