First gold eludes Singapore

8th July, K.Lumpur: The first gold medal still eluded Singapore in the 12th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship as Nur Azri Muhamad Azan and Kwa Ai Teng settled for the Girl's Doubles silver medal on Thursday.  Fatin Azmira and Puteri Nadia of Malaysia Team B opened account with a sizzling 497 to lead Singapore Team A's Nur Azri Muhamad Azan and Kwa Ai Teng in second and Krizziah Tabora-Marie Alexis Sy of the Philippine third.

Whilst the Malaysian pair maintained their lead after the second game, the Singapore pair slipped to third after a lowly 365 in the second game and the Filipinas took over second spot.

Despite a comeback in the latter stages, Fatin Azmira and Puteri Nadia were simply too good ending the squad in the lead with 2626. Nur Azri and Kwa finished second with 2549 as Philippine dropped to third.


Lee Da Woom and Lee Ah Reum, who topped the second squad, were unable to topple both the Malaysians and Singaporeans to eventually settle third to take the bronze medal with 2493.

Tracy See Wan Zhen and Calista Tan Li Xuan, who finished third to the Koreans in Squad B, ended up in 11th position after the two squads were combined.

In the boy's division, Muhammad Danial Zheng Yi and Gregory Gan did well to clinch the bronze medal with 2677, 32 pins behind Squad B leader and eventual champion, Hiroki Takada and Yusuke Yamamoto of Japan.

The Japanese duo total a superb 2709 to win their first gold of the championship. Troy Marshall and Josh Morell of Australia Team A settled for the silver medal with 2697, just 20 pins ahead of the Singapore pair.

Singles silver medalist, Muhammad Jaris Goh, who partnered Howard Saw Hu-Zhe to lead the opening Squad A, missed the podium to finish fourth with 2630. Jaris lies in second in the All Events standings after two events with 2678.


Yusku Yamamoto of Japan topped the table with 2700. Last year's Singles and Masters gold medalist, Misaki Mukotani lead the girl's division with 2556 with Calista Tan of Singapore third on 2528.

The top 16 boys and top 16 girls based on their All Events standings from three events will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals over two blocks of 8 games on July 9 and 10.

Detailed scores: Girl's Doubles Combined | Boy's Doubles Combined | Photo Album.

Photos courtesy of KLTBA.