9th October, Shanghai: Singapore national bowlers, Shayna Ng, Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan and Jazreel Tan made a positive start at the China International Open 2016 Women’s Open Masters first block qualifying round underway at Hao’s Bowling Centre on Sunday.
Ng knocked downed a five-game total of 1060 to finish second in the overseas pool behind leader, Tannya Roumimper of Indonesia in the lead with 1083. 2016 Asian Championships Team bronze medallist, Daphne Tan took third position with 1038.
2016 PWBA Storm Sacramento Open champion, Cherie Tan headed the mixed pool with 1026 followed by Jazreel Tan with 995. The top three overseas qualifiers will earn a bye and automatically qualify for Round 2 final.
Li Aijun topped the local pool with 1065 ahead of compatriots, Zhang Chunli in second with 1013 and Sun Jinfeng third with 996. The top three local qualifiers will also automatically qualify for Round 2 final.
Daphne Tan, Cherie Tan, Shayna Ng and Jazreel Tan
Qualifiers in the mixed pool from positions 7 to 30 will contest the six-games Round 1 final on October 11. The top 12 finishers in Round 1 together with the top three overseas and top three local seeded qualifiers will bowl another six games in Round 2. The top six will advance to the stepladder finals on October 12.
Meanwhile, ex-national head coach, Remy Ong competing in the Men’s Open division as a member of Team Syntech together with three team-mates, topped the overseas pool with an impressive 1146 after the first block of five games.
Hardy Rachmadian of Indonesia trailed in second with 1102 followed by Chinese Taipei’s Huang Teng-Wei in third with 1070. 2016 Asian Championships Team silver medallist, Sam Cooley, who shot the tournament’s first 300 yesterday in Squad A, took fourth position with 1046.
A second Indonesian, Ryan Lalisang completed the top five with 1042. The top five overseas qualifiers will automatically qualify for Round 2 final.
Wang Shizhen led the local pool with 1155 ahead of Wang Hongbo in second with 1043 and newly-crowned Men’s Grade A Masters champion, Qi Wankang and Zhang Min tieing in third with 1029. Another newly-crowned Senior Masters champion, Mi Zhongli rounded the top five with 1020.
Impressive run in the first block for Remy Ong
The top five local qualifiers will also earn a bye and automatically qualify for Round 2 final. 2016 Asian Championships triple gold medallist, Michael Mak of Hong Kong headed the mixed pool with 1025. Qualifiers from the mixed pool positioned 11 to 42 will contest Round 1 final on October 11.
The top 20 finishers together with the top five overseas and top five local seeded qualifiers will bowl another six games in Round 2 on October 12. The top six will advance to the stepladder final.
The Men’s Open division champion will stand to win 68,000 RMB (approx. US$10,000), first runner-up 48,000 RMB and second runner-up 38,000 RMB. The Women’s Open will earn 30,000 RMB as champion, 18,000 RMB and 12,000 RMB for first and second runner-ups.
Detailed scores: Women’s Open Qualifying | Men’s Open Qualifying | Photo Album.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Shanghai.