Jazreel denied Singapore’s first gold

24th November, Belfast: Jazreel Tan was denied Singapore's first gold medal in the IV Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship when she was pipped in the final game of the Women's Singles event to settle for the silver medal. The 19-year-old Jazreel was setting a blistering pace after she opened account with a high game of 260. She continued to fire lines of 248, 243, 220, 199 and ending with 212 to give herself a total of 1382.

With only 31 pins ahead of Malaysia's Sin Li Jane after the fifth game, the fight for the gold came down to the sixth and final game. Jazreel just could not string together more strikes as her opponent went on a strikefest.

The Malaysian finished stronger with 256 to pip Jazreel by 13 pins and snatch the gold away. Jazreel settled for the silver medal ahead of the strong finishing Australian, Cassie Staudinger taking the bronze medal with 1324.   Singapore's other women, Jennifer Tan found the conditions more suitable for the hook-ball players as she managed on 1213 to finish 11th position. Scotland's Laura Rhoney was fourth and AMF World Cup semi-finalist, Zara Glover of England fifth.

Detailed scores: Women's Singles. Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah.