SBF bowlers stand up to strong competition

21st May, Singapore: In the recently concluded USBC Queens and US Women’s Open, our female national bowlers put up their best performance in putting their skills to the test against other women amateur and professional bowlers in USA.

Six out of seven bowlers - Cherie Tan, Jazreel Tan, Bernice Lim, Shayna Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Geraldine Ng, qualified into the top 64 to advance into the double-elimination match-play. Thereafter, 3 bowlers - Jazreel Tan, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Geraldine Ng continued to put on a strong fight against other competing bowlers, though they eventually missed out on the quarter-finals.

It is also in this competition where Shayna Ng struck the first perfect game in this championship’s first qualifying round and adding this to be the second perfect game in her bowling career.

In the US Women’s Open which is also the second competition within the month in US for our female bowlers, Cherie Tan, Jazreel Tan and Geraldine Ng put up a strong fight against other contenders and managed to advance beyond the 3-day qualifying round to the third and fourth rounds of round-robin match play where they finished off in the 11th, 21st and 22nd positions respectively.

“Our bowlers have proven not to bow to pressures arising from the high standards of competition with majority of the competing bowlers coming from US,” said Head Coach William Woo. “I must commend their strong fighting spirit in putting up their best performance after months of preparations. I’m confident our team will continue to improve towards the major competitions to come, particularly in the 16th Asian Games this November.”

With both the USBC Queens and the US Women’s Open being one of the prestigious bowling championships in the US, it is remarkable that our bowlers were able to advance well, competing amongst the best professionals in the world. Jazreel Tan, who is also our first ACT Scholar full-time overseas based athlete, had proven herself to have improved her bowling performance in the US.