Singapore adds a silver on Day 2
16th November, Jakarta: Daphne Tan and Singles gold medalist, Cherie Tan added a silver medal on the second day of the 26th SEA Games Tenpin Bowling Championship by finishing second in the Women's Doubles event to Malaysia's Jacqueline Sijore and Zandra Aziela capturing their second gold medal. Malaysia's second pair of Zatil Iman and Singles silver medalist, Sin Li Jane took the early lead with a strong 439 opener but was immediately overtaken by Singapore's second pair of New Hui Fen and Shayna Ng after the second game.
But their lead was short-lived as Singapore's third pair of Daphne Tan and Cherie Tan shot into the lead at the halfway mark, followed by Zatil and Li Jane, 15 pins adrift.
Daphne and Cherie continued to lead the pack after another good game of 413 as Malaysia's first pair of Zandra Aziela and Jacqueline Sijore closed the gape to just 6 pins after the fourth game.
Despite ending the event with 406 and 398 for a total of 2456, Malaysia edged the Singaporean by 7 pins to snatch the gold medal with 2463.
"We were just pacing ourselves nicely and we focused on making good shots," said Cherie Tan. "The Malaysian were better on the day and we had to settle for the silver. "We're not done yet because we've a well balance team so I'm sure we will bounce back in our next two events."
"Although I'm slight disappointed to not come away with my first gold at the games, overall I'm happy with my performance," said Daphne Tan. "We're confident we will be stronger in the Trios and Team event."
Malaysia's third pair of Sharon Koh and debutant, Dayang Khairuniza took the bronze medal with 2413, a distance 50 pins away while the Filipina Posadas silblings of Lara ad Apple missed the podium finishing fourth with 2402.
Early pace-setter, Zatil and Li Jane slipped down to fifth with 2389, 17 pins ahead of Hui Fen and Shayna completing the top 5 with 2372. Singapore's first pair of Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Jazreel Tan finished seventh.
Meanwhile, debutants Keith Saw and Ng Chiew Pang was Singapore's best pair finishing fifth with 2393. Jason Yeong-Nathan and Ng Tiac Pin took eighth position with 2360 while Basil Low and Eugene Low ended in a dismal 17th position.
Malaysia won their second gold medal when Asian Games Doubles champion, Alex Liew and Adrian Ang took victory in the Men's Doubles with 2555 pinfalls. Philippines' first pair of Biboy Rivera and Singles gold medalist, Frederick Ong took the silver medal with 2490.
Malaysia added yet another bronze medal when Muhd Syafiq Ridhwan and Zulmazran Zulkifli edged their team-mates, Muhd Nur Aiman and Aaron Kong to finish third with 2454.
Ng Tiac Pin, Keith Saw and Jason Yeong-Nathan are in the top 16 of the All Events standings after 12 games. Frederick Ong leads with 2663 followed by Ryan Lalisang of Indonesia and Alex Liew of Malaysia in second and third.
Jazreel Tan topped the Women's All Events standing with 2523 followed by Lara Posadas of the Philippines and Jacqueline Sijore of Malaysia second and third. Cherie Tan, Daphne Tan, New Hui Fen, Shayna Ng and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan are all in the top 16.
Malaysia leads the Medal Tally with 2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals followed by Philippines with 1 gold and 2 silver medals ahead of Singapore in thrid with 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
Competition will shift to the Trios event which will contested over two blocks with the first block of 3 games over the long oil pattern and the second block of 3 games over the short oil.
Detailed scores: Women's Doubles | Men's Doubles |
Photos by Terence Yaw in Jakarta.