4th November, Ho Chi Minh City: Singapore again made an early exit when Daphne Tan and Gina Lim lost their match against Malaysia in the Women's Doubles quarterfinals of the 3rd Asian Indoor Games 2009 on Wednesday.
Indonesia's second pair of Novie Phang and Sharon Limansantoso made a great start with a 454 opening game trailed by Singapore's Shayna Ng and Fok Ka Wai in second, 5 pins adrift. Malaysia's first pair of Fatin Syazliana and Sin Li Jane took over the running after the second game and still trailed by the Singapore pair in second.
Two poor games from Ng and Fok saw them dropping out of contention while the second pair of Daphne Tan and Gina Lim made good progress in their first four games to surge into the lead with Korea's second pair of Son Yun Hee and Jeon Eun Hee in second.
Tan and Lim held the lead after the fifth but a poor 344 in their final game saw them dropping down to third with 2498 as Korea took pole with 2589 followed by Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper and Putty Armein finishing second with 2515.
Their hopes of advancing were dashed as the pair lost to sixth-seed and Malaysia's second pair of Sharon Koh and Tengku Emanina Laily, 436-475 in the quarterfinals.
Topseed, Korea put in another scintilating performance to trash Chinese Taipei, 452-364 in the semifinals to book their place in the finals while Fatin Syazliana-Sin Li Jane defeated Sharon Koh-Tengku Emanina Laily, 407-365 in the other all-Malaysian semifinals.
The mighty Koreans were simply unstoppable when they cruised to another convincing victory over Malaysia, 432-393 to win their second gold medal of the championship. Malaysia did well to win a silver and bronze medal as Chinese Taipei also took home the bronze.
The women will contest their first block of 3 games in the Team of 4 event on Thursday morning and the men will bowl in the afternoon.
he second block will be played on Friday during which the top 4 teams will advance into the semifinals knockout stage for the final medal of the championship.